OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Visual artist Attie to present and discuss his work April 27

04/13/2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Internationally renowned visual artist Shimon Attie will present and discuss his work, from his early installations across Europe through his more recent artworks, on Wednesday, April 27, at Oregon State University.

The free event is in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium of OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center. A public reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

Attie’s recent work includes multiple channel immersive video installations. He will also discuss his newest piece, MetroPAL.IS., an eight-channel video installation in-the-round, filmed with members of the Israeli and Palestinian communities of New York. MetroPAL.IS. opened at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum on Jan. 30 and will be on display until May 30.

A Los Angeles native, Attie focuses on how history, memory, and place shape and define communities, most recently in ambitious video installations that reference Baroque and Flemish painting. Attie has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship from Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute, and The Rome Prize.

Four monographs on Attie’s work have been published, and his work is in the collection of many institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Centre Pompidou in Paris.

This event is presented by the Visiting Artist and Scholar Program at OSU.