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Special Display: 9/11


    September 11 2021 - January 15 2022
  • Curator: Tamara Abramovitch
  • Designer: Michal Aldor
  • Aaron Levy Hall

A decade after the tragedy of September 11, two Israeli artists living in the USA responded to its enduring yet fragile memory in works that integrate past and present. This special display showcases photographic works by Shai Kremer and Assaf Shaham, in commemoration of the horrific events that took place twenty years ago.  

Kremer’s abstract cityscapes are a palimpsest: images from 9/11 superimposed on combined photographs he shot at the Ground Zero construction site between 2011 and 2013. Shaham’s uncanny manipulation of a postcard in which the Twin Towers loom over Lower Manhattan seems foreshadow their fate while conjuring up a glorious past.   

 

Shai Kremer, born Israel 1974, active New York, W.T.C.: Concrete Abstract 6, 2011–13 , Archival pigment print, Gift of the artist 

 

Assaf Shaham, born Israel 1983, active Los Angeles, American Dream (Twins), 2011, Inkjet print, Purchased through the gift of Linda and Michael G. Jesselson, New York; Lauren and Mitchell Presser, New York; Marion and Guy Naggar, London; Roselyne C. Swig, San Francisco; and Nathalie and Jean-Daniel Cohen, Brussels, B15.9063