Alfredo Jaar, The Sound of Silence, 2006

Images of Alfredo Jaar, The Sound of Silence

  • A large box with three horizontal bands of light covering one side sits in the center of a large gallery. The white lights glow brightly in the otherwise dark room.
  • A large steel structure is backlit with a bright white light. Its doorway frames an illuminated vertical green line.
A large box with three horizontal bands of light covering one side sits in the center of a large gallery. The white lights glow brightly in the otherwise dark room.
  1. Long In the middle of a large gallery a large box-like structure has been built. It is large enough to enter. The far end that faces you is made of three flowing white panels. The light is so bright that it throws a hard glare off of the polished concrete floor.
Alfredo Jaar, Chilean, b. 1956
The Sound of Silence, 2006
Installation with wood, aluminum, fluorescent lights, video projection, and with software designed by Ravi Rajan
157 1/2 × 157 1/2 × 315 in. (400 × 400 × 800 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Purchased jointly by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, with funds provided by the Pritzker Traubert Visionary Art Acquisition Fund and the Susan Devine Camilli Foundation, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through the Committee on Modern and Contemporary Art; and with funds contributed by an anonymous donor., 2014.33
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Alfredo Jaar, Chilean, b. 1956
The Sound of Silence, 2006
Installation with wood, aluminum, fluorescent lights, video projection, and with software designed by Ravi Rajan
157 1/2 × 157 1/2 × 315 in. (400 × 400 × 800 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Purchased jointly by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, with funds provided by the Pritzker Traubert Visionary Art Acquisition Fund and the Susan Devine Camilli Foundation, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through the Committee on Modern and Contemporary Art; and with funds contributed by an anonymous donor., 2014.33
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Alfredo Jaar, Chilean, b. 1956
The Sound of Silence, 2006
Installation with wood, aluminum, fluorescent lights, video projection, and with software designed by Ravi Rajan
157 1/2 × 157 1/2 × 315 in. (400 × 400 × 800 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Purchased jointly by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, with funds provided by the Pritzker Traubert Visionary Art Acquisition Fund and the Susan Devine Camilli Foundation, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through the Committee on Modern and Contemporary Art; and with funds contributed by an anonymous donor., 2014.33
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Alfredo Jaar, Chilean, b. 1956
The Sound of Silence, 2006
Installation with wood, aluminum, fluorescent lights, video projection, and with software designed by Ravi Rajan
157 1/2 × 157 1/2 × 315 in. (400 × 400 × 800 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Purchased jointly by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, with funds provided by the Pritzker Traubert Visionary Art Acquisition Fund and the Susan Devine Camilli Foundation, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through the Committee on Modern and Contemporary Art; and with funds contributed by an anonymous donor., 2014.33
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A large steel structure is backlit with a bright white light. Its doorway frames an illuminated vertical green line.
Alfredo Jaar, Chilean, b. 1956
The Sound of Silence, 2006
Installation with wood, aluminum, fluorescent lights, video projection, and with software designed by Ravi Rajan
157 1/2 × 157 1/2 × 315 in. (400 × 400 × 800 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Purchased jointly by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, with funds provided by the Pritzker Traubert Visionary Art Acquisition Fund and the Susan Devine Camilli Foundation, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through the Committee on Modern and Contemporary Art; and with funds contributed by an anonymous donor., 2014.33
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Alfredo Jaar, Chilean, b. 1956
The Sound of Silence, 2006
Installation with wood, aluminum, fluorescent lights, video projection, and with software designed by Ravi Rajan
157 1/2 × 157 1/2 × 315 in. (400 × 400 × 800 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Purchased jointly by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, with funds provided by the Pritzker Traubert Visionary Art Acquisition Fund and the Susan Devine Camilli Foundation, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through the Committee on Modern and Contemporary Art; and with funds contributed by an anonymous donor., 2014.33
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Alfredo Jaar, Chilean, b. 1956
The Sound of Silence, 2006
Installation with wood, aluminum, fluorescent lights, video projection, and with software designed by Ravi Rajan
157 1/2 × 157 1/2 × 315 in. (400 × 400 × 800 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Purchased jointly by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, with funds provided by the Pritzker Traubert Visionary Art Acquisition Fund and the Susan Devine Camilli Foundation, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through the Committee on Modern and Contemporary Art; and with funds contributed by an anonymous donor., 2014.33
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago