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Artist Shimon Attie Speaks at Congregation Beth Sholom

Shimon Attie will present this year’s annual invited art lecture at Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck at 354 Maitland Avenue on Monday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is entitled, “Sites Unseen: Igniting and Challenging Memory.”

Shimon Attie is an internationally renowned visual artist who uses video projections, photography and other media to enable communities to reflect on the relationships among place, memory and identity. He re-animates architectural and public sites with images of their lost histories and introduces marginalized and forgotten populations into the physical landscape of the present. Attie has exhibited his art at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and over 40 museums and galleries worldwide.

Attie will present projects to include on-location slide projections of pre-World War II Jewish life in Berlin’s former Jewish quarter, underwater light boxes in Copenhagen showing the faces of formerly rescued Jewish citizens and current Bosnian refugees, video projections onto Anne Frank’s Amsterdam street of wartime footage taken by Jews in hiding there and laser projections on tenement buildings in New York’s Lower East Side that illuminate the immigrant experience. Two recent projects include on-site installations of provocative light boxes in Israel and Palestine and an art film based on the recent harrowing sea crossing of Syrian refugees.

Shimon Attie is represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

This is the 12th annual lecture supported by the Alfred and Rose Buchman Endowment for the Fine Arts. For more information, contact Congregation Beth Sholom at (201) 833-2620 or [email protected]. No reservations are necessary.

Joan Boykoff Baron and Reuben M. Baron are co-chairs of this event. They are writers for artcritical.com, the online magazine of art and ideas.

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