Wednesday Walkthrough: Abbas Zahedi

A dark image of an outstretched hand with a glowing dot on the palm
Abbas Zahedi, Holding a Heart, 2023. Courtesy the artist.
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Join us for a Wednesday Walkthrough – a gallery tour where artists, experts, researchers and academics give short talks in their field of expertise relating to the concepts explored in our exhibition.

In this walkthrough, Linda Kemp, Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University, will guide us through an exploration of grief, poetry and spaces of care, in relation to Abbas Zahedi’s exhibition Holding a Heart in Artifice. Composed from a newly commissioned installation and engagement programme, Zahedi continues his ongoing investigations into care, grief and contemporary philosophy. Holding a Heart in Artifice affords an opportunity to think about how art, galleries and the public are interconnected through mutual support systems.

About the event

Free. Limited Capacity.

Booking is required.

The duration of the event is one and a half hour. A rest break is not included. Seating is available.


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Speakers will use microphones.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

There are no audio descriptions for this event.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750.

Safety during your visit

Please do not attend this event if you/someone in your household is currently COVID-19 positive, has suspected symptoms or is awaiting test results.

Staff and visitors are welcome to wear a face mask in all areas.

Dr Linda Kemp is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University. Poetry publications include Stitch (Contraband, 2020) and Lease Prise Redux (Materials, 2016). Recent work has been published in Blackbox Manifold, Kruk Book (Materials, 2022), Datableed, and Responses to Derek Jarman’s Blue (Pilot Press, 2022). Linda’s research unfolds through experimental and collaborative approaches anchored by a concern for social practices of care.

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