Xenia Nikolskaya

Simon Arzt Department Store, Port Said
2010
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Pigment print on Hahnemhüle photo rag bright white paper
Pigment print on Hahnemhüle photo rag bright white paper
Dimensioni / Size: 70 x 90 cm
Edizione / Edition: Edition of 7

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Nikolskaya’s photographs, utilising long exposures that radiate a natural warm light, show us once sumptuous interiors from Egypt’s Belle Époque period (1850–1950) in a state of abandonment and decay. Here the Simon Arzt Department store at Port Said, once the most luxurious in the world boasting a florist, hairdresser, post office, pharmacy and photo studio, is reduced to its bare architectural elements placing the image in what Nikolskaya refers to as ‘a liminal state of uncertainty’. Are we looking at a forgotten past or an unknown future?

Nikolskaya’s photographs, utilising long exposures that radiate a natural warm light, show us once sumptuous interiors from Egypt’s Belle Époque period (1850–1950) in a state of abandonment and decay. Here the Simon Arzt Department store at Port Said, once the most luxurious in the world boasting a florist, hairdresser, post office, pharmacy and photo studio, is reduced to its bare architectural elements placing the image in what Nikolskaya refers to as ‘a liminal state of uncertainty’. Are we looking at a forgotten past or an unknown future?


Xenia Nikolskaya

RUSSIA, FEDERAZIONE

Xenia Nikolskaya is a Russian-Swedish photographer and curator currently based in Cairo. She is a recipient of a Fulbright fellow and holds her Ph.D. from the University of Sunderland, UK. Nikolskaya has taken part in over 40 international exhibitions and her works are preserved at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. She is the author of the books Dust: Egypt’s Forgotten Architecture and The House My Grandfather Built, winner of the Swedish Photo Book Award 2021. Since 2019 she has been a lecturer of photography at The German University in Cairo.


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Xenia Nikolskaya, Simon Arzt Department Store, Port Said, 2010








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