“Sets and Scenarios” at Nottingham Contemporary

From the archive, a review of “Sets and Scenarios”; an online exhibition curated by the students of the Royal College of Art’s MA Curating Contemporary Art programme… Words by Alexander Stubbs. First published 9th July, 2020, at Leftlion. Over the past month there has been a marked change in how Nottingham Contemporary delivers its arts programmeContinue reading ““Sets and Scenarios” at Nottingham Contemporary”

“Aftermath” at Nottingham Contemporary

From the archive, a review of Aftermath; the annual Nottingham Contemporary-hosted exhibition held in collaboration with Nottingham Trent students… Words by Alexander Stubbs. First published 9th July, 2020, at Leftlion. Aftermath responds to a past exhibition: this year, the well-received Still Undead: Popular Culture in Britain Beyond the Bauhaus is under the microscope. Offering new perspectives on anContinue reading ““Aftermath” at Nottingham Contemporary”

If Not Now, When?: The Controversial Decision to Postpone Philip Guston’s Retrospective

“Philip Guston Now”, a major retrospective of the artist’s work set to tour 4 major galleries across the US and UK, has been postponed amidst concerns surrounding social and racial insensitivity. Now what?… Words by Alexander Stubbs Philip Guston’s art has always been radical. He has openly addressed corruption in his “Poor Richard” series, aContinue reading “If Not Now, When?: The Controversial Decision to Postpone Philip Guston’s Retrospective”

“Akimbo” at Nottingham Contemporary

Surveying 20 years of Jimmy Robert’s work, “Akimbo” deals intimately with the intersection between performance and performer, resulting in a fascinating window into Robert’s career. Words by Alexander Stubbs. First published 19th October, 2020 at Leftlion. “Akimbo”, Guadeloupean-born artist Jimmy Robert’s latest exhibition currently on view at Nottingham Contemporary, captures an important moment not onlyContinue reading ““Akimbo” at Nottingham Contemporary”