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Globalisation before Globalisation
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Globalisation before Globalisation
12 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...
The Geopolitical Turn
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The Geopolitical Turn
08 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...
Artist Film Screenings
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Artist Film Screenings
03 Apr 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
02 Apr 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
31 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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...
The Live Lecture Series: Jane and Louise Wilson
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The Live Lecture Series: Jane and Louise Wilson
05 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Feb 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...
The Futurological Congress
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The Futurological Congress
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,...
Fabulous and Forbidden
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Fabulous and Forbidden
22 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 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...
Hockney's Style, Michael Bracewell & Andrew Wilson
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Hockney's Style, Michael Bracewell & Andrew Wilson
27 Nov 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 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...
Words, Worlds
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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...
Impossible Prison, Talks and Discussions
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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.
Disclosures II, Laxton
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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...
That Beautiful Pale Face Is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
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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...
Happenings
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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,...

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