Museu Coleccao Berardo in Lisbon Opens PHotoEspaña 2011 with a Show by Alfredo Jaar

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LISBON.- The exhibition by Alfredo Jarr was presented in a press conference at Museu Colecção Berardo at Lisbon. The exhibition is under the Official Section of PHotoEspaña 2011 Interfaces, Portraiture and Communication. A Hundred Times Nguyen, focused in the girl Nguyen whom the artist met at a refugee camp in Hong Kong, is the protagonist of an installation in which the image of her face is repeated over and over again. The work purports to reflect on the distant effect of news reports, and it explores the widening distance between the Third World and the developing countries. The exhibition is on view from May 27 through August 26, 2011. The girld Nguyen, whom Alfredo Jaar met at a refugee camp in Hong Kong, is the protagonist of an installation in which her face is repeated over and over again.The work strives to explore the distancing effect of news reports, and it delves into Jaar’s preoccupation with the dista