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Now Showing #286: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of the week’s best shows, including: subversive humour and entertainment value from the Chicago Imagists at Goldsmiths CCA, London; popular culture and historical paranoias at Mostyn, Llandudno; plus a century of the Bauhaus at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

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A Q&A with… Richard Billingham, photographer and director of Ray & Liz

The artist Richard Billingham came to prominence in 1996 with the photo series Ray’s a Laugh, which documented the chaotic life of his alcoholic father and violent mother in a Black Country tower block. Now he’s made a feature film, Ray & Liz, about his early family life. Fisun Güner talks to him.

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Now Showing #285: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of the week’s best shows, including: Anya Lewin’s haunted memories of Jewish life at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Freya Dooley’s multi-channel sound installation at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, plus influential feminist artists, activists and collectives question patriarchal systems at Backlit, Nottingham.

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Pictures of… Drawing Room’s Drawing Biennial 2019

The biennial exhibition features more than 200 new and recent works on paper by international artists, with all works set to go on sale from 11 March in an online auction to raise funds for Drawing Room’s exhibition, learning and publishing programme.

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Blogger Q&A: Trevor H. Smith, walking with other artists

Trevor H. Smith’s project, ‘Walks With Other Artists’, is fuelled by a desire to share experience and excavate self identity. Through walking and conversations recorded in audio form the artist is realising a simpler, less conceptual approach to making accessible work. Richard Taylor finds out more.

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