A Logo For America, 1987, Public intervention at Times Square, New York, USA

 

 

The Eyes of Gutete Emerita , 1996, 100,000 slides, light table, magnifiers and illuminated wall text

 

 

One Million Finnish Passports, 1995, one million replicated Finnish passports, glass

 

 

Emergencia, 1998, metal pool, fiberglass maquette, hydraulic system

 

 

The Ashes of Gramsci, 2005, metal architecture model, light box with color transparency, wood base, and motor

 

“Born in Chile and now based in New York, Alfredo Jaar (b. 1956) is internationally recognized for his provocative installations and public projects investigating contemporary socioeconomic issues. Trained as an architect and filmmaker, he incorporates photography, film, text and sculpture into works that look to the relationship between ethics and aesthetics.”

– http://www.imamuseum.org/100acres/artists/alfredojaar

“Jaar explores the public’s desensitization to images and the limitations of art to represent events such as genocides, epidemics, and famines. Jaar’s work bears witness to military conflicts, political corruption, and imbalances of power between industrialized and developing nations. Subjects addressed in his work include the holocaust in Rwanda, gold mining in Brazil, toxic pollution in Nigeria, and issues related to the border between Mexico and the United States.”

– http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/alfredo-jaar

 

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