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

"Lament of the Images (Version 1)," detail, 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.

"I thought it would be interesting to experiment with light. It became a tool with which to communicate. I discovered a new world, and I’ve been using the language of light in different fashions, and in different situations, ever since."

- Alfredo Jaar