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The Freudian Robot: Lydia Liu
events - Talks
The Freudian Robot: Lydia Liu
13 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
10 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
23 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
15 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
14 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
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Hou Hanru
13 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
09 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
31 May 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
24 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
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Polly Morgan
23 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...
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
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Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
21 May 2011
Master Storyteller and folklore historian Pete Davis follows the footsteps of the Crusaders through Nottingham, before discussing both eastern and western histories...
On a Bat’s Wing
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On a Bat’s Wing
18 May 2011
Bats get a bad press, but poets like Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear, DH Lawrence, Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes have all been inspired by them. Writers Ross Bradshaw, Cathy...
The 21st Century: China's Century
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The 21st Century: China's Century
11 May 2011
China is now the world’s second economy, poised to overtake the US. Professor Shujie Yao and Dr Zhengxu Wang from the Contemporary Chinese Department of The University...
Razia Iqbal
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Razia Iqbal
03 May 2011
Razia Iqbal discusses Wael Shawky’s work, in the context of Middle Eastern politics and culture. Razia Iqbal is a Special Correspondent for BBC News, with extensive...
Maha Maamoun: Domestic Tourism II
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Maha Maamoun: Domestic Tourism II
29 April 2011
A collage of clips from vintage popular Egyptian movies that feature the Pyramids, exploring the tourist representation of Cairo, and how this relates to personal,...
It Gives Us The Other
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It Gives Us The Other
27 April 2011
There are a range of workshops in this one day conference on translation in poetry – aimed at writers with an interest in both poetry and translation. Finishing with a...
Wednesday Walk Throughs
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Wednesday Walk Throughs
19 April 2011 - 21 June 2011
Time: Every Wednesday, 1-1.45pm (Except Wed 27 April) Free, no need to book, meet at reception These lunchtime talks will consider the exhibitions from multiple...
Artist's Talk by Wael Shawky
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Artist's Talk by Wael Shawky
19 April 2011
Wael Shawky offers an insight into his work and its contexts. The Space, 7:00pm, £3 (free for students) Nottingham Contemporary’s public programme is jointly...
Taxidermy Tour
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Taxidermy Tour
18 April 2011
Wildlife artist and illustrator Chris Orgill was trained by Wollaton Hall’s late and legendary taxidermist Don Sharp. He gives a personal insight into the history and...
Artist's Talk by Huang Yong Ping
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Artist's Talk by Huang Yong Ping
15 April 2011
A rare opportunity to hear Huang Yong Ping speak about his work. He is joined by Lydia Yee, Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, who curated his 2009 exhibition in The...
Huang Yong Ping
art - Exhibitions
Huang Yong Ping
14 April 2011 - 25 June 2011
Huang Yong Ping is one of the leading Chinese artists of his generation. He moved to Paris in 1989 after participating in the renowned Magiciens de la Terre exhibition at...
Wael Shawky
art - Exhibitions
Wael Shawky
14 April 2011 - 25 June 2011
Wael Shawky’s work explores transitional events in society, politics, culture and religion in the Arab World. These concerns have been brought into sharp focus by...
The Bookmark Project
art - Exhibitions
The Bookmark Project
14 April 2011 - 25 June 2011
Bookmarks created by 11 Nottingham-based artists, inserted in The Study book collection Curated by Yelena Popova Wayne Burrows, Mik Godley, Candice Jacobs, Aaron...
The Do–It–All Dating Game
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The Do–It–All Dating Game
11 April 2011
This live dating game – hosted by Oriana Fox and John Kilduff (aka Mr Let’s Paint) – has been devised by recent graduates from Nottingham Trent University, Clare...
In Production
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In Production
29 March 2011
A platform for artists based in Nottingham and the Midlands.Three artists will screen a new work before an audience discussion. Blue Firth, currently studying at the...
Gallery Assistants Walk Through
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Gallery Assistants Walk Through
24 March 2011
Nottingham Contemporary Gallery Assistants share their opinions and experience of nine weeks in the company of Jack Goldstein and Anne Collier. Featuring Aaron...
Jean Fisher: A Swim Against the Tide
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Jean Fisher: A Swim Against the Tide
17 March 2011
Jean Fisher knew Jack Goldstein well and wrote about his work in depth. Fisher will speak of Goldstein’s core concerns and offer her perspective on his aesthetic...
Used
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Used
16 March 2011
7pm, The Space. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.
Rush, Rights, and the Rise of Radical Wrong
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Rush, Rights, and the Rise of Radical Wrong
15 March 2011
A lecture by Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University, New York & 2011 J.C. Smith Trust Fund Senior Visiting Scholar followed by a...
Nina Power
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Nina Power
09 March 2011
A subtle critique of the sexual politics of photography is often apparent in Anne Collier’s images. Nina Power, author of One Dimensional Woman, discusses contemporary...

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