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9/11 Fifteen Years

September 11, 2016 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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9/11
Fifteen Years

A one-night exhibition happening on the fifteen year anniversary of
September 11, 2001.

A paradigm shift. Airplanes as weapons. America attacked. In the
immediate aftermath, we saw people rush to hospitals to donate blood,
and strangers talking on the street to figure out what was going on.
People wanted to help. But, in the months and years that followed, the
event was used to incite wars, foster racism and xenophobia, and
stoke small-minded, nationalistic thinking.

Some of the works in this show address September 11th specifically,
but many do not. The works address isolation, absence, destruction,
politics, religion, collapse, terrorism. They depict falling, burning,
voids, paper, ash, smoke, skyscrapers, airplanes. The works are smart,
sombre, elegiac. And this show is uncomfortable. Often an anniversary
is something celebrated, as is the opening of an art show. But not in
this case. Is it a commemoration of the event? A memorial?

Sam Contis
Nikki Darling
Nicole Eisenman
Tony Feher
David Gilbert
Devin Kenny
Mark McKnight
Elieen Myles
John Purtle
Vincent Ramos
Guan Rong
Samantha Roth
Mark So
Cody Trepte
Rosha Yaghmai
Samira Yamin

Curated by Closing

Date:
September 11, 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
http://closing.la