“The old world is dying, the new one is slow to be born" by Alfredo Jaar is a new work entering the Usina de Arte collection and invites reflection on the dangers of civilizational transitions. “Images are not innocent”, Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar often warns. Those who look at the neon phrase of his work “Claro-Escuro” (2015) under the wall of what was the largest alcohol distillery in Brazil in the 1950s are sure of this, and which since 2015, in its cultural reconversion, has made up a socioeconomic development project through art, education, and environment. In this chiaroscuro, monsters appear” establishes a permanent residence at Usina de Arte, expanding the equipment collection with large installations by international artists. Please visit the [Usina da Arte website,http://www.usinadearte.org/en] for more information.