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Urgent Talk 045: Alfredo Jaar - Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness

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Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

The “Urgent Talks” provide a platform for discussion around artists, curators, critics, activists and others across the globe engaged in significant, innovative work that demands urgent attention.

The 45th of “Urgent Talk” series will feature artist Alfredo Jaar. This will be his second presentation following his first appearance for the “Urgent Talk 031” in 2017.

New York-based artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar is internationally recognized for his multimedia installations exploring socio-political issues around the world. In 2020, he was honored as the winner of the 40th Hasselblad Award in Photography. As an artist who has made the greatest contribution to world peace in the field of art, he was also annouced to be the winner of the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize. This summer, his first large-scale solo exhibition in Japan will be held at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MOCA).

The artist will discuss his broad-ranging practices and recent works, including his new projects for Hiroshima.

Date & Time
18:30-20:00, Tuesday, July 25. 2023 (Doors open: 18:00)
* Mori Art Museum will be closed at 17:00.
* Current exhibition cannot be viewed.
Alfredo Jaar (Artist)
Kataoka Mami (Director, Mori Art Museum)
Mori Art Museum
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Kenji Taki Gallery, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE
Skoghall Konsthal
Skoghall Konsthall
Skoghall Konsthal
Skoghall Konsthall

Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), São Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010, 2021) as well as Documenta in Kassel (1987, 2002).
The artist has realized more than seventy-five public interventions around the world. Over sixty-five monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. He received the Hiroshima Art Prize in 2018 and the Hasselblad Award in 2020. After being postponed due to the pandemic, the “11th Hiroshima Art Prize Alfredo Jaar Exhibition” will finally be held at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art from July 22 to October 15 this year, 2023. Additionally, a solo exhibition will take place at SCAI PIRAMIDE in Roppongi from July 29, 2023.

Alfredo Jaar
Photo: Jee Eun Esther Jang

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2023.7.10 [Mon] - 7.24 [Mon]
Auditorium, Mori Art Museum
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Free (current exhibition cannot be viewed)
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