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SHIMON ATTIE
[b. 1957] American visual artist
I use contemporary media to reanimate sites and places with images of their own lost histories. - Shimon Attie

There’s this presence of these missing people and this lost community that I felt but could not see, and that was a very strange dissonance for me. - Shimon Attie

Simply because something is not visible it doesn’t mean that it is not there. - Shimon Attie

I think of my work as a kind of peeling back of the wallpaper of today to reveal the histories buried underneath. - Shimon Attie

..my boundaries between past, present and future are perhaps more porous than other people’s. I think the same is true about text and image. Text is an image for me; when I use it visually I insist on it having the right quality. Words are images. - Shimon Attie

I use images as signifiers that point to layers of history, lost communities or a latent collective whispering within a certain context. - Shimon Attie

My intention is to create opportunities for reflections and meditations on history. - Shimon Attie

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