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Catherine Story, Shadow, 2017. Photo; Steve White.
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NOW SHOWING #225: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes an enigmatic nighttime mise-en-scene in London, an installation exploring mental health inequalities across sites in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and large-scale sculptures in Hull.

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Opening event at Live Art Development Agency's new home, The Garrett Centre. Photo: George Hunt
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Live Art Development Agency: new space provides a context for collaboration

The recent relocation of the Live Art Development Agency to a former Unitarian mission in Bethnal Green heralds a significant new chapter for the organisation, with new commissions, two ‘thinkers in residence’, and a search for local collaborators. Lydia Ashman finds out more from its co-founder and director Lois Keidan.

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Julie Johnstone, fixed|unfixed, Essence Press, 2017. An ongoing project creating 25mm badges as wearable publications
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Artists’ Books #25: Small Publishers Fair at London’s Conway Hall

This week, London’s Conway Hall is host to the Small Publishers Fair, an annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, writers, composers, book designers, and their publishers. Sarah Bodman previews the event, which runs from 10-11 November, and highlights the work of the artists involved.

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Maria Jose Arceo MS Photo credit Ed Stone
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Maria Arceo: “The Thames is a tumble dryer of time. Now is the moment to advocate for change”

London-based Spanish artist Maria Arceo uses installation to explore the human manipulation of the natural world. Her latest work for the Totally Thames festival features a giant footprint constructed from thousands of plastic objects found along the river. Jack Hutchinson visits her studio and discusses the environmental issues her work highlights.

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Marcus Orlandi Cabinet, courtesy Nunnery Gallery, copyright the artist
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2017 Bow Open Show line-up announced

19 artists from across London-based charity Bow Arts’ 13 studio sites have been chosen for the annual exhibition which this year is curated by East End-based sculptor Alex Chinneck.

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