An interview with Alfredo Jaar conducted 2020 July 29, by Benjamin Gillespie, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Jaar's studio in New York, New York.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alfredo Jaar, 2020 July 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
This interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Alfredo Jaar (1956- ) is a Chilean-born American filmmaker, photographer, and architect based in New York. Jaar is known for socio-politically engaged conceptual and installation art.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
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