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Contemporary Conversation: Form and Frontier

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Join us for an evening conversation with acclaimed artist Iman Issa and critical theorist Colin Wright about the critique and desconstruction of the modern canon of art and architectural history.

How did Bauhaus objects and ideas emerge as signifiers of modernity? How did legacies of Bauhaus modernism in architecture, design and visual arts demarcate the boundaries of the ‘modern’ individual? Whose ‘modernism’ does the Bauhaus refer to? Evidenced in previous chapters of bauhaus imaginista, engagement with premodern artefacts and practices was a constant feature of the work of teachers and students at the Bauhaus and continued to inform their approach in the transnational encounters that marked its complex trajectories of migration after the school’s forced closure. This Contemporary Conversation explores how form and frontier intersect in twentieth century art and architecture, how multiple modernisms have been erased from art and design histories, and how critical practices in art and architecture reposition these canons today.

The event is part of the series Contemporary Conversations, which looks at arts position to its present. Acknowledging artists’ role in neither coinciding nor departing from their time, but working with its passage, pressing and transforming it, this series of evening dialogues explores the present tense in its cultural and political dimensions, visual cultures and postcolonial debates.

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Image Credit: Iman Issa, Untitled Illustration from Page 7 of Exhibition Catalogue (2018). C-print, 92 x 61.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist, carlier | gebauer Berlin and RODEO London.



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Nottingham Contemporary’s public programme is jointly funded by Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

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