Book Launch | Of Other Spaces
Start Date: 12/9/2019
End Date: 12/9/2019
Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy St, Glasgow, G40 1BP Add to Calendar Organiser: Cooper Gallery DJCAD & Glasgow Women's Library
Launch of a new book highlighting the feminist ethos of women thinkers, writers and artists working from the 70s until today.
Resonating with the ethos of open dialogue and the experimentation of women artists’ collectives in the 1970s and 1980s, the book launch for Sternberg Press’s new title Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? will construct a dynamic, open, and collaborative arena that foregrounds ideas of resistance, collectivity, and self-organisation.
Sophia Yadong Hao, the book’s editor and Principal Curator of Exhibitions at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, will talk with Caroline Gausden and Adele Patrick from Glasgow Women's Library and the event will include performances from Laura Edbrook & Sarah Forrest and 12: Women Poets’ Collective.
Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? is an annotation and reflection on the two-chapter eponymous exhibition and event project that took place at Cooper Gallery (2016–17). Highlighting the inherent seditiousness that animates feminist thinking, the book seeks out the lodestone of a volatile politics that calls for and instigates urgent alternatives to the cultural, political, and economic machineries of power that haunt this world. Contributors include seminal women thinkers, writers, and artists such as Anne Bean, Rose English, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Margaret Harrison, Susan Hiller, Amelia Jones, Mary Kelly, Linder, Kirsty Logan, Lynda Morris, Laura Mulvey, Annabel Nicolson, Adele Patrick, Georgina Starr, Marina Vishmidt, et al.
Tickets for this event can be booked via the Glasgow Women's Library event web page. If the ticket price of £2 is a barrier to attending this event please choose a Free ticket.
Books will be sold at the discounted price of £15.