Facts on the GroundAn encounter and talk with the artist Shimon Attie
American artist Shimon Attie, who is currently taking part of Artport’s artists residency program, will present his work around the world, talking about the new project he is currently working on in Israel.
Attie’s projects invite the viewer to think about the relationship between space, memory and identity. Through photography, video, and projects exhibited in public sphere, he brings to life public sites by presenting their lost historical images, giving visual form to memory.
In the famous project “The Writing on The Wall” from the early 1990s, Attie projected on Berlin’s buildings photographs of Jewish life that existed before the Second World War. Recent projects have involved reviving private and public memories through multi-channel video and paperwork.
Most of Attie’s projects include strong engagement with local communities: In Israel he is working on a new photographic project that incorporates short texts in the public sphere.
Attie’s work has been exhibited and purchased by dozens of museums around the world, including the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Pompidou Center, the Miami Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and many others. In addition, Attie has won numerous awards and scholarships, including the Guggenheim Research Grant, the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University, and the Rome Award. And recently, Attie was awarded the Lee Krzner.
Many books have been written about Attie’s work and it has been documented in several films that have aired on PBS television networks, BBC ARD.Read more
55 Ben Zvi Road, Tel Aviv
Thursday, May 12th, 2013