In a masterclass titled ‘Sadness Is Uninhabitable’, internationally renowned artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar will talk in depth about his most recent projects.

Jaar (1956) was born in the Chilean capital Santiago de Chile and spent most of his youth on the island of Martinique. He has lived and worked in New York for some decades now. He is recognised as one of the most uncompromising and innovative contemporary artists. His installations, interventions and performances often focus on social issues, war, our globalising world and the limits of how it is possible to depict reality. Over the years, Jaar’s work has been extensively exhibited worldwide, including at the Biennales in Venice, São Paolo and Istanbul, as well as at Documenta in Kassel. His work is included in the collections of MoMA in New York, the TATE in London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others. He recently received the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize.

At IFFR 2019, Jaar will not only give a masterclass, but also sits on the Tiger Competition jury. The masterclass follows on from the masterclass ‘It Is Difficult’ which Jaar gave at IFFR in 2018, organised in cooperation with the Nederlands Fotomuseum (where Jaar’s exhibition Shadows can be seen from 26 January until 12 May 2019).

Wed 30 Jan, 20.00-21:30, LantarenVenster 1, €9/€6