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Globalisation before Globalisation
events - Talks
Globalisation before Globalisation
11 May 2010
Globalisation is often regarded as a recent phenomenon, but it can be traced back to Columbus’s discovery of the New World in 1492, according to the influential...
Uneven Geographies
art - Exhibitions
Uneven Geographies
07 May 2010 - 03 July 2010
Éduardo Abaroa, Azzellini & Ressler, Yto Barrada, Ursula Biemann, Bureau d’Études, Öyvind Fahlström, Goldin + Senneby, Mark Lombardi, Steve McQueen, Cildo Meireles,...
The Geopolitical Turn
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The Geopolitical Turn
07 May 2010
What are the reference points for contemporary art in a global economy that creates enormous wealth as well as widening inequality. Our opening conference explores the...
The Men Who Pickled Lenin
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The Men Who Pickled Lenin
14 April 2010
USSR, 1924: Looking to tighten his grasp on a Communist future and create a Bolshevik god under his control, Stalin decrees Lenin’s corpse must be preserved....
The Reading Room Part 3
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The Reading Room Part 3
05 April 2010
Informal talks, discussions and readings inspired by Star City, co-ordinated by Jennie Syson, an independent Nottingham based curator. You will be sent the required...
Artist Film Screenings
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Artist Film Screenings
02 April 2010
A night of Nottingham based artists’ film screenings at Nottingham Contemporary. Short films from Tracey McMaster and Simon Raven, Alia Pathan and Tether will be...
Fia Backstrom & John Menick
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Fia Backstrom & John Menick
01 April 2010
Free, book your space using the link below Screening of three films “The Secret Life of Things" (6 min) by John Menick and "Edgar Mitchell - 6th Man on the Moon" (17...
Show and (Fore)Tell
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Show and (Fore)Tell
30 March 2010
In the spirit of Star City, Nottingham Contemporary will try to predict the future, with the help of three speakers on geology, natural history and technology. Post...
Soviet Cosmos
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Soviet Cosmos
25 March 2010
Associate Professor Rolf Hellebust of the University of Nottingham will give an illustrated lecture on the history of Soviet space exploration as a symbol of utopian...
Old Europe, New Europe – Flows and Divides
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Old Europe, New Europe – Flows and Divides
24 March 2010
Unfortunately this event will not take place What happened to the financial infrastructure of the Eastern Block after the Iron Curtain fell? Dr Adam Swain, Associate...
Food and Humour
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Food and Humour
18 March 2010
Seth Graham of University College London will preside at a night of humour – and food. A smorgasbord of Eastern European cuisines will include Russian, Polish, Ukranian...
Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Mike O’Mahony
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Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Mike O’Mahony
17 March 2010
During the period 1917 to 1945 artists, and subsequently the state, attempted to define the political role of art. Dr Mike O’Mahony of the History of Art Department at...
Reading Room Part 2
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Reading Room Part 2
16 March 2010
Informal talks, discussions and readings inspired by Star City, co-ordinated by Jennie Syson, an independent Nottingham based curator. You will be sent the required...
Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Viktor Misiano
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Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Viktor Misiano
10 March 2010
Russian Cosmism and Post-Soviet Art Viktor Misiano
The Live Lecture Series: Jane and Louise Wilson
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The Live Lecture Series: Jane and Louise Wilson
05 March 2010
Nottingham Contemporary is collaborating with the Fine Art Department of Nottingham Trent University to present The Live Lecture series. In the first one the artists Jane...
Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Stefanos Katsikas
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Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Stefanos Katsikas
03 March 2010
Dr Stefanos Katsikas of the History Department of Goldsmiths, University of London, revisits the Warsaw Pact and the Cold War. The Space, 7pm - 8.30pm Evening...
Managing Personal and Political Change
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Managing Personal and Political Change
02 March 2010
Dr David Norris, Associate Professor, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, the University of Nottingham, will discuss the collapse of Yugoslavia, using Serbian...
The Reading Room Part 1
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The Reading Room Part 1
16 February 2010
Informal talks, discussions and readings inspired by Star City, co-ordinated by Jennie Syson, an independent Nottingham based curator. You will be sent the required...
Star City
art - Exhibitions
Star City
12 February 2010 - 17 April 2010
Pawel Althamer, Micol Assaël, Stano Filko, Diango Hernández, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Július Koller, Robert Kusmirowski, Goshka Macuga, Joanna Malinowska &...
The Futurological Congress
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The Futurological Congress
12 February 2010
Star City opens with a congress that explores the theoretical strands of the exhibition in the company of some of the exhibition’s artists, together with curators,...
Fabulous and Forbidden
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Fabulous and Forbidden
22 January 2010
Join Neil Bartlett and Wayne Koestenbaum for an informal conversation on the Fabulous and Forbidden. Drawing from youtube clips, as well as their own personal collections...
Hotel Theory: Wayne Koestenbaum
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Hotel Theory: Wayne Koestenbaum
21 January 2010
Wayne Koestenbaum is the Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York and an extraordinary cultural commentator and poet whose work spans Andy...
Los Angeles: The City as Subject
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Los Angeles: The City as Subject
19 January 2010
This one-hour talk will examine the city of Los Angeles in contemporary visual culture and literature, and its influence on the arts. Presented by Dr Mark Rawlinson,...
Frances Stark: A Naked Name?
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Frances Stark: A Naked Name?
14 January 2010
Click on Download tab to listen to an audio recording of this event. Alex Farquharson, Director of Nottingham Contemporary, and Francis McKee, Director Centre for...
Lost and Found
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Lost and Found
07 January 2010
The first of a series of events focusing on the rediscovered.
Architecture, Art and the Changing City:
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Architecture, Art and the Changing City:
09 December 2009
This event is now fully booked. Follow the online booking link to add your name to the waiting list. If any spaces become available, we will notify you by email.
A Bigger Splash, 1974
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A Bigger Splash, 1974
02 December 2009
 A Bigger Splash is a fascinating and experimental up-close documentary of three years in the life of David Hockney. Stuart Comer, Tate’s Curator of Film, and Mark...
Hockney’s Style: Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson
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Hockney’s Style: Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson
27 November 2009
Join a compelling conversation between cultural commentator Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson, Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate Britain, as they...
Hockney's Style, Michael Bracewell & Andrew Wilson
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Hockney's Style, Michael Bracewell & Andrew Wilson
27 November 2009
A conversation between cultural commentator Michael Bracewell, and Tate Britain Curator, Andrew Wilson. Within the galleries, they discuss Hockney's role in the British...
Writers Respond: David Hockney and Frances Stark
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Writers Respond: David Hockney and Frances Stark
24 November 2009
Listen to audio from this event by clicking the 'download' link at the end of the page. Five poets read their responses to the work of David Hockney and Frances...

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