Hubs and Fictions

Hubs and Fictions

On Current Art and Imported Remoteness

Edited by Sophia Yadong Hao and Edgar Schmitz

Distributed for Sternberg Press




Hubs and Fictions, originally a touring forum, invited international curators, writers, and producers to probe how fiction plays out in a globally distributed art-world ecology, and how infrastructures are invented against its background. In 2012, the forum was staged sequentially at Cooper Gallery (Dundee), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), Goldsmiths University of London, and operated as a satellite event to Edgar Schmitz's exhibition “Surplus Cameo Decor,” curated by Sophia Yadong Hao at Cooper Gallery.

The book functions as a deliberately discontinuous reader; it juxtaposes documents, negotiations, and reflections from and on these conversations. The publication also includes a preface by Andrea Phillips, a new image sequence by Schmitz, and a suite of reflexive annotations exchanged between Hao and Schmitz.

ContributorsTobias Berger, Guy Brett, Simon Groom, Sophia Yadong Hao, Lisa Le Feuvre, Ma Lin, Markus Miessen and Federica Bueti, Tom Morton, Vanessa Joan Müller, Wang Nanming, Paul O'Neill, Edgar Schmitz, Gemma Sharpe


$26.00 T ISBN: 9783956790256 192 pp. | 4.75 in x 7 in 32 color illus.

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Sophia Yadong Hao

Sophia Yadong Hao is Curator of Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee in Scotland.

Edgar Schmitz