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Alfredo Jaar Author: Madeleine Grynsztejn
Title: Alfredo Jaar
ISBN: 0934418349
ISBN13: 978-0934418348
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Pages: 94 pages
Publisher: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art; First Edition edition (1990)
Language: English
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Alfredo Jaar (born 1956) is a Chilean-born artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives in New York. He is mostly known as an installation artist, often incorporating photography and covering socio-political issues and war - the best known perhaps being the 6-year-long The Rwanda Project about the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He has also made numerous public intervention works, like The Skoghall Konsthall one-day paper museum in Sweden, an early electronic billboard intervention A Logo For America, and The Cloud, a performance project on both sides of the Mexico-USA border. He has been featured on Art:21. The art of Alfredo Jaar is usually politically motivated, strategies of representation of real events, the faces of war or the globalized world, and sometimes with a certain level of viewer participation (in the case of many public interventions and performances). "There's this huge gap between reality and its possible representations. And that gap is impossible to close. So as artists, we must try different strategies for representation. A process of identification is fundamental to create empathy, to create solidarity, to create intellectual involvement." His work has been shown extensively around the world, notably in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007), São Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010), Istanbul (1995), Kwangju (1995, 2000), Johannesburg (1997), and Seville (2006). His work, Park of the Laments, was part of the 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park which opened in 2010 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. For the "Revolution vs Revolution" exhibition held at the Beirut Art Center, he produced a new version of his photographic project 1968. This book is from the exhibit of his work that traveled from the LaJolla Museum of Contemporary Art in California starting in January 1990 to the New York Museum of Contemporary Art in the fall of 1991.