Christopher Williams (b. 1956, United States) is a leading figure of the first wave of conceptual artists, along with John Baldessari, Michael Asher and others, who were active in the American west coast since the mid-1980’s. From early on in his career, Williams presented a critical position toward the art world by placing photography at the center of the period’s artistic discourse, which at the time was mostly anti-photography. In his works Williams often utilizes advertising or catalogue style photography, yet always shifting or alienating its familiar structures. The same images might at times recur in different works.
Related exhibitions: Potent Wilderness, Prima Facie