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.

  • Of Other Spaces

    Of Other Spaces

    Where Does Gesture Become Event?

    Sophia Yadong Hao

    Resonating with the ethos of open dialogue and the experimentation of women artists' collectives in the 1970s and 1980s, Of Other Spaces constructs a dynamic, open, and collaborative arena that foregrounds practices of resistance, collectivity, and self-organization. Highlighting the inherent seditiousness that animates feminist thinking, the book seeks out the lodestone of a volatile politics that calls for and instigates urgent alternatives to the cultural, political, and economic machineries of power that haunt this world. The book documents an exhibition and symposium that brought together women artists, writers, and thinkers.

    Contributors

    12, Anne Bean, James Bell, Laura Edbrook & Sarah Forrest, Rose English, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Althea Greenan, Margaret Harrison, Sophia Yadong Hao, Susan Hiller, Amelia Jones, Mary Kelly, Alexandra Kokoli, Linder, Kirsty Logan, Katherine Maynell, Lynda Morris, Laura Mulvey, Annabel Nicolson, Adele Patrick, Cullinan Richards, Su Richardson, Monica Ross, Hannah O'Shea, Catherine Spencer, Georgina Starr, Marina Vishmidt

    • Paperback $25.00
  • Hubs and Fictions

    Hubs and Fictions

    On Current Art and Imported Remoteness

    Sophia Yadong Hao and Edgar Schmitz

    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.

    Contributors Tobias 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

    • Paperback $26.00