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Now Showing #301: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s recommended shows include a major festival of international sculpture across four venues in Yorkshire, an exhibition in Manchester of work by 17 artists inspired by a 1932 mass trespass, and in London a powerful painting show by three generation-spanning black female artists.

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MP’s request for free ‘slick and engaging’ film prompts video editor’s unflattering ‘promo’ in response

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artists sign open letter protesting dismissal of director Catherine de Zegher from the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent; report says ‘outdated recruitment practices’ are holding back diversity in the arts; buyer of destroyed Banksy artwork to go through with purchase.

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Artist’s Daily Mail parody is a crowdfunding success; Turner Contemporary endorses plans for on-site hostel

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Canadian artist writes open letter in response to censorship of transgender themed work; celebrity secret postcard art sale for Dulwich school; Statue of suffragette Emily Davison unveiled in Morpeth; Tate Modern appoints new senior curator for photographic art.

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Seen but not heard: artist activism and the ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition

The recent ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition at The Design Museum ended in controversy earlier this month when artists and designers removed their work in protest at the museum hosting a private hire event by an arms manufacturer. One of those activist groups to remove their work was the artist-run organisation Keep It Complex, who share here what they learned from the experience.

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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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