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Nina Beier, Left to right: Female Nude (2015) Lodoicea seed, fertilized dirt; Curly Maroon Fade Pixie (2016); Layered Side-Swept Ombre (2015); Rich Copper Charleston (2015); Choppy Layers Blunt Bang (2016); Ebony Volume Frizz (2015) Human hair wigs, painted frames. Courtesy: artist and Spike Island, Bristol; photo: Stuart Whipps.
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Now Showing #262: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, ranging from a debut Scottish solo show at Glasgow’s Transmission Gallery to Christian Marclay’s world-renowned film installation The Clock at Tate Modern, plus exhibitions in Bristol, Southampton and Birmingham.

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William Kentridge, Untitled (Video Transfers), 2002. Courtesy and © the artist, 2018
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Now Showing #260: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: The Hayward Gallery’s new touring drawing exhibition at St Albans Museum and Gallery; magic, ritual and witchcraft at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; and the inaugural exhibition at S1 Artspace’s new gallery space at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.

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Victoria Sin, Cthulhu Through the Looking Glass, film still. Courtesy: the artist
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Now Showing #259: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: ‘Drag: Self-portraits and Body Politics’, at the Hayward Gallery, London; a group show in Edinburgh of works made in protest at Pussy Riot’s 2012 imprisonment in Russia; and Elisabeth Frink sculptures at Abbott Hall Art Gallery in Kendal.

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Michael Craig-Martin, Self-Portrait (Purple). © Michael Craig-Martin. Courtesy: the artist and Gagosian
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Now Showing #258: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: An exploration of how the head and face have been depicted in art at Graves Gallery, Sheffield, Lily Cole’s film Balls at the Foundling Museum, London, and Lucy Skaer at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.

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Luiz Zerbini, Intuitive Ratio, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg
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Now Showing #257: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes: last week of Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini at South London Gallery; movement explored through the gymnastic body with Jo Longhurst in Perth; Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists at Baltic 39; and Evan Ifekoya’s ‘queer black algorithm’ at Gasworks, London.

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Barbara Kruger, Not ugly enough, 1997
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Now Showing #256: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes: ‘Herstory’ at Touchstones, Rochdale featuring a selection of work by women artists from Turin-based Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s extensive collection; an exploration of the art of the Weimar Republic at Tate Modern; and the culmination of Tai Shani’ s four-year ‘Dark Continent’ project at The Tetley, Leeds.

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Pia Camil: Bara, Bara, Bara,  Installation view at Dallas Contemporary, 2017. Courtesy; Dallas  Contemporary. Photo; Kevin Todora.
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Now Showing #255: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes the first UK show by Mexican artist Pia Camil at Nottingham Contemporary, Jo Lathwood’s sculptural installation at Fabrica, Brighton, and the artist-led project ‘Women Artists of the North East Library’ at Workplace in Gateshead.

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Mark Wallinger, The Human Figure in Space, 2007, approx. 4,800 m (3 miles) of kite string, mirrors, stencilled numbers, nails, wood, dimensions variable. Installation view at Donald Young Gallery, 2007. Photo: Tom Van Eynde
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Now Showing #254: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must see shows includes Mark Wallinger’s Eadweard Muybridge-influenced work at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, plus Yves Klein’s painting, sculpture and large-scale installation at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock.

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Kate Stone, Charlie Cairoli. © Kate Stone. Photo: Luke Stephenson
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Now Showing #253: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must see shows includes a celebration of 250 years of the circus at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, and mass extinction laid bare at Gallery North at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Tim Lewis, Crimson Prince. © Tim Lewis. Courtesy: Flowers Gallery, London, New York
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Now Showing #253: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes: automata at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, Royal Academician Anthony Whishaw’s paintings in a former cow shed in Checkley, near Hereford, Tacita Dean at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, plus Michael Sandle’s hard hitting sculpture at Grosvenor Museum.

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Qi-Yafeng at Cheeseburn. © Colin Davison
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Now Showing #252: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Qi Yafeng at Cheeseburn in Northumberland, an exploration of sex, desire and politics at Jerwood Space, London, and 19th century outsider artist James Henry Pullen at Watts Gallery, Compton.

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Trish Morrissey, Cascade. Courtesy: Francesca Maffeo Gallery
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Now Showing #251: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Trish Morrissey at Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Leigh on Sea; Michael Dean at Baltic, Gatesehead; a large-scale installation by Susie MacMurray at St Albans Museum and Art Gallery; and Alison Wilding at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill.

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Ciprian  Muresan, Andrei  Rublev  by  Tarkovsky,  sec.  21-30,  2017. Courtesy: the  artist  and  Plan  B  Cluj, Berlin. Photo: Mathias Schormann
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Now Showing #250: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Ed Ruscha at the National Gallery, London, sound installation at Richmond Chapel, Penzance, and a drawing show split across Modern Art Oxford and the Drawing Room, London.

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Gallery view of the 250th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (12 June — 19 August 2018)
© Royal Academy of Arts. Photo: David Parry
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Now Showing #249: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the latest edition of Whitechapel Gallery’s London Open triennial, Lubaina Himid’s banner-like paintings in Gateshead, an exploration of ‘universal collective memory’ in Bristol, and a new exhibition at Tate Britain marking 100 years since the end of the first world war.

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Markus Lüpertz, Zelt - dithyrambisch (Tent - dithyrambic), 250x340cm distemper on canvas, 1965. Photo: Stephen Palmer
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Now Showing #248: The week’s top exhibitions

Exhibitions in London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham and Salford feature in this week’s selection of must-see shows including Markus Lüpertz’s Tent Paintings, 1965, Alia Pathan’s Fire Rooster and Chantal Joffe’s Personal Feeling is the Main Thing.

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Patrick Heron, Five Discs : 1963, 1963,  Oil paint on canvas, Private collection, © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018
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Now Showing #246: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a major Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, the veteran German artist-filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger in Glasgow, and Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa at Parasol Unit, London.

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Andy Goldsworthy, Silver Birch Forms For Hooke Park, Hooke Park Dorset, April 1986. Courtesy: Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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Now Showing #245: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes arts and environmental charity Common Ground’s exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Richard Long’s new stone circle work at Lisson Gallery in London, and a site-specific kinetic sculpture by Max Eastley at Perrott’s Folly in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

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Antony Cairns, LDN5_051, 2017. Courtesy: the artist; © Antony Cairns
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Now Showing #244: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes abstraction and photography at Tate Modern, video and sound collage at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire, plus site-specific installation at Mellerstain House, Gordon on the Anglo-Scottish border.

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Anne Hardy, Area of Overlap, 2018, super 16mm film transferred to digital projection with 6 channel (5.1) audio, 7:21 min. © Anne Hardy; Courtesy Maureen Paley, London
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Now Showing #243: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes film and photography at Maureen Paley, London, sound art assemblages at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, and walking data turned into abstract forms at Vane in Newcastle.

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Sofie Layton, Making the Invisible Visible, 2016.
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Now Showing #241: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes an exploration of the beauty, fragility and resilience of the heart in Newcastle upon Tyne, paintings by the late St Ives modernist Trevor Bell in Plymouth, and an architectural perspective on the paintings of Monet in London.

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Linder, You search but do not see, 1981-2010. Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art, Dependance, Andrehn Schiptjenko, Blum & Poe.
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Now Showing #238: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: Linder’s photomontage in Nottingham, the AV Festival in Newcastle and Gateshead, film essays in London, painted linguistics in Edinburgh, and polymorphous milk in Birmingham.

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