Once More, Against Interpretation
A dialogue on artists’ moving image in Scotland
Guests: Sophia Hao (UK Curator) & Edgar Schmitz (Artist)
Time：13th November,2016 (Sun.) 19:30
Venue：Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum - Video Room (2nd Floor)
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Organisers: Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee In Partnership with The British Council
▍About the Lecture
An in-conversation between Sophia Hao, the Curator of CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland, artist Edgar Schmitz and the audience will introduce excerpts from the forthcoming exhibition>>FFWD: Artists’ Moving Image from Scotland at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum in December 2016. The speakers will unpack the different modalities of time and space in Artists’ Moving Image and how they manifest the fictions and realities operative in globalisation.
This evening event is part of Phase Two of CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland programme, organised by Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee and Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, in partnership with the British Council.
▍About the Guests
Sophia Hao is Director and Curator of Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, where she leads an experimental and integrated curatorial programme with a focus on critical discourse in contemporary art and visual culture.
Notable curatorial projects to date include NOTES on a return (2009); a re-contextualisation of Performance Art in 1980s Britain, A CUT A SCRATCH A SCORE: A Comic Opera in Three Parts (2011); a process-led project expanded around a week-long performance by esteemed British sculpture and performance artist Bruce McLean that sought a critical position on the production, reproduction and circulation of knowledge, Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland (2014); a discursive survey that interrogated the legitimization of the grassroots characteristic of artists’ collaboration against the backdrop of the social and political conditions, and an ongoing international touring forum Hubs and Fictions (in collaboration with Edgar Schmitz).
Hao has published books, articles, catalogue essays, novels and poetry internationally. She is also the founder and editor of the contemporary art journal &labels. Her books include A CUT A SCRATCH A SCORE (2015) and NOTES on a return (2010). Her most recent book Hubs and Fictions: On Current Art and Imported Remoteness (co-edited with Edgar Schmitz) was published by Sternberg Press in 2016.
Edgar Schmitz is an artist who produces escapist backdrops from film, sculpture, animation and writing. His sub-cinematic clusters act as portals and escape hatches for exhibitions, and project gallery settings towards cinema.
His work has been presented in national and international group exhibitions incl. London Movies, Bozar, Brussels; A.C.A.D.E.M.Y, Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven; SteirischerHerbst, Graz; No Soul for Sale, Tate Modern, London, In The Days of The Comet, British Art Show 7, Hayward Touring, and has been the focus of solo exhibitions at a.o. ICA, London (with Liam Gillick); FormContent, London; Cooper Gallery, Dundee, and Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai.
He has also written extensively on contemporary art, with contributions to Kunstforum international, TextezurKunst and artforum as well as contemporary, tema celeste and numerous catalogue essays. including texts on Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Phil Collins, on Brian Jungen’sanimalities, on humour in Deleuze and Slominski, and on Sarah Morris’ LA.
His book on Hubs and Fictions (with Sophia Hao) has been published by Sternberg Press, Berlin/NY in 2016. Schmitz is a senior lecturer in Art at Goldsmiths, London.