The Getty Center
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Admission: Free; advance ticket recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below.
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Artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar, winner of the MacArthur and Guggenheim awards, discusses his recent work and reflects on "The Rwanda Project." The lecture's title refers to the lines by poet William Carlos Williams: It is difficult / to get the news / from poems / yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there. Jaar's work is featured in the exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media.

About Alfredo Jaar
Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York City. He was born in Santiago, Chile.

Jaar's work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010) as well as Documenta in Kassel (1987, 2002). Important individual exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitechapel, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. A major retrospective of his work took place in 2012 at three institutions in Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), and Alte Nationalgalerie. In 2014, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki hosted the most extensive retrospective of his career to date.

Jaar has realized more than sixty public interventions around the world. Over fifty monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000.

His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York, the MCA in Chicago, MOCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, the Tate in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlaebeck and dozens of other institutions and private collections worldwide.

Also on February 23, 2017, Alfredo Jaar will lead a Point-of-View gallery talk at 1:30 p.m.


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