Accession Number: C.2014.404.12
Dimensions: 21 ¼ in X 27 in
Dimensions (Metric): 53.34 cm X 68.58 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy V
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy V by John Schweitzer. This piece depicts portions of the program from the International Forum as part of the project Laboratories Canadian Centre for Architecture on September 14, 2002, with the title “insecure: architecture in an uncertain world.” This program is layered with black paper with a large letter A on white paper in the center. In the lower right corner is written MMIII in Roman numerals.
In response to the events of 9/11, artist John Schweitzer created Fresh Kills: XXIV Elegies, a series of 24 collages made by attaching mixed materials, mainly found ephemera, onto a flat surface. Though he was not in New York on September 11, 2001, he had previously lived in the city for five years and was deeply saddened by the attacks that targeted his former home and country.