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 month-long event series and a Group Critical Writing Residency and culminates 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.

Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland is the first discursive survey foregrounding the grassroots character of artists’ collaboration that has contributed to the remarkable achievements of Scottish contemporary art. Accompanied by a Group Critical Writing Residency, an exhibition and event series feature new works from artists’ collaborations including Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen, Full Eye, Ganghut and Henry VIII’s Wives.

Taking its cue from the live improvised excitement of musical jamming, Studio Jamming is the first discursive survey foregrounding the grassroots character of artists’ collaboration that has contributed to the remarkable achievements of Scottish contemporary art.

Re-searching, annotating, contextualizing and celebrating artists’ collaboration as a particular phenomenon of artistic practice in Scotland, Studio Jamming presents new works by Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen, Full Eye, Ganghut, and Henry VIII’s Wives. Complementing these is The Hub, an architectural intervention designed by Studio Miessen. This collaborative ‘site’ features a Group Critical Writing Residency for emerging critical writing on collaboration edited by Maria Fusco and is where artists, writers and participants present and reflect upon the possibilities and histories of artists’ collaborations.

Studio Jamming culminates in a 12-hour Jamming Symposium highlighting Declarations presented by artists’ collaboration groups from all over Scotland, which is jammed with talks, gigs, performances and screenings.

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