History is Here and Now

curated by Rachel Shatil

June 3 – 30, 2017

With the rise of nationalism in the USA and all Events over the globe, there is a sense of déjà vu. There is a shared anxiety among millions across the globe that history is repeating itself, that we are witnessing an epic process of dehumanization, that we are living in a world that not only tolerates hate, segregation, atrocities, and genocides, but rather promotes those things. Therefore it is essential to bring back the collective historical memory of our brutal past – to remind ourselves that the abyss is not just a vague paranoid delusion, it is happening here and now.

The show will take advantage of the very well-researched public domain photographs of war-zones, deportations, mass killings, and other atrocities. The visitor experience, although a bit uncomfortable, will be engaging and informative. The images will be integrated into a collage of past and present. Together they will form a four-walled landscape that will transform the Atlantic Works Gallery to a solemn
space for remembrance, discussion, and reflection.

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 6-9PM
Artist Talk on Art and Politics: Saturday, June 10, 6-9PM
Artist Panel Speakers on Human Rights Activism: Thursday, June 15, 6-9PM with
Anat Biletsky, Former Chairperson of B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization
Rick Sacra, M.D. a doctor serving in Liberia 20 years and Ebola survivor
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-6 PM or by appointment