Alfredo Jaar - Latin America New York Saturday, October 3, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Artist Biography

    Alfredo Jaar

    Chilean • 1956

    Born in Santiago, Alfredo Jaar studied architecture at the Universidad de Chile. He was the first Latin American to participate in the Aperto Section of the Venice Biennale of 1986. His art interrogates the relationship between First and Third World countries and their interplay within the global economy through community-based projects, photographs, installations and film.

    Jaar's engagement with social and political issues in the larger global context is focused on the experience of the individual's endurance in different conflicts and personal narratives. He also explores the limitations of art in representing these humanitarian events in a society that has become desensitized to images depicting mordant issues, such as genocides and famines. His thoughtful and provocative works often address politically charged issues in subtle and poetic ways, creating new perspectives for reflecting on important world issues.

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Gold in the Morning

Lightbox with photograph transparency in colors.
14 x 38 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (35.6 x 97.2 x 8.9 cm).
Numbered #28/30 in black ink on the reverse (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Documenta 11 Editions and Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $7,500

Latin America

3 Oct 2009
New York