"Lament of the Images (Version 1)" (2002)

"Lament of the Images (Version 1)," 2002
Three illuminated texts mounted on Plexiglas, light screen. Text panels: Each 23 x 20 inches. Light wall: 6 x 12 feet. Text composed by David Levi-Strauss.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

"We are going through a very paradoxical situation. There have never been so many images. We are bombarded with thousands of them daily, without mercy and without warning. And most of them ask us to consume, consume, consume. So how does an image of pain survive in the sea of consumption? It doesn’t."

- Alfredo Jaar