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Wednesday Walkthrough: Claudia Martínez Garay with Nastassja Simensky

19 Jun 2024 1-2pm

Nottingham Contemporary
Nottingham NG1 2GB


In Gallery Two we are currently presenting the first solo exhibition in a UK institution of Peruvian artist Claudia Martínez Garay. This major new commission celebrates the artist’s unique perspective and diverse practice with an ambitious site-specific installation in our largest gallery space.

In this walkthrough, Nastassja Simensky will guide us through an exploration of archaeological replicas, facsimiles, and props to think about how artefacts circulate, and the narratives and economies built through them. This walkthrough responds to Claudia Martinez Garay's exhibition, WAKCHAKUNA / We Who Share Everything and Nothing.

Nastassja Simensky uses fieldwork to explore and understand how complex issues between land, heritage, power and governance are crystallised in specific geographies. Nastassja works with artists and non-artists including fishermen, archaeologists, powerplant workers, musicians, and ham radio enthusiasts to make authored and co-authored artworks. Previous artworks include place-specific performances on a cockle boat in the Thames Estuary, limestone quarries, and a 7th Century chapel; soundworks for radio; installation; films.

Nastassja coordinates the Archaeology-Heritage-Art Research Network. By engaging with the politics, methods, and processes of archaeology Nastassja reflects on the discipline of archaeology itself, as one of a range of modes of knowledge production that can inform embedded place-specific, experimental, and collaborative art practices.


This event will be held in the Galleries. Meet at Reception.

Speakers will use microphones.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0115 948 9750.

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