Shimon Attie (CRF 2010) will be bringing his floating media installation Night Watch, originally premiered in New York City in 2018, to the waterways of the San Francisco Bay and Oakland Estuary. The floating art installation combines contemporary LED-technology with an historic mode of water transport – a barge – to create a sophisticated and layered artistic and sculptural work of art. The project will be on view from September 17 – September 19, 2021, and is coproduced by BOXBLUR and Immersive Arts Alliance.
In addition to Night Watch, the Catharine Clark Gallery will be opening its Fall 2021 season with Here, not Here, the first comprehensive survey exhibition of Shimon Attie’s photography and video work on the West Coast. Encompassing projects from 1993 to present day, the exhibition raises critical questions about place/displacement, collective memory, and histories of trauma and resilience. The exhibition will be on view September 18 – October 30, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 18 from 11am – 1pm.
SF/Arts and 7×7 jointly published a preview of Shimon Attie’s project “Night Watch” on the San Francisco Bay and Oakland Estuary by arts writer Luke Williams.