Hubs and Fictions: On Current Art and Imported Remoteness

Book launch, conversation and screening
Tuesday 28 February 2017

Audio from the book launch of Hubs and Fictions: On Current Art and Imported Remoteness, edited by Sophia Yadong Hao and Edgar Schmitz and published by Sternberg Press in November 2016.
The event included a conversation with Dr Andrea Phillips, Professor of Art and Head of Research at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, who discussed the compromised status of the remote in a globally distributed art-world ecology.

Hubs and Fictions: On Current Art and Imported Remoteness with contributions by Tobias Berger, Guy Brett, Simon Groom, Sophia Yadong Hao, Lisa Le Feuvre, Ma Lin, Markus Miessen and Federica Bueti, Tom Morton, Vanessa Joan Müller, Wang Nanming, Paul O’Neill, Edgar Schmitz, Gemma Sharpe

Hubs and Fictions was originally a touring forum in 2012, which invited international curators, writers, and producers to probe how fiction plays out in a globally distributed art-world ecology, and how infrastructures are being invented against this background. The forum was staged at Cooper Gallery (Dundee), Baltic (Gateshead), Goldsmiths (London), and operated as a satellite event to Edgar Schmitz’s exhibition “Surplus Cameo Decor,” curated by Sophia Yadong Hao at Cooper Gallery.

The book functions as a deliberately discontinuous reader; it juxtaposes documents, negotiations, and reflections from and on these conversations. The publication also includes a preface by Andrea Phillips, a new image sequence by Schmitz, and a suite of reflexive annotations exchanged between Hao and Schmitz. Design by Marco Stout, Stout/Kramer.

Published by Sternberg Press.


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