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Solo show for Alfredo Jaar at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Jaar shares recent works not shown before in the United Kingdom in a major solo exhibition, titled The Garden of Good and Evil, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (14 October – 8 April). Jaar’s installations will transform the park’s underground gallery and its open-air concourse. The exhibition takes its title from a major new commission, presented in the open air and visible through the glass façade of the gallery. On entering what appears to be a beautiful grove of trees, visitors experience elegantly fabricated steel cells referencing ‘black sites’, the secret detention facilities operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) around the world. Carefully chosen to enhance YSP’s landscape, many of the trees will be planted into the park once the exhibition closes. A work that Jaar has wanted to realise for some years and that YSP is uniquely placed to create, The Garden of Good and Evil is a significant temporary commission for YSP and for the UK. Powerful mixed media installations transform the underground gallery, including The Sound of Silence (2005), A Hundred Times Nguyen (1994) and Shadows (2014).

Various artists on the Prospect.4 Triennial in New Orleans

Four Goodman artists – Alfredo Jaar, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Paulo Nazareth and Hank Willis Thomas – will participate in the Prospect.4 Triennial, titled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, in New Orleans (18 November – 25 February). Artworks commissioned for Prospect.4 will address themes of identity, displacement and cultural hybridity. Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, the triennial acts like a citywide exhibition and is staged at 17 venues around New Orleans, with an emphasis on the Mississippi River waterfront.

Alfredo Jaar on first contemporary art exhibition at the Quirinale Palace in Rome

Jaar is included on the Quirinale Palace’s first-ever exhibition of contemporary art, From Me to Us: The City Without Borders, in Rome (24 October – 17 December). The exhibition, proposed by Italian President Sergio Mattarella and supported by the Directorate General for Art and Contemporary Architecture and Urban Peripheries of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, is curated by Anna Mattirolo. It features artwork by 22 international artists across ten historic halls of Alessandro VII Chigi’s apartments. As an ambitious project, the exhibition explores multiple themes with the intention of presenting the poetic dimensions of a transforming society through the different languages ​​of contemporary art.

Alfredo Jaar at the Imperial War Museum in London

May 1, 2011 by Jaar features on Age of Terror, a group exhibition, at the Imperial War Museum in London (12 October – 28 May). Looking at issues of security, secrecy, representation and legality, the exhibition focuses on the measures taken by nation states to protect their citizens from the threat of terrorism, and the far-reaching effects of such methods of control.


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  • Solo exhibitions

    Alfredo Jaar / Amilcar, Frantz, Patrice and the others

    Group exhibitions

    Summer Show / 2016

    In Context: Africans in America (at Goodman Gallery and Johannesburg Art Gallery)

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    Surfacing / 2014

    C-16 / 2013

    Alfredo Jaar / Gold in the Morning

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits

    Collections

    Selected Articles and Reviews

    Publications


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  • Press for Alfredo Jaar

    Alfredo Jaar / ArtNews / May 2015

    Alfredo Jaar at Galerie Lelong by Lily Wei (5.6 MB)

    SP-Arte / Folha de S.Paulo / Brazil / 3 April 2015

    Equal in inequality, Brazil and South Africa lock dialogue in SP-Arte By Silas Marti (769.7 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / The Brooklyn Rail / New York / 2 April 2015

    Alfredo Jaar Shadows by Ann McCoy (496.4 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Hyperallergic / Brooklyn / 27 March 2015

    The Limits of Shedding Light on Grief By Jeremy Polacek (521.3 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / The New York Times / New York / 19 March 2015

    Alfredo Jaar’s “Shadows” (2014) is a mixed-media installation based on a photo by Koen Wessing (113.5 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Blouin Artinfo/ United Kingdom / 3 March 2015

    Artists Celebrate “Scenes for a New Heritage” at MoMA By Noelle Bodick (200 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Buenos Aires Herald / Argentina / 18 February 2015

    How memory plays on studies on happiness By Silvia Rottenberg (91.7 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / The Guardian / United Kingdom / 1 August 2014

    Anti-American art to take over NYC's Times Square every night in August by Farango Jason (1.1 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / ArtsATL / Atlanta / 17 February 2014

    Q&A: Alfredo Jaar, SCAD speaker and global gadfly, on "recuperating the power of images" by Faith McClure (4.5 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Burnaway / Atlanta / 12 June 2014

    Alfredo Jaar: Between Seeing and Believing by Faith McClure (2.7 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Artforum / New York / 1 May 2014

    Alfredo Jaar: Fondazione Merz by Ida Panicelli (1 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Flash Art / Milano / May - June 2013

    The Strength to see by Kathleen Mcqueen (3.4 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / The Art Newspaper / London New York / 14 - 16 June 2013

    Behold A Terrible Beauty by Gareth Harris and Julia Michalska (703.9 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / BlouinArtInfo / UK / 20 November 2012

    "Artists are Thinkers" : Alfredo Jaar on creating new ways of Looking at the World by Coline Milliard (272.2 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Blouin Artinfo / New York / 21 November 2012

    "Artists are thinkers": Alfredo Jaar on creating new ways to look at the world by Colin Milliard (3.4 MB)

    Afredo Jaar / Financial Times / UK / 1 December 2012

    Dantesque delights by Ariella Budick (1.9 MB)