VISIONS NYC - afterthoughts
Bärbel Möllmann - VISIONS NYC afterthoughts
Opening September 9, 2011 from 8PM
Exhibition intro and podium discussion: Sunday, September 11, 2011
5PM: Exhibition Introduction
The artist Bärbel Möllmann and Regine Rapp (Art Laboratory Berlin) will give a tour of the exhibition
6PM: Podium discussion "9/11… Ten Years Later"
Participants: Mark Donfried (director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy), Howard McCalebb (artist and director of DadaPost), Bärbel Möllmann (artist and photographer); moderation: Christian de Lutz (Art Laboratory Berlin).
Anyone who has lived in New York and witnessed as I did the terrorist
attack on the city will never be the same. Our view of ourselves, our view of
the city, all of this has changed. This whole year has been one in which
many different feelings and thoughts and perspectives on ourselves as well
as our future has been required.
Estelle Ellis, New York, 2002
September 11, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on The World Trade Center. In VISIONS NYC - afterthoughts the Berlin-based artist and photographer Bärbel Möllmann has gathered a series of amazing portraits and interviews with New Yorkers from Summer 2001, recording their individual plans, goals and dreams, and from Summer 2002 recording their reactions to the events of the previous year.
When she began her unique artistic project in July 2001, Möllmann could not have imagined the attacks on the Twin Towers that would occur only two months later. The actual events of 9/11 are not directly seen in the images, but rather felt as a historic turning point in the interviews and photos taken both before and after September 11. The project is rather about individual New Yorkers and their respective fates, which are brought convincingly near in these artistic photographs and authentic interviews, which shows just how strongly the city of New York and its residents changed in the aftermath of September 11.