"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.

"Light has a spiritual element. It’s also a very important healing tool. Our need for light is essential: no light, no life. And photography, too, is light (no light, no image). Light is life; everybody understands it."

- Alfredo Jaar