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RU Talk: Lenka Glisníková in conversation with Meghan Forbes

Lenka Glisnikova, "Moment of Seclusion Over the Horizon", Meetfactory. Photo: Jan Kolský, 2023.

Monday March 18, 2024 | 6:00pm

Location: Residency Unlimited
360 Court Street (main green church doors), Brooklyn NY 11231 (map)

In a curated visual tour through her photosculptural works, RU artist Lenka Glisníková will touch on topics of process and labor in relationship to the machine. “I like photography a lot, but I like to torture it,” she has said in relation to the medium at the core of her practice. Using diverse materials, such as plexiglass, transparent photographic material, and found objects of former technologies now rendered obsolete, Glisníková creates, bends, and breaks forms that conjure cyborgs and an “archeology of the future.” In conversation with author and curator Meghan Forbes, Glisníková will explore the relationship of the built-up and natural environment, human-made and organic objects, and the ethereal and material through a close looking at various artworks and installations produced over the last five years.

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RU Talk: Lenka Glisníková in conversation with Meghan Forbes


Lenka Glisníková is Czech artist based in Prague. In her work, Glisníková presents an independent approach to photography and intermedia. The material and visual qualities of her work take the conceptual relationship to photography to a new level. Her projects easily keep up with the speed of social media and often explore technological developments on the borders of photography. Photography is deconstructed and reassembled into new forms; gradually taking on sculptural and corporeal qualities. Instagram: @lenkaglisnikova

Meghan Forbes works as a writer, researcher, curator, translator, and gardener. She is currently co-curator of Lucia Moholy: Exposures opening at the Kunsthalle Praha in May 2024. Her monograph Technologies for the Revolution: The Czech Avant-Garde in Print will be published in Spring 2025, and she is the sole editor of the volume International Perspectives on Publishing Platforms: Image, Object, Text (Routledge, 2019). Meghan has written for monographs and exhibition catalogues on the artists Alice Trumbull Mason, Lucia Moholy, Toyen, and Władysław Strzemiński. Additional writings have appeared in Umění, Art Margins, Hyperallergic, Lit Hub, LARB and elsewhere. Meghan received her PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and has held postdoctoral fellowships at The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


This program benefits from the support of The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Czech Recovery Plan and European Union.


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