Three generations of women artists will perform in Perth Concert Hall’s Threshold artspace and Norie-Miller Studio on Wednesday, 8 March, from 3pm until 6pm in celebration of International Women’s Day as part of Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival.
3G: Three Generations of Women Artists Perform features a one-off, live performance by Bosnian-born and Aberdeen-based artist Maja Zećo. Alongside Maja’s one-woman art piece entitled One Thousand Pomegranate Seeds audiences will be able to see a one-off screening on the big screen of selected performances for the camera by six contemporary Bosnian women artists showing in the UK for the first time, including works by Adela Jušić, Nina Komel, Borjana Mrdja, Selma Selman, Irena Sladoje and Lana Čmajčanin. Single and multi-channel works from the permanent Horsecross Arts collection by another Bosnian-born artist Lala Raščić and the Polish artists Izabella Gostowska and Julita Wojcik will also be on display as part of the current Threshold artspace exhibition Encore which explores performance art and the relationship between theatre and visual arts.
Dr Jon Blackwood, Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, lived and worked in Bosnia-Herzegovina for several years and has a specialist interest in art from the former Yugoslavia. He will give a talk about the wider cultural landscape of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Iliyana Nedkova, Perth Pioneer and creative director for contemporary art at Horsecross Arts will give a curator’s overview of the exhibition Encore.
Maja Zećo said:;“I hope that my performance One Thousand Pomegranate Seeds will draw everyone present into a sonic, non-verbal, shared space. I can’t give away much but may credit the main ‘characters’ in my performance – walnuts, pomegranates, and soil ‘smuggled’ in from Bosnia. I am also honoured that this newly commissioned work of mine will enter Horsecross Arts museum collection of contemporary art”
Iliyana Nedkova said:“I am very pleased to build on the success of our inaugural 3G last year when we introduced the focus on the three generations of women artists and featured seminal live and screen performances by Karolina Kubik, Natalia LL, Tanja Ostojic and Mare Tralla. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the co-curatorial and academic support of Denisa Tomkova, Dr Amy Bryzgel and Dr Catherine Spencer. This year we welcome another academic partner in Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, and shift the focus exclusively to post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina where political narratives founded upon ethnic, national and religious divisions still prevail.”
Co-curated by Jon Blackwood and Iliyana Nedkova 3G: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform promises to be one of the highlights of the Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival and takes place from 3pm in Perth Concert Hall’s Threshold artspace and Norie-Miller Studio on Wednesday 8 March - cost £2 per person. Advance booking is essential through Horsecross Arts Box Office. The screen performances are limited to over 16s due to graphic content related to conflict. For tickets and info for Three Generations of Women Artists Perform click here or call 01738 621031.