EWVA European Women's Video Art


The Time Is Right For…

2nd August - 24th September 2017

Summerhall: Basement II Gallery

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Exhibition: The Time Is Right For...


Curated by Laura Leuzzi and Adam Lockhart


As part of Summerhall's 2017 Edinburgh Festival Programme, EWVA in collaboration with Summerhall will be presenting a selection of early women's video work that have been investigated during the project.


Artists began to work with video from the late 1960s as a more accessible alternative to film. Although many of these artists are well known today, there are several women artists who experimented with video in the early years who have since been forgotten or marginalised.  As a result many women artists’ fundamental and pioneering experiments remain under-researched and very little critical writing about them has been published.


The title of this exhibition comes from Marikki Hakola piece The Time is Right For… (1984). The show features works from the 1970s & 1980s by several European women artists that engage with the concept of the artist as promoter of dialogue, openness, cultural exchange and peace.


Works included in the exhibition are: The Time is Right For… (1984) by Marikki Hakola, Women Soldiers (1984) by Elaine Shemilt, Appendice per una supplica (1972) by Ketty La Rocca and Giovanni Arnolfini and his young wife by Giny Vos (1984-17).


Private view 2nd August 2017, 18:00


More information on Summerhall site here:



Special thanks to the Estate Ketty La Rocca, Florence (managed by the artist's son Michelangelo Vasta) and Kroma Productions.




Image Credits: Giny Vos, Marikki Hakola & The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ,Elaine Shemilt, Estate of Ketty La Rocca (Florence)

Documentary Images: Courtesy of Summerhall and Cat Thomson



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