Upcoming Event: Alfredo Jaar - The way it is. An Aesthetics of Resistance @ Berlin Galleries
Alfredo Jaar’s work creates art out of sensitive political and social issues but represents them in unexpected, thought-provoking forms that demand reflection and consideration.
Jaar’s work is not easily understood, and can often raise more questions than answer them, urging the audience to read and think about the context of the work, and the background of the real and concrete situations behind them.
The NGBK (New Society for Visual Arts) is presenting the exhibition by the Chilean artist named, Alfredo Jaar – The way it is. An Aesthetics of Resistance, simultaneously at three Berlin institutions, starting June 15.
The monographic pieces offer a retrospective survey of works spanning close to four decades. The artist, both a trained architect and filmmaker works with both urban spaces as well the spaces within the museum “dissecting surfaces and structures – producing statements related to spatiality and society.”
The exhibitions will be held at NGBK, Berlinische Galerie and Alte Nationalgalerie, and are based on two projects Jaar produced in Berlin in the early '90s which reference his interest in contemporary history and the possibilities and limitations of image and text systems.
Alfredo Jaar is best known for finding new ways to represent his politically motivated work and driving intellectual involvement with his audiences, and this upcoming exhibition certainly exemplifies his objective.
June 15 – August 19 2012
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK)
Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
June 15 – September 17 2012
Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für
Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin
June 15 – September 16 2012
Alte Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museumsinsel Berlin
Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin