Russian American Cultural Center
On view from: May 9 - May 30, 2002
I chose these words from the three well-known songs of the artists that I love and respect. They express my feelings better than I can.
"Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger: a brotherhood of man.
Imagine all the people sharing all the world,
You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us and the world will be as one."
- by John Lennon
"The sounds of gunfire off in the distance:
I'm getting used to it now.
"Life During Wartime"
- by David Byrne
"And the stars look very different today."
- by David Bowie
Post Factum is the first installment in a series of Julia Nitsberg's exhibitions that are reflections on the events and the aftermath of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, NYC, United States, and the rest of the civilized world. The choice of an office building for this particular installation is consistent with its theme.
Russian-born Julia Nitsberg calls herself artist/provocateur and believes in social function of the work of art. The importance for an individual to assume full personal responsibility for his actions is a constant subject of her work.
She received her BFA from Parsons School of Desi gn and for the last decade worked in the multimedia of sculptural installation, exploring political, social and personal issues. Following the example of her favorite art triangle: Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys, she employs irony, speculation, critic and romanticism for treatment of her subject matter.
Her recent installations at the Newhouse Center of the Contemporary Art: "Room with a View", "Landscape in the Interior" and "Between Wind and Water" were conceived as a reminder about our abdicated responsibility and man careless attitude towards nature and future.