Shimon Attie's Night Watch

Saturday, September 18 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Minnestoa Street Project

This event is free for students with pre-registration. Click here to register for a free ticket.

Shimon Attie's floating art installation combines contemporary LED-technology with a historic mode of water transport – a barge – to create a sophisticated and layered artistic and sculptural work of art. Night Watch will activate and animate the San Francisco Bay as both a literal and metaphoric site and landscape for escape, rescue, safe-passage, and the offering of safe-harbor for those most vulnerable. The artwork engages one of the most urgent issues of our time – that of welcoming or closing our doors to asylum seekers.

Meet in front of University Ministry (Toler Hall) at 4:00 PM to travel together to Minnesota Street Project for the panel discussion and participate in the procession or meet at Warm Water Cove (Fort Mason) at 9:00 PM for a pop-up ritual/memorial.

A retrospective exhibition of Mr. Attie’s work will also be on view at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, from September 18-October 30.