The installation, which uses an entire room, tells the story of South African photojournalist Kevin Carter, who photograhed the famine in Sudan in 1993. For a controversial image of a young Sudanese girl being stalked by a vulture, Carter won a Pulitzer Prize. He died in 1994.
Here is what the museum has to say about the installation:
'In The Sound of Silence the problem of the image has central place, the controversial relationship between photography, and violence and human suffering. In an age when photographs of horrific acts have become commonplace and interchangeable, Jaar poses critical questions about media consumerism, empathy and individual responsibility, and denounces the “collective silence'.
gebouw Las Palmas
3072 AR Rotterdam