Alfredo Jaar


Gallery News for Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar on group shows at MET Breuer, Draiflessen Collection, and LagosPhoto

Alfredo Jaar’s Manhattan’s Milosevic is on view at the Met Breuer as part of Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy (until 6 January). The group exhibition explores the ‘hidden operations of power’ within Western democracies by presenting an alternate history of postwar and contemporary art that is also an archaeology of our troubled times. Jaar’s work also appears on across boundaries at the Draiflessen Collection (14 October – 27 January), a group exhibition which pairs various maps from history alongside artworks by contemporary international artists who ‘examine the cartographic depiction of space or the influence of maps on our view of the world.’ In addition, Jaar is featured on the 9th edition of the LagosPhoto Festival (27 October – 15 November). Titled Time Has Gone, this year’s festival explores how the past, present and the future interact within the medium of photography.

Alfredo Jaar on group show at Cample Line in Scotland

Alfredo Jaar’s film An Introduction to a Distant World features on There’s Talk of Gold film programme at Cample Line in Scotland (17 – 19 August). Shot in Serra Pelada, a remote hand-dug opencast mine in Brazil, the 10-minute film gives a brief but powerful insight into the hazardous conditions of the mine and the arduous labour undertaken by the 80,000 prospectors who left their homes and families to look for gold.

Goodman Gallery artists on Basel Unlimited and Film Programme

Candice Breitz’s TLDR, Alfredo Jaar’s One Hundred times Nguyen and Mikhael Subotzky’s (in collaboration with Patrick Waterhouse) Ponte City will be shown at this year’s Basel Unlimited, a unique exhibition platform which forms part of the 49th Art Basel fair in Switzerland (14 – 17 June 2018). Curated by Gianni Jetzer, Unlimited transcends the typical format of an art fair by featuring immersive art installations, video projections and large-scale sculptures and paintings. Art Basel also presents a tightly curated film programme, featuring works by Candice Breitz, Kudzanai Chiurai, William Kentridge and Shirin Neshat.

Alfredo Jaar on group exhibition at the MAK in Vienna

Jaar’s 2004 Red Vienna is mounted on a group exhibition, Post Otto Wagner: From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism, currently on view at the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art – in Vienna (30 May – 30 September). To mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Otto Wagner (1841–1918), the exhibition investigates Wagner’s role as the “Father of Modernism”. In showcasing a variety of works in different mediums, Post Otto Wagner points out not only the context and the interaction between Wagner and other protagonists of early Modernism, but also the influence his epochal work had on his contemporaries, students, and following generations of architects and designers.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Alfredo Jaar / Amilcar, Frantz, Patrice and the others

    Group exhibitions

    Narrative Means / 2018

    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

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    Alfredo Jaar / / November 2017

    Alfredo Jaar - The Garden of Good and Evil (9.5 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Artnet News / October 2017

    Inside an Idyllic Sculpture Park, Alfredo Jaar exposes CIA Black Sites - and British Complicity (6.3 MB)

    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

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

    Alfredo Jaar / Hyperallergic / Brooklyn / 27 March 2015

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

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

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

    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 / 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 / ArtsATL / Atlanta / 17 February 2014

    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)