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Alfredo Jaar:The Politics of Images

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Alfredo Jaar:The Politics of Images
Alfredo Jaar:The Politics of Images
TORONTO  •  Ryerson Image Centre  •  Ongoing

Focusing on human rights, the Chilean-born, New York-based artist addresses political concerns and the relationship between ethics and aesthetics. His œuvre highlights ignored contemporary tragedies, such as genocides, epidemics and famines, and promotes cultural change.

In his works Searching for Africa in Life (1996) and From Time to Time (2006), Alfredo Jaar displays covers of news magazines to analyze the lack of visibility and the visual clichés about Africa disseminated in Western culture.

The artist’s three-channel video We Wish to Inform You That We Didn’t Know (2010), his most recent project on the genocide in Rwanda, acts as an epilogue to The Rwanda Project, 1994-2000, a series of twenty-five artworks developed to critique the world’s indifference and inaction to this mass murder.

Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images is made possible with the generous support of the artist.

Ryerson Image Centre Website

Contact: Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto Ontario

Tel: (1) 416 979 51 64

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