still from Shimon Attie’s Night Watch
Faculty member Shimon Attie is featured in the the fourth anniversary of Jack Shainman's The School. Attie's work will be showcased along with a concurrent series of solo exhibitions by Nina Chanel Abney, Math Bass, Valérie Blass, Vibha Galhotra, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, Lyne Lapointe, Gordon Parks, and Leslie Wayne. The exhibitions will run through October 6th, 2018 at The School located at 25 Broad Street in Kinderhook, NY.
For more information on the featured artists and works, please click here.
The artwork, Lost in Space (After Huck), combines cast resin sculpture w/a multi-channel video and sound environment to create an immersive Installation. For Lost in Space, I drew inspiration from the St. Louis Art Museum’s proximity both to the Mississippi River and to Ferguson, MO. The artwork conflates Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn – in part an allegory on 19th century American race relations- with present-day first responder/community relations. A sculpture of a hybrid raft/police vehicle appears to float in “celestial space”. Yet the surrounding video is actually animated still images of American cities shot at nighttime by NASA satellites above. Rather then looking up at the nighttime sky, we are actually looking down at American cities where many of these issues remain alive.
Curated by Petr Nedoma, faculty member and visual artist Shimon Attie is featured in the group exhibition "Domestic Arenas" at Galerie Rudolfinum. His work will be in conversation with works by contemporary artists John Akomfrah, Jeremy Deller & Cecilia Bengolea, Stan Douglas, Omer Fast,and Kahlil Joseph.
The exhibition explores the synthesis of videoart, tendentious documentary and music videos from American and European artists, which sensitiely react on the authentic social and demographic problems of mostly the American society. Music plays here a significant role and a means of expressing the themes of individual works. Despite the seemingly entertaining musical format the authors managed to underline the very important and interethnic relations and tensions heavily discussed today.
The show debuts January 18th, 2018 and will run through March 18th. For more information and hours, please click here.
Shimon Attie will be showing his video installation Stateless which explores issues of flight, loss and belonging at a time when many immigrants are seeking refuge in Europe and are at risk of being banned from other parts of the Western world.