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The Place Is Here
- 3 February — 30 April 2017 *on now
During 1980s Britain, a significant movement of Black artists, film makers, thinkers and institutions explored their relationship with Britain’s colonial past. Examining the politics of the time they explored different forms of resistance, expression and identity, in works that are highly resonant today.
The exhibition is a partnership with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven
- Any age
Lara Favaretto & Wu Tsang Exhibition Opening
- 19 May 2017 6:30-11pm
Join us at the opening of our new Lara Favaretto and Wu Tsang exhibitions.
Lara Favaretto's exhibition Absolutely Nothing, her largest to date in the UK, will bring together pivotal pieces spanning two decades of her practice, along with recent works and a major public commission. The Italian artist’s work addresses sculpture’s mutability and monumentality, often testing its relationship to time; failure, futility and disappearance become generative processes. As Favaretto has said, “I like to shift from perfection to the fall, to push the work to its tipping point, its limit, to endanger it, to the point of making it yield, jam, collapse.”
Berlin-based artist Wu Tsang’s installations, performances, sculptures and videos move fluidly between documentary and fiction. Titled 'Devotional Document', this exhibition will be the artist’s first solo show in the UK, and brings together two film installations and a video: Duilian (2016), Damelo Todo/Odot Olemad (2010/14), and Shape of a Right Statement (2008). Together these films evoke performative states of impossibility, whether it be through imagined histories, unrecognized languages, or narratives of dispossession.
Galleries open until 9.00pm. The exhibition opening is followed by a party until 11pm featuring live music (to be announced soon). You can grab a bite to eat from Cafe.Bar.Contemporary who will be serving a selection of delicious street food. Entry includes a free cocktail on a first come first served basis. Limited availability.
- Any age
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Starting in January 2009 Nottingham Contemporary will be running a course for young people aged between 13 and 23 to help them act as arts instigators. They will be trained to design, co-ordinate and deliver a programme of activity for other young people. It will also give them an opportunity to take part in the Arts Council’s arts award scheme.
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