Rendering The Unthinkable: Artists Respond To 9/11

‘Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11’. Courtesy/ 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York

‘World Trade Center as a Cloud’, 2011 by Christopher Saucedo. Pressed linen pulp on handmade paper. Three panels, each 40 inches x 60 inches. Saucedo, a Brooklyn native, created these images by pressing layers of fine white linen pulp onto a large blue field. The forms reference floating clouds, but on closer inspection can be seen as an ethereal representation of the World Trade Center. The artist’s brothers Stephen and Gregory Saucedo, both New York City firefighters, responded on Sept. 11. Gregory perished in the line of duty during the collapse of the North Tower. His body was never recovered. Photo by Arturo Sanchez

Staff Report

Today marks the 15th anniversary of terrorist attacks on American soil. The series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, killed 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000 others and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage and $3 trillion in total costs.

A new collection of artwork by 13 artists and their reactions to those terror attacks opens Monday at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York.

“Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11” ranges in media from paintings and sculpture to works on paper and video. To view all 13 pieces in the collection, click here.