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Now Showing #290: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of recommended shows, including: a group show of early career artists’ work at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, Sriwhana Spong’s largest exhibition to date outside of her native New Zealand at Spike Island, and film works by the two recipients of the sixth Jerwood/FVU Awards.

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Now Showing #274: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Martin Creed’s new solo exhibition at Hauser and Wirth, London; Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho’s new film commission at Tate Liverpool; and a retrospective of Margaret Tait’s films at GoMA, Glasgow.

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Ever heard of the Yeti or the Jabberwocky? What about the Ragwort? Who are they? What are they?   There is a plant named the “Oxford ragwort”. What do you think of when you hear this plant’s name?”   Image […]

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Oxford ragwort, you are everywhere or elsewhere. Even…   Research Clip from The Ragwort, 42 sec, Ellie Kyungran Heo on Vimeo.     If I were you, I wouldn’t come down either.   You took root next to a chimney or […]

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Senecio squalidus is a yellow-flowering plant native to Mount Etna, Sicily. The plant was introduced to Britain in the early 18th century in Oxford; its means of arrival are unknown. But there are some records on those who were involved […]

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  Loud sounds of dawn. Extreme wide-down view. The One is at the centre of green with its head lying on the edge of a pillow. Sounds of the wind getting stronger. While they wave and wave busily, the one […]

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  How do we look at and treat one another? How do the labels assigned to living things affect this?   Who do you think is a better neighbour to the plant and you?   With the support of the […]

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A Q&A with… Margaret Salmon, artist-filmmaker

The Glasgow-based artist has had a high-profile 2018, with a survey show earlier in the year, a nomination for the Jarman Award, and a forthcoming solo exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Jessica Ramm talks to her about practice, ethics and new work that aims to counteract commercial and patriarchal depictions of love, pleasure and bodies.

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A Q&A with… Onyeka Igwe, artist filmmaker exploring resistance to colonialism

London-based artist Onyeka Igwe has mined colonial-era archives for three new films inspired by all-women protests against British rule in west Africa, currently showing together in the solo exhibition ‘No Dance, No Palaver’, in Hawick, Scotland. She discusses the spectre of the ‘colonial gaze’ and the ethics of archive research with Sonya Dyer.

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The Ragwort

If the general definition of a ‘weed’ is taken to be ‘a plant in the wrong place’ or ‘a plant growing where it is not wanted’, what then is the right place for a plant to grow? Project: The Ragwort […]

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