You are invited to the opening reception for the exhibition at Green Kill of Nina Kossman on Saturday, December 1, from 5 to 9. Refreshments will be served.
There will be a special performance at the reception by Line Eldi of the band Line on Some Trip (L.O.S.T.) at 6:30 pm for 30 minutes. The exhibition is on view from December 1 to 29, 2018. Best viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday 3-6 PM. Green Kill hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-9 PM
About Nina Kossman
Nina Kossman believes that her paintings spring from a deep layer of the subconscious, and it is the connection, through her paintings, to the deepest subconscious, that helps her survive.
Moscow born, Nina Kossman is a painter, sculptor, bilingual writer, poet, and playwright. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Moscow and New York. She is the author of two books of poems in Russian as well as the translator of two volumes of Marina Tsvetaeva’s poems, In the Inmost Hour of the Soul and Poem of the End. Her other books include Behind the Border (HarperCollins,1994), a collection of stories about her Moscow childhood; Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (Oxford University Press, 2001); Pereboi, a collection of Russian poems published in Moscow; a bilingual edition of her poems published in the US, and a novel. Her translations of Russian poetry have been anthologized in Twentieth Century Russian Poetry (Doubleday, 1993), The Gospels in Our Image (Harcourt Brace, 1995), The World Treasury of Poetry (Norton, 1998), and Divine Inspiration (Oxford University Press, 1998). Her Russian short stories and poems have been published in Russian literary magazines in and outside of Russia. Her English poems and short stories have been published in a wide spectrum of American and Canadian literary magazines, e.g. Tin House, The Columbia Journal, The Threepenny Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Columbia, Confrontation, etc., and have been translated into several languages, including Japanese, Dutch, and Greek. Two of her plays have been produced off-off Broadway. One of her plays was included in Best Women Playwrights 2000. She received a UNESCO/PEN Short Story Award, an NEA fellowship, and grants from Foundation for Hellenic Culture, the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, and Fundacion Valparaiso. She lives in New York.
About Line Eldi
Born and raised in the suburbs of Paris, Line grew up in a muslim immigrant family from Syria and Palestine. She travelled across Europe and lived in England, Italy, Scotland and Hungary where she found many human and artistic inspirations. She moved to NYC in 2014 and started her official musical project. With a soft voice that can turn into a storm of rage and strumming strings, Line tackles the topic of depression caused by the consumption society. She composes Post-punk and Antifolk sometimes psychedelic songs with simple and quirky lyrics full of irony. “Music is a tool that helps me tame my anger and achieve self and death acceptance.”