"The Fire Next Time," details (1989)

"The Fire Next Time," details, 1989
Lightboxes with black and white transparencies, overall dimensions variable. Installation view: Brooklyn Museum, New York. Collection High Museum of Art Atlanta.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

"A few years back I was always reading five, six, ten newspapers a day. Sometimes in New York, they would come a day late. Today, with the Internet, it’s much easier. I start my day early in the morning, spending maybe an hour or an hour-and-a-half looking at the news. I’m interested in the world. I’m fascinated by what’s happening in the world. There is no fiction better than this reality that surrounds us. So I analyze the news. I’m interested in the way different media convey the news."

- Alfredo Jaar