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Horsecross Arts Presents COLLECTIONS III. Works by Women Artists

Horsecross Arts presents Collections III: Works by Women Artists—the final in a series of three exhibitions, on view 23 October 2011–20 February 2012, curated by Iliyana Nedkova and featuring selected works from the permanent public collection of contemporary art at Perth’s Threshold artspace.

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

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 =
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

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.

Threshold artspace
Horsecross Arts
Perth Concert Hall
Mill Street
Perth, PH1 5HZ, UK

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