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"On Translations": conference and journal
Nottingham Contemporary
Above: (1) Rana Hamadeh, The Ten Murders of Josephine. Opera performed with Gerrie de Vries, Claudio Rietveld and Mad Kate at Rotterdamse Schouwburg, 2017–18. Photo: Pieter Kers. (2) Fehras Publishing Practices, Soapy Postmodern Bathwater, Sharjah Biennial 13, 2017. 24 minutes, video stills.
Above: (1) Rana Hamadeh, The Ten Murders of Josephine. Opera performed with Gerrie de Vries, Claudio Rietveld and Mad Kate at Rotterdamse Schouwburg, 2017–18. Photo: Pieter Kers. (2) Fehras Publishing Practices, Soapy Postmodern Bathwater, Sharjah Biennial 13, 2017. 24 minutes, video stills.
February 17, 2018

"On Translations" conference: 10am–6pm
The Contemporary Journal launch: 5–6pm
Free admission, booking required

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Nottingham Contemporary launches the "On Translations" research strand with an online publishing platform, The Contemporary Journal, and an international conference.

The Contemporary Journal explores a series of research strands in an open-access publication. The publishing platform widens and transnationalises Nottingham Contemporary’s research community, bringing together interdisciplinary modes of enquiry in the fields of critical theory, artistic research, the curatorial, and visual cultures. The Contemporary Journal is committed to different annual research strands, publishing original research in two formats: themed papers or visual essays, and guest-edited special issues. The first two contributions are by Dima Hamadeh and Maryam Monalisa Gharavi.

The launch of the journal coincides with the "On Translations" conference, a one-day event including talks, a performance, and a screening. This event brings together artists and scholars to explore the cultural and political contradictions that arise in processes of translation, in language and beyond. It considers how the act of translation can generate new ways of thinking, allowing understandings to emerge through the transitory space of translation. The conference derives from an understanding that translation encompasses processes of erasure—in colonial language and epistemologies, and in contemporary transnational and globalised communication.

The guest speakers bring different views and modes of inquiry to the debate, including explorations of non-aligned revolutionary solidarities (Quinsy Gario), poetic confusion of phonetic overlaps (Ghazal Mosadeq and Ricardo Marques), cultural erasures (Fehras Publishing Practices), and the untranslatable (Andrew Goffey). Speakers also include: Dima Hamadeh, Rana Hamadeh, and Stefan Nowotny.

"On Translations" conference and The Contemporary Journal launch
Saturday February 17, 10am–6pm
Nottingham Contemporary, The Space

Live streamed on This is Tomorrow.

More information is available on Nottingham Contemporary’s website. Book here.

Public programmes and research at Nottingham Contemporary
PP&R is a programme of talks, film screenings, performances, workshops, symposia, and publishing practices taking place at Nottingham Contemporary. Through these events, PP&R aims to inform and expand upon ideas raised by Nottingham Contemporary’s exhibitions and to engage with critical debates surrounding contemporary socio-political and cultural issues. The programme also intends to connect the interests of our local community with current debates from across the globe.

PP&R at Nottingham Contemporary is a partnership with Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.

For more details contact [email protected]

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