Alfredo Jaar - Shadows

20 January 2019 till 6 May 2019

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At the core of internationally renowned Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar’s installation Shadows is a world-famous photograph by Dutch photographer Koen Wessing. Now in the collection of the Nederlands Fotomuseum, the photograph is a poignant image of two grief-stricken Nicaraguan women who have just learned of their father’s murder. In this recent work, Jaar transforms the visualization of universal emotions like into a work of astonishing dimensionality.

Shadows is the second work in an as yet unfinished trilogy dedicated to single iconic photographs. The impressive first part, constructed around a single picture by South African photographer Kevin Carter, was exhibited in the Nederlands Fotomuseum in 2013 under the title The Sound of Silence.

Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photography Museum)

Since the late 1980s, the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photography Museum) has been home to much of the country's photographic heritage. The museum also hosts international photography exhibitions, with a strong focus on innovation in the documentary tradition. Some are on a specific social or artistic theme, while others showcase a leading international photographer.It is located in a prominent industrial building, Las Palmas, once the workshop building for the Holland-America Line, on the Wi...

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