Alfredo Jaar: Lament of the Images

Alfredo Jaar: Lament of the Images

Stommeln Synagogue

Alfredo Jaar, Lament of the Images, 2019. Installation detail.

September 13, 2019
Alfredo Jaar
Lament of the Images
September 20, 2019–May 31, 2020
Stommeln Synagogue
Hauptstrasse 85 a
50259 Pulheim

Opening: September 18, 2019, 7pm

The series of art projects at the Stommeln Synagogue continues in 2019 with the New York-based artist, filmmaker, and architect Alfredo Jaar. The synagogue in the Pulheim district of Stommeln is one of the few that were not damaged during the pogroms of 1938. In order to do justice to its importance and make a broad public aware of this historical site, the Art Project Stommeln Synagogue was initiated in 1991. Since then, each year the Cultural Department of the City of Pulheim invites an artist to produce a work that interacts with the synagogue—including its history and architecture. Past participating artists include Jannis Kounellis, Richard Serra, Rosemarie Trockel, Sol LeWitt, Rebecca Horn, Maurizio Cattelan and Lawrence Weiner. 

About the artist
Alfredo Jaar 
is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He is known as one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice, São Paulo as well as Documenta in Kassel. 

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 e.V., Berlin; Rencontres d’Arles, KIASMA, Helsinki and YSP, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK. 

Jaar has realized more than seventy public interventions around the world. Over sixty monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. He received the Hiroshima Art Prize in 2018.

His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York; Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOCA and LACMA, Los Angeles; TATE, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; MAXXI and MACRO, Rome; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlaebeck; MASP, Sao Paulo; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art and Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan; M+, Hong Kong; and dozens of institutions and private collections worldwide. 

Curated by Angelika Schallenberg

Press contact: Kathrin Luz Communication,
T 0171 3102472
kl [​at​]
Registration requested by September 16
Press conference: Wednesday, September 18, 5pm 
Restaurant La Botte, Venloer Strasse 571, 50259 Pulheim

Opening hours: September 20–November 30, 2019
Fridays, 3–6pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 1–6pm
December 1, 2019—May 31, 2020: Open by appointment only
[Please call T 02238 808189.]

Stommeln Synagogue: A Project by the City of Pulheim

The project by Alfredo Jaar is generously sponsored by Kultur-und Umweltstiftung der Kreissparkasse Köln, Cologne, and Initiative für zeitgenössische Kunst und Musik in Pulheim.

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