Private view at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Starting in: 6 Days 18 Hours 3 Mins
Alfredo Jaar, A Hundred Times Nguyen, 1994. Courtesy the artist, New York and YSP. Photo © Jonty Wilde _JJ28330 (1).jpg

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Join us on Tuesday, January 23 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield for an evening with Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Director of Programme, Clare Lilley, who will introduce you to the work of Alfredo Jaar, one of the world’s most politically engaging and poetic artists.

The Chilean artist addresses human trauma and the politics of image-making, creating visually and emotionally stunning works which can be seen in YSP’s current exhibition The Garden of Good and Evil.

Trained as a filmmaker and subsequently as an architect, Jaar often uses constructed spaces and light to navigate what is seen and what is not.

At YSP, seminal installations have transformed the Underground Gallery and its open-air concourse. The exhibition includes a major new commission of the same name The Garden of Good and Evil (2017), presented in the open air and visible through the glass façade of the gallery. For this special evening viewing, the installation will be gently lit with tea lights and lanterns.

On entering what appears to be a beautiful grove of trees, visitors experience elegantly fabricated steel cells, which reference ‘black sites’, the secret detention facilities operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) around the world.

Lilley will talk about how this important work was realised and its future legacy once the exhibition closes. A work that Jaar has wanted to realise for some years and that YSP is uniquely placed to create, The Garden of Good and Evil is a significant commission for YSP and for the UK.

Welcome drinks will be served from 5.00–5.30pm followed by the talk at 5.45pm and viewing of the exhibition from 6.00pm, event closes at 7pm.

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Image: Alfredo Jaar, A Hundred Times Nguyen, 1994. Courtesy the artist, New York and YSP. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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