For Alfredo Jaar, art is about 99% thinking and 1 % making. In the masterclass entitled ‘Sadness is Uninhabitable’ Alfredo Jaar will talk about his most recent projects. This masterclass is organised in collaboration with IFFR.
Jaar (1956) was born in the Chilean capital Santiago de Chile and spent most of his youth on the island of Martinique. He has lived and worked in New York for some decades now. He is recognised as one of the most uncompromising and innovative contemporary artists. His installations, interventions and performances often focus on social issues, war, our globalising world and the limits of how it is possible to depict reality. Over the years, Jaar’s work has been extensively exhibited worldwide, including at the Biennales in Venice, São Paolo and Istanbul, as well as at Documenta in Kassel. His work is included in the collections of MoMA in New York, the TATE in London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others. He recently received the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize.
The exhibition Shadows by Alfredo Jaar will be on show at the Nederlands Fotomuseum from 26 January.