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Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 1: Introduction

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Introduction Michael Newman (Associate Professor in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago).

Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 2: A Picture for Women

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A Picture for Women. David Campany, Reader in the History and Theory of Photography at University of Westminster

Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 3: A Sudden Gust of Wind

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A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai). Laura Mulvey,  Professor of Film Studies, Birkbeck College

Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 4: A Donkey in Blackpool

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A Donkey in Blackpool. Steve Edwards, Reader in Art History at The Open University

Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 5: Discussion 1

Discussion 1

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Discussion 1

Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 6: Invisible Man

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After Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Prologue.

Regis Michel, Chief Curator at the Louvre and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History at Northwestern University

Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 7: Night

Night. Briony Fer (Professor of Art History, University College London)

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Night. Briony Fer, Professor of Art History, University College London

Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 8: Spring Snow

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After Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima, Chapter 34. Michael Fried

Michael Fried is J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Director of the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University

Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 9: Response to the day

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Response to the day. Sheena Wagstaff (Chief Curator at Tate Modern and curator of the Jeff Wall: Photographs 1978–2004 exhibition)

Jeff Wall: Six Works – Part 10: Discussion 2

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Discussion 2 chaired by Michael Newman (Associate Professor in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Many artists who have worked with photography have resisted the appeal of the single image, exploring instead photography’s connections to documentation or emphasising its serial potential. Jeff Wall, however, has been at the forefront of a group of artists whose tableau photographs demand the kind of sustained attention traditionally reserved for painting or sculpture. Each speaker at this symposium has been invited to talk about a single work by Wall, analysing its distinctive character in terms of intention, production, encounter and interpretation.

A collaboration with The Open University (Department of Art History)