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Take This Knitting Machine and Shove it
art - Exhibitions
Take This Knitting Machine and Shove it
12 Sep 2009 - 18 Oct 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...
SOFA - A documentary film by Benjamin Wigley
events - Young Events
SOFA - A documentary film by Benjamin Wigley
28 Oct 2009
On Wednesday the adventure begins.... Get Involved 17's beautiful Nottingham Contemporary Sofa will begin its journey, starting at 9am in the heart of our city: Old...
Words, Worlds
events - Talks
Words, Worlds
13 Nov 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...
David Hockney
art - Exhibitions
David Hockney
14 Nov 2009 - 24 Jan 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 Nov 2009 - 24 Jan 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...
The Small Collections Room
art - Small Collections Room
The Small Collections Room
14 Nov 2009 - 16 Jun 2010
We commissioned the artist Pablo Bronstein to create a 21st century take on a “cabinet of curiosities” or wunderkammer – the root of the modern museum. Four...
Publications
art - Exhibitions
Publications
14 Nov 2009 - 04 Jul 2010
Downloadable publications, texts and essays that extend the themes in our exhibition programme. Written by international curators, academics and cultural commentators....
Opening weekend
events - Special Events
Opening weekend
14 Nov 2009 - 15 Nov 2009
Your invitation to our opening. Free family fun with the world’s biggest butterflies, Zig and Zag the Zebras, the Living Logos, face painting, magic and music –...
Writers Respond: David Hockney and Frances Stark
events - Talks
Writers Respond: David Hockney and Frances Stark
24 Nov 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...
Hockney’s Style: Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson
events - Talks
Hockney’s Style: Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson
27 Nov 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
events - Talks
Hockney's Style, Michael Bracewell & Andrew Wilson
27 Nov 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...
Mark Leckey, Parade
art - Artist Cinema
Mark Leckey, Parade
28 Nov 2009 - 11 Dec 2009
Parade reflects Leckey’s interests in music, fashion and the male dandy. Gigantic images of both high fashion and street culture fill the screens in this feverish...
David Hockney Visit
events - Special Events
David Hockney Visit
30 Nov 2009
We were delighted to welcome David Hockney to Nottingham Contemporary on 30th November. You can hear more about his visit on Radio 4's Today Programme on Tuesday 29...
A Bigger Splash, 1974
events - Talks
A Bigger Splash, 1974
02 Dec 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...
Poetry Workshops For Adults
events - Special Events
Poetry Workshops For Adults
03 Dec 2009 - 17 Dec 2009
Three poetry writing workshops will look at the aesthetic principles of form, fragment, and line as they resonate in works by David Hockney, Frances Stark, Walt Whitman,...
Architecture, Art and the Changing City:
events - Talks
Architecture, Art and the Changing City:
09 Dec 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.
Aurélien Froment, Pocket Theatre
art - Artist Cinema
Aurélien Froment, Pocket Theatre
12 Dec 2009 - 27 Dec 2009
A magician pulls seemingly random images from his pocket, including family photographs, playing cards and film stills, arranging and rearranging them in mid air. ...
The Art Quiz
events - Special Events
The Art Quiz
19 Dec 2009
Condensed into palatable and frivolous art trivia, questions will range from the seminal to the downright silly, and knowing your Turner from your Turner Prize and your...
William E. Jones, Is it Really So Strange
art - Artist Cinema
William E. Jones, Is it Really So Strange
28 Dec 2009 - 10 Jan 2010
A feature-length documentary on the young Southern Californian Latinos who idolise Morrissey and his former band The Smiths. The film makes revealing links between the...
Lost and Found
events - Talks
Lost and Found
07 Jan 2010
The first of a series of events focusing on the rediscovered.
Morgan Fisher, Standard Gauge
art - Artist Cinema
Morgan Fisher, Standard Gauge
11 Jan 2010 - 24 Jan 2010
Morgan Fisher collected strips of film while working in Hollywood. Narrative features, news footage, adverts and trailers were then filmed in a single continuous shot....
Appropriated Language: The Poem in Collage
events - Special Events
Appropriated Language: The Poem in Collage
13 Jan 2010
Inspired by our current David Hockney and Frances Stark exhibitions this workshop will encourage writers to incorporate collage into their work, looking especially at the...
Frances Stark: A Naked Name?
events - Talks
Frances Stark: A Naked Name?
14 Jan 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...
Los Angeles: The City as Subject
events - Talks
Los Angeles: The City as Subject
19 Jan 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,...
Hotel Theory: Wayne Koestenbaum
events - Talks
Hotel Theory: Wayne Koestenbaum
21 Jan 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...
Fabulous and Forbidden
events - Talks
Fabulous and Forbidden
22 Jan 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...
Dance4 Presents...
events - Special Events
Dance4 Presents...
22 Jan 2010 - 24 Jan 2010
In collaboration with Nottingham Contemporary, Dance4 presents three days of performances from established and emerging artists. The programme will include critically...
Jennifer Bornstein, Celestial Spectacular
art - Artist Cinema
Jennifer Bornstein, Celestial Spectacular
25 Jan 2010 - 07 Feb 2010
These seven short films use a DIY aesthetic to portray dramatic natural phenomena. With a nod to school science projects tin-foil meteors fly down visible threads in a...
Eastern Bloc-busters
events - Special Events
Eastern Bloc-busters
02 Feb 2010 - 15 Feb 2010
Broadway Cinema, Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL A series of five films at the Broadway media centre to complement Star City, curated by Konrad Wirkowski, the films...
The Futurological Congress
events - Talks
The Futurological Congress
12 Feb 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,...

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