Ni Chicha Ni Limonada (Neither Beer Nor Lemonade)
Opening 30.04.14 6-8pm
Artist Talks 03.05.14 2-4m
This project has been developed through the Firstdraft Studio Residency Program
Ni Chicha Ni Limonada (Neither beer nor lemonade) takes its cue from the Alzate ceramics of Colombia. In 1912 the Alzate family were exposed for having produced fake pre-Columbian ceramic artifacts that were internationally acclaimed.
Nicholson conflates traditional South American and pre-Columbian art making practices with her own in an attempt to insert herself back into Latin American history, calling into question ideas of cultural identity and authenticity. Nicholson’s work creates a transcultural dialogue that merges aesthetics, processes, history and vernaculars.
Ni Chicha Ni Limonada is heavily influenced by the Silletas from the Annual Flower Festival in Medellin. A silleta is a wooden device made to transport and display flower arrangements that are pictorial depictions of Colombian life and culture.