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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.

We will invite stories, memories and ideas to be shared from participants in these informal sessions. We will examine archival material as we reconsider the past forty years with each session taking a different idea as its starting point to the begin the conversation.

All sessions are free.

There are 15 spaces in the group.

Please email to register your interest. Please include ‘Patricide Reading Group 1’ in the email subject.

Session 1: Exhibition Tour – Then and Now

Thursday 28 February, 6 – 8pm

Session 2: 40 Years of Site

Thursday 28 March, 6 – 8pm

Session 3: Whose gallery?

Thursday 25 April, 6 – 8pm

Session 4: Moving on from our history

Thursday 16 May, 6 – 8pm

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.

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



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