The Whitworth Gallery Tuesday Talks

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


    The Tuesday Talks series presents leading artists, thinkers and curators who explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. The series is a collaboration between the Whitworth and Manchester School of Art and is programmed by Pavel Büchler.

    A graduate of MA Visual Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University and a former Research Fellow at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, Sophia Hao is Principal Curator of Exhibitions at the Cooper Gallery, Dundee. Her curatorial interests in artist's collaboration as an 'event' and in examining the ideas of public participation, context and process are reflected in her new publication Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Events?, published by Sternberg Press earlier this year. The book, edited by Hao with contributions by over twenty prominent UK women artists and writers (Susan Hiller, Mary Kelly, Linder, Laura Mulvey, Monica Ross among others), is a development from a two-part exhibition programme of art informed by feminism staged at Cooper Gallery in 2017/18. It documents the thinking and experimentation of women artists’ collectives in the 1970s and 1980s, their spirit of resistance, collectivity, and self-organization, and traces a history of ideas and alternatives that remain timely and influential today.
    Period29 Oct 2019
    Degree of RecognitionInternational