Exhibition Launch: The Place We Imagine & Life on the CAPS

two posters for exhibitions - the left hand one says "the place we imagine" and the right hand one says "life on the caps"
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Come and play in our galleries and celebrate the launch of our new exhibitions. Galleries Open 6.30–9pm, Cafe Open 6.30-10pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of our two new exhibitions:

Assemble + Schools of Tomorrow: The Place We Imagine

The Place We Imagine brings to life the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi’s unrealised vision for a fantastical playground. Over the past three years, Nottingham Contemporary has worked with children from schools across Nottingham and Turner Prize-winning design collective Assemble, to bring to life three giant play structures in our galleries, two directly inspired by an illustration by Bo Bardi, and one designed in collaboration with local schools. So, let's go and play.

Meriem Bennani: Life on the CAPS

The first solo exhibition in a UK museum by the Moroccan-born, New York-based artist Meriem Bennani (b.1988, Rabat), Life on the CAPS explores a speculative future world set on the CAPS, a fictional island in the middle of the Atlantic. Here, biotechnology has enabled people to travel by teleportation, undergo radical age reversals and buy new bodies. In a world where borders are enforced by gigantic magnetic fields and a militant brigade of drone troopers, the exhibition imagines experiences of cultural displacement and longing, of resilience and perpetual transition.

Galleries Open: 6.30–9pm

Blend at Contemporary - Party the night away with live music from Benjamin Luhis and a DJ set from Marcus Joseph- until 10pm.

Our exhibition launches are open to everyone, and completely free.

All of our programmes are made possible through the support of our audiences. As we're a charity. So please feel free to donate a little when booking your ticket. Suggested donation £3.