Alfredo Jaar, ‘Gold in the Morning (f)’, 1985, Photography, Light Box, Lia Rumma
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Alfredo Jaar

Gold in the Morning (f), 1985

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48 × 72 × 5 in
121.9 × 182.8 × 12.7 cm
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Lia Rumma
Milan, Napoli

The installation Gold in the Morning was first presented in 1986 at the Venice Biennale. It is part …

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Alfredo Jaar
Chilean, b. 1956
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Chilean-born artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar creates installations, photographs, films, and community-based projects that explore issues around humanitarian crises and the relationship between the First and Third Worlds. Probing the contemporary over-saturation of media images and the limitations of art in representing atrocities, Jaar draws attention to global power and exploitation. Perhaps his best-known work, This Is Not America (A Logo for America) (1987) consisted of a sequence of projections overlooking a U.S. army recruitment station in Times Square, including the outlined map of the U.S. with the words “This Is Not America” written across, and the word “America” superimposed over all the Americas—North, Central, and South. “There's this huge gap between reality and its possible representations. And that gap is impossible to close,” Jaar has said. “So as artists, we must try different strategies for representation.”

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The installation Gold in the Morning was first presented in 1986 at the Venice Biennale. It is part of a project began in 1985 when Jaar left New York City and moved to Serra Pelada in the North East of the Brazilian Amazonia for few weeks after reading an article about an open air gold mine where over 100,000 men …

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Chilean-born artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar creates installations, photographs, films, and community-based projects that explore issues around humanitarian crises and the relationship between the First and Third Worlds. Probing the contemporary over-saturation of media images and the limitations of art in representing atrocities, Jaar draws attention to global power and exploitation. Perhaps his best-known work, This Is Not America (A Logo for America) (1987) consisted of a sequence of projections overlooking a U.S. army recruitment station in Times Square, including the outlined map of the U.S. with the words “This Is Not America” written across, and the word “America” superimposed over all the Americas—North, Central, and South. “There's this huge gap between reality and its possible representations. And that gap is impossible to close,” Jaar has said. “So as artists, we must try different strategies for representation.”

Alfredo Jaar

Gold in the Morning (f), 1985

Light Box
48 × 72 × 5 in
121.9 × 182.8 × 12.7 cm
Edition of 3+2AP
.
Contact For Price
Location
Milan, Napoli
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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