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Date of Award
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Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Olenka Pevny
The contemporary artist, Alfredo Jaar (b. Santiago, Chile, 1956), is interested in exploring the complex dynamic between the so-called “First” and “Third” Worlds. Traditionally, the “First World” designates wealthier and industrialized nations which colonize or impose their authority on the less industrialized “Third World Other.” Jaar’s works expose and set out to dismantle this traditional western binary opposition as well as challenge constructed notions of the “other.” He creates art works for both the museum and public realms that force the privileged viewer to visually confront issues they would rather ignore, such as geopolitical crises and genocide.
Donato, Elizabeth Rose, "Ethics and Aesthetics: Addressing Issues of Viewership in the Work of Alfredo Jaar" (2008). Honors Theses. 140.