Renowned Artist Shimon Attie presents "Art and Memory: Moving Images" March 6

Art and Memory: Moving Images
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Shimon Attie, internationally renowned artist
The Abraham Matlofsky Memorial Program
Born in Los Angeles in 1957, Shimon Attie is an internationally renowned visual artist. Attie’s artistic practice includes creating immersive multiple channel hd video installations for museums and galleries, photographs, large and small-scale site-specific installations in public places, and new media works.

For two decades, Attie has made art that allows us to reflect on the relationship between place, memory and identity. In many of his projects, he engages local communities in finding new ways of representing their history, memory, and potential futures, and explores how contemporary media may be used to re-imagine new relationships between space, time, place and identity. He is particularly concerned with issues of loss, communal trauma and the potential for regeneration. (View Shimon Attie's entire biography courtesy of the Bildner Center HERE.)

"I remember when we lived in a tenement on the top floor in very bad condition. It was like a dream....,"
lasers writing out senior's memory, on-location installation and chromogenic photograph, 1998, by Shimon Attie, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

At Portico of Octavia, On-location slide projection, Rome, Italy, 40" X 50" (101 X 127 cm) lambda photograph, 2002, by Shimon Attie, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York