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Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door

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Prinsengracht 468: Passing Military Band, 1995 © Courtesy of the artist and Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
September 21st, 2012 - March 24th, 2013
Opening: September 21st, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue, Sat-Sun 10-5; Wed-Fri 10-8
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

During the 1990s American artist Shimon Attie presented a series of temporary installations in European cities that dealt with absence and legacies of the Holocaust.

For The Neighbor Next Door (1995), Attie projected archival film footage from World War II onto Amsterdam sidewalks. The films, which had been taken by people driven into hiding by the Nazis, suggested what life on the street might have looked like to someone living clandestinely.

In 1995 the artist Shimon Attie projected films taken during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam onto the streets of the city. Two decades later you will encounter these archival images, shot secretly by people who had been driven into hiding, in an installation evoking the experience of watching from a confined space.

*The exhibition will not be on view from December 10 through January 10.