Artis Program

Artis Presents an Exhibition Tour & Discussion with Artists Adi Nes and Shimon Attie, and ICP Curator Maya Benton at Jack Shainman Gallery

Adi Nes, Untitled, 2012, chromogenic print, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 6:30pm
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011

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The artists will discuss their exhibitions, Shimon Attie: People, Land, State open May 31 to July 28 and Adi Nes: The Village open June 7 to July 28, at Jack Shainman Gallery. Introduction and discussion led by Maya Benton, curator at the International Center of Photography.

About Shimon Attie
Shimon Attie is an internationally renowned visual artist, whose work spans photography, video, site-specific installations, public projects, and new media. Attie's projects allow us to reflect on the relationship among place, memory and identity. Using a variety of contemporary media, many of his works give visual form to memory by animating public sites with images of their lost histories. His work has been exhibited and collected by numerous institutions around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Attie is the recipient of numerous visual artist fellowships, including the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rome Prize, and from Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute. Several books have been published on Attie's work, which has also been the subject of a number of films.

About Adi Nes
Adi Nes is one of Israel's most prominent photographers. His works have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. Nes' work includes four main series to date: Soldiers (1994-2000), Boys (2000), Prisoners (2003), Biblical Stories (2004-2007) and The Village (2008-2012). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2000) and the Constantiner Prize for Photography (2003). Nes' large scale and multi-layered color photographs, executed with meticulous light and print qualities, draw inspiration from his personal biography, as well as from Israeli collective memory and art history. His works correspond with famous pieces from the Western art canon, as well as with contemporary photography, mythologies, film, media, fashion, and more.

About Maya Benton
Maya Benton is a curator at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, where she is establishing the Roman Vishniac archive, in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. Her research focuses on documentary photographs of Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe, Israeli contemporary photography and video art, and Jewish visual culture and vernacular photography. Benton has worked at institutions including ICP, the RISD Museum, the Getty, the Harvard University Art Museums and the Jewish Museum in Florence, Italy. She holds a BA in Archaeology and Ancient Art from Brown University, an MA in Art Restoration and Conservation from the University of Florence, Italy, an EdM in Museum Education from Harvard, and MA and MPhil degrees, with the highest distinction, from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where she is ABD. Maya is the photography critic for Tablet Magazine and has contributed numerous essays to artists' catalogs and magazine publications.
Artis Programs, Jack Shainman Gallery, Maya Benton, New York, Shimon Attie, Adi Nes

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