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TCotA Art Forum - Alfredo Jaar


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

19 Nov 2015 5:00 pm

End Date

19 Nov 2015 6:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

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Alfredo Jaar, "The Geometry of Conscience, 2010

One of the most compelling artists working today is coming to Hobart and will deliver a free public lecture. The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania (TCotA) join forces to present internationally respected Alfredo Jaar in a free public lecture on Thursday 19 November, 5 – 6.30pm, at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter St.

Alfredo Jaar is one of the most culturally, politically, and socially charged visual artists of our time. An artist, architect and filmmaker, the Chilean's practice spans 30 years, producing work that engages with the economics of repression, minority experiences, and the nature of empathy and conscience.

Taking as its title a quote from American poet William Carlos Williams:

'It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there',

Jaar's lecture will focus on his latest works, questioning unequal power structures, socio-political divisions, issues of migration and discrimination and the ethical role of art and culture.

This is a not-to-be missed opportunity to hear this significant artist discuss his work.

Image: Alfredo Jaar, "The Geometry of Conscience," 2010

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TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.