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Art & Strategic Resilience

The University of Arizona School of Art Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, 2017-2018

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Wafaa Bilal  
September 21, 2017, 1:30 PM
Crowder Hall, UA Music Bldg. Rm. 130

Alfredo Jaar  
September 21, 2017, 5:00
UA Center for Creative Photography 108

Jordana Moore Saggese   
October 5, 2017, 5:30pm
UA Center for Creative Photography, Rm. 108

Andres L. Hernandez   
November 14, 2017, 5:30pm
UA Center for Creative Photography, Rm. 108

Michael Rakowitz   
February 8, 2018, 6:00pm
UA Center for Creative Photography, Rm. 108

March 1, 2018, 5:30pm
UA Center for Creative Photography, Rm. 108

Alfredo Jaar
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:00 PM  |  Crowder Hall,UA Music Building Rm 130
Lecture: TBD

Alfredo Jaar, detail from A Logo for America, 1987-2014

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. Major recent surveys of his work have taken place at Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne; Hangar Bicocca, Milan; Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlinische Galerie and Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin; Rencontres d’Arles, Arles and Kiasma, Helsinki.

Jaar has realized more than sixty public interventions around the world. Over fifty monographic publications have been produced 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 in 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.

Bio: Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. Considered one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today, his work looks deeply, in a sustained and critical way, into how knowledge is constructed. Fusing the aesthetic and the ethical to focus on injustices around the world, Alfredo Jaar has successfully pushed the boundaries of what art is while simultaneously asserting and questioning art’s ability to raise awareness, solicit empathetic response, and effectively advance social justice. “Artists create models of thinking the world, that is how we affect change,” he has said. Jaar was born in Santiago de Chile, where he studied architecture and film direction.

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