Hubs and Fictions. On Current Art and Imported Remoteness

Hao, Sophia Yadong and Schmitz, Edgar, eds. 2016. Hubs and Fictions. On Current Art and Imported Remoteness. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 9783956790256 [Edited Book]

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Hubs and Fictions
On Current Art and Imported Remoteness

With contributions by Tobias Berger, Guy Brett, Simon Groom, Sophia 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, originally a touring forum, invited international curators, writers, and producers to probe how fiction plays out in a globally distributed art-world ecology, and how infrastructures are invented against its background. In 2012, the forum was staged sequentially at Cooper Gallery (Dundee), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), Goldsmiths University of London, and operated as a satellite event to Edgar Schmitz’s exhibition “Surplus Cameo Decor,” curated by Sophia 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

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art; curating; fiction; infrastructures; museum; China

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1 November 2016

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13 Jan 2016 15:28

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