November 10, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMUptown Campus
Please join us for an artist talk with Shimon Attie on Thursday, November 10th at 6pm in Freeman Auditorium.
In his lecture, artist Shimon Attie will highlight a selection of projects across space and time. He will present key early works such as The Writing on the Wall, a series of site-specific projections in Berlin’s former Jewish Quarter, and discuss in greater depth his more recent work from the past several years. These will include Attie's projects with communities of refugee and asylum seekers around the world, including The Crossing and Night Watch. He will also present his most recent project, created while Horger Artist in Residency at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The completed artwork, Starstruck: An American Tale, is inspired by Bethlehem’s complex and layered past and present The project is currently on view at Lehigh University Art Galleries until Dec 3, 2022, and will later be released in 2023 as an art monograph from Black Dog Press in London.
Shimon Attie is a multidisciplinary artist who creates site-specific installations in public places, as well as mixed media Installations for museums and galleries. Attie employs video, photography, sculpture and highly collaborative processes with local communities in realizing his projects. His art reflects on the relationship between place, memory and identity and explores how contemporary media may be used to re-imagine new relationships between space, time, place and identity. Attie’s work has been shown at and collected by The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, among many others. He has received fellowships from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. He has also received the Lee Krasner Award and was inducted into the National Academy of Design in 2018.
This lecture is supported by the Sandra Garrard Fund for Recent Trends in Contemporary Art.