Artist's Talk with GANGHUT
Date: 2 July 2014 - 2 July 2014
Gallery: Cooper Gallery
Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland
GANGHUT Studio Jamming Hub Week
Artist's Talk with GANGHUT
Wednesday 2 July 2014, 6.30 – 8.00pm
GANGHUT is a collaborative group with no fixed membership, permanent base or clear manifesto that brings together people with various backgrounds in art, design, music, poetry and curating, from different parts of Scotland to work together. Not just a collective of people, GANGHUT is a social and communal space where activities can happen in the spirit of utopian ideologies, co-operation, and camaraderie.GANGHUT has been commissioned by a number of organisations over 10 years including exhibitions and residencies at Chapletown, Leeds, 2011, Glasgow International, 2010, DCA, Dundee, 2009, Scottish Sculpture Workshop Lumsden, 2007, and Spike Island, Bristol, 2004.
Entitled Pump up the Jam, GANGHUT’s presence in Studio Jamming will be formed from the physical results of the group’s time as Artists in Residence from 23 – 27 June when they will occupy the Cooper Gallery Project Space for the week. During this time GANGHUT members will spend time together, working and collaborating on the task of ‘making jam’. For GANGHUT, ‘making jam’ provides a situation in which to make connections with the other artists and the audience and by referencing this tradition of Dundee, the jam making will open out a space for recalling and retelling particular narratives associated with the city and themselves.
During GANGHUT’s week in residence, the public is invited to a series of Five O’Clock Open Studio Events on 25, 26 & 27 June to take part in their process-led practice.Inspired by the notions of “jam” and “jamming”, GANGHUT will use this time to develop a live performance to be staged during the preview of Studio Jamming on 28 June from 6pm.
Images copyright Ganghut
For more information about Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland, please visit the Studio Jamming webpage.
Studio Jamming: Artist's Collaborations in Scotland
Preview (with performance by GANGHUT): 28 June 2014, 6.00 – 8.00pm
Exhibition: 30 June – 2 August 2014
Taking its cue from the live improvised excitement of musical jamming, Cooper Gallery in Dundee presents Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland; the first discursive survey to foreground the grassroots character of artists’ collaboration that has contributed to the remarkable achievements of contemporary art in Scotland.
Adopting a diverse curatorial approach the project is comprised of exhibitions, a dynamic event series and a Group Critical Writing Residency, culminating in a 12-hour Jamming Symposium.
Studio Jamming is set to re-search, annotate, contextualise and celebrate artists’ collaboration as a particular phenomenon of artistic practice in Scotland. The key ingredient for this process is the Studio Jamming Hub, an architectural intervention constructed in and around Cooper Gallery that is to be designed by Studio Miessen led by Markus Miessen, an alumni of GSA and now a leading thinker in Critical Spatial Practice. Developing as a live critical discourse, the Studio Jamming Hub acts as a collaborative ‘site’ where artists, writers, architects, educators, researchers, performers, cultural thinkers and participants present, reflect upon and elaborate the possibilities and histories embedded in artists’ collaborations.
Among the highlights of Studio Jamming is the presentation of new works from artists’ collaborative groups including Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen, Full Eye, Ganghut and Henry VIII’s Wives. The artists’ collaborative groups will occupy the Studio Jamming Hub for a week each to present new works and events between 30 June – 2 August.
Studio Jamming will be annotated and collated through (LIVE) publishing, a series of free publications created, printed and disseminated in situ, edited by Sean Scott and Katie Reid.
Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland is an exhibition as part of GENERATION, this summer's major, nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant art to have emerged from Scotland over a period of 25 years and part of the Glasgow 2014 Culture Programme. The preview and performance by GANGHUT on 28 June is part of the GENERATION Dundee Launch Weekend on 28 & 29 June, celebrating the opening of GENERATION exhibitions in Dundee; a weekend packed full of dunamic art events across the city.
Studio Miessen's contribution to this exhibition is kindly supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow. For more information on Goethe-Institut Glasgow please see: http://www.goethe.de/glasgow
This project is kindly supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland is an associate exhibition of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland.
GENERATION is a major, nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant art to have emerged from Scotland over a period of 25 years.
GENERATION offer access to world-class art on an unparalleled scale with over 70 venues across Scotland taking part. It's free, its exciting and it's accessible. This is a once in a generation opportunity.
Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland is part of the Glasgow 2014 Culture Programme. The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is a national celebration. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and much more in the run up to and after the Commonwealth Games with Festival 2014 transforming the Host City at Games Time. The Cultural Programme is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland through National Lottery funding.