In Shadows , a museum show at Lisbon’s Carpintarias de São Lázaro (20 May-3 September), Jaar presents the engrossing interventionist work Shadows as a tribute to Swedish photographer Koen Wessing. The work comprises seven photographs and forms the second part of a trilogy (the first being The Sound of Silence , in 2006), which unpacks the power of denunciation that images have in relation to the inhumanity of dictatorial regimes.
From 20 December 2016, Alfredo Jaar and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin will feature on the group exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media , at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles (runs until April 30, 2017). The show will include work by artists who appropriate the news to suggest the power of the media in determining the meaning of images. Jaar will exhibit Searching for Africa in LIFE (1996) – a critique of the West’s neglect of Africa, embodied here by LIFE magazine’s supposedly world-encompassing mission to convey cultural richness and global “great events” to its readership. The exhibition will also include Broomberg & Chanarin’s limited-edition book, War Primer 2 (2011), which is the “belated sequel” to Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 publication, War Primer. Whereas Brecht was concerned with images of the Second World War, Broomberg & Chanarin focus on images of conflict on both sides of the so-called “war on terror”.