War in Times of Peace
With the panorama “NEW YORK 9/11 – War in Times of Peace”, from 9th April 2022, artist Yadegar Asisi is presenting his latest 360° panorama at the Leipzig Panometer. This highly topical work of art recalls the attacks of 11th September and their far-reaching global impact, and allows for a complex consideration of the subsequent events.
The path through the exhibition offers a chronological journey through the past 20 years, all the way back to 11th September 2001. Five installations start by visualising the less visible consequences of that fateful day: the suffering caused in war-torn countries in the Middle East, the huge follow-up costs of the war on terror, the fates of the refugees and witnesses, the nameless victims of torture, the hostilities and the persecution which were all a direct consequence of 9/11. At the end of the chronology, the NEW YORK 9/11 panorama shows the scene at the World Trade Center on the morning of 11th September 2001 at 08:41, five minutes before the attacks took place. In the knowledge of the tragedies that followed, this starting point in the midst of the morning bustle of multicultural Manhattan is a seemingly utopian snapshot.
“NEW YORK 9/11 – War in Times of Peace“ is the fourth anti-war project by Yadegar Asisi. It follows in the footsteps of the panoramas LEIPZIG 1813, THE WALL and DRESDEN 1945, and continues his examination of the world with a special focus on the wars of modern times.
Behind the scenes
Yadegar Asisi and his team
Since 2003, the artist Yadegar Asisi, who grew up in Saxony and lives in Berlin, has been creating the largest 360° Panoramas in the world, measuring up to 32 metres in height with a circumference of up to 110 metres. Since the launch of the EVEREST pilot project in a former gasometer in Leipzig, Yadegar Asisi’s work has spread to exhibition halls across many cities in Germany and abroad.
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