Alumni artists of LMCC's World Views residency at the World Trade Center Naomi Ben-Shahar, Monika Bravo, Simon Aldridge, and Jeff Konigsberg shared memories of their experience" in artnet News's podcast The Art Angle.
From 1997-2001, the 91st and 92nd floors of the World Trade Center were a home and studio space for dozens of artists in LMCC’s residency programs, The Perceptual Painters and World Views. We envisioned these programs as a way for artists to access to FiDi and experience it as a local worker.
Like so many other New Yorkers, the lives of our artists and our organization were completely transformed when the World Trade Center was destroyed on 9/11. Not only had we lost an artistic home for many, we had also lost an artist-in-residence, Michael Richards, who was working in his World Views Studio on the 92nd Floor of the North Tower when the plane struck.
In this podcast episode, artnet News asks these four artists to recount memories of the space, of the tragic day, and how the experience shaped their lives and work thereafter. Listen below: