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Seize the Time
events - Talks
Seize the Time
06 October 2011
Free The Space 6pm An experimental and soulful “docu-fiction” set in Los Angeles telling a young man’s story – from experiencing everyday racism to joining...
Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther
events - Talks
Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther
05 October 2011
Free New Art Exchange 6pm
American Revolution 2
events - Talks
American Revolution 2
04 October 2011
Free 6pm The Space A vivid document of the Panthers and the Young Patriots (a white working class movement inspired by the Panthers) at the 1968 uprising outside the...
Black Panthers (1968) & Black Liberation (1967)
events - Talks
Black Panthers (1968) & Black Liberation (1967)
03 October 2011
6 - 8pm Broadway Free 27 mins Kodwo Eshun introduces the film season with a lecture on the Panthers and Cinema. Eshun, of The Otolith Group, is lecturer in Visual...
The Late Genet: Symposium 3
events - Talks
The Late Genet: Symposium 3
30 September 2011
11am - 4pm The Space Free In 1970 Genet entered the US illegally to campaign alongside the Black Panthers for the release of their chairman Bobby Seale – he would...
The Late Genet: Symposium 2
events - Talks
The Late Genet: Symposium 2
29 September 2011
Due to the current political situation with Palestine and the UN, and the forthcoming visit of President Abbas of Palestine to the European Parliament, Leila Shahid will...
Genet in Chatila (2000), 95 mins
events - Talks
Genet in Chatila (2000), 95 mins
29 September 2011
7pm The Space Free A documentary about Genet's involvement with the Palestinians in exile in Beirut and Jordan.
Hadrien Laroche, The Last Genet (1968-1986)
events - Talks
Hadrien Laroche, The Last Genet (1968-1986)
29 September 2011
6pm The Space Free During the last eighteen years of his life (1968-1986) Genet was preoccupied with the struggles of the disenfranchised and displaced, among them,...
Writing as Curating
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Writing as Curating
28 September 2011
Wednesdays 3 August, 31 August and 28 September 5.30pm – 7.30pm Writing as Curating is a series of creative writing workshops, introduced through Genet’s texts,...
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
events - Talks
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
22 September 2011
7.00 - 8.30pm The Space Free In this extraordinary animated film an Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct...
Reading Genet
events - Talks
Reading Genet
21 September 2011
Wednesdays 27 July, 17 August and 21 September 5.30pm – 7.30pm Free The Study Led by writer Wayne Burrows, Reading Genet will provide an opportunity for in-depth...
Wednesday Walk Throughs
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Wednesday Walk Throughs
14 September 2011 - 28 September 2011
A lunch time tour of the exhibitions with our curators and other guest experts. The Galleries, Free – No need to book, just drop in 20 July – Alex Farquharson,...
The Late Genet: Symposium 1
events - Talks
The Late Genet: Symposium 1
14 September 2011
Major French thinkers of the 1960s - like Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous and Félix Guattari – reclaimed Genet from the stranglehold of Sartrean existentialism. They...
Lili Reynaud-Dewar
events - Talks
Lili Reynaud-Dewar
14 September 2011
8pm The Space Free A new performance and reading, developed by Lili Reynaud - Dewar, featuring poet-performer and fellow Genet admirer Pierre Giquel and singer...
Hail the New Puritan
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Hail the New Puritan
08 September 2011
Free 7pm The Space Introduced by Paul Russ, CEO of Dance4
Battle of Algiers
events - Talks
Battle of Algiers
01 September 2011
7pm The Space Introduced by Mathilde Von Bulow, from the School of History, The University of Nottingham. One of the great works of political cinema, The Battle of...
Marc Camille Chaimowicz with Michael Bracewell
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Marc Camille Chaimowicz with Michael Bracewell
11 August 2011
Marc Camille Chaimowicz in conversation about his work and Jean Genet, with novelist and cultural historian Michael Bracewell. .
Un Chant D'Amour
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Un Chant D'Amour
28 July 2011
7pm The Space Introduced by Enda McCaffrey Jean Genet developed screenplays for several films, but in the end only made one short, Un Chant d’Amour (1950), a...
Phil Collins: soy mi madre
events - Talks
Phil Collins: soy mi madre
22 July 2011
The Space 7pm Free Phil Collins, nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006, will introduce a screening of his recent film and discuss his interest in Jean Genet....
Jean Genet
art - Exhibitions
Jean Genet
16 July 2011 - 02 October 2011
Nottingham Contemporary presented a major exhibition inspired by the life and work of Jean Genet (1910 – 1986), the celebrated poet of revolt.Act One Marc Camille...
The Freudian Robot: Lydia Liu
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The Freudian Robot: Lydia Liu
14 July 2011
Lydia Liu is Wu Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at...
Sarah Wilson: Jean Genet
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Sarah Wilson: Jean Genet
11 July 2011
Leading art historian Sarah Wilson reflects on her work on Genet, spanning Jean-Paul Sartre and Existentialism, Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction, and finally Tahar Ben...
Decoding Monkey
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Decoding Monkey
24 June 2011
Join us in an attempt to decode the Chinese Monkey God through 500 years of history. Writer Wayne Burrows traces this curious cultural journey, from Wu Cheng’s Journey...
Kristina Kleutghen, Mythologising Animals
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Kristina Kleutghen, Mythologising Animals
16 June 2011
Animal symbols appear throughout Huang Yong Ping’s exhibition, referencing cosmology, Daoism and the afterlife. Kristina Kleutghen (School of Oriental and African...
Tarek Osman
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Tarek Osman
15 June 2011
Tarek Osman’s latest book Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak was published last year. He will explore the socio–political history of a country at a time of...
Hou Hanru
events - Talks
Hou Hanru
14 June 2011
Critic and curator Hou Hanru discusses Huang Yong Ping’s work in the wider context of the Chinese art scene.
Geoff Dyer and John Hegley
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Geoff Dyer and John Hegley
10 June 2011
Poet and performer John Hegley will be joined by author Geoff Dyer for an evening of verse, music and discussions around the poetry and letters of Nottinghamshire’s...
Us and Them: Beyond Orientalism
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Us and Them: Beyond Orientalism
01 June 2011
Dr Adib–Mohhaddam is Lecturer in Comparative and International Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has written widely on...
The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives
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The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives
25 May 2011
Historian Carole Hillenbrand expands on the themes of Wael Shawky’s Cabaret Crusades:The Horror Show File. Professor Emerita of Islamic History at the University of...
Polly Morgan
events - Talks
Polly Morgan
24 May 2011
Taxidermy artist Polly Morgan will be speaking with Giovanni Aloi (Editor of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in the Visual Arts) about her practice, with an audience Q&A...

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