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Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Stefanos Katsikas
events - Talks
Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Stefanos Katsikas
03 March 2010
Dr Stefanos Katsikas of the History Department of Goldsmiths, University of London, revisits the Warsaw Pact and the Cold War. The Space, 7pm - 8.30pm Evening...
Managing Personal and Political Change
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Managing Personal and Political Change
02 March 2010
Dr David Norris, Associate Professor, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, the University of Nottingham, will discuss the collapse of Yugoslavia, using Serbian...
The Reading Room Part 1
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The Reading Room Part 1
16 February 2010
Informal talks, discussions and readings inspired by Star City, co-ordinated by Jennie Syson, an independent Nottingham based curator. You will be sent the required...
Star City
art - Exhibitions
Star City
12 February 2010 - 18 April 2010
Pawel Althamer, Micol Assaël, Stano Filko, Diango Hernández, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Július Koller, Robert Kusmirowski, Goshka Macuga, Joanna Malinowska &...
The Futurological Congress
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The Futurological Congress
12 February 2010
Star City opens with a congress that explores the theoretical strands of the exhibition in the company of some of the exhibition’s artists, together with curators,...
Fabulous and Forbidden
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Fabulous and Forbidden
22 January 2010
Join Neil Bartlett and Wayne Koestenbaum for an informal conversation on the Fabulous and Forbidden. Drawing from youtube clips, as well as their own personal collections...
Hotel Theory: Wayne Koestenbaum
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Hotel Theory: Wayne Koestenbaum
21 January 2010
Wayne Koestenbaum is the Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York and an extraordinary cultural commentator and poet whose work spans Andy...
Los Angeles: The City as Subject
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Los Angeles: The City as Subject
19 January 2010
This one-hour talk will examine the city of Los Angeles in contemporary visual culture and literature, and its influence on the arts. Presented by Dr Mark Rawlinson,...
Frances Stark: A Naked Name?
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Frances Stark: A Naked Name?
14 January 2010
Click on Download tab to listen to an audio recording of this event. Alex Farquharson, Director of Nottingham Contemporary, and Francis McKee, Director Centre for...
Lost and Found
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Lost and Found
07 January 2010
The first of a series of events focusing on the rediscovered.
Architecture, Art and the Changing City:
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Architecture, Art and the Changing City:
09 December 2009
This event is now fully booked. Follow the online booking link to add your name to the waiting list. If any spaces become available, we will notify you by email.
A Bigger Splash, 1974
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A Bigger Splash, 1974
02 December 2009
 A Bigger Splash is a fascinating and experimental up-close documentary of three years in the life of David Hockney. Stuart Comer, Tate’s Curator of Film, and Mark...
Hockney’s Style: Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson
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Hockney’s Style: Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson
27 November 2009
Join a compelling conversation between cultural commentator Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson, Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate Britain, as they...
Hockney's Style, Michael Bracewell & Andrew Wilson
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Hockney's Style, Michael Bracewell & Andrew Wilson
27 November 2009
A conversation between cultural commentator Michael Bracewell, and Tate Britain Curator, Andrew Wilson. Within the galleries, they discuss Hockney's role in the British...
Writers Respond: David Hockney and Frances Stark
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Writers Respond: David Hockney and Frances Stark
24 November 2009
Listen to audio from this event by clicking the 'download' link at the end of the page. Five poets read their responses to the work of David Hockney and Frances...
Publications
art - Exhibitions
Publications
14 November 2009 - 04 July 2010
Downloadable publications, texts and essays that extend the themes in our exhibition programme. Written by international curators, academics and cultural commentators....
David Hockney
art - Exhibitions
David Hockney
14 November 2009 - 24 January 2010
Hockney in the 60s was that rare thing – an artist at the forefront of the avant-garde of the day, and a well-known public figure. With his Yorkshire accent, bleached...
Frances Stark
art - Exhibitions
Frances Stark
14 November 2009 - 24 January 2010
Frances Stark is one of the most intriguing artists to have emerged from the vibrant Los Angeles art scene in the last two decades. Visually her stylish collages are...
Words, Worlds
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Words, Worlds
13 November 2009
Language is central to the work of Brannon, Stark and Wilcox. Each of these American artists exploits words for their literary, historical, psychological and graphic...
Take This Knitting Machine and Shove it
art - Exhibitions
Take This Knitting Machine and Shove it
12 September 2009 - 18 October 2009
“Chant no more your old rhymes about bold Robin Hood His feats I but little admire I will sing the achievements of General Ludd Now the hero of...
american apparel
art - Exhibitions
american apparel
25 July 2009 - 06 September 2009
While our building was being finished in the summer 2009, we showed two exhibitions in our main window, overlooking Weekday Cross in the Lace Market. Josephine...
Impossible Prison, Talks and Discussions
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Impossible Prison, Talks and Discussions
10 November 2008 - 08 December 2008
With contributions from David Macey, Jonathan Rée, Lisa Le Feuvre, Ken Starkey, Eyal Weizman, Erwin James, and Ashley Hunt.
The Impossible Prison
art - Exhibitions
The Impossible Prison
31 October 2008 - 14 December 2008
Vito Acconci, Shaina Anand, Atelier Van Lieshout, Angela Bulloch, Chris Evans, Harun Farocki, Dan Graham, Group d’Information sur les Prisons, Mona Hatoum, Thomas...
Disclosures II: The Middle Ages
art - Exhibitions
Disclosures II: The Middle Ages
06 September 2008 - 05 October 2008
Disclosures II was part of Nottingham Contemporary’s Histories of the Present, our year long series of exhibitions and events in historically significant places in and...
Disclosures II, Laxton
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Disclosures II, Laxton
06 September 2008
Part I 11:00 Meeting in Mount Street, Nottingham. A bus tour of Nottingham’s former common lands and open fields led by artist and historian Chris...
Disclosures: The Exhibition
art - Exhibitions
Disclosures: The Exhibition
05 September 2008 - 05 October 2008
Olivia Plender presented her video Bring Back Robin Hood in the Picture Gallery at Nottingham Castle as part of Disclosures II: The Middles Ages. The video weaves...
That Beautiful Pale Face is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
art - Exhibitions
That Beautiful Pale Face is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
26 July 2008 - 07 September 2008
The artists in this exhibition are taking part in a séance, establishing contact with Lord Byron, both as he was in his lifetime, and as he might be today. It is an...
That Beautiful Pale Face Is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
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That Beautiful Pale Face Is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
26 July 2008
Splendid Vices, our symposium in the Orangery, was standing room only, as our guests crowded in to hear speakers discuss Byron’s lasting influence on popular...
Happenings
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Happenings
06 May 2008 - 18 May 2008
Talk Marco Scotini, curator, Luca Frei, designer of Disobedience and Alex Farquharson, Director of Nottingham Contemporary. Venue: ‘Beatties’, Angel Row,...
Remember Revolution: 68 at 40
art - Exhibitions
Remember Revolution: 68 at 40
01 May 2008 - 31 May 2008
In partnership with the Broadway Media Centre we traced the legacy of 1968, the year when the underground went overground, and mass protests erupted across Europe and the...

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