Walking von Alfredo Jaar
One Million German Passports, ALFREDO JAAR © Ulrike Myrzik

One Million German Passports, Alfredo JaarMarch 29 - August 27, 2023| Opening: March 28, 2023 at 7 pm (Rotunda)

In the rotunda of the Pinakothek der Moderne, the artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar, who was born in Chile and lives in New York, shows why he is considered one of the most culturally, politically and socially committed visual artists of our time. The late Okwui Enwezor wrote: "Alfredo Jaar's work represents one of the most committed of any contemporary artist, blatantly exploring the structural connection between ethics and aesthetics, art and politics". The artist explores complex socio-political issues and prioritizes the ethics of representation. In his quiet and meditative works, Jaar engages with issues of profound importance, bearing witness to humanitarian catastrophes and the effects of military conflict, political corruption and economic inequality around the world.

Once again, Alfredo Jaar will address a pressing issue of our time by responding to the current debate about naturalization in Germany and a world of growing global inequalities. In the central rotunda he presents an installation that focuses on German and European immigration policies, citizenship and identity in the face of a growing refugee crisis due to climate change and ongoing conflicts - exacerbated by the war in Ukraine - and consequently unequal treatment of refugees.

An exhibition newspaper with articles on the installation will be published in May 2023. Authors are Donatella Di Cesare, Steffen Mau, Sinthujan Varatharajah, Mirjam Zadoff, Sandro Mezzadra, Nicholas Courtman, Christian Joppke, Dimitry Porzellanov, Laura Robson, Piper French and others.

Organisation: Andres Lepik and Anja Albrecht

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Opening: 28 March 2023, 7 pm/ Entry: for free

Exhibition newspaper: May 2023