New Art Exchange

New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7 6BE
England

Website

Official Website

www.nae.org.uk

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twitter.com/newartexchange

E-mail

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info@nae.org.uk

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0115 924 8630

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0115 924 8630

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0115 924 8638

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New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, Nottingham is the UK's largest visual arts space outside London dedicated to African, African Caribbean and Asian art. Housing galleries, performance space, artist studios, offices, as well as a cafe and shop.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive, Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00
Sat 10.00-17.00

Sun Closed

Admission charges

Admission: Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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YARA EL- SHERBINI: THE CURRENT SITUATION

  • 10 May — 7 September 2014

Yara El-Sherbini's interdisciplinary practice uses humour to question social and political systems of power and influence. The artist utilises recognisable formats within contemporary popular culture, such as pub quizzes and games, to playfully disarm viewers and the participants, engaging them with the socio-political ideas central to her work.

Including both off-site and on-site interventions, at the heart of the exhibition will be the newly commissioned artwork, The Current Situation. The piece is a multi-player participatory artwork that subverts the traditional 'buzz wire' game into the form of a giant metal map of the world. Visitors to the gallery will take on the challenge of navigating the borders of the global map with a hand held device to avoid activating an electric charge and 'buzz'. Some territories are more difficult to navigate and contour than others, examining notions around the establishment of borders, the division of land and expansion of empires.

The exhibition also includes a number of site specific works; Where are you originally from: Answer 'Britain' is a sound installation from the artist's Public Address series, which uses the NAE tannoy system to ask us to consider how we, the public, assume and transfer knowledge of other cultures. A wordsearch created through engaging local communities, is placed in a local newspaper to explore what collectively, we may all be searching for. On Tuesday 20 May 7.30pm, join Yara El-Sherbini in the Lion Inn for her take on the traditional Pub Quiz!

Yara El-Sherbini is represented by La Caja Blanca, and is an Artsadmin Associate Artist. This exhibition has been supported by Artsadmin.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/yara-el--sherbini-the-current-situation/60

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