Wednesday Walkthrough: Ridykeulous

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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 current exhibition.

Nottingham Contemporary presents Ridykes’ Cavern of Fine Inverted Wines and Deviant Videos, curated by Ridykeulous . This bold and spirited exhibition will take place across all four of our large-scale gallery spaces and features the work of over 30 “très gay” contemporary visual artists working across film, video installation, sculpture and performance.

In this walkthrough Dr Cüneyt Çakırlar, Associate Professor in Film and Visual Culture at Nottingham Trent University, explores Ridykeulous' engagement with queerness, collectivity, and curatorial activism.

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.

This event will take place around the galleries - please meet at reception.


Find information about getting here and our building access and facilities here.

Speakers will use microphones.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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.

Cüneyt Çakırlar is Associate Professor of Film and Visual Culture at Nottingham Trent University, UK. His current research practice focuses on queer visual cultures. Çakırlar has taught on queer arts and film theory at University College London (UK), Boğaziçi University (Turkey), Koç University (Turkey), and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey). His articles appeared in various international peer-reviewed journals including Critical Arts, Cineaction, [in]Transition, New Review of Film and Television Studies, Paragraph, and Screen. He co-authored Mustang: Translating Willful Youth(2022), and co-translated Judith Butler’s Bodies That Matter (1993) into Turkish (Pinhan, 2014). Çakırlar has also worked with various arts institutions and curatorial collectives based in Turkey, Germany, USA, and UK. He currently leads a British Academy project on “Transnational Horror, Folklore, and Cultural Politics” (2021-2023).

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