- This event has passed.
9/11 Fifteen Years
September 11, 2016 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A one-night exhibition happening on the fifteen year anniversary of
September 11, 2001.
A paradigm shift. Airplanes as weapons. America attacked. In the
immediate aftermath, we saw people rush to hospitals to donate blood,
and strangers talking on the street to figure out what was going on.
People wanted to help. But, in the months and years that followed, the
event was used to incite wars, foster racism and xenophobia, and
stoke small-minded, nationalistic thinking.
Some of the works in this show address September 11th specifically,
but many do not. The works address isolation, absence, destruction,
politics, religion, collapse, terrorism. They depict falling, burning,
voids, paper, ash, smoke, skyscrapers, airplanes. The works are smart,
sombre, elegiac. And this show is uncomfortable. Often an anniversary
is something celebrated, as is the opening of an art show. But not in
this case. Is it a commemoration of the event? A memorial?
Curated by Closing