When: Friday, November 5th, 5-9PM
Free and open to the public.
Image Above: Shimon Attie, Night Watch (Norris), 2021. Signed, limited-edition photogravure published by Mullowney Printing, 15 x 26 3/4 inches unframed.
November FIRST FRIDAY
Join us Friday, November 5th, 5-9 PM for a screening of works by artist Shimon Attie in collaboration with BOXBLUR, Immersive Arts Alliance, and Catharine Clark Gallery. This evening’s program builds off themes of empathy and community from our new Facade Project, Conrad Egyir: A Chapter of Love, featuring Attie’s portraits of refugees in screenings of Night Watch and The View From Below. Take a piece of the show home by participating in our button-making activity inspired by topics of identity from our exhibition Conrad Egyir: Chapters of Light.
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About the featured programming:
Shimon Attie’s Night Watch
Night Watch features twelve, close-up video portraits of refugees who were granted political asylum in the United States. Displayed on a 20 ft-wide, high-resolution LED screen, the portraits will travel aboard a slow-moving barge to allow for on-shore public viewing. The silently displayed images largely feature members of international LGBTQI communities, as well as unaccompanied minors, who fled tremendous violence and discrimination in their homelands of Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Peru, and Russia. We will be showcasing footage from recent performances in New York City, Oakland, and San Francisco, CA.
Shimon Attie was born in Los Angeles, educated in the San Francisco Bay Area, and lives in New York. He has received numerous visual artist fellowships, including from: John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy in Rome (The Rome Prize), The National Endowment for the Arts, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Kunstfonds (Germany’s NEA equivalent), and a Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award. Attie’s artistic practice is expansive: public installation, photography, multi-channel video, and mixed media works. His career is international and is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery. For more than two decades, Attie’s work has reflected on the relationship between place and memory. He often engages with local communities and collaborates with non-profit organizations to reimagine relationships between space, time, and place. An interest in loss, communal trauma, and the potential for regeneration shape Attie’s approach to his practice.
Conrad Egyir: A Chapter of Love and Conrad Egyir: Chapters of Light are generously supported by program partner Facebook Open Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Pamela and David Hornik, Tad Freese and Brook Hartzell, and Applied Materials.