Creative Dundee

Hubs and Fictions

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?

Hubs and Fictions brings 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; starting in Dundee then touring to the BALTIC in Gateshead and Goldsmiths in London.

Hubs and Fictions:
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)

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:


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