Date: Friday 12 May 2023 - Sunday 15 October 2023
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: Hunterian Art Gallery
This new contemporary art exhibition features works by pioneering experimental filmmaker Lis Rhodes, which have recently been acquired for The Hunterian collection through a Freelands Art Fund Acquisition award.
These range from the seminal work Pictures on Pink Paper from 1982, a feminist exploration of gendered systems of value and power, to more recent works that track the social and political implications of neo-liberalism in the UK and internationally. It is the most significant showing of works by Rhodes in Scotland to date.
Lis Rhodes is recognised as one of the pioneers of experimental artists' filmmaking. In addition to the profound example of her own work, Rhodes has been influential as a supporter of radical film practices - she was cinema curator at the London Film-Makers' Co-op from 1975–76, a co-organiser of the seminal exhibition Film as Film in 1979 and co-founder of the feminist film distribution network Circles in 1979. Her influence was also felt through her work as a teacher at The Slade art school in London from 1978.
Alongside Rhodes’ work will be presentations by three contemporary artists living and working in Glasgow - Anne-Marie Copestake, Francis McKee and Iman Tajik.
Open Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm. Admission free.
Image: Lis Rhodes, Ambiguous Jorneys (2018). Image Courtesy of Lis Rhodes and LUX, London. Presented by Art Fund and Freelands Foundation to The Hunterian. Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the Freelands Award 2017.