One Million Finnish Passports, 1995.

ADDRESSING ethnical issues in an innovative manner, the work of Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar is being featured at Kiasma from 11 April until 7 September.

Currently based in New York, Jaar seeks a different approach to humanitarian crises, collective memories left behind by dictatorships and the concealed racism found in some media imageries.

Jaar’s perspective takes a look behind the focus of the media, revealing the story of an individual in the midst of whatever fresh situation has its gaze. Military conflicts, political corruption and imbalances of power between industrialised and developing nations all form the basis for his subject material.

His work has been shown extensively around the world, including the Biennales of Venice, São Paulo, Istanbul, Kwangju, Johannesburg and Seville. This is Jaar’s first major solo exhibition in Finland. His work has previously been on display at the ARS 95 and ARS 11 exhibitions.

James O’Sullivan

Alfredo Jaar
11 April – 7 September

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2

Finnish National Gallery / Central Art Archives / Antti Kuivalainen