SFAI Graduate Lecture: Alfredo Jaar

It Is Difficult

When
Fri Apr 25
Where
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Time
7:30 pm
Cost
Free
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Description

Alfredo Jaar is one of the foremost practitioners of a social, integrated art practice.

His public works simultaneously question the efficacy of art to produce social

change, and generate authentic transformation in diverse contexts. Since the early

1980s, Chilean-born Jaar has created incisive installations, photographs, films,

and community-based projects that produce new ways of seeing subjects, such as

homelessness in Montreal, the holocaust in Rwanda, and gold mining in Brazil. His

work is noted for its power to establish unexpected platforms of cultural impact and

to re-engage desensitized Western audiences with global inequities.



Image:
Alfredo Jaar
The Geometry of Conscience, 2010
Public intervention
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

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Link
http://www.sfai.edu/events
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415.771.7020

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  1. San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
    800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA