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.