"Emergencia" (1998)

"Emergencia," 1998
Metal pool, fiberglass maquette, hydraulic system. Pool: 195 1/4 x 275 1/2 x 35 3/8 inches. Maquette: 275 1/2 x 236 1/4 x 12 inches. Collection MUSAC, Leon, Spain.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

"I have a very strong emotional link with Africans, and I think that is present in the way I approach my work. Africa has been exploited and now completely abandoned by the rest of the world. The United States has never cared about Africa and now, suddenly, they’re in Angola. Why? Because Angola is offering them ten percent of their oil production."

- Alfredo Jaar