Join Nottingham Contemporary to celebrate the opening of two solo exhibitions, by German artist Michael Beutler and Russian-born, Nottingham-based Yelena Popova.

 

Michael Beutler & Yelena Popova Exhibition Opening
15 Jul 2016

 

banner ad

Be the first to see how Beutler has transformed two of the galleries with architectural installations built with local collaborators. In our other galleries explore Popova’s ethereal works, which draw on different types of production, from ceramics to a computer-generated code.

Catch emerging talent Crosa Rosa, who took this year’s Dot to Dot Festival by storm. Their flawless fusion of halcyon psyche with raw garage has placed them prominently on the UK music scene’s ‘ones to watch’ list.

Plus join DJ Tom Towle, a sound explorer fresh from Giles Petersons’ acclaimed Future Bubblers programme, as he brings you past and future grooves straight from vinyl.

READ MORE:  230 Electric Vehicle charging points to be installed across the region

Enjoy summer cocktails by Absolut (FCFS) and vibrant Street Food by Cafe.Bar.Contemporary.
6.30pm – 11pm.

Free, booking required.

 

Michael Beutler
Pump House
16 Jul 2016 – 25 Sep 2016

Working with a team of local collaborators, Beutler will turn two of our four galleries into a workshop. Channelling the spirit of DIY invention, and the disappearing tradition of co-operative labour, Beutler and his team will completely transform the galleries, creating a social response to the architecture of Nottingham Contemporary.

Michael Beutler working on his exhibition with local collaborators.
Michael Beutler working on his exhibition with local collaborators.

Working on site they will make a monumental installation from paper and cardboard, reshaping the materials into building blocks with the help of giant handmade tools. This presentation is the second chapter of an exhibition that started life at Spike Island in Bristol, and will recycle all of the original materials. Both galleries were designed by the acclaimed Caruso St John Architects.

READ MORE:  Castle Rock support West Bridgford RNLI with fish supper night!
Michael Beutler, Haus Beutler (2014/16) Installation view, Pump House
Michael Beutler, Haus Beutler (2014/16) Installation view, Pump House

Yelena Popova
After Image
16 Jul 2016 – 25 Sep 2016

Based at Primary Studios in Nottingham, Popova explores painting “outside the frame”. At Nottingham Contemporary, her first solo show in a UK public gallery, she has created ambitious new works, including a large installation of barely there paintings, where visibility becomes a political stance.

Yelena Popova, Circles and Ovals (detail), 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Philipp von Rosen Gallery. Photo by Jules Lister.
Yelena Popova, Circles and Ovals (detail), 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Philipp von Rosen Gallery. Photo by Jules Lister.

Popova’s work uses many materials and draws on different types of production, from ceramics to a computer-generated code work that generates an infinite sequence of images based on Euro banknotes. Popova’s work draws on the different histories of abstraction, from vanishing forms to the abstractions of capital.

Nottingham Contemporary
Nottingham Contemporary.

Weekday Cross
Nottingham
NG1 2GB

Read: Simon Starling Exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary