Wed 8 Mar 2017
Join us as we build on the success of our inaugural 3G 2016 programme celebrating International Women's Day. Enjoy the live performance of Pomegranates and Walnuts - a new Horsecross Arts commission and museum acquisition for threshold artspace by Maja Zeco. Indulge in the presentation by Jon Blackwood as he focuses on Bosnian-Herzegovinian cultural landscapes and identities. Treat yourself to the UK premiere on the big screen of hand-picked videos by Bosnian women artists.
Curated by Iliyana Nedkova. Produced by Horsecross Arts in partnership with Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University. Part of Perth Women's Festival.
Maja Zećo [maya zecho] is a Ph.D. researcher in sound and place based at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University and supported by the Sonic Arts Programme of the University of Aberdeen and Sound festival. She is interested in the ways in which soundscapes shape our sense of place, belonging and identity.
Originally from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) her practice spans art performance-live art, and audio-visual installation.
Jon Blackwood is a curator, lecturer and writer specialising in contemporary art. He has a particular interest in contemporary art in the Western Balkans, having lived both in Sarajevo and Skopje from 2011-14. Now based in NE Scotland, he continues to divide his time between Scotland and the former Yugoslavia.
He has curated exhibitions in Cetinje, London, Sarajevo, Skopje, Zagreb, Tallinn, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and has experience of working with performance, installation, sound, video and relational art, in addition to more traditional media- painting and sculpture.
Jon has published six books, and numerous articles. Most recently he has published Introduction to Contemporary Art in Bosnia-Herzegovina (duplex 100m2, Sarajevo, 2015) and Critical Art in Contemporary Macedonia (malagalerija, Skopje, 2016). His next exhibition will be an exhibition of six emerging contemporary artists in Aberdeen- called Positive Geographies, part of the Look Again art weekender in Aberdeen, opening on 8th June 2018.
Having taught at various universities in the UK and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jon is now a senior lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies, and Research Leader, at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
'we should support intitatives such as the 3G and art venues like the Threshold artspace, precisely because they are located in Perth and not in London or New York'