Exhibitions: Holding Time



Works by artists who were teens on 9 / 11


On September 11, 2021, a group of artists who were children in proximity to the World Trade Center twenty years ago will present “Holding Time” at 412 W 13th st. The show examines the psychical afterlife of 9/11 as it has been mediated, consciously and unconsciously, in works that participants made in the intervening period, ranging from photographs taken on 9/11/01 to sculpture made in recent years. The self-organized show aims to challenge the bellicose narratives proffered by adults around 9/11, offering instead moments of open-endedness and intimacy in relation to events that are, in many ways, unfinished.


As part of the show, the group asks visitors to bring an object that shows how they have made sense of 9/11 to help build a photographic public counter-archive of the event.


Exhibiting artists: Mia Ardito, Z Behl, Pamela Council, Jon De Cola, Ashok Kondabolu, David Le and Lila Babb, nina macintosh, Azikiwe Mohammed, Ethan Moses, Cody Ranaldo, Calder Singer, Bruno Smith and Himanshu Suri.