Alfredo Jaar, "Emergency" 1998, 750x700x90 cm
The work of Alfredo Jaar (Santiago del Chile,1956) has a hard critical edge. During his travels through Latin America, Africa and Asia he has investigated such problems as the imbalance between developed and underdeveloped nations, and military conflicts, their causes and effects. He likewise reflects on the infrahuman conditions to which some of these social strata and occupational sectors are subjected to. Jaar does not adopt a combative attitude when exploring the factors that give rise to these situations; rather, he arms himself with poetic in order to raise the awareness of the collective subconscious.