Shai Kremer
World Trade Center: Concrete Abstract #2
August 28 to October 25, 2014

In 2011, Kremer was granted access to the construction site of One World Trade Center, where he photographed until 2013. As the series progresses, we can see the building itself taking shape. In each piece, he edits, dissects, layers and arranges a multitude of images to build evocative abstract compositions. In some of the work, he includes details from images of the public record directly following the attacks. In conjunction with the Bronx Museum’s and Julie Saul Gallery’s exhibition, and the opening of the new building, several institutions throughout New York City will show individual images from the series including The Museum of the City of New York and The Brooklyn Academy of Music.


Born in Israel, Kremer divides his time between New York and Israel. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited widely, including Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Houston Center for Photography, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, The Tate Modern, the Walker Art Center and many others. Kremer’s work is in numerous public collections including Bowdoin College, the Schwartz Art Collection at the Harvard School of Business, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Rose Museum at Brandeis University and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

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