Keynote Presentation on Public Art


WHEN: Thurs,Oct 13 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Husky Oil Great Hall, Rosza Centre

Please join us for a keynote presentation on public art by Alfredo Jaar. This event also marks the beginning of a Public Art and Social Practice Workshop Series in partnership with the City of Calgary Public Art and supported by Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary. Internationally renowned artists Alfredo Jaar, Jeanne van Heeswijk and a third to be announced, will each present a public lecture and lead a weekend workshop for a selected group of Calgary artists. This workshop series is intended for local Calgary artists and results in an exhibition at the IKG and an opportunity for a public art commission.

Capacity is limited so please arrive early in order to get a seat.

Free and open to the public

About the Artist

Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York City. He was born in Santiago de Chile. Jaar’s work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales de Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), Sao Paulo Art, New York; Whitechapel, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; The Museum of  Contemporary Art; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. A major retrospective of his work took place in summer 2012 at three institutions in Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V. and Alte Netionalgalerie. In 2014 the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki hosted the most extensive retrospective of his career. Jaar has realized more than sixty public interventions around the world. More than fifty monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000.

His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York, the MCA in Chicago, MOCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, the Tate in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlaebeck and dozens of other institutions and private collections worldwide.