On Translations Conference

Carolina Rito (Curator), Stefan Nowotny, Quinsy Gario (Artist), Rana Hamadeh (Artist), Fehras Publishing Practices (Artist), Dima Hamadeh, Andrew Goffey, Ghazal Mosadeq, Ricardo Marques (Artist)

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition


    Nottingham Contemporary launches the ‘On Translations’ research strand with an international conference and online publishing platform, The Contemporary Journal (TCJ).

    This one-day event, including talks, a performance, a screening and the TCJ launch, brings together artists and scholars to explore the cultural and political contradictions that arise in processes of translation, in language and beyond.

    ‘On Translations’ conference derives from an understanding that translation encompasses processes of erasure – in colonial language and epistemologies, as well as in contemporary transnational and globalised communication. At the same time it asks what the potential capacities of translation are, when understood as sites of inhabitation and less as a transition or middle passage from the original to the translated text.

    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 (Ricardo Marques and Ghazal Mosadeq), cultural erasures (Fehras Publishing Practices), and the untranslatable (Andrew Goffey). Speakers also include: Dima Hamadeh, Rana Hamadeh, and Stefan Nowotny.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2018
    EventOn Translations Conference - Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Duration: 17 Feb 201817 Feb 2018


    • translation
    • visual cultures
    • performance
    • art
    • curating
    • curatorial
    • politics of translation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
    • Cultural Studies


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    • What Is the Curatorial Doing?

      Rito, C., 2020, Institution as Praxis: New Curatorial Directions for Collaborative Research. Rito, C. & Balaskas, B. (eds.). Sternberg Press , p. 44-61

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

    • Cinema and the Anticolonial Liberation Struggles

      Rito, C., Sept 2018

      Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

    • On Translations

      Rito, C. (ed.), Hamadeh, D., Gharavi, M. M., Slavs and Tatars Collective, Wong, B. H., Vazquez, R., Waller, T., Fortes, C. & Rainho, R., 2018, The Contemporary Journal, 1.

      Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

      Open Access

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