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The Walls That Divide Us at apexart

Le Vide, le plein (Void, Fullness), 2008. © Kader Attia

The Walls That Divide Us

Exhibition on view:
November 9–December 22, 2011

291 Church Street
New York, NY
(212) 431-5270

Closing soon is The Walls That Divide Us, the current exhibition at apexart which focuses on physical and invisible global barriers. This multi-media, multi-artist exhibit addresses the sociopolitical divide created by city and nation building. The Walls That Divide Us features the work of Gisele Amantea, Kader Attia, Carolina Caycedo, Chen Chieh-jen, Sam Durant, Leor Grady, Ivan Grubanov, Shilpa Gupta, Emily Jacir, Runo Lagomarsino, Teresa Margolles, Locky Morris, Carlos Motta, Ahmet Öğüt, Anna Ostoya, Amalia Pica, Rigo 23, and the Aperture-published artist Alfredo Jaar.

Alfredo Jaar was a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Jaar’s work has appeared in Aperture issues 181 and 204.


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In the new issue of frieze Elad Lassry discusses his sculptures that “happen to be photographs” with curator Mark Godfrey, articulating the relationship between objects, the importance of the frame and the potential of “nervous pictures.”
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Alfredo Jaar and David Levi Strauss at SVA

from Lament of Images, 2002. © Alfredo Jaar

Being American

Exhibition on view:
November 22–December 21, 2011

Visual Arts Gallery:
601 West 26 Street, 15th floor
New York, NY
(212) 592-2145

School of Visual Arts presents Being American, a visual arts exhibition surveying a variety of cultural issues in America. Ranging from such current issues as the War on Terror to gay marriage, Being American features visual stories from 20 artists including Alfredo Jaar and Aperture contributing editor David Levi Strauss both who were featured in Aperture’s current Fall issue 204. The exhibit will feature work from their Lament of Images project which examines the role of photography in documenting violence.

Alfredo Jaar at SCAD Museum of Art

© Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar, May 1, 2011

Exhibition on view:
Oct. 29, 2011–Feb. 12, 2012

SCAD Museum of Art:
601 Turner Blvd
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 525-7191 

To celebrate the reopening of the SCAD Museum of Art, the Savannah College of Art and Design is presenting a series of several contemporary art exhibitions featuring the work of Bill Viola, Liza Lou, Stephen Antanakos, Kendall Buster, Kehinde Wiley, Nick Cave, and Aperture-published artist Alfredo Jaar. Debuting for the first time in the U.S., the museum will exhibit Jaar’s installation May 1, 2011. His piece juxtaposes an image of a white screen with that of the now infamous photo of U.S. leaders watching what is believed to be live footage of the killing of Osama bin Laden. May 1, 2011 comments on both the socio-political power of images and the equally affecting power of the lack of an image.

Born in Chile, Jaar’s photography, films, and installations regularly offer commentary on the possibilities and limitations of art to represent global political issues. He has received many awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has exhibited at many museums including the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Jaar’s work has appeared in Aperture issues 181 and 204.