Alfredo Jaar - Latin America New York Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Charlotte, The Light Factory, Let There Be Light, March 1997 (another example exhibited)
    Berlin, Galerie Franck + Schulte, The Silence of Nduwayezu, April 1997 (another example exhibited)
    Milan, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Alfredo Jaar – It is difficult, 2008 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is part of the Rwanda Project (1994-2000). After quadvisions became obsolete, the work was adapted to a video, displayed on a vertical monitor, which rotates the four same images. This work is in the original quadvision format.

  • 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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quadvision lightbox with four color transparencies
24 7/8 x 22 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. (63.2 x 56.2 x 8.9 cm)
Executed in 1996, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$20,000 - 30,000 

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Kaeli Deane
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Latin America

New York Auction 22 November 2016