Jeff Wall Production is the production label initiated by Pierre Bal-Blanc, which takes the title of his first project dedicated to the artist with the same name in 1988. The subject of this seminal project has since become the trademark of the following projects.
Pierre Bal-Blanc is an independent curator and essayist based in Athens and Paris. Born in a working-class environment in Ugine, Savoie France, his destiny changed at the age of 17 following his meeting with Johan van der Keuken with whom he co-directed Le Résistant (1983), a collective short film in Annecy coordinated by Thierry Nouel. In 1988, he founded Jeff Wall Production, which used the title of his first published critical text on the artist of the same name as a signature for his future projects. In 1992 he made the video “Contrat de travail” (Employment Contract) in relation to his experience as a performer for the work of the artist Felix Gonzalez Torres. He has published numerous texts and collaborated on film and exhibition productions with artists such as David Lamelas, Pierre Huyghe, Rainer Oldendorf, Marie Voignier, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Markus Schinwald, Beatrice Gibson, Rosalind Nashhashibi, Artur Zmijewski, Terre Thaemlitz, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, whom he helped make known in France during his artistic direction of the CAC Brétigny (2003-2014) and abroad when curating biennials, notably the 2007 Lyon Biennale, 6th Berlin Biennale and documenta14. He recently directed the video “Olympia Between” (2022) in relation to the work of Victor Burgin and I GOT UP AT 8:59 AM OCT. 19 (2023) in relation to the work of On Kawara and he has recently scored ‘La luce da Terra’ after Achille Castiglioni’s lecture at the 39th International Design Conference in Aspen, 1989, for the opening of the exhibition “Sem Lala, Private Collection, Jeff Wall Production” at Hot Wheels Athens.
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2023 – Auditions for an Unwritten Opera, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, DE
2023 – Sem Lala, Private Collection, Jeff Wall Production, Hot Wheels Athens, Athens, GR
2022 – I GOT UP at ECHO, Cologne, DE2022 – I GOT UP AT 8.59 AM OCTOBER 19.2021, Le Crédac, Paris, FR
2021 – I GOT UP – NATURE STUDY NOTES, Hot Wheels Athens, GR
2016 – Employment Contract, Neon, Athens, GR (talk)