Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland is coming soon!

We are pleased to announce Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotlandan exhibition as part of GENERATIONthis summer's major, nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant art to have emerged from Scotland over a period of 25 years and part of the Glasgow 2014 Culture Programme. 
Taking its cue from the live improvised excitement of musical jamming, Cooper Gallery in Dundee presents Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland; the first discursive survey to foreground the grassroots character of artists’ collaboration that has contributed to the remarkable achievements of contemporary art in Scotland. The exhibition is open 30 June - 2 August, Monday - Fridays 11am-5pm and the project is accompanied by a packed full, dynamic events series.

The exhibition opens on 28 June with a Preview and Performance by GANGHUT. Get a sneak peak inside the Cooper Gallery Project Space when the events series begins on 24 June with a (LIVE) publishing workshop, then from 5-6pm on Wednesday 25 June, Thursday 26 June and Friday 27 June, join us for GANGHUT's Five O'Clock Open Studios to hear from them about their Artists Residency which runs through that week ahead of their Performance at the Preview. The events series continues throughout the exhibition programme and there are talks, screenings, workshops and performances as well as the 12-Hour Jamming Symposium on 25 July. Keep an eye on our Events page to see what's happening when!
Adopting a diverse curatorial approach the project is comprised of exhibitions, a dynamic event series and a Group Critical Writing Residency, culminating in a 12-hour Jamming Symposium.
Studio Jamming is set to re-search, annotate, contextualise and celebrate artists’ collaboration as a particular phenomenon of artistic practice in Scotland. The key ingredient for this process is the Studio Jamming Hub, an architectural intervention constructed in and around Cooper Gallery designed by Studio Miessen led by Markus Miessen, an alumni of GSA and now a leading thinker in Critical Spatial Practice. Developing as a live critical discourse, the Studio Jamming Hub acts as a collaborative ‘site’ where artists, writers, architects, educators, researchers, performers, cultural thinkers and participants present, reflect upon and elaborate the possibilities and histories embedded in artists’ collaborations. 
Studio Miessen

Among the highlights of Studio Jamming is the presentation of works from artists’ collaborative groups including Graham Eatough & Graham FagenFull EyeGANGHUT and Henry VIII’s Wives. The artists’ collaborative groups occupy the Studio Jamming Hub for a week each to present new works and events between 30 June – 2 August. 

Studio Jamming is annotated and collated through (LIVE) publishing, a series of free publications created, printed and disseminated in situ, edited by Sean Scott and Katie Reid, produced with the (LIVE) publishing team.

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