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.
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.