Space One-Eleven in Birmingham is hosting a series of events with the world-renowned and internationally respected Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar. Best known for his video works, installations, photography and public art projects, Jaar epitomizes the socially conscious and still critically relevant contemporary artist.
Jaar will speak in the Alumni Auditorium at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Monday March 24, and again at the University of Montevallo on Wednesday March 26. It is a unique opportunity to explore and consider works by such a significant artist. It also goes some way towards recognizing the significance and implications of multicultural art, particularly in the American south. Space One-Eleven should be applauded not only for the vision to bring Jaar, but for the multifaceted and multi-institutional programming. Perhaps of even more significance is their willingness to bring Jaar without the accompanying bells and whistles associated with a major museum exhibition. Hats off to Peter Prinz and Anne Arrasmith yet again.
The lecture schedule is:
3/24/08, 6-8 PM Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium. Reception follows at Space One Eleven. SOE. 2409 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 (205.328.0553)
3/26/08, 7:30-9 PM Lecture at The University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, LeBaron Recital Hall.
3/28/08, 11AM-1 PM Coleman Center for the Arts, York, AL. Free Seminar on Public Art. (seating for seminar is limited, must register in advance, call 205.392.2005) 630 Avenue A, York, AL 36925