Writing on Walls: A Master Class with Shimon Attie
Tuesday, 2pm-3pm PST
Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.
Documenting the disappearance of Jewish lives and re-creating them on walls in Berlin as an emerging artist, Shimon Attie shaped an incredible creative path by re-imagining what was once and what could be again. Join a master class with this internationally celebrated artist to understand the social impact that public projects can make.
Moderated by Dr. Rotem Rozental, AJU’s Chief Curator.
Shimon Attie is an internationally renowned visual artist.
His artistic practice includes creating site-specific installations in public places, accompanying art photographs, immersive multiple-channel video and mixed-media installations for museums and galleries, 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.