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Collections III: Works by Women Artists at Threshold artspace, Perth

Mare Tralla, “Protected,” 2008.
Security cameras easel painting street performance.
Photo by Norman James Hogg.
Courtesy of the artist.

Collections III: Works by Women Artists at Threshold artspace, Perth

Horsecross Arts presents COLLECTIONS III: Works by Women Artists 23 October 2011–20 February 2012

Threshold artspace Horsecross Arts Perth Concert Hall Mill Street Perth, PH1 5HZ, UK www.horsecross.co.uk/about/threshold-artspace

Curated by Iliyana Nedkova Horsecross Arts is delighted to present Collections III: Works by Women Artists—the final in a series of three exhibitions curated by Iliyana Nedkova and featuring selected works from the permanent public collection of contemporary art at Perth’s Threshold artspace. The works of over 200 Scottish and 100 international artists have been exhibited since the artspace was officially unveiled in September 2005. 85 of these artists are now represented in the Horsecross Arts’ collection, home to 115 exclusively commissioned works. The series is an endeavour to pause and reconsider our cultural heritage through selected works by Scottish artists (Collection I), international artists (Collections II) and women artists (Collections III). This finale recreates 22 site-specific installations by 18 established and emerging women artists commissioned and acquired for the collection over the years. The installations are accompanied by the first ever mini-retrospective of artist’s films and videos by Mare Tralla. All works are showing as curated loops at seven of the different ‘project rooms’ of the artspace including: ◆ Threshold Wave = an area of 22 flat, 40-inch screens all in a row dominating the artspace: Domestic Modernism, 2009 Julita Wojcik Entertainment, 2010 Joana Bastos La Conchita Mon Amor, 2007 Christina McPhee Ritual #2, 2006-10 Susana Mendes Silva The Moon and the Oceans, 2005 Henna Asikainen and Silvana Macedo + Reza Tavakol Life is a Story. The Scottish Episode, 2009 Izabella Gustowska 360 Degrees, 2005 Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion Untitled. Travel in a Box, 2008 Lala Rascic Influx, 2006 Joanna Kane Catch, 2007 Su Grierson DeStructures V. 1 and 2, 2005 Prema Murthy Sonorous Forms, 2006 Cat Lee Marr The Invisibles, 2007 Alisa Andrasek ◆ Threshold Lounge = a micro-cinema drop-in projection zone showing a mini-retrospective of 8 artist’s films and videos by Mare Tralla: A Toy, 1995 Feltboots, 2000 Unforgettable Hits, 2006 Plovdiv, 2002 The Heroine of Post-Socialist Labour, 2004 Fat Kid Pretty Kid, 2010 When Estonian Peasant Meets Russian Miner, 2008 Reading Faces (in collaboration with Coolturistes), 2011 ◆ Threshold Welcome = an area of 16 sensors and 8 speakers at the entrance of the artspace: Here and Now, 2008 Su Grierson ◆ Threshold Collect + Support = an area for collectable artists’ limited editions and works: Glenlandia, 2005–6 Susan Collins ◆ Threshold Stage Screen = a public interface for artists’ Internet-inspired works: Weather Gauge, 2006 Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead Unreal Landscapes, 2005 Prema Murthy ◆ Threshold YouTube Channel = http://www.youtube.com/Thresholdartspace Figure Skating, 2006 Julita Wojcik Extracts from an Archive, 2010 Kyra Clegg ◆ Threshold Flush = a distributed area of flat screens with one in each of the eight public toilets: Wee Views, 2007 Mare Tralla You Look Lovely Today, 2009 Susana Mendes Silva Kitchen Notes, 2007 Joana Bastos The exhibition Collections III: Works by Women Artists is accompanied by six issues of Read More – Horsecross Arts journal of critical writing (ISSN 1755-0866 Online) published since 2007. The latest issue features a newly commissioned essay by Katarzyna Kosmala who explores the works of Chinese artist Wang YuYang in relation to his first solo show in the UK Wormholes at Threshold artspace. All issues are downloadable for free from www.horsecross.co.uk Launched in September 2005, Threshold artspace is about positioning Perth and Scotland within the contemporary art world through curating, commissioning, producing, exhibiting, publishing and collecting bold contemporary art by Scottish and international artists. Pioneered and managed by Horsecross Arts and core funded by Creative Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council. Admission free. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am until 6pm or late on performance evenings. For further details, related events, free resources and accompanying exhibitions please visit http//www.horsecross.co.uk/about/threshold-artspace or contact Iliyana Nedkova, Horsecross Creative Director (Contemporary Art) tel: +44 (0)1738 477743 e-mail: inedkova@horsecross.co.uk
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