On Saturday 29 November 2014, Cooper Gallery presented the Roundtable Discussion The Process of Content: on a temporality in contemporary art. Drawn from the proposition that the work of Anna Oppermann acts as 'a practice of thinking', the roundtable discussion was a stimulating gathering of thoughts that elaborated and amplified the histories, politics and social reverberations of art practices in the 1970s and 80s, and the influence and impact they have on our thinking about art and culture today. The event included invited speakers Guy Brett (Curator and Critic, London), Lynda Morris (Curator and Art Historian, Norwich), Tobi Maier (Curator and Writer, São Paulo), Prof. Martin Warnke & Carmen Wedemeyer (Researchers, Leuphana University Lüneburg) and was chaired by Dr. Lisa Otty (Research Fellow, The University of Edinburgh). For more information please see here.
Accompanying the Roundtable Discussion was a series of readings from art writers in Scotland: Frances Davis, Kirsty Hendry, Alex Hetherington, Catherine Street & JL Williams, and Richard Taylor. This is the third in our series of blog posts on Cooper Gallery Notes to publish the texts from each of the writers who presented their readings at the event.
Alex Hetherington reading from his review on Anna Oppermann: Cotoneaster horizontalis.
Photo: Kathryn Rattray
Notes on the reading during the Roundtable discussion on Saturday 29 November 2014.
Alex Hetherington read to the audience his review of the exhibition 'Anna Oppermann: Cotoneaster horizontalis'. The review was previously published on Aesthetica.
To read Hetherington's review please follow this link to Aesthetica: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/blog/anna-oppermann-cotoneaster-horizontalis-17-october-13-december-2014/
You can watch a showreel of the readings by Frances Davis, Kirsty Hendry, Alex Hetherington, Catherine Street & JL Williams, and Richard Taylor via the video below:
Interested in critical art writing? Check out our developing collection of work by writers based in Scotland on the Studio Jamming Critical Writing Residency website. Group Critical Writing Residency, edited by Maria Fusco, was part of Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland curated by Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in June-August 2014.