ABOUT
In honor of the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, LMCC presents InSite: Art + Commemoration, an initiative that invites artistic and community response to a decade of recovery and change in Lower Manhattan. Featuring exhibitions, performances, poetry, and ideas presented in partnership with a range of local institutions, InSite offers space for reflection and for envisioning our shared future. Experience the work live and online.

August 11 – October 11, 2011.

 
ESSAY
Nineteen Rooms for September 11 by Jill Magi
 
PROJECTS
• Where Does the Dust Itself Collect? by Xu Bing, co-presented with Museum of Chinese in America
• The Truth Is I Am You by The Cause Collective, co-presented with Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Art (MoCADA)
• In Performance: Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, presented by the Joyce Theater
• Ten Years After 9/11: Remembrance and Reconciliation Through Poetry, co-presented with Poets House and Trinity Wall Street
• Together We Are New York: Asian Americans Remember and Re-Vision 9/11, presented by Kundiman
• Before the Fall: Remembering the World Trade Center, presented by the New York State Museum
• Access Restricted 2011: Cultural Memory
 
IDEAS
Artist contributions by Double A Projects (Athena Robles & Anna Stein), Andrea Geyer, Takashi Horisaki, Yoko Inoue, Matthew Jensen, Jill Magid, Mary Mattingly, Carlos Motta, Christopher Robbins
 
RESOURCES
Information, institutions and events that inform dialogue and thinking about 9/11 and the intervening decade
 
LMCC and 9/11
LMCC’s history is closely tied to the events of 9/11. During its first three decades, LMCC grew with Downtown, cultivating art and culture throughout the neighborhood and specifically around the World Trade Center. By the end of the 1990s, LMCC had moved its offices into the World Trade Center and transformed it into a cultural anchor with residencies in the upper floors of the North Tower, free performances in the WTC Plaza, and exhibition spaces showcasing artists of all disciplines. LMCC was among the many who lost everything in the collapse of the towers, including the life of one of its resident artists, Michael Richards.

In the intervening years, LMCC has continued to work within the community to redevelop and revitalize the neighborhood through art and culture, enabling many hundreds of artists and arts organizations to develop and share new works and projects in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Today, LMCC remains committed to impacting a changing vision of Lower Manhattan by bringing artists and audiences together to reflect on the area’s history, interpret its present, and envision a shared future.

For more information on LMCC, today and tomorrow, visit: www.LMCC.net

Funding for LMCC’s Public Programs is made possible, in part, by many generous individual and corporate donors, the New York State Council on the Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 
Support for InSite: Art + Commemoration is provided by the Rockefeller Foundation.

 

2 Responses to ABOUT

  1. Thank you for the work you are doing.

    The WTC was my subway stop. That day I came out of the turnstiles to a wall of screaming people coming right at me and my day only got worse from there.

    Art does help us heal. By the end of the month I had drafted a documentary play as a way to cope with the experience. It’s been performed a number of times in various venues. Last year it was published. Info on it can be found here:

    http://www.jacpub.com/One-Acts/Langsner_Bystander911.htm

    I would love to be involved in your project if at all possible.

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