Hollow Earth: Art, Caves & Subterranean Imaginary

Antti Lovag (1920–2014), Model, France, 1968. Painted wood, metal and paper , 220 × 450 × 450 mm. 1596.

24 September 2022 – 22 January 2023, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Curated by Sam Thorne with Gilly Fox and Niall Farrelly

Hollow Earth: Art, Caves & Subterranean Imaginary, Installation View at Nottingham Contemporary, 2022. Courtesy Nottingham Contemporary, Photo: Stuart Whipps

Inspired by the network of caves under Nottingham, used as spaces for work, exploration and even living by those above, this exhibition focussed on the artistic imagination of the underground. Moving through four gallery rooms, each delving deeper into the unknown space beneath our feet, the exhibition presented both the discomfort and potential found underneath.

Robert Smithson (1938–1973), My House is A Decayed House, 1962. Photo-collage, pen, ink, gouache & watercolour on paper, 610 × 455 mm. 2975.