Alfredo Jaar: The Structure of Images
Aug 28, 2021 - Jul 03, 2022
About the Exhibition
In our image-saturated and media-obsessed world, what stories remain untold? Employing images, lights, and mirrors, Alfredo Jaar (Chilean, b. 1956) asks us to acknowledge subjects who are often under-recognized. Projects range in scope and subject: as one artwork focuses on an Ethiopian refugee amid the Eastern Sudan crisis, another observes remarkable but overlooked women including human rights lawyer Shada Nasser, author and activist Nawal El Saadawi, and politician Camila Vallejo. Featuring a selection of key works and installations that span three decades, The Structure of Images showcases Jaar’s critical approach to addressing injustice in our world.
The exhibition is organized by Isabel Casso, Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow. It is presented in the Cohen and Stone Family Galleries on the museum’s fourth floor.
Alfredo Jaar: The Structure of Images is presented in association with Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40.