With an extensive selection of work from the early 1970s to today, Welling’s exhibition at S.M.A.K. reflects the fundamental changes in photography in recent decades. James Welling’s oeuvre refers strongly to the history of American painting and at the same time connects with the critical, post-modern debates that were current in the Pictures Generation scene in the early 1980s. Welling’s photographic practice is comparable with that of a “ventriloquist”, as he himself once described it, meaning that he embraces many artistic languages through the filter of photography. Find out more about the ‘James Welling’ exhibition from the S.M.A.K website.