"1+1+1: Works by Alfredo Jaar"
January 15 - April 19 1992
Jaar's installations actively call upon independent critical awareness: such a summons becomes itself an act of social and cultural intervention, for it encourages the attitudes of vigilance and reform rather than of complacence and denial. Inherent in Jaar's installations, physically and thematically, is a critique which aims to provoke and reorganize the viewer's consciousness on a multitude of planes simultaneously politically, geographically, psychoanalytically, ethically, aesthetically.
-Madeleine Grynsztejn, Alfredo Jaar (La Jolla: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1990)

“Architecture, theater, and photography, primarily in the form of dramatic light-box installations, converged in Alfredo Jaar’s exhibition about the inextricable ties and inequities that bind the so-called ‘first’ and ‘Third’ Worlds. Works from three series focused on three different continents—Latin America, Asia and Africa. Grouped together, Jaar’s 1+1+1 took the viewer on an investigative journey through a geopolitical landscape.”
-From The New Museum Annual Report, 1991-1992

Traveling exhibition originally organized by the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art; coordinated for presentation at The New Museum by Alice Yang
Partner museum
Guest curator
New Museum curator
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York