Following the successful realisation of Phase One of CURRENT | 不合时宜: Contemporary Art from Scotland in Shanghai last year, Cooper Gallery and British Council are delighted to announce the forum Here Was Elsewhere: A Memorandum of a Summer in Shanghai.
Taking place on Wednesday 13 April 2016 from 6.00-8.30pm at Cooper Gallery in Dundee, the forum will feature artists Poster Club, Anne-Marie Copestake and Edgar Schmitz who were involved in the CURRENT | 不合时宜 programme. Speakers from both China and UK include JJ Charlesworth (art critic and publisher of Art Review), Wang Nanming (independent curator and critic) and Weng Yunpeng (Director, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai).
CURRENT | 不合时宜 is a two-year four-phase contemporary art exhibition and forum programme. Building on the international interest in GENERATION, one of the most ambitious programmes of contemporary art to have taken place in Scotland, CURRENT | 不合时宜 showcases for the first time in China the distinctiveness of contemporary art made in Scotland, its grass-roots spirit and its keen debates with the social and political dimensions of art and culture.
Here Was Elsewhere: A Memorandum of a Summer in Shanghai will share the experience gained and further expand the thoughts and discussions developed along the journey from Scotland to China. The forum will provide a platform to discuss what it means to create a transnational exhibition and cutlural exchange programme in a world of shifting geo-political and social relaties, and how art can distinctively renegotiate the similar yet different relationships that two locations have with the globalised world.
This event is free, however we ask that you RSVP in advance via Eventbrite here.