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Oral history interview with Alfredo Jaar, 2020 July 29

Interviewee:
Jaar, Alfredo, 1956-  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo, 1956-  Search this
Interviewer:
Gillespie, Benjamin, 1988-  Search this
Subject:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Chilean American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21935
AAA_collcode_jaar20
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_21935

Jorge Tacla papers, 1966-2019, bulk 1980-2009

Creator:
Tacla, Jorge, 1958-  Search this
Tacla, Jorge, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Díaz, Gonzalo  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21652
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397958
AAA_collcode_tacljorg
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_397958

Life Magazine, April 19, 1968

Artist:
Alfredo Jaar, born Santiago, Chile 1956  Search this
Medium:
three chromogenic prints
Dimensions:
overall: 61 x 120 in. (154.9 x 304.8 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1995
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© Alfredo Jaar, Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York
Object number:
2013.39A-C
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77bbc749e-c7fb-4988-9603-9d731775989c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2013.39A-C

Cries and Whispers

Artist:
Alfredo Jaar, Chilean, b. Santiago, 1956  Search this
Medium:
Two lightboxes with color transparencies
Dimensions:
96 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (245.1 x 47 x 17.1 cm) each
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1988
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1997
Accession Number:
97.3
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py20281c0cd-d125-46a5-b85b-d41f63cf1435
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_97.3

Jorge Tacla papers

Creator:
Tacla, Jorge, 1958-  Search this
Names:
Díaz, Gonzalo, 1947-  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Extent:
5.05 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Date:
1966-2019
bulk 1980-2009
Summary:
The papers of Chilean born painter Jorge Tacla measure 5.05 linear feet and date from 1966-2019. Included are biographical material; letters from friends and other artists; project and exhibition files; photographs consisting of snaphots of Tacla, friends, and paintings; eleven illustrated journals; and printed material. The papers document Tacla's creative process and his relationships with other artists.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chilean born painter Jorge Tacla measure 5.05 linear feet and date from 1966-2019. Included are biographical material; letters from friends and other artists; project and exhibition files; photographs consisting of snaphots of Tacla, friends, and paintings; eleven illustrated journals; and printed material. The papers document Tacla's creative process and his relationships with other artists.

This collection documents source material for Tacla's paintings, the creative process through which he makes paintings, his career as an artist working in New York and Chile, and his friendships with other artists. Materials include immigration papers; resumes; an artist bio; an oral history interview transcript; personal and professional correspondence; draft essays; sketches; drawings; sketchbooks; exhibition announcements, catalogs, posters, checklists, and press packets; clippings related to major world events and reviews of Tacla's work; and photographs of Tacla with other artists and colleagues, friends and family, installations, his studios in New York and Chile, and his work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1980-circa 1992 (0.2 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1981-2013 (0.7 linear feet, Box 1, 7)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1991-2009 (0.1 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 4: Legal Records, 1996 (0.3 linear feet, Box 1-2)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1980-2019 (2.3 linear feet, Box 2-3, 7-10)

Series 6: Artwork, 1986-2019 (0.9 linear feet, Box 3, 5-6, 10)

Series 7: Photographic Material, 1981-2018 (0.55 linear feet, Box 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Jorge Tacla (1958-) is a Chilean born painter who lives in and primarily works in New York, New York.

Tacla attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Chile and moved to New York in 1981. Throughout his career, Tacla has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 1988. His paintings often present half-imaginary landscapes, such as a disintegrating urban site or a pristine desert. Tacla's work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2019 by Jorge Tacla.
Restrictions:
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Citation:
Jorge Tacla papers, 1966-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tacljorg
See more items in:
Jorge Tacla papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tacljorg
Online Media:

Jaar, Alfredo

Collection Creator:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Container:
Box 30, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1990-2005
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dore Ashton papers
Dore Ashton papers / Series 8: Addition to the Dore Ashton Papers / 8.4: Writing Project and Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ashtdore-ref1418

Oral history interview with Alfredo Jaar

Interviewee:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Interviewer:
Gillespie, Benjamin, 1988-  Search this
Names:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (video files (23 min.) VIdeo, digital, mp4)
5 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 July 29
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Chilean American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.jaar20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jaar20
Online Media:

Equal Rights and Justice: Reflections on Rights exhibition records

Creator:
High Museum of Art  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture  Search this
High Museum of Art  Search this
Chin, Mel, 1951-  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Extent:
2.42 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Exhibition records
Brochures
Catalogues
Correspondence
Compact discs
Exhibit scripts
Photocopies
Photographs
Slides
Transcripts
Videotapes
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
An exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art and the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Georgia and presented to the Washington, D.C. area by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. The exhibit was held at the Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution September 22, 1995 through March 03, 1996 and featured contemporary artwork inspired by the events and history of the Civil Rights Movement. Artists of the exhibit include: Radcliffe Baily, Mel Chin, Marie Cochran, Ellen Driscoll, Alfredo Jaar, Jin Soo Kim, Joe Lewis, Glenn Ligon, May Sun, Frances Torres and Carrie Mae Weems.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, administrative records, exhibit layouts, brochure, Interview transcripts, press releases, and grant proposals.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Brochures
Catalogues
Correspondence
Compact discs
Exhibit scripts
Photocopies
Photographs
Slides
Transcripts
Videotapes
Identifier:
ACMA.03-034
See more items in:
Equal Rights and Justice: Reflections on Rights exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-034
Online Media:

Two or three things I imagine about them Alfredo Jaar

Author:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Author:
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Berliner Künstlerprogramm  Search this
Kunstnernes hus (Oslo, Norway)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Whitechapel Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Physical description:
[44] pages illustrations, portraits 16 cm. + 3 folded "maps"
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogues
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1992
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N6669.J33 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649127

Rwanda Project

Author:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Centre d'Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona, Spain)  Search this
Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea (San Sebastián, Spain)  Search this
Subject:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Personal narratives
Place:
Rwanda
Date:
1998
Civil War, 1994
Topic:
Genocide  Search this
History  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Call number:
N6669.J33 A4 1998b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624047

Public Discourse : Dennis Adams, Richard Baim, Judith Barry, Ericson/Ziegler, Peter Fend, General Idea, Alfredo Jaar, Krzysztof Wodiczko

Author:
Real Art Ways (Organization)  Search this
Subject:
Fend, Peter Exhibitions  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo Exhibitions  Search this
Wodiczko, Krzysztof Exhibitions  Search this
Adams, Dennis 1948- Exhibitions  Search this
Barry, Judith 1949- Exhibitions  Search this
Bronson, A. A Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
[1988]
Topic:
Public art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_812015

Alfredo Jaar : geography=war / essays by W. Avon Drake, Steven S. High, H. Ashley Kistler, Adriana Valdés

Title:
Geography=war
Author:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Drake, Willie Avon 1946-  Search this
High, Steven S  Search this
Kistler, Ashley  Search this
Valdés, Adriana  Search this
Anderson Gallery  Search this
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 49 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Art--Political aspects  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.J1116 A39 1991
N40.1.J1116 A39 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_414490

Alfredo Jaar, Ronald Jones : februari-maj, 1989, Magasin 3 Stockholm

Author:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Saltz, Jerry 1951-  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Magasin 3 Stockholm  Search this
Subject:
Jones, Ronald 1952- Exhibitions  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo Interviews  Search this
Jones, Ronald 1952- Interviews  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
N6669.J33 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636938

Regarding Warhol : sixty artists, fifty years / Mark Rosenthal, Marla Prather, Ian Alteveer, Rebecca Lowery

Author:
Rosenthal, Mark (Mark Lawrence)  Search this
Prather, Marla  Search this
Alteveer, Ian  Search this
Lowery, Rebecca  Search this
Author:
Apfelbaum, Polly 1955-  Search this
Baldessari, John 1931-  Search this
Celmins, Vija 1938-  Search this
Close, Chuck 1940-  Search this
Gober, Robert 1954-  Search this
Haacke, Hans 1936-  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Kass, Deborah 1952-  Search this
Katz, Alex 1927-  Search this
Koons, Jeff 1955-  Search this
Schnabel, Julian 1951-  Search this
Trecartin, Ryan 1981-  Search this
Tuymans, Luc 1958-  Search this
Sponsoring body:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Andy Warhol Museum  Search this
Subject:
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987  Search this
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987 Influence  Search this
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987  Search this
Physical description:
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000677

Art and Africa

Author:
Fleming, Jeff  Search this
Vicario, Gilbert  Search this
DeCarbo, Ed  Search this
Agbodjélou, Leonce Raphael 1965-  Search this
Anatsui, El 1944-  Search this
Bailey, Radcliffe 1968-  Search this
Cave, Nick 1959-  Search this
Gaba, Meschac 1961-  Search this
Hazoumè, Romuald 1962-  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Kentridge, William 1955-  Search this
Des Moines Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Agbodjélou, Leonce Raphael 1965-  Search this
Anatsui, El 1944-  Search this
Bailey, Radcliffe 1968-  Search this
Cave, Nick 1959-  Search this
Gaba, Meschac 1961-  Search this
Hazoumè, Romuald 1962-  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Kentridge, William 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
21 pages : illustrations ; 42 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2015
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Art, Modern--African influence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1084360

Alfredo Jaar

Author:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Date:
2016
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086690

Alfredo Jaar : estudios sobre la felicidad

Title:
Estudios sobre la felicidad
Artist:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Battiti, Florencia  Search this
Fernández Chadwick, Patricio 1969-  Search this
Giunta, Andrea  Search this
Publisher:
Parque de la Memoria--Monumento a las Víctimas del Terrorismo de Estado  Search this
Subject:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Physical description:
30 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2014
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, Chilean  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1054332

The aesthetics of resistance = Estetica della resistenza / Alfredo Jaar

Title:
Estetica della resistenza
Author:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Gramsci, Antonio 1891-1937  Search this
Subject:
Jaar, Alfredo Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 17 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
Call number:
N6669.J33 A4 2005b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_809110

Jaar SCL 2006 / [edición a cargo de Adriana Valdés]

Title:
Alfredo Jaar Santiago de Chile 2006
Author:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Valdés, Adriana  Search this
Sala de Arte Fundación Telefónica (Santiago, Chile)  Search this
Galería Gabriela Mistral (Santiago, Chile)  Search this
Subject:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Physical description:
283 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
[2006]
Topic:
Public art  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
N6669.J33 A4 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822760

Alfredo Jaar : epilogue

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Jaar, Alfredo  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Call number:
N7380 .T736 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_830547

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