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Star City

Star City was named after the USSR’s secret cosmonaut-training base, and set out to explore how the future was imagined under Communism - and why that historical vision remains important today. It featured the work of artists who grew up in the former Eastern Bloc, figures of the Eastern- and Central European avant-garde, and contemporary Western artists who have worked behind the former Iron Curtain.

Star City took place 12th February – 18th April 2010. The artists represented were Pawel Althamer, Micol Assaël, Stano Filko, Diango Hernández, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Július Koller, Robert Kusmirowski, Goshka Macuga, Joanna Malinowska & Christian Tomaszewski, David Maljkovic, Aleksandra Mir, Deimantas Narkevičius, Otolith Group, Tobias Putrih, Jane and Louise Wilson. 

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The Futurological Congress

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Star City opens with a congress that explores the theoretical strands of the exhibition in the...
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The Live Lecture Series: Jane and Louise Wilson

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Nottingham Contemporary is collaborating with the Fine Art Department of Nottingham Trent University...
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Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Viktor Misiano

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Russian Cosmism and Post-Soviet Art Viktor Misiano Viktor Misiano’s lecture focuses on the...
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Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Stefanos Katsikas

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Dr Stefanos Katsikas of the History Department of Goldsmiths, University of London, revisits the...
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Evening Class of the Eastern Bloc, Mike O’Mahony

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During the period 1917 to 1945 artists, and subsequently the state, attempted to define the...

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