Alfredo Jaar at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

How many artists start their professional career as magicians? We’d bet that it’s not very many. Nevertheless, it’s credit to the work of Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar that his former career as an illusionist is in many ways the least interesting thing about his new exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. On display until April 2018, the show includes some of his most moving works created in the last twenty-five years, including The Sound of Silence, which explores the idea of image fatigue, ownership and copyright via Kevin Carter’s era-defining image of a young victim of Sudanese famine in 1993. There’s also a new work entitled The Garden of Good and Evil, created specifically for this show, in which fabricated steel cells reference the “black sites” used by the CIA. Go now and you can also catch Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads and much more besides.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG (01924 832631); @yspsculpture

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