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Slow Reading Group: Alterbiopolitics
events - Courses
Slow Reading Group: Alterbiopolitics
20 Nov 2017
The Three Ecologies research group at Nottingham Contemporary will be holding the first in a series of free reading sessions, on Monday 20th November, upstairs at The...
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
events - Film
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
22 Nov 2017
The Screen at Contemporary presents its autumn season, American Rebel: Celebrate the other, the outsider, the misfit and the loner of American cinema.Based loosely on...
Collabor-8 X Fan Club: Reclaim the Dancefloor
events - Young Events
Collabor-8 X Fan Club: Reclaim the Dancefloor
24 Nov 2017
Get your dancing shoes on! We’re teaming up with Fan Club to host a leaving-do for the States of America exhibition and we’ll be celebrating the success of the...
Family Americana Party
events - Family Events
Family Americana Party
26 Nov 2017
Join us for a special Family Americana Party with the fabulous Johnny and the Raindrops.Future little rock n roll stars can get onstage with guitars, tambourines and...
Creative writing - Panya Banjoko
events - Courses
Creative writing - Panya Banjoko
10 Dec 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
Using our current exhibition States of America as a stimulus, Panya Banjoko encourages you to write creatively.
From Ear to Ear to Eye
art - Exhibitions
From Ear to Ear to Eye
16 Dec 2017 - 04 Mar 2018
From Ear to Ear to Eye is about listening and translation. The exhibition is concerned with how sounds can provide evidence or testimony, and the ways in which histories...
New Years Eve '17: Secret Party Projects X Pop Up Party
events - Live
New Years Eve '17: Secret Party Projects X Pop Up Party
31 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018
Celebrate with us this NYE as Pop Up Party and Secret Party Projects join forces to bring you an explosive night to see you through to 2018!DJ Line-Up:OPOLOPO
Lace & Slavery - Godfried Donkor
art - Exhibitions
Lace & Slavery - Godfried Donkor
11 Jan 2008 - 10 Feb 2008
An investigation by The New Art Exchange and the Centre for Contemporary Art Nottingham In 2007, two hundred years after the slave trade was abolished in what was then...
Remember Revolution: 68 at 40
art - Exhibitions
Remember Revolution: 68 at 40
01 May 2008 - 31 May 2008
In partnership with the Broadway Media Centre we traced the legacy of 1968, the year when the underground went overground, and mass protests erupted across Europe and the...
Happenings
events - Talks
Happenings
06 May 2008 - 18 May 2008
Talk Marco Scotini, curator, Luca Frei, designer of Disobedience and Alex Farquharson, Director of Nottingham Contemporary. Venue: ‘Beatties’, Angel Row,...
Remember Revolution
art - Artist Cinema
Remember Revolution
30 May 2008 - 01 Jun 2008
Peter Watkins is Britain’s most uncompromising political filmmaker of the last 50 years. Nottingham Contemporary collaborated with Broadway Cinema to present a...
That Beautiful Pale Face Is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
events - Talks
That Beautiful Pale Face Is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
26 Jul 2008
Splendid Vices, our symposium in the Orangery, was standing room only, as our guests crowded in to hear speakers discuss Byron’s lasting influence on popular...
That Beautiful Pale Face is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
art - Exhibitions
That Beautiful Pale Face is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
26 Jul 2008 - 07 Sep 2008
The artists in this exhibition are taking part in a séance, establishing contact with Lord Byron, both as he was in his lifetime, and as he might be today. It is an...
Disclosures: The Exhibition
art - Exhibitions
Disclosures: The Exhibition
05 Sep 2008 - 05 Oct 2008
Olivia Plender presented her video Bring Back Robin Hood in the Picture Gallery at Nottingham Castle as part of Disclosures II: The Middles Ages. The video weaves...
Disclosures II, Laxton
events - Talks
Disclosures II, Laxton
06 Sep 2008
Part I 11:00 Meeting in Mount Street, Nottingham. A bus tour of Nottingham’s former common lands and open fields led by artist and historian Chris...
Disclosures II: The Middle Ages
art - Exhibitions
Disclosures II: The Middle Ages
06 Sep 2008 - 05 Oct 2008
Disclosures II was part of Nottingham Contemporary’s Histories of the Present, our year long series of exhibitions and events in historically significant places in and...
The Impossible Prison
art - Exhibitions
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...
Impossible Prison, Talks and Discussions
events - Talks
Impossible Prison, Talks and Discussions
10 Nov 2008 - 08 Dec 2008
With contributions from David Macey, Jonathan Rée, Lisa Le Feuvre, Ken Starkey, Eyal Weizman, Erwin James, and Ashley Hunt.
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...
Get Involved 17
events - Young Events
Get Involved 17
21 Aug 2009
A mass gathering, coming together to set sail eighty five paper boats in the fountains at Old Market Square. That's eighty five days until Nottingham Contemporary opens...
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...
SOFA - A documentary film by Benjamin Wigley
events - Young Events
SOFA - A documentary film by Benjamin Wigley
28 Oct 2009
On Wednesday the adventure begins.... Get Involved 17's beautiful Nottingham Contemporary Sofa will begin its journey, starting at 9am in the heart of our city: Old...
Words, Worlds
events - Talks
Words, Worlds
13 Nov 2009
Language is central to the work of Brannon, Stark and Wilcox. Each of these American artists exploits words for their literary, historical, psychological and graphic...
David Hockney
art - Exhibitions
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
art - Exhibitions
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...
The Small Collections Room
art - Small Collections Room
The Small Collections Room
14 Nov 2009 - 16 Jun 2010
We commissioned the artist Pablo Bronstein to create a 21st century take on a “cabinet of curiosities” or wunderkammer – the root of the modern museum. Four...
Publications
art - Exhibitions
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....
Opening weekend
events - Special Events
Opening weekend
14 Nov 2009 - 15 Nov 2009
Your invitation to our opening. Free family fun with the world’s biggest butterflies, Zig and Zag the Zebras, the Living Logos, face painting, magic and music –...
Writers Respond: David Hockney and Frances Stark
events - Talks
Writers Respond: David Hockney and Frances Stark
24 Nov 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...
Hockney’s Style: Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson
events - Talks
Hockney’s Style: Michael Bracewell and Andrew Wilson
27 Nov 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...

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