Rachel Maclean to represent Scotland at 2017 Venice Biennale

Rachel Maclean, Lolcats (digital video still), 2012. Courtesy the artist.

Rachel Maclean has been commissioned by Alchemy Film and Arts, Talbot Rice Gallery and the University of Edinburgh to represent Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Herald Scotland reports. The artist will present a new film inspired by the historic city and its connection to masks. Maclean has said: 'I've already been thinking about the plague masks, and the plague victims, and setting the film partly in a contemporary setting and partly in the 17th century – continuing the theme of my work being neither in one place or the other.'

Read our review of her 2014 show at Rowing Projects, London, here.

11 May 2016.