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Artist's Talk Shimabuku
events - Talks
Artist's Talk Shimabuku
25 July 2013
6.15 - 7.30pm Free The Space  One of Aquatopia’s contributing artists, Shimabuku, is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at Ikon,...
Dukes Wood Fossil Culture
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Dukes Wood Fossil Culture
24 July 2013
6.30pm – 8.30pm Free The Space Exploring the cultural effects of oil and coal, three moving image works draw from the remembered sounds of a...
Aquatopia
art - Exhibitions
Aquatopia
20 July 2013 - 22 September 2013
Alex Bag & Ethan Kramer, Hernan Bas, John Bellany, Guy Ben-Ner, Ashley Bickerton, Rudolf & Leopold Blaschka, Marcel Broodthaers, Bernard Buffet, Spartacus...
Erik Davis: Enchantment
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Erik Davis: Enchantment
27 June 2013
Erik Davis describes a world exploding with technologies, products, and material processes that challenge our conceptual categories with their apparent intelligence and...
The Secret Life of Things
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The Secret Life of Things
19 June 2013 - 27 June 2013
A series of talks departs from Leckey’s interest in the “enchanted” landscape of a contemporary world populated by animated technological objects. These objects...
OOO [Graham Harman, Francis Halsall; Michelle Kasprzak]
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OOO [Graham Harman, Francis Halsall; Michelle Kasprzak]
19 June 2013
What does it mean to imagine that everything exists equally in the world, and that human beings have no more status than atoms or alpacas? Object-oriented ontology...
Walkthrough with Chris Fite Wassilak
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Walkthrough with Chris Fite Wassilak
19 June 2013
Chris Fite Wassilak is a writer, curator and a regular contributor to frieze, Art Review and Art Monthly. He is interested in time travel and science fiction.
Made For TV [As If!] with Johan Grimonprez, Kris Paulsen, Colin Perry
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Made For TV [As If!] with Johan Grimonprez, Kris Paulsen, Colin Perry
15 June 2013
'Made for TV' takes the form of a talkshow with invited experts on the subject of artist broadcast including Johan Grimonprez (Director of the iconic dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y),...
Good Things and Bad Things
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Good Things and Bad Things
10 June 2013 - 11 June 2013
£75 or £60 DRS, £35 students, low income, unwaged Booking essential The Space Organised by the Objects, Practices, Experiences, Networks (OPEN) Group at...
David Raymond Conroy: I know that fantasies are full of lies (Take II)
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David Raymond Conroy: I know that fantasies are full of lies (Take II)
04 June 2013
Artist David Raymond Conroy examines how our experiences of images, from online advertising to Hollywood cinema, affect our interactions with objects and each other. How...
Walkthrough with Niki Russell
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Walkthrough with Niki Russell
29 May 2013
Artist-curated exhibitions
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Artist-curated exhibitions
24 May 2013
2 - 5pmFreeThe Studio“Why this emphasis on curation- on gathering, filtering, selecting, framing, juxtaposing? Because curation is the native art of the network, and...
Walkthrough with Christopher Johnson
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Walkthrough with Christopher Johnson
22 May 2013
Chris Johnson, a founding member of the University of Nottingham's Science, Technology and Culture Research Centre, will discuss how all pervasive new technology relates...
The Study Sessions: From Animism to the Internet
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The Study Sessions: From Animism to the Internet
08 May 2013 - 26 June 2013
From speed-bumps to sludge in ponds, Amerindian totems to Tamagotchi, the reading group will trace some lively debates within contemporary philosophies of technology:...
Walkthrough with David Reid & Kevin Love
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Walkthrough with David Reid & Kevin Love
08 May 2013
What is an "addressable object"? David Reid, Senior Lecturer in Photography and Kevin Love, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Social Theory, Nottingham Trent University,...
Mike Jay: The Influencing Machine
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Mike Jay: The Influencing Machine
07 May 2013
 Mike Jay discusses the case of James Tilly Matthews, an “incurable lunatic” confined to Bedlam in 1797. Matthews insisted his mind was being controlled by a...
Live Lecture Series: Mark Leckey
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Live Lecture Series: Mark Leckey
02 May 2013
Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey discusses the processes of collecting objects, artworks and artefacts that led to his exhibition The Universal Addressability of Dumb...
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things
art - Exhibitions
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things
27 April 2013 - 30 June 2013
Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey has curated an exhibition that explores the magical world of new technology, as well as tracing its connections to the beliefs of...
Piero Gilardi Walkthrough with Rhiannon Firth
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Piero Gilardi Walkthrough with Rhiannon Firth
03 April 2013
Author of Utopian Politics: Citizenship and Practice and Lecturer in Sociology at Brunel, Rhiannon Firth is interested in autonomous, intentional and travelling...
Contemporary Art & The Politics of Ecology
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Contemporary Art & The Politics of Ecology
26 March 2013
With TJ Demos, Nabil Ahmed and Peter Mörtenböck 
Collaborative Effects: A symposium
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Collaborative Effects: A symposium
23 March 2013
Part 2  14:00 - 16:00 GMT Part 1 11:30 - 13:30 GTMIn two parts, Design, Inhabitation, Play and Piero Post-Povera this short symposium addresses Piero...
Questions of Value
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Questions of Value
19 March 2013
Gilardi/Newling Walkthrough with Bruce Asbestos
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Gilardi/Newling Walkthrough with Bruce Asbestos
13 March 2013
With Bruce Asbestos, Nottingham.
WT Conversation 3: The Common Imagination
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WT Conversation 3: The Common Imagination
12 March 2013
6.30 - 8.30pm Free Cafe. Bar. Contemporary This conversation will approach the ‘commons’ as both a form of land ownership and as a way of thinking beyond...
Wasteland Conversations
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Wasteland Conversations
12 March 2013
Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.30pm Free Cafe. Bar. Contemporary Convened in collaboration with the Nottingham Wasteland Twinning Collective Wasteland Twinning is a...
The Study Sessions: Ecosophy
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The Study Sessions: Ecosophy
06 March 2013 - 03 April 2013
Facilitated by Rebecca Beinart and David Bell, this reading group draws on themes from the work of Gilardi and Newling to give participants the opportunity to critically...
Newling Walkthrough with Andrew Spira
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Newling Walkthrough with Andrew Spira
06 March 2013
Andrew Spira is Course Director in Fine and Decorative Arts at Christie’s Education, and has published extensively on sacred art. In this tour Spira will explore the...
Artist talk: the vacuum cleaner
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Artist talk: the vacuum cleaner
05 March 2013
6.30 - 8.30pm Free The Space Over the last 10 years artist and activist collective of one, the vacuum cleaner, has become somewhat notorious for his acts of...
WT Conversation 2: Utopia, community and ecology
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WT Conversation 2: Utopia, community and ecology
26 February 2013
6.30 - 8.30pm Free Cafe. Bar. Contemporary This conversation will consider the place of utopian thinking for social and ecological practices.
Marking the Contours
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Marking the Contours
26 February 2013
5.00 - 6.15pm Free (Departing from outside the main entrance, Nottingham Contemporary) In collaboration with the University of Nottingham Fine Art Visiting...

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