Alfredo Jaar

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Independent Artist
New York, NY
Mr. Jaar is among the 25 people who received the MacArthur Fellowship, a scholarship of $500,000, for the year 2000. He utilizes his art to challenge established opinions about the relationship between art and politics. He fuses the aesthetics of art and the ethics of politics to depict the injustices in the world. His subjects laborers, miners, boat people, refugees, and massacre victims are illustrated as strong, proud, and dignified individuals, despite the exploitative, desperate, dangerous, and even deadly circumstances.
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