Faculty member Shimon Attie at The Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2017—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present new work by Shimon Attie in Lost in Space (After Huck), the 113th installment of the museum’s popular Currents series. The free exhibition will be on view in Gallery 210 from April 1 through June 25.

Attie creates multimedia works that shine a light on what has been lost, buried, or forgotten through visual and sonic experiences. In his early career, he created works that reanimated the lost history of specific public spaces—from projections on the facades of the former Jewish Quarter in Berlin and tenements in Lower Manhattan, to underwater light boxes in a canal in Copenhagen.

In St. Louis, he will create an immersive multi-media environment comprised of a large-scale sculpture surrounded by a six-channel video projection and audio soundtrack. He will discuss the exhibition at an artist’s lecture in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium at 7 pm on Friday, March 31.

“Attie’s installation establishes a purposeful ambiguity, creating a symbolic space where meanings from the past can be examined alongside important socio-political issues of the present,” said Hannah Klemm, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art. “With this wondrous environment, Attie overlaps multiple imaginaries and realities: contemporary lived space with romanticized depictions of nature, urban spaces with rural ones, and the celestial sphere with the terrestrial, man-made world.”

©Shimon Attie. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. (video screen grab)

©Shimon Attie. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. (video screen grab)

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