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NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY

Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB
0115 948 9750

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Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Closed Mon except Bank Holidays

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STILL UNDEAD: POPULAR CULTURE IN BRITAIN BEYOND THE BAUHAUS
Sep 21, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020

DENZIL FORRESTER : ITCHIN & SCRATCHIN
Feb 8 - May 3, 2020
A selection of paintings and works on paper by Denzil Forrester, in his largest institutional exhibition to date. Focusing on large-scale paintings made by the Grenada-born, Cornwall-based artist from the last two decades, the exhibition comprises vivid, colourful works that capture the dynamic energy of the London reggae and dub nightclub scene during the early 1980s, a subject that has endured throughout 40 years of the artist's practice. Having visited Kingston for the first time earlier this year, the artist will also showcase a new body of work that captures the vibrant atmosphere of the city’s sound systems. Six new paintings will be exhibited alongside original, preparatory drawings that Forrester made whilst immersed in Jamaica’s nightlife.

DIANE SIMPSON : DRAWING, PRINTS 1976–2014
Feb 8 - May 3, 2020
In Simpson’s first institutional solo presentation in Europe, Nottingham Contemporary will present five decades of work by the American sculptor, most of which have never previously been shown in the UK. Meticulously handcrafted, Simpson’s sculptures are constructed from components of fibreboard, plywood and other everyday materials that seamlessly interlock. Forms are borrowed from architectural details, clothing and the bodies that inhabit them, reflecting an interest in the coexistence of the domestic and industrial worlds.
 
Simpson’s process will be represented in the exhibition through preparatory drawings on graph paper exhibited alongside sculpture.

Click to enlargeSUNG TIEU : IN COLD PRINT
Feb 8 - May 3, 2020
Nottingham Contemporary presents a new commission by the Vietnam-born, Berlin/London-based artist, Sung Tieu, in her first major institutional solo exhibition in the UK.
 
In Cold Print comprises of a newly conceived installation, including sound, texts, sculptures and architectural interventions. Tieu's new body of work continues her ongoing investigation into the psychological dimension of warfare, acoustic weaponry and its relationship to Cold War ideologies.

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