Indepth Arts News: |
2002-07-13 until 2002-08-24
Museum of New Art
USA United States of America
Ground Zero, an exhibition of post 911 art, will be on display from July 13th
to August 24th 2002 at Detroit's Museum of New Art, in the historic Book
Building on Washington Boulevard, in the downtown center of the city.
The show, organized by Artists Frank Shifreen, Daniel Sheffer and Julius
Vitali, features the work of over 50 artists in the 2nd floor exhibition
space of the Museum. Artists from all over the country have created works in
many styles, varied media and viewpoint that depict artists reactions to the
world since last September and the drama of cultural clash.
The works in Ground Zero examine the issues of 9/11 and the seismic shift
that has occurred as a result of the challenge to western values by radical
Islam. We have changed. Irony and distance have given way to a more serious,
committed, if polarized time. Daniel Scheffer says, " We have ended an
isolationist era in the U.S and have come face to face with our own
vulnerabiltiy and strength. We are connected to the rest of the world."
The exhibition organizers hope to engage the public in exploration and
dialogue . In the imagination, images can reveal knowledge not accessible to
logic. We are an IMAGE-nation impacted by visual bombardment from an endless
data stream. This show features art that illuminates, educates and