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Dec 16, 2017 - Mar 4, 2018
From Ear to Ear to Eye explores the acoustic lives of different cities and places across the Arab world. The exhibition is concerned with how sounds can provide evidence or testimony, and the ways in which histories and experiences are intertwined with music. The exhibition brings together installations, sculptures, films, photographs, sound works, performances and archives by 17 artists of different generations, many of whom are based in the Arab world. Participating artists include: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Etel Adnan, Haig Aivazian, Mounira Al Sohl, Basma Alsharif, Ziad Antar, Marwa Arsanios, Ania Dabrowska, Malak Helmy, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Hiwa K, Jumana Manna, Joe Namy, Setareh Shahbazi, Raed Yassin and Shirin Yousefi.
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Click to enlargeYE FUNA: FROM HAND TO HAND
Mar 24 - May 7, 2018
Ye Funa’s practice is concerned with the boundaries between daily life and contemporary art. Her work explores the effects of new media and globalisation on cultural identity and gender. For our exhibition, Ye will produce a new episode in her online Peep-Stream series, addressing society’s current desire to display ourselves through selfies, webchats and social media. Ping-Pong Stream, an interactive live streamed performance, will focus on China’s waning interest in ping pong in favour of celebrity sports of basketball and football. Produced in The Space at Nottingham Contemporary, Ping Pong Stream will tell the story of Yong Ping, a former Ping Pong World Champion.
The final video will be embedded in an immersive installation that converts the Project Space into a nail salon. Here, nails become the exhibition space through which Ye artificially reforms the natural extremities of the body. This exhibition is part of NOW: A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists, in collaboration with CFCCA, HOME, Turner Contemporary, MIMA and Tate.
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Mar 24 - Jun 24, 2018
Private view Fri Mar 23 6.30pm - 11pm
Linder convenes an ambitious exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary, The House of Fame - a retrospective set alongside a constellation of her artistic influences. The show offers a deeper insight into Linder’s broad practice, highlighting concepts and concerns that underlie her work, whilst creating a new assemblage that allows connections to be made across disparate times and cultures.
Linder’s multifaceted practice is displayed alongside with 30 artists and 150 works, with artefacts from the 1600s to today; including Inigo Jones, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Ernst, Moki Cherry, and Mike Kelley. Spanning across worlds of art and architecture, fashion and theatre, music and design, The House of Fame draws upon the artist’s eclectic sources of influence, interdisciplinary and multisensory approach, and a practice built on diverse creative collaborations.
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