Starstruck: An American Tale - Artist Talk with Shimon Attie & Reception

September 13, 2022 5:30PM
Baker Hall & LUAG Main Gallery

Join us for an Artist Talk featuring Shimon Attie followed by the Opening Reception of Starstruck: An American Tale.

Free parking will be available in the Zoellner Arts Center parking garage on levels 2 - 4. 

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Shimon Attie is an internationally renowned visual artist whose practice includes creating site-specific installations in public places, immersive multiple-channel video and mixed-media installations.  For two decades, Attie has made art that allows us to reflect on the relationship between place, memory and identity. In many of his projects, he engages local communities in finding new ways of representing their history, memory, and potential futures, and explores how contemporary media may be used to re-imagine new relationships between space, time, place and identity.  For his project in Bethlehem, Attie is filming members of the community in four or five specific locations around the city, hoping to distill "some of [the] curious intersections of different layers [from] Bethlehem's past and present."

Among his many accomplishments, Attie has developed works of public art in Berlin, Tel Aviv, Rome, New York, Boston and San Francisco. His work also has been featured in numerous exhibitions including at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago and The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship, and holds the Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award in Art.

Attie will be the Horger Artist-in-Residence with the Department of Art, Architecture and Design through Fall 2022, engaging students in the development of his new work. In addition, Attie will teach a seminar course encompassing public art, community engaged practices, site specific installation, performance and a range of topics related to social practice.

For more information visit Shimon's website here.

This is a qualifying 5X10 event.

The 5x10, which reads as five by ten, is a programming series open to all Lehigh students with a specific focus on first-year students, their connection to Lehigh and introducing them to bLUeprint and the Five Foundations of Student Success. In a typical year, first-year students are expected to attend five programs during the first ten weeks of the semester.