"Untitled (Water)" (1990)

"Untitled (Water)," 1990
Six double-sided lightboxes with 12 color transparencies, 30 framed mirrors.
Lightboxes: 41 x 41 x 8 inches each. Mirrors: 12 x 12 x 2 inches each. Overall dimensions variable.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

"One very important element is the economy of means. I strongly believe in the power of a single idea. So the most difficult thing for me and, I think, for most artists is to clean up- to arrive at the essence. Most artworks today try to say thirty-seven things at the same time. I try exactly the contrary. When you reach that essential idea, it’s extraordinary."
- Alfredo Jaar