Following the 2017 exhibition of the same name, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) unveils The Garden of Good and Evil, a new permanent installation by Alfredo Jaar (21 September). Marked as the United Nations International Day of Peace, the day of the unveiling coincides with the launch of a publication of the same name, which features essays exploring Jaar’s artistic practice and positioning the work at YSP as a critical element of his ongoing investigation into the power of imagery. The work features ten steel cells, which reference ‘black sites’, the secret detention facilities operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) around the world.
Jaar’s work also features on 1989 – Culture and Politics at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm (5 September – 12 January). The exhibition examines what took place in visual culture in the broadest sense during the radical historical period of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Elsewhere in Germany, in the City of Pulheim, Jaar realises a new iteration of the installation, Lament of the Images, in the Stommeln Synagogue, one of the few not destroyed in the country during the pogroms of 1938 (20 September – 30 November).