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The Manchester Contemporary 2019: female-led exhibitor list and a focus on collectives at this year’s fair

Manchester’s artist-focused art fair returns this weekend and, alongside an emphasis on artist collectives, organisers say that for the first time in the fair’s history the majority of the galleries and collectives taking part are led by women. We preview the fair and take a look at some of the other artist-led events taking place around Manchester this weekend.

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Coventry Biennial 2019: The Twin

Featuring over 100 artists across 12 venues around Coventry and Warwickshire, the second Coventry Biennial is titled The Twin to reflect the city’s key role in founding the twin cities movement and to highlight current social and political issues. We take a look back at our recent Instagram coverage, with highlights from the shows at The Row and The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

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Now Showing 315: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of exhibitions includes a showcase of works by artists based in and around Cambridge, a painting show in London exploring the psychological and sensory side of landscape, and a sculptural installation in Newcastle that transforms non-recyclable household waste into rock-like sculptures.

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Frieze Week 2019: art fairs, exhibitions and projects in London and beyond

As the marquees go up in the park, we take a look at some of the fairs, events and curated projects taking place this week in London and beyond, including a new Art on the Underground commission by Denzil Forrester, House of Voltaire’s latest pop-up space and the second iteration of the Coventry Biennial.

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Now Showing 314: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of recommended shows including Plastique Fantastique’s fictional narratives at Southwark Park Galleries and Cy Twombly’s lesser known sculpture at Gagosian in London, plus an exploration of light at Grundy, Blackpool.

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Now Showing 313: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of recommended shows including sculptural works that reflect how we experience landscape in London, an exploration of the culture of bureaucracy in Walsall, and in Cardiff a group show of artists who embrace failure and humour.

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a-n Assembly 2019: Thamesmead and Stoke-on-Trent events announced

Our 2019 programme of one-day artist-led events continues with Assembly Thamesmead addressing how artists, drawn by opportunity and affordability, are living and working in new parts of the city, while Assembly Stoke-on-Trent throws into focus the idea of the artist as activist, activator and change maker.

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Now Showing 312: The week’s top exhibitions

Paintings that document personal relationships and domestic interiors at The Approach in London, a celebration of British sculpture at Castlefield Gallery in Manchester, and an exploration of the perception and treatment of public health at CCA, Glasgow.

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Now Showing #311: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s recommended shows include Lucy Austin’s layered paintings at That Art Gallery, Bristol, a group exhibition of dystopian visions at Newlyn Art Gallery, plus the launch of this year’s Platform Graduate Award 2019 series of exhibitions in Oxford.

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Now Showing #310: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s recommended shows include Kirsty Harris’ paintings of nuclear bomb tests at Vane Gallery, Newcastle, American artist Kathleen Ryan’s sculptures at New Art Gallery Walsall, and Vito Acconci at Pace Gallery, London.

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