virtual exhibition in response to the events and aftermath of 9/11/01.
In times such as we are living in now, art is of the utmost importance.
Some of it will heal, some will provide hope, some will convey anger and
some a political message, art is one way of creating touchstones to the
emotions that keep us human and our collective humanity alive. In addition
to images made in response to 9/11 and its aftermath, the site includes
work created previously which responds to the devastation.
theARTproject has two sections: exhibition and discussions:
The exhibition consists of pages of thumbnails, from which you can view
a larger version of each image and information of the artist's choosing.
The discussions gives participating artists an opportunity to continue
to submit work or to respond to another piece on the site, much like an
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nina Meledandri is a painter living and working in NYC.
9/11/01: I was on-line when the first plane hit and I stayed on for days,
fearing that if I lost my connection I wouldn't be able to get it back
since lines in my neighborhood were out. I know I am not alone in saying
that this was the first major event I had experienced through the web
and the first time I really felt part of the "global village".
Almost immediately message boards sprung up to enquire after loved ones,
home page after home page was updated to reflect shock, grief and condolences,
scores of forums initiated dialogues for people to express their feelings
and fears. Out of this turmoil, energy and need to communicate, theARTproject
was born. I wanted a way to convey my feelings through my chosen media
and I assumed there were others out there who wanted this as well.