Social Practice Theory I “Alfredo Jaar|Culture = Capital”



Art is man’s effort to change the order of reality that was given to him -­-­-­ Chinua Achebe.

This intensive seminar will discuss the current state of things and will analyze and propose different cultural stategies and tools to change the order of reality.

Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker known as of one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today. The artist’s installations and public interventions have earned him international acclaim. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010) as well as Documenta in Kassel (1987, 2002). Important individual exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York;; Whitechapel, London;; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago;; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome;; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Major recent surveys of his work have taken place at Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne;; Hangar Bicocca, Milan;; Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlinische Galerie and Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, Berlin;; Rencontres d’Arles, Arles and Kiasma, Helsinki.
Jaar has realized more than sixty public interventions around the world. Over 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, MCA in Chicago, MOCA and LACMA, Los Angeles, Tate, London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlaebeck and dozens of other institutions and private collections worldwide.

Monday, April 17 -­ Friday, April 21
※The seminar is not open to public.

Public Lecture
Date: Tuesday, April 18 19:00 -­ 20:30 (18:30)
Venue: Mori Art Museum Auditorium
53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 6-­10-­1 Roppongi, Minato-­ku, Tokyo

Cooperated Lectures
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art|Kanazawa|Sunday, April 23 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm|
KYOTO SEIKA UNIVERSITY|Monday, April 24 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm|
Kyoto City University of Arts / Aarchive Resourse Center|Tuesday, April 25 5.30pm – 7:30pm|

Mori Art Museum
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Kyoto City University of Arts