Shimon Attie with introductory presentation by Jana Sophia Nolle

March 15th, 2019 • 7:30pm

Location:                                                                                                                          San Francisco Art Institute Osher Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street  (at Jones Street) 

Tickets available at the door or online                                                           Suggested Donation: $15.00 general admission, Students with ID : Free    

© Shimon Attie Night Watch (Mikaela with Liberty), Hudson River, Barge, Tugboat, 20’ wide hi-res LED screen, 30”X45”/48"X72" Lambda Photograph, Shimon Attie, 2018, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

SHIMON ATTIE

www.ShimonAttie.net

Shimon Attie often works in sites of urgent political conflict.  His projects speak to a social and historical dimension, engaging issues related to place, memory and identity.  His visually arresting works offers viewers the opportunity to reflect on and experience familiar subject matter in entirely new ways. 

Over the course of Attie’s career, he has conceived and realized approximately 30 projects in 10 countries around the world. Many of these works were conceived for the public realm, while others have been for more traditional venues such as art museums and galleries.

 Attie’s work has been commissioned, exhibited and collected by museums and galleries around the world, including at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Miami Art Museum, and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,  among many others. A survey exhibition was organized by Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

Five commercial monographs have been published on Shimon Attie’s work, which has also been the subject of several films, which have aired on PBS, the BBC, ARD and ZDF.

Attie has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Rome Prize, and fellowships from The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Kunstfonds (Germany’s NEA equivalent).

In 2013-14, Attie was awarded the Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award.  And in 2018, he was inducted into the National Academy of Design.


 

© Shimon Attie Night Watch (Edafe), Hudson River, Barge, Tugboat, 20’ wide hi-res LED screen, 30”X45”/48"X72" Lambda Photograph, Shimon Attie, 2018, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie Night Watch (Marvin with Tower), Hudson River, Barge, Tugboat, 20’ wide hi-res LED screen, 30”X45”/48"X72" Lambda Photograph, Shimon Attie, 2018, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie ALL OF ONE’S FEARS, Two on-location custom made light boxes, Sited between Synagogue and ruins of former Mosque attacked by rioting Israelis during second Palestinian Intifada, Tel Aviv, 27”X40”/48”X72” Lambda Photograph, Shimon Attie, 2018, from the project Facts on the Ground, 2014, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie Untitled Video Still, Sightings: The Ecology of an Art Museum, 3-ch video Installation with stereo sound, de Young Museum of San Francisco, Shimon Attie, 2008, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie Installation Shot, Nine 2 X 1.75 meter light boxes mounted with dura-trans photographs submerged 1 meter under water, Borsgraven Canal, Copenhagen, Denmark. On light box inforeground: Present day refugee from the former Yugoslavia with Danish entry stamp on passport, Shimon Attie, from the project Portraits of Exile, Shimon Attie, 1995, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie Almstadtstrasse 43: Slide projection of former Hebrew bookstore, 1930, Berlin, 1992, on-location installation at 1:1 architecture scale and 33"X40" chromogenic photograph, from the project The Writing on the Wall, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie Night Watch (Edafe with Tower), Hudson River, Barge, Tugboat, 20’ wide hi-res LED screen, 30”X45”/48"X72" Lambda Photograph, Shimon Attie, 2018, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie Night Watch (Sergey with Bridge), East River, Barge, Tugboat, 20’ wide hi-res LED screen, 30”X45”/48"X72" Lambda Photograph, Shimon Attie, 2018, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie LAND LORD, Two on-location custom made light boxes, Looking onto Israeli settlement Har Homa from Palestinian Village Umm Tuba, annexed by Israel in 1967, 27”X40”/48”X72” Lambda Photograph, Shimon Attie, from the project Facts on the Ground, 2014, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie Untitled Video Still, Sightings: The Ecology of an Art Museum, 3-ch video Installation with stereo sound, de Young Museum of San Francisco, Shimon Attie, 2008, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

© Shimon Attie I remember when we lived in a tenement on the top floor in very bad condition. It was like a dream...., Lasers Writing Out Jewish Senior's Memory, On-location laser projection installation at 1:1 architectural scale and 24" X 65"photographm 1998, Shimon Attie, from the project Between Dreams and History, Shimon Attie, 1998, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

 

© Shimon Attie Linienstrasse 137: Slide projection of police raid on former Jewish residents, 1920, Berlin, 1992, on-location installation at 1:1 architecture scale and 33"X40" chromogenic photograph, from the project The Writing on the Wall, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY


Jana Sophia Nolle

http://jana-sophia.com/

Jana Sophia Nolle was born in 1986 in Germany and currently lives and works in Berlin and in San Francisco.

In addition to being a visual artist Jana Sophia Nolle works as an international election observer, most recently she lived and worked in Nepal, Myanmar, Belarus and Albania. Working in such diverse and vibrant environments has helped to inform her artistic sensibilities.

Consisting of photographs and found footage, Nolle’s work can be best described as living between research, observation and documentation. Often, the starting point of her projects is based on either autobiographical experiences or social phenomena. Her interests reflect a fascination with social change, fragile identities, as well as individuals embedded in socio-political transformations.
Having a research background, she often acts as an investigator as well as an observer, scanning the lives of others and using methods of both scientific research and staged documentary photography. Her approach is multidisciplinary, using photography, video and installations.
2015 – 2018 Fine Art Photography Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie Berlin, Germany
2011 – 2012 MSc Violence, Conflict Development Studies SOAS University London, UK

 
 

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
Living Room, San Francisco 2017/2018 (group show), OKS, The Shelf, Berlin
Anska. Mothers and Daughters (group show), Best Photo, Harvey Milk Photo Center / Through the Lens, San Francisco

2017
Phenomena No.1 (group show), Das kleine Schwarze, Hamburg
Fathers and Sons (group show), Gesellschaft für Internationele Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Berlin / Brussels
Imprint, Art Auction, SOMA Arts Center, Coalition on Homelessness, (group show), San Francisco

2016
Present to Past (group exhibition), OKS, Berlin

2015
Project ECHOS (Video and Photography) (group exhibition, HO Gallery, Berlin

SELECTED AWARDS / GRANTS

2018
German Photobook Prize 2018/2019 (Bronze), Project Living Room, Photos: Jana Sophia Nolle & Text: Aaron Schuman, Design: Sven-Lindhorst-Emme