International Archives 1st half of 2014
A major exhibition of works by Alfredo Jaar will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma on 11 April. This exhibition, dedicated to the work of one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today, will be his first major solo exhibition in Finland. The artist's critical and humanist worldview is an urgent statement in the current world situation.
The overriding theme in Jaar's large-
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Exhibition 11 April-
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Born in Chile in 1956, Alfredo Jaar has lived in New York since 1982. An artist, architect and filmmaker whose installations and public interventions have earned him international acclaim throughout the world, the artist has previously exhibited individual works in Finland in both the 1995 and 2011 ARS exhibitions and in 2010 as part of the Capital of Culture year in the Turku Archipielago.
The Head Curator of the exhibition is Museum Director Pirkko Siitari. The title of the exhibition, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve, is the title of a poem by the late American writer Adrienne Rich (1929–2012), an important source of inspiration for the artist. The eponymous exhibition publication features eight new major essays and a conversation between the artist and Pirkko Siitari.
Alfredo Jaar, One Million Finnish Passports, 1995/2014. One million replicated Finnish passports, glass, 800 x 800 x 80 cm. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Collection.