Alfredo Jaar: Screening and lecture
September 29, 2011
The Musée d’art de Joliette in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal and DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art present:
Screening and Talk
Thursday, September 29, 2011
6 PM Screening The Ashes of Pasolini
7 PM Talk
Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Pavillon Michal & Renata Hornstein
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
On the occasion of its Autumn 2011 season, the Musée d’art de Joliette, in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and DHC-ART, invites you to a lecture by the artist and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar. This event will take place at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and will revolve around his work and artistic approach, more specifically on the short film, The Ashes of Pasolini (2009), that commemorates the life of the famous Italian filmmmaker and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) who was assassinated under
mysterious circumstances. In his quest to raise public awareness and make us reconsider the world in a new light, the world acclaimed Chilean artist speaks freely, passionately and unequivocally, taking us into the unique and turbulent world of a great man of letters and cultural figure. Bringing together the specific
properties of the film medium and the far reaching thoughts and ideas of the famous Italian filmmaker and poet, Jaar creates a sensitive and very moving work.
Alfredo Jaar was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1956. He has been living and working in New York for the past thirty years. Jaar’s work has been widely exhibited, and was featured in such important artistic events as the Venice Biennial (1986 and 2007), the Istanbul Biennial (1995) and the Liverpool Biennial (2010).