Faculty member Shimon Attie exhibits his new show, “People, Land, State” at Jack Shainman Gallery from May 31-July 28, with a reception on June 7th.
From the press release:
First coming to prominence in the 1990’s with his powerful installations across Europe using a variety of media including on-location slide projection and underwater light boxes, Attie incorporated the surfaces of architecture and water to explore issues of memory and lost histories of the Second World War. In this new series he has turned his attention to the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, but through a dissection of the complexity and insanity of national identities rooted in contested claims and histories. Returning to video as well as utilizing materials that are new to his practice such as marble, lenticular printing, letterpress and Braille, Attie creates an aesthetic language that goes beyond political ideology in artful, tactile and expressive forms.
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