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The Congress of Builders of Communism, the Kremlin, Moscow. Photograph: Y. Khalip. Courtesy of Joyce Andrews.

The Congress of Builders of Communism, the Kremlin, Moscow. Photograph: Y. Khalip. Courtesy of Joyce Andrews.

Events - Talks

The Futurological Congress

Audio Archived Online

12 Feb 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, researchers and writers whose combined work represents the most progressive, and provocative, thinking on the contemporary relevance of the future under communism.

There will be two performances by Otolith Group and by Pawel Althamer.

Speakers include Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar (Otolith Group), Aleksandra Mir (Star City exhibition artist),David Crowley, Royal College of Art, curator of Cold War Modern exhibition at the V&A, Georg Schollhammer, researcher of 60s art and architecture in the Warsaw Pact countries, Lukasz Ronduda, curator of CCA Warsaw and co-curator of Star City, Rob La Frenais of Arts Catalyst, the organisation that has commissioned artists to work in Star City and Francesco Manacorda, co-curator of the Martian Museum of Extra-Terrestrial Art exhibition at the Barbican, London. Rolf Hellebust, University of Nottingham’s Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies and Sarah Wilson Reader in Art History at Courtauld Institute of Art.

Broadway Cinema, Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL
10am - 5pm, free.

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  • Nottingham Trent University
  • The University of Nottingham

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