Mulackstraße 37, Berlin (Slide projection of Jewish residents, c. 1932)

Mulackstraße 37, Berlin (Slide projection of Jewish residents, c. 1932)


Shimon Attie

(American, b. 1957)

Chromogenic print

Image: 44.4 x 54.6 cm (17 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.); Paper: 50.6 x 60.5 cm (19 15/16 x 23 13/16 in.); Matted: 61 x 71.1 cm (24 x 28 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1997.48

Impression: 19



Inspired by the lost Jewish culture that once occupied the streets of Berlin, Attie created a striking body of work in Berlin from 1991 to 1992. At night he projected archival images of the former Jewish quarter onto buildings standing today, often using the original facades. The resulting color photographs juxtapose past and present while combining varied camera angles, deliberate cropping, and saturated hues. Filled with layers of historic information, the compelling scene depicted here refers to the Holocaust, World War II, the division of Germany, and the grim effects of time.
John L. Severance Fund 1997.48

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