Alfredo Jaar

1956 · Chile

Artist biography

Alfredo Jaar is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Chile, like other famous artists such as Maria Paz, Paz Errázuriz, Ricardo Maffei, Denise Treizman, and Sandra Vasquez De La Horra. Alfredo Jaar was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alfredo Jaar is represented and exhibited by 8 galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Galleries include Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom, Kamel Mennour | Rue du Pont de Lodi in France, as well as Lia Rumma | Naples in Italy. Alfredo Jaar most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Hubert Winter in Vienna (12 September 2019 until 30 October 2019) with the exhibition 1973. Alfredo Jaar's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; GRADO ZERO (04 April 2019 - 06 June 2019) at Lia Rumma | Naples in Italy and Grado Zero (second floor) (04 April 2019 - 17 May 2019) at Lia Rumma Gallery in Italy. Alfredo Jaar's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called ‘Dot, Point, Period’ and took place at Castelli Gallery | 24 West 40th Street in New York, the United States from the 04 April 2019 to 20 July 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar was born in 1956 and was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving international recognition.

Alfredo Jaar

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