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The Anthropocene
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The Anthropocene
03 Mar 2015
CANCELLED Unfortunately due to unforeseen personal circumstances this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule with all speakers for an event in the near...
Isabelle Stengers
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Isabelle Stengers
17 Feb 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pm Free, The Space Human-centred perspectives on the planet have annexed other ways of knowing, knowing that is situated between species, between...
Art Not Oil
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Art Not Oil
11 Feb 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, The Space
Three Ecologies
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Three Ecologies
05 Feb 2015 - 05 Mar 2015
Thursdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm  Free, The Studio Thursday 5 February Led by Eva Giraud (Keele University) This session will explore issues and tensions...
Catastrophe / Opportunity
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Catastrophe / Opportunity
03 Feb 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pm Free, Cafe. Bar Can climate change be seen to create opportunities?  And if so, for whom?  A gathering of those with a stake in the...
Rights of Nature Conference
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Rights of Nature Conference
24 Jan 2015
9.30am - 6pm Free, The Space This one day event explores the Rights of Nature from the perspectives of artistic practices, indigenous knowledge and...
How We Behave Seminar
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How We Behave Seminar
10 Jan 2015
2pm - 5pm Free, The Space A screening of specially selected excerpts from the interviews and responses to How We Behave by project curator Grant Watson and...
The Meanings of Memory
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The Meanings of Memory
12 Dec 2014
9.30am - 4.30pm Free. The Space 
The Study Sessions: How We Behave
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The Study Sessions: How We Behave
10 Dec 2014
Weds 29 Oct, 12 & 26 Nov, 10 Dec, 6.30-8.30pm. Free, The Studio In anticipation of the installation How We Behave, we dedicate the current Study Sessions to...
Awangarda: The Polish Art Scene
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Awangarda: The Polish Art Scene
09 Dec 2014
Unforunately, due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.
Forgotten Histories
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Forgotten Histories
09 Dec 2014
6.30pmFree, The SpaceThe archive has become increasingly visible in the practice of many contemporary artists. With an aim to bring neglected subjects and histories to...
The Philosophy of Time
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The Philosophy of Time
02 Dec 2014
6.30pm – 8pm Free. The Space How do we understand the present, past and future as the passage of time constantly destroys and creates new states of affairs?...
Zoe Fothergill
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Zoe Fothergill
25 Nov 2014
6.30pm - 8pmFree. The Space
Curb Your Enthusiasm
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Curb Your Enthusiasm
18 Nov 2014
6.30-8pmThe SpaceArtist Dawn Woolley is joined in conversation by Professor Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham) to talk on censorship. The discussion will focus on...
Foucault, Subjectivity and Truth
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Foucault, Subjectivity and Truth
12 Nov 2014
6.30pm-8pmThe Space Drawing on his forthcoming book project Foucault’s Last Decade, Stuart Elden Professor of Political Theory and Geography at University of Warwick...
In Dialogue 2014
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In Dialogue 2014
02 Oct 2014 - 04 Oct 2014
In Dialogue is an international symposium which interrogates how artists and researchers use dialogue in their practice. Taking place over three days and incorporating...
Screening & Discussion: Porn Studies
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Screening & Discussion: Porn Studies
22 Jul 2014
Moving image works by Camille Henrot and Naomi Uman provide a prelude to a discussion on feminist and queer approaches to the production and consumption of pornography....
The Study Sessions: I Would Prefer Not To
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The Study Sessions: I Would Prefer Not To
26 Jun 2014
Refusal – of meaning, of work, of the work - strategies adopted by artists to sidestep or escape the positions that attributed to them, find resonances in contemporary...
On becoming something else
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On becoming something else
25 Jun 2014
What does it mean when an artist conciously withdraws from art? This talk tracks a minor history of artists who have made powerful statements of refusal through the act...
End of Art
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End of Art
24 Jun 2014
What happens after the end of art? A multi-screen moving image installation takes its cue from the work of one of the artists included within Somewhat Abstract - Gustav...
Utopia, Failed
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Utopia, Failed
10 Jun 2014 - 18 Jun 2014
Keith Coventry and Mark Lewis - included within Somewhat Abstract - are amongst numerous contemporary artists drawn to the subject of large-scale, post-war social...
Behind The Rent Strike/Documenting Lenton Flats
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Behind The Rent Strike/Documenting Lenton Flats
10 Jun 2014
6pmScreening: Behind the Rent Strike (1974, 50')Behind the Rent Strike (1974) deals with the rent strike undertaken by 3000 tenants in Kirkby New Town, near...
Radical Museology
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Radical Museology
22 May 2014
Drawing from Claire Bishop’s recently published Radical Museology Or What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art? and taking place against the backdrop of our...
Peter Osborne
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Peter Osborne
14 May 2014
A talk about some ways in which contemporary art structures our experience of time, by the author of Anywhere or Not At All, The Philosophy of Contemporary Art (2013). In...
What is Success
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What is Success
24 Apr 2014
In Collaboration with East Midlands Visual Arts Network (EMVAN)What does success look like? What is needed to achieve it? Exploring notions of success and failure within...
Jeremy Deller In Conversation
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Jeremy Deller In Conversation
15 Apr 2014
Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will be in conversation with art historian and curator Dawn Ades to discuss his work, and the exhibition All that is Solid...
Art Criticism Now
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Art Criticism Now
26 Mar 2014
What do we expect of criticism? Who is it for? Who writes it? Where is it published? Are there examples from the past which suggest how criticism should or should not...
Disgust part II
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Disgust part II
20 Mar 2014
Can art push the boundaries of the socially and culturally acceptable, or does the controlled environment of the liberal institution nullify transgression? Four...
Women's Images of Men
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Women's Images of Men
18 Mar 2014
Tala Madani’s depiction of male subjects and spaces is an often commented on aspect of her work. But why should this be significant – what issues are...
Women's Images of Men Study Session
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Women's Images of Men Study Session
18 Mar 2014
This informal seminar offers space to read source material related to the critical reception of WIoM, and discuss it in relationship to the artistic and...

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