Images have an Advanced Religion: They Bury History

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In Real Pictures, an installation work in 1995 about the massacres in Rwanda, Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar decided to reveal most effectively the terror and despair of this African country by concealing the photographs of the genocide. As a motto to this image-less exhibition, Jaar quoted a text from Catalan writer Vincenç Altaio: “Images have an advanced religion: they bury history.”

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~ by cjc128 on April 10, 2009.

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