Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland 

30. Jun - 2. Aug 14 / ended Cooper Gallery


Monday - Friday, 11am - 5pm

Exhibition | Installation | Scotland

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Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland, Cooper Gallery, 2014

Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland, Cooper Gallery, 2014

We are pleased to announce Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland, an exhibition in association with GENERATION, this summer's landmark series of exhibitions tracing the remarkable development of contemporary art in Scotland over the last 25 years.

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.

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 Hub, an architectural intervention constructed in and around Cooper Gallery that is to be 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 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 wrapped up in artists’ collaborations.

Among the highlights of Studio Jamming is the presentation of new works from artists’ collaborative groups including Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen, Full Eye, Ganghut and Henry VIII’s Wives.

Offering a vital platform for presenting and disseminating new critical writing, the Group Critical Writing Residency, edited by Maria Fusco, invites emerging writers in Scotland to produce new textual works on collaboration and collectivity. The Residency is marked by a live Group Critical Reading event in which the writers will give their work a public voice. Centered on Declarations presented by artists’ collaboration groups from all over Scotland, Studio Jamming culminates in the 12-hour Jamming Symposium that is jammed with keynote talks, gigs, performances and screenings.

NEWS /// Cooper Gallery are inviting submissions from writers based in Scotland for the Group Critical Writing Residency and a Call for Declarations from Artists' Collaborative Groups in Scotland for the 12-Hour Jamming Symposium. More information about the submissions can be found by downloading the pdf files on the Studio Jamming website.

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