"The Cloud" (2000)

"The Cloud," 2000
Public intervention, Valle del Matador, Tijuana, Mexico-San Diego, USA Border. October 14, 2000.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

"If we learned anything from the activist art of the 1960s it is that when you make that kind of work people don’t even get close to you. They don’t want to see another drop of blood on the floor. So beauty becomes a tool to bring the audience in. And once they are closer, they discover other things. That’s a very good metaphor for what life is."

- Alfredo Jaar