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Aleksandra Niemczyk "ISHI"

-OPEN SITE 2016-2017 Project A <Open Call Program>

  • Date:
    2016.11.26(Sat) - 2016.12.03(Sat)
    11:00 - 19:00
    Free (Booking NOT required)
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
    Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo
    Aleksandra Niemczyk

Installation film Baba Vanga

Mrs Ishi, the last living woman, tries to understand and make peace with her dying culture through a series of film diaries that gradually reveal to us the post-human nature of her futuristic world. The artifacts of her time and our own take on a peculiar poignancy as old letters, corroded metals and strange half-animal machines are used to evoke themes of loss, aging, decay, and transcendence. Overlapping videos and objects will bear witness to the last days of human dominance on Earth.

<< Screening of the art film "CENTAUR" & Talk >> *Finished
Date: Dec. 3 (Sat.), 2016 | 16:00 -17:00
(Admission free / Booking NOT required)
Screening of the art film "CENTAUR" (Director: Aleksandra Niemczyk, Mentor: Tarr Bela) with introduction talk and Q&A session.

Review about "Centaur" Click here

<< Opening Talk / Reception >> *Finished
* Japanese-English interpretation available
Date: Nov. 27 (Sun.), 2016| 15:00-17:00
(Admission free/ Booking NOT required)
Talk guests: Atsushi Sugita, Minoru Hatanaka (Jury member for the Open Call)
Artists: Aleksandra Niemczyk, Ko Nien-Pu (Project B), Kosuke Nagata (Project B)

Date: Nobember 26 (Sat.) - December 4 (Sun.), 2016 (Closed on Monday 28, Nov.) *Finished
Opening hours: 11:00~19:00
* Exhibition will be closed at 17:00 on Dec. 4 (Sun.)
Venue: Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo
Ticket: Free (Booking NOT required)

*Please note that program content may change due to inevitable reasons.


Aleksandra NiemczykBorn in Poland, 1977. Painter and filmmaker currently based in Oslo. She recently premiered her debut feature film, Baba Vanga, at Nowe Horyzonty Film Festival in Wrocław, a project completed under the mentorship of Béla Tarr during her MFA in Filmmaking in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In her film and expanded media work, Niemczyk pursues themes such as decay, survival, memory, and human culture, through a distinctive personal cinematic language that is as informed by dream logic and mythology as by her background as a painter of abstract forms.

Vederlagsfond Prosjektstøtte Norway