Thursday, March 21, 2013
ALFREDO JARR JUST AMAZING
Logan Lecture DAM Contemporaries last night, Alfredo Jarr discussed and showed slides of his many intervention projects. One in Skoghall, Sweden. was especially provocative!
Jaar was invited to Skoghall where he constructed a paper museum, organized a one-day exhibition, and then had the structure set on fire. The timing, temporarily, and duration of this project—as well as its denouncement—had a theatrical character.
“I was shocked to discover that a community could exist for thirty years without any visible cultural or exhibition space. How do you represent it the absence of this space for culture in an entire community? I found it hard to believe that people could live without it the intellectual and critical stimulus that visual art can provide^to question, to speculate, and to search. It blew my mind. I sought a spectacular way to deal with this lack. I created an exhibition space for twenty-four hours and then burned it!"
Posted by Sandra Phillips Gallery at 1:54 PM