Monday, November 28, 2016. From 6 to 8pm at the 8th Floor.
Organized in collaboration with Rubin Foundation grantee Triangle Arts Association, Lucia Nimcova will present a lecture-performance related to her ongoing project Khroniky, which functions as an archive of photography, video, and sound recordings from western Ukraine. Nimcova describes the work as a folk opera: a collection of songs, stories, music, performance, and field recordings, existing somewhere between an ethnographic document and musical theatre.
Khroniky proceeds from Nimcova’s previous work on both the female experience in Eastern Europe and the contested histories of her native Rusyn minority. This work similarly seeks to show how the past influences the present. In the end, it is an attempt to navigate a polyphony of subjectivities, in the context of Ukraine’s unstable situation, both historically and in present day. Nimcova participated in Triangle Arts Association’s studio program in late 2015. Nimcova’s lecture-performance at The 8th Floor is supported in part by the Slovak Arts Council (www.fpu.sk).
Born in 1977. Lives and works in Brussels and Humenne. Nimcova studied at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has recently exhibited her works at Centro Centro, Madrid; Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok; Albumarte, Rome; Bozar, Brussels; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; transit.sk, Bratislava; Prague Biennale, Prague, and Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow. Lucia’s videos were recently shown at Festival Fotograf, Prague; Filmmuseum, Dusseldorf; Ex Elettrofonica, Milan and Now & After Festival, Moscow, Russia. Nimcova is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Images Vevey Photography Prize (Switzerland), ECB Photography Award (Germany), Oskar Cepan Award (Slovakia), Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Germany) and Baume & Mercier Award (Italy). Her works have been acquired by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MUDAM Luxembourg, Slovak National Gallery, and private collectors worldwide.