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The Patricide Reading Group is a series of study sessions that look at the notion of legacy, why we continue to represent our histories and how this can be productive in our present and future. Taking its name from the act of killing one’s father, the group questions patriarchal histories and models.

This group will take the form of a traditional reading group where we will critically consider the idea of legacy and what this means within a broad historical context. Each session will be accompanied by 2 – 3 readings that we will look at in more detail in order to interrogate how and why we choose to revisit the past.

There are 15 spaces in the group.

Please email hello@sitegallery.org to register your interest. Please include ‘Patricide Reading Group 2’ in the email subject.

Readings will be sent a week in advance.

Session 1: Exhibition Tour – ghosts in the gallery

Saturday 23 February, 11am – 1pm

Session 2: Nostalgia, heritage or legacy?

Saturday 23 March, 11am – 1pm

Session 3: Why again, and again, and again?

Saturday 20 April, 11am – 1pm

Session 4: Kill our fathers

Saturday 18 May, 11am – 1pm

There are 15 spaces in the group. Please email hello@sitegallery.org to register your interest. Please include ‘Patricide Reading Group 2’ in the email subject.

Join us for an introduction to the series on 21 February 2019.

The Patricide Reading Group at Site Gallery is run by Nicola Guy, a researcher and curator based in Nottingham. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Hull where she is undertaking research into representations of Berlin’s history of radical spatial politics in contemporary art exhibitions. Patricide is a project initiated by Jos Bitelli and Nicola Guy in 2017 and comprises research, publications and events. Patricide Issue 1- The End of a 60-Year-Old Mistake was published by Nottingham Contemporary in 2018.

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