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Hubs and Fictions - A touring forum on current art and imported remoteness

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.


Forum schedule:

Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Friday 30 November 2012, 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)

Images from HUBS AND FICTIONS in Cooper Gallery. Photos: Ross Fraser McLean.


BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Tuesday 4 December 2012, 2-5 pm

Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road,? Gateshead, ?NE8 3BA

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).

Images of HUBS AND FICTIONS in BALTIC. Photos: Ross Fraser McLean


Goldsmiths, London, Thursday 6 December 2012, 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)

Images of HUBS AND FICTIONS in Goldsmiths. Photos: Ross Fraser McLean 


Hubs and Fictions was 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.

More about Surplus Cameo Decor…

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.