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Oral history interview with Alfredo Jaar, 2020 July 29

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Jaar, Alfredo, 1956-  Search this
Gillespie, Benjamin, 1988-  Search this
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
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1 video files (23 min.) VIdeo, digital, mp4; 5 Pages, Transcript
Access Note / Rights:
This interview is open for research.
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.
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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.
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The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Biography Note:
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.
Language Note:
English .
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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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Chilean American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
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Latino and Latin American
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Archives of American Art