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Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams’s (born in 1956, Los Angeles) work is a critical investigation of the medium of photography and more broadly the vicissitudes of industrial culture, in particular its structures of representation and classification. Using the process of reproduction as a point of entry, the artist manipulates the conventions of advertising, the superficiality of surface, and ultimately the history of modernism.

In 2014, the artist’s first major museum survey, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, was on view at The Art Institute of Chicago, followed by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. It will travel to Whitechapel Gallery, London in 2015.

Other recent solo exhibitions include those held at Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, 2011; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, 2010; Kunsthalle Zürich, 2007; Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal, 2006; Secession, Vienna; and Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany, 2005.