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  • Provenance

    Galerie Lelong, New York

  • 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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CHILE/UNITED STATES

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Embrace

1995-2003
Lightbox with color transparency.
20 x 14 x 3 5/8 in. (50.8 x 35.6 x 9.2 cm).
This work is from an edition of five.

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

AFRICA Theme Sale

15 May 2010
New York