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Alfredo Jaar

How to See and Why

BY INTI GUERRERO

UNTITLED (WATER), 1990, six double-sided lightboxes with 12 color transparencies and 30 mirrors, 116.8 x 1356.3 x 71.1 cm. Installation view
from the exhibition "It Is Difficult" at Hangar Bicocca, Milan 2008. Courtesy the artist and M+, Hong Kong.

Since the 1980s, the work of Alfredo Jaar has dealt with the forms and ethics through which art takes responsibility for complex phenomena in society. He has created a language that breaks through the mechanisms that dehumanize individuals and communities in moments of turmoil from our recent…

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