Strange Days- Erinnerung ist ein Gespenst –

with Alisa Berger, Luise Schröder, Natacha Nisic

in discussion with Dr. Doris Krystof organised by Katja Stuke. “Culture Loop” goes into the second round. Thanks to the support of the Frauenkulturbüro, the four female artists on the board of the artists’ association curate exciting artistic positions.
Katja Stuke has chosen the video artists Natacha Nisic (Paris), Luise Schröder (Potsdam, Leipzig, Paris) and Alisa Berger (Cologne, Tokyo) with the aim of presenting one of their video works each in large format in the Malkasten theatre and discussing it in a round of talks with Dr. Doris Krystof (K21, Düsseldorf).

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To wash hands with hydroalcoolic gel, Super 8 on video, Natacha Nisic 2020

The Crown Letter

The global Covid-19 crisis has called into question the situation of artists and their visibility. What spaces will be available for art to be experienced? The artist Natacha Nisic launches her collaborative art project The Crown Letter, inviting more than forty women artists from all over the world to make their voices heard in a weekly publication.

The Crown Letter begins a collective diary of confinement during the Covid19 pandemic.

It brings together visual artists as well as writers, composers and filmmakers to express their experience of confinement in photographs, videos, sound works, drawings, poems and other texts in several languages.

Internationaly recognized, the work of Natacha Nisic explores the relations between words, image, and ritual in the frame of collective as well as individual memory . She interweaves links between stories, past and the present, to reveal the complexities of the relationship of what is shown and what is hidden, the spoken and the unspoken. Her work questions the nature of the representation in the political, historical and ethnological fields through various media: Super 8, 16MM, video, photography and drawing.

For Arte channel, she directed “Andrea’s Sky” (2014) and “Rather Die than Die” (2017) on the First World War and the German art historian Aby Warburg. She has created the Children’s Memorial at the Shoah Memorial in Paris and is working on issues of representation of extreme violence.

She exhibits extensively around the world –  recent shows include Pompidou Center (2020), the Top Museum Tokyo (2018), Media City Biennale in Seoul (2016), Bienal de la Imagen en movement in Buenos Aires, Munfret in Buenos Aires (2016),  .  In 2014, her solo exhibition, Echo at the Jeu de Paume. “Her work offers a mediation on cultural differences, on the necessary struggle to shore up memory against forgetting,” Art Press..

Nisic has been awarded numerous grants and residencies including the Villa Kujoyama, Tokyo in 2001 and 2016, Gyeonngi Creation Center, South Korea (2010) and the Villa Medici, Rome in 2007. Education: École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie, Berlin;  La Femis, Paris. Born in Grenoble, France, 1967.

Natacha Nisic is a filmmaker and visual artist