New Exhibition Features 9/11 Response Art by NYC Artists

New Exhibition Features 9/11 Response Art by NYC Artists

A selection of works by Manju Shandler, "Gesture"

A new special exhibition comprised of works by 13 New York City-based artists will open on Sept. 12 at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The exhibition, titled “Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11,” ranges in media from paintings and sculpture to works on paper and video.

The exhibition examines the artists’ reactions to the terror attacks. One artist lost his brother, a firefighter, some lost friends and many personally witnessed the attacks.

"'Rendering the Unthinkable' shows the deep influence 9/11 had on all aspects of American culture and society," 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said. "Through artistic expression, these men and women have powerfully documented the immediate change the attacks brought into our world and how it affected all of us. Having these works of art exhibited together, in the very place the attacks happened, will provide visitors with another perspective about our human response to these attacks."

These pieces, which were not newly commissioned for the exhibition, will be displayed together for the first time in the Museum.

"Artists, like all of us, struggled to comprehend the unfathomable destruction and loss of innocent life. They responded the way they knew best – through their art," said 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice M. Greenwald.

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