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(At Home) On Art and Human Rights: Artist Talk with Alfredo Jaar
Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar joins Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin for a discussion on
his belief in the power of art to tackle the traumatic events that challenge our culture today.

This program will begin with a debut screening of Jaar’s Between the Heavens and Me. The 13-minute film—a somber and elegiac meditation on the Coronavirus pandemic in New York—is the artist’s submission to the Hirshhorn’s ongoing artist diaries video archive.

Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who fled his homeland of Chile during the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. As an immigrant, an artist, and an idealist, he has spent over three decades exploring the failures of the world and attempting to inspire change through his art.

Jul 22, 2020 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Alfredo Jaar
Artist
Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who fled his homeland of Chile during the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. As an immigrant, an artist, and an idealist, he has spent over three decades exploring the failures of the world and attempting to inspire change through his art.
Stéphane Aquin
Chief Curator @Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Stéphane Aquin has been chief curator of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden since February 2015. Recent Hirshhorn exhibitions curated by Aquin include Manifesto: Art x Agency (2019); Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse (2018), the Museum’s largest interactive technology exhibition to date; Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge (2017), co-curated with Evelyn Hankins; Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects (2017); and Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection (2016). Aquin also notably partnered with the Barbican Centre, London for the multi-media exhibition Ragnar Kjartansson (2016).