Friday, 06 July 2012 13:03

Through the Looking Glass Featured

The Artwork of 12 Contemporary Female Artists by ARTed Ltd edited by Renata Kudlacek and Emma Barnard
The 12 female artists featured are Emma Barnard  Amanda Couch   Florencia Durante   Ann Harvey   Renata Kudlacek   Stine Ljungdalh    Louisa Mahony   Kate McCgwire  Marilene Oliver   Hilary Sleiman   Zoe Schieppati-Emery   Stacey Watson

'Through The Looking Glass' Exhibition

2007 Through The Looking Glass, Building 1000 (now Newham Dockside), London. Sponsored by Standard Life Investments, Development Securities, London Development Agency and Arts & Business.

Through The Looking Glass, a major exhibition which brought together twelve female artists within the confines of Building 1000. A corporate profile building in an imposing scale, set against the towers of Canary Wharf and the City skyline, with a mile - long water frontage, Building 1000's vast glass and steel facade reflects the water towards nearby London City Airport.

While the exhibition title acknowledges Lewis Carroll's ruminations on otherness and imagination, the artists sought to engage with the specific architectural symbolism inherent in such an environment, still a largely male - dominated arena. The unique ambience of the space with its reflections, water and light, and the accompanying themes suggested therein play a part too, allowing the artists a broad theatre in which to work.

Curated by ARTed (Emma Barnard and Renata Kudlacek), an organisation dedicated to showing art in unconventional buildings, Through The Looking Glass presented a snapshot of contemporary female visual language in direct response to the surroundings and offered a stimulating reading of a modern London icon. The exhibition included a collaboration with a local Newham primary school, resulting in a children's exhibition at the site; artists' talks for universities and bespoke art tours for private companies.

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