Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil

Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil

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Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil
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Exhibition Catalog

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 2019.

160 pp. well illustrated (all col.). 26 x 19 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781908432421

This new publication documents Alfredo Jaar's remarkable work, The Garden of Good and Evil. Originally commissioned as a central part of Jaar’s 2017 exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, its new iteration sees the nine steel cells permanently installed in the landscape within an established woodland adjacent to the lake, with one sited in its waters. The cells reference ‘black sites’, the secret detention facilities around the world operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Each has a one-metre square base, inspired by the poem One Square Metre of Prison by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who was imprisoned many times and spent much of his life in exile. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most politically engaged yet poetic artists, Alfredo Jaar addresses humanitarian trauma, inequalities and injustices globally. Born in Chile in 1956, he has been resident in New York for over forty years. His work has received critical acclaim worldwide and has been acquired by collections including Tate, M+ Hong Kong, The Museum of Modern Art New York, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This beautiful publication features stunning photographs by Jonty Wilde taken across four seasons, showing how the cells evolve in changing light and weather conditions, and reflecting their unnerving beauty. There are newly commissioned essays by Jon Bird, Professor of Art and Critical Theory at Middlesex University; Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds; and Clare Lilley, YSP’s Director of Programme.

Subject Headings: Latin American Art ; Western Art -- Chile -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Sculpture --

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