Northwestern University

Wed 10:00 AM

Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door

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When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh
40 Arts Circle Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Costs: General Admission: Free

Contact: Block Museum of Art   (847) 491-4000

Group: Block Museum Exhibitions

Category: Fine Arts

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For more than two decades artist Shimon Attie has been creating immersive multimedia art---from video installations in museums and galleries to site-specific works in public places---that reflect on the relationship between place, memory and identity. 

In The Neighbor Next Door, the artist has re-envisioned a work which featured archival film footage taken clandestinely by people forced into seclusion by the Nazis. In 1995 Attie projected the films onto the sidewalks of Amsterdam from apartments where many groups actually hid during World War II. In 2012 visitors to the Block Museum will view the films in a gallery installation that evokes the experience of living in confinement. 

The exhibition is co-curated by David and Debra Tolchinsky, faculty members in the Department of Radio/Television/Film, School of Communications.

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Rubens Family Foundation.

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