"The Ashes of Gramsci" (2005)

"The Ashes of Gramsci," 2005
Metal architecture model, light box with color transparency, wood base, and motor, dimensions variable.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

"I was invited to do a series of exhibitions in Italy in 2005. I wanted to make an homage to Antonio Gramsci and Pier Paolo Pasolini- two Italian thinkers whom I admire greatly. Gramsci was one of the first thinkers who really believed in the power of culture to affect social and political life. And Pasolini was an artist like no other- a thinker, a filmmaker, a poet, writer, and critic."

- Alfredo Jaar