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In marching with 10th Anniversary of 9/11, “Pre911/Twin Towers Once Stood,” 3rd group exhibition of ‘Pre911′ will be presented on September 11, 2011 at SB D Gallery
Three years ago, SB D Gallery curated and directed the first exhibition that stopped the life of Twin Towers as of September 10th, 2001, in effort to heal from the wound by bringing back the happy memories of Twin Towers before the terror.
As a closure, “Pre911:Twin Towers Once Stood” will have the finale this year marching with a decade of struggles, and will present your messages in forms of arts;Photographs, drawings, paintings, poems, sculptures, mixed media… without limited to the medium, we will share our soul and spirit united as one, the human.
All 75 heartfelt international artists’ will be participating with their art works to be displayed on HD screens, and also multiple fabric banners will be printed with images and messages to be hung at our next door gallery. Guests will walk through these ceiling high long banners to experience the memories of being inside or right in front of buildings.
‘Pre911:Twin Towers Once Stood’ book will be published as well which is for sale for $50. All the profit will be donated to 911 Families Association. You may purchase the book online at SB D Shop. Click here to purchase.
The exhibition will open on September 11, 2011, at 4pm and runs for two weeks.
My hope, as a resident living in downtown of Manhattan for 21 years and at the same time, curator and director of SB D Gallery, is to accept the life that is beyond the control of morality, and go on with the life finding comfort leaning on each others. It will NEVER be forgotten, nor healed, and that sharp stabbing into our souls on that specific day of terror will be remembered with the deep scar.
Exhibition: “Pre911/Twin Towers Once Stood”
Location: SB D Gallery (www.sbdgallery.org) 125 East 4th Street NYC 10003
Time: September 11, 2011 – September 25, 2011
Opening Reception: September 11, 2011 from 4-8pm
Curated by Seolbin Park
Directed by Zinno Park
Designed by Hyeonji Lee
SB D Gallery
Prophecy in arts shown in Ha Lee’s art series of “Pretty Dictators Vs. Pretty Leaders” at SB D Gallery in East Village, NYC.
Art reflects the philosophy of the age.
Art records the voice of the era.
Art influences the history in the making…
And a lot of times, art foresees the decades in coming.
Like shown in Ha Lee‘s two specific pieces of art series, “Pretty Dictators Vs. Pretty Leaders” that are being presented at SB D Gallery in East Village, NYC from April 30th till May 20th, 2011, the innocent coincidence brought upon serendipity.
His project is to highlight and emphasize on world peace regardless agenda, ideology, religion, race and beyond, however, it happened to have predicted the ending of hunt for Osama Bin Laden (March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011), the founder of al-Qaeda, the organization responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States.
These two specific pieces, Osama Bin Laden and President Obama, were done months prior to the historic death of Osama Bin Laden. Ha Lee selected nine top political figures in his series, and Obama and Bin Laden are parts of them.
There was no speculating metaphor beyond the surface according to Ha Lee. President Obama is cartoonized as Rambo, the hit Americian action hero in the movie directed by George P. Cosmatos and Sylvester Stallone starred in 1985 while Bin Laden is disguised in the biblical theme when he is muslim. Pretty unusual and paradoxic choices of theme Ha Lee made which are also found in the rest seven other political figures in his series.
It seemed to be nothing more complicated than art itself, at least until this year’s one of the world’s biggest breaking news of Osama Bin Laden’s death on May 2, 2011; a day after Ha Lee’s “Pretty Dictators Vs. Pretty Leader” exhibition opening recepted at SB D Gallery in NYC on April 30th, 2011.
The more you look at the art pieces, the more complexed it gets.
What you see is what it may not be, and what it may be is what you don’t see.
Well no art can be fully depicted in words as it delivers emotions rather than logics. If you are trying to get the most making sense out of Ha Lee’s series, yes, I wish you the best luck.
Art is prophetic and repeating itself…
Friends and fellow firefighters recall the life of Roy Chelsen, a firefighter at Engine 28 in the East Village, who is credited with saving the lives of his colleagues at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Mr. Chelsen died of cancer Sunday.