we would like to invite you to join us for
Hubs and Fictions - A touring forum on current art and imported remoteness
When cultural hubs are increasingly suspended between local situations and broader milieus of displacement in a globalised setting, what is the potential of fiction? How do we articulate the relations that play out between gallery presentations, institutional aspirations and the ways they intersect with fantasies of elsewhere? And if exhibition making is inherently a form of narrative, what kinds of fiction or reality can it stage?
Bringing together contributors from the fields of artistic, curatorial and cinematic practice the forum takes place as an exchange in stages at three venues across the UK.
Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Friday 30 November, 2-5 pm
Hub 2, Level 5, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT
Contributors include: Simon Groom (Director, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh), Lisa Le Feuvre (Head of Sculpture Studies, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds), Markus Miessen (architect/writer, Berlin) & Wang Nanming (critic, Shanghai)
Chaired by Lucy Byatt (Director, Hospitalfield House)
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Tuesday 4 December, 2-5 pm
Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road,
Contributors include: Tobias Berger (curator M+, Hongkong), Ma Lin (Artistic Director, 99 Art Centre, Shanghai), Paul O’Neill (curator, Bristol), Gemma Sharpe (writer/curator, Karachi) & Sally Tallant (Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial)
Chaired by Dr. Sarah Cook (CRUMB, University of Sunderland)
Goldsmiths, London, Thursday 6 December, 3-6 pm
Ben Pimlott Building Lecture Theatre, Ground Fl, Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
Contributors include: Guy Brett (writer/curator, London), Tom Morton (writer/curator, London), Vanessa Joan Müller (curator, Cologne) & Wang Nanming (critic, Shanghai)
Hubs and Fictions is a satellite to Surplus Cameo Decor by Edgar Schmitz, an exhibition in three episodes at Cooper Gallery, Dundee, between 18 October and 14 December 2012.
Booking: Ticketed (free of charge), please book online http://coopergallerydjcad.eventbrite.com/
More about Surplus Cameo Decor: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/exhibitions/exhibitions/edgar-schmitz/
The project is kindly supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland, The Henry Moore Foundation, Goldsmiths University of London and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096