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The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things
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The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things
27 Apr 2013 - 30 Jun 2013
Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey has curated an exhibition that explores the magical world of new technology, as well as tracing its connections to the beliefs of...
John Newling
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John Newling
26 Jan 2013 - 07 Apr 2013
John Newling is a pioneer of public art with a social purpose. His works explore the natural world and the social and economic systems of society – such as money or...
Piero Gilardi
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Piero Gilardi
26 Jan 2013 - 07 Apr 2013
Piero Gilardi was an influential figure in the development of Arte Povera (poor art) in Italy in the late 1960s centred in Turin – a movement that still influences art...
Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou
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Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou
20 Oct 2012 - 06 Jan 2013
We presented a major exhibition of Haitian art, the UK’s first for many years. Nearly 200 paintings, sculptures and sequin flags by 35 artists from the 1940s to the...
Francis Upritchard
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Francis Upritchard
21 Jul 2012 - 30 Sep 2012
Francis Upritchard’s psychedelically coloured human figures “live” on islands of ornate furniture. There is a festival feeling to their gatherings, emphasised by...
Alfred Kubin
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Alfred Kubin
21 Jul 2012 - 30 Sep 2012
Haunting drawings of death, trauma and fantastical creatures inhabiting imaginary worlds sprung from Alfred Kubin’s pen at the beginning of the 20th century. His work,...
Mika Rottenberg
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Mika Rottenberg
05 May 2012 - 01 Jul 2012
The first major UK exhibition of Mika Rottenberg’s arresting and comically disturbing video works will be shown in three of our four galleries. Visitors will view them...
James Gillray
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James Gillray
05 May 2012 - 01 Jul 2012
Europe in turmoil, revolution overseas, Britain embroiled in long expensive wars, MPs accused of improper use of public funds, the press obsessed with celebrity gossip,...
Thomas Demand
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Thomas Demand
28 Jan 2012 - 15 Apr 2012
Acclaimed German artist Thomas Demand is best known for his large scale photographs that question the medium as a faithful record of reality. His exhibition at Nottingham...
Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency
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Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency
28 Jan 2012 - 15 Apr 2012
Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency (DAAR) is an art and architecture collective set up by Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal and Eyal Weizman, based in Palestine. Their...
Klaus Weber
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Klaus Weber
22 Oct 2011 - 08 Jan 2012
Klaus Weber’s art works create ruptures with what we would call reality. In so doing they call our deepest belief systems into question. They provide an ironic...
Klaus Weber
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Klaus Weber
22 Oct 2011 - 08 Jan 2012
200 objects spanning 1,000,000 years, including art works by Enrico Baj, Louise Bourgeois, André Breton, Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, William Hogarth, Eduardo...
Jean Genet
art - Exhibitions
Jean Genet
16 Jul 2011 - 02 Oct 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...
Huang Yong Ping
art - Exhibitions
Huang Yong Ping
15 Apr 2011 - 26 Jun 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
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Wael Shawky
15 Apr 2011 - 26 Jun 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
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The Bookmark Project
15 Apr 2011 - 26 Jun 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...
Anne Collier
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Anne Collier
22 Jan 2011 - 27 Mar 2011
Nottingham Contemporary presents a major exhibition by Anne Collier, one of the most exciting artists working with photography to have emerged in the past few years.
Jack Goldstein
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Jack Goldstein
22 Jan 2011 - 27 Mar 2011
Jack Goldstein has been called the most important “artist’s artist” of the last 30 years. A key “missing link” between 60s and 80s art, his work spans...
John Newling
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John Newling
22 Jan 2011 - 27 Mar 2011
Follow John Newling's blog about the miracle trees here >> In March of 2010 John Newling was approached to develop a work in collaboration with Bronislaw Szerszynski...
British Art Show 7
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British Art Show 7
23 Oct 2010 - 09 Jan 2011
Artists at Nottingham Contemporary Charles Avery, Karla Black, Matthew Darbyshire, Alasdair Gray, Brian Griffiths, Roger Hiorns, Ian Kiaer, Simon Martin, Tris...
Diane Arbus
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Diane Arbus
17 Jul 2010 - 03 Oct 2010
Diane Arbus is one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century, an influential figure whose compellingly honest style of photography paved the way for...
Gert and Uwe Tobias
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Gert and Uwe Tobias
17 Jul 2010 - 03 Oct 2010
Gert and Uwe Tobias’ large woodcuts, gouache paintings, typewriter drawings and ceramic sculptures combine influences from traditional folk art and abstract art from...
Uneven Geographies
art - Exhibitions
Uneven Geographies
08 May 2010 - 04 Jul 2010
Éduardo Abaroa, Azzellini & Ressler, Yto Barrada, Ursula Biemann, Bureau d’Études, Öyvind Fahlström, Goldin + Senneby, Mark Lombardi, Steve McQueen, Cildo Meireles,...
Star City
art - Exhibitions
Star City
12 Feb 2010 - 18 Apr 2010
Pawel Althamer, Micol Assaël, Stano Filko, Diango Hernández, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Július Koller, Robert Kusmirowski, Goshka Macuga, Joanna Malinowska &...
Publications
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Publications
14 Nov 2009 - 04 Jul 2010
Downloadable publications, texts and essays that extend the themes in our exhibition programme. Written by international curators, academics and cultural commentators....
David Hockney
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David Hockney
14 Nov 2009 - 24 Jan 2010
Hockney in the 60s was that rare thing – an artist at the forefront of the avant-garde of the day, and a well-known public figure. With his Yorkshire accent, bleached...
Frances Stark
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Frances Stark
14 Nov 2009 - 24 Jan 2010
Frances Stark is one of the most intriguing artists to have emerged from the vibrant Los Angeles art scene in the last two decades. Visually her stylish collages are...
Take This Knitting Machine and Shove it
art - Exhibitions
Take This Knitting Machine and Shove it
12 Sep 2009 - 18 Oct 2009
“Chant no more your old rhymes about bold Robin Hood His feats I but little admire I will sing the achievements of General Ludd Now the hero of...
american apparel
art - Exhibitions
american apparel
25 Jul 2009 - 06 Sep 2009
While our building was being finished in the summer 2009, we showed two exhibitions in our main window, overlooking Weekday Cross in the Lace Market. Josephine...
The Impossible Prison
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The Impossible Prison
31 Oct 2008 - 14 Dec 2008
Vito Acconci, Shaina Anand, Atelier Van Lieshout, Angela Bulloch, Chris Evans, Harun Farocki, Dan Graham, Group d’Information sur les Prisons, Mona Hatoum, Thomas...

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