"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
PREVIEW: Alfredo Jaar in Season 4 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2007)
Through installations, photographs, and community-based projects, Alfredo Jaar explores the public's desensitization to images and the limitations of art to represent events such as genocides, epidemics, and famines. Jaar's work bears witness to military conflicts, political corruption, and imbalances of power between industrialized and developing nations, often taking the form of an extended meditation or elegy.
Alfredo Jaar is featured in the Season 4 episode Protest of the series Art in the Twenty-First Century.