Latest Cooper Gallery exhibition to close with live performance event

An exhibition, at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery will conclude with an afternoon of live performances this weekend.

‘Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?’ will close on Saturday, 4th March with performances from legendary artist Anne Bean, preeminent Chinese performance artist He Chengyao and the ‘She Town’-based Siôn Parkinson.

There will also be a film screening of work by artists Rose English and Monica Ross along with a participatory collective reading conceived by Annabel Nicolson.

‘Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?’ has been held at the Cooper Gallery and off-site venues since October 2016. It has been informed by the proud history of a strong working women’s culture in Dundee’s jute mills of the early 20th century, which led to the nickname of ‘She Town’. It evokes the collaborative and political ethos of feminism as a way of exploring self-organisation and alternative politics in culture, society and everyday life.

Curator Sophia Hao said, “We have used video and performance art to protest, confront, question, answer and mythologise. The programme has also included events that examined the insights of feminism as one of the most volatile and motivated political movements that critiques cultural, political and economic iterations of power.”

The ‘Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?’ closing performance will take place on Saturday, 4th March from 2-6pm at the Cooper Gallery.

More information about the exhibition and ancillary events can be found at


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