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Andrea Luka Zimmerman - Art Class: Screening and Q&A

Bonington Gallery

A black and white photo of three people with the words 'Art Class' pasted in front of them.
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Join award winning filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman for a screening of Art Class followed by a Q&A with Andrea, led by members of the NMG associate cohort, supported by LUX Nottingham.

  • From: Thursday 31 March 2022, 7 pm
  • To: Thursday 31 March 2022, 8.45 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
  • Cost: Free
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Join award winning filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman for a screening of Art Class (2020, 49 minutes) followed by a Q&A with Andrea, led by members of the NMG associate cohort, supported by LUX Nottingham.

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Art Class is a filmed performance lecture playing on, and exploring, the perennial tension between the two key words in its title. It uses the tropes of scholarly presentation and personal confession alongside extracts from the artist’s work, guest interventions, martial arts and meditation exercises and evidentiary found material. The sequence tests the limits of access that working-class artists have to cultural production and to the relevant institutions circulating these outcomes. Alternately playful and provocative, serious and satirical, Art Class favours wit over weaponizing and reflection over rhetoric but does not pull its punches when it comes to the real obstructions to working class creative progress, or to the strategies necessary to overcome such outmoded hindrances.

Access: There is full level leading to access and seating space in the auditorium. Art Class will be screened with subtitles. The screening and Q&A will take place in person and a recording will be made available online after the event.

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a Jarman Award winning artist, filmmaker and cultural activist whose work focuses on aspects of working class experience, and that of people living on the margins of society, that are seldom seen or discussed.

Films include the Artangel-produced ‘Here for Life’ (2019), which received its world premiere in the Cineasti Del Presente international competition of the Locarno Film Festival (winning a Special Mention), ‘Erase and Forget’ (2017), premiering at the Berlin Film Festival (nominated for the Original Documentary Award), ‘Estate, a Reverie’ (2015) (nominated for Best Newcomer at the Grierson awards) and ‘Taskafa, Stories of the Street’ (2013), written and voiced by the late John Berger.

Selected exhibitions include ‘Art Class’ at METAL and LUX, ‘Shelter in Place’ at Esturary Festival, ‘Civil Rites’, the London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, ‘Common Ground’ at Spike Island, Bristol and ‘Real Estates’ at Peer Gallery. Andrea co-founded the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary ‘The Look of Silence’).

This event is part of the NMG Development Programme (2021 – 2022). The project will include an expansive programme of free discussions, workshops and activities centred around NMG associates and available to the general public. This event has been supported by Bonington Gallery.

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Thursday 31 March, 7 pm - 8.45pm

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Bonington Gallery
Bonington Building
Dryden Street

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