Lives in New York (), born in Santiago ().
"I became an artist because I do not understand the world". Chilean-born American artist Alfredo Jaar is known internationally for his conscientious work in the field of photography, oscillating between monumentalist imagery on the one hand, and photo-based or ‘meta-photographic’ installations on the other. These works often reflect upon (or self-consciously mirror) the deeply problematic truth claims of the photographic image, whose mechanical reproduction further complicates the issue of testimonial authenticity.
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Alfredo Jaar, Real pictures/Ntarama, 1995. Installation, ink, paper, linen, 101.6 x 175.2 x 22.3 cm.
Alfredo Jaar, Real Pictures/Emmanuel, 1995. Installation, ink, paper, 127 x 29.2 x 22.8 cm.
Alfredo Jaar, Real pictures/Rubavu, 1995. Installation, ink, paper, linen, 55.9 x 57.4 x 44.5 cm.
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The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
internationaal & wereldwi...
During this promenade the focus is on work from artists worldwide. We cover different continents, and look into the way that artists handle t