Mount Strange and the Temple of Fame

Mount Strange and the Temple of Fame

Victoria Clare Bernie, Maria Gimeno, Mina Heydari-Waite, Alix Villanueva
Fri 24 Jan 2020 - Sun 15 Mar 2020
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)
_ Venue: Meadows Gallery

Curated by Wendy Law

In this curated exhibition, four major female artists investigate and uncover managed histories, strange landscapes and the power of myth-making and folklore. The artists research, re-claim, reveal and re-present semi imagined old pasts, new futures, and truth.

In her film Daedalus, Victoria Clare Bernie explores conspiracy and myth surrounding Rudolf Hess’ failed flight, on 10 May 1941, to Dungavel House, the summer residence of the Dukes of Hamilton in South Lanarkshire, (now an immigration detention facility).

Madrid based artist Maria Gimeno in her exhibition and performance Queridas Viejas (Dear Old Mistresses), restores women artists to their rightful place in art history. Queridas Viejas is currently showing at the Prado Museum in Madrid.

In Hamsafar (Fellow Traveller) Mina Heydari-Waite investigates how Iranian cultural histories, traditions and experiences are relayed and how diaspora artists collect, reassemble and refabricate cultural cues and narratives to create new settings for themselves.

Alix Villanueva, a multi-media Edinburgh-based artist and cosmoecologist, displays in her work a range of modern mythmaking, merging sculptural elements, image-making, rituals and eco-poetics to explore and unpack relationships with other beings.

The exhibition is curated by Wendy Law and includes drawings, film, sound, objects, installation, and performance, across six gallery rooms: Meadows Suite, Corner Gallery and Sciennes Gallery

Two events are planned to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, including the performance Queridas Viejas by Maria Gimeno on 8 March. Further details to be announced.