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Artist Alfredo Jaar creates a series of works directly related to the city of Como, Italy. As a visiting professor for the Advanced Course in Visual Arts in Como, Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar developed a workshop and exhibition project exploring new strategies of presentation and re-presentation in the hope of creating new models for public intervention and resistance. Jaar proposed a series of works inspired by Giuseppe Terragni's Casa del Fascio, one of the most iconic examples of modern architecture and the symbol of a crucial historical period. This book documents Aesthetics of Resistance and Trilogia di Gramsci, a recently published corpus of works dedicated to the Italian political theorist Antonio Gramsci. The volume includes texts by Alfredo Jaar, Emanuela De Cecco, Roberto Pinto, Annie Ratti and Gianni Vattimo.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 6.25" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
ISBN 8496540316 ISBN13 9788496540316
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More About Alfredo Jaar
Alfredo Jaar was born in 1956 in Santiago de Chile, where he studied architecture and film direction. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows worldwide, including at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. A winner of a MacArthur igeniusi grant in 2000, Jaar has also participated in the biennials in Venice, S o Paulo, Johannesburg, Sydney, Istanbul and Kwangju.
Alfredo Jaar currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.