Ryan Kearney


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Ryan Kearney is a curator and writer based in Nottingham, UK. His on-going research centres on the history, politics and recording of queer night-time spaces. He is programme assistant of public programmes and research at Nottingham Contemporary and editorial assistant at The Contemporary Journal.


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A PRELUDE

Exhibition
Fri 1 Jun 2018
6-8pm
Centrala
158 Fazeley Street
Birmingham
B5 5RS





Chris Alton, Ian Giles and Greta Hauer
Co-curated by Ryan Kearney, Alice O’Rourke and Ariadne Tzika

Shown within the confines of a vitrine, this initial display presented several fictional and archival documents, which contributed to a larger discussion around communal models and their future potentials.

Three Models for Change was an accompanying group exhibition which opened at Stryx on Saturday 9 June, asserting the importance of historical awareness in establishing future potentials of communities. The works in this exhibition fluctuated between three actual and staged narratives: the formation of a fictional Quaker-punk band; the staging of cross-generational Queer histories; the uncertainty surrounding a newly formed volcanic island and its territorial disputes. The display and exhibition included existing work and new commissions by artists Chris Alton, Ian Giles, and Greta Hauer.

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