MUSEUMOFLATINAMERICANART: Alfredo Jaar (Chile, b. The Eyes of Gutete Emerita / Los ojos de Gutete Emerita, 1996 two Quadvision lightboxes with six black and white text transparencies and two color transperencies;
Artist: Alfredo Jaar The text is asking if you, the reader, is happy. It provokes empathy because you deeply ask yourself if you are happy and if the people in the picture are happy causing you to sympathize with them and any sadness they may have.
In his installation for the Chile Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the artist issues a poetic invitation to rethink the whole model of the Biennale exhibition, and pays tribute to the regenerative power of art.