"Tonight No Poetry Will Serve", at Kiasma, is an exhibition dedicated to the work of one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today.
Presented on two floors at Kiasma, the retrospective show comprises more than 40 works from 1974–2014, including such ground-breaking works as Lament of Images, The Silence of Nduwayezu and The Sound of Silence.
For this exhibition Kiasma also re-created One Million Passports, Jaar’s historic landmark work shown for the first time in Helsinki in 1995.
Born in Chile in 1956, Alfredo Jaar has lived in New York since 1982. He is an artist, architect and filmmaker whose installations and public interventions have earned him international acclaim throughout the world.
The title of the exhibition, "Tonight No Poetry Will Serve", is the title of the poem by the late American writer Adrienne Rich (1929-2012), an important source of inspiration for the artist.