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A Q&A with… Richard Billingham, photographer and director of Ray & Liz

The artist Richard Billingham came to prominence in 1996 with the photo series Ray’s a Laugh, which documented the chaotic life of his alcoholic father and violent mother in a Black Country tower block. Now he’s made a feature film, Ray & Liz, about his early family life. Fisun Güner talks to him.

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A Q&A with… Michael Dean, sculptor

The Newcastle-born artist’s current exhibition at Baltic in Gateshead consists of a labyrinthine sculptural installation that is visually arresting and teeming with narrative. Fisun Güner talks to the 2018 Hepworth Sculpture Prize nominee about making work that reflects life outside the art world’s “pool of middle-class light”.

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Okwui Enwezor leaves role as director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst; Malcolm Morley, first artist to win the Turner Prize, dies aged 86

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Clyde Hopkins, artist and co-founder of Art in Perpetuity Trust Studios, dies; artist Olu Oguibe clashes with city of Kassel over permanent location of work made for last year’s Documenta; and largest public art campaign in United States history announced for midterm elections.

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PRINTED OPINIONS/Lubaina Himid (Turner Prize 2017)

PRINTED OPINIONS/Lubaina Himid (Turner Prize 2017) WARNING: Some explicit content. Today I was fortunate enough to attend a Hull 2017 Writing Workshop (Printed Opinions) at the Ferens Art Gallery, led by performance-based British Fine Artist Nicola Singh and supported by Art-Writer and Turner Prize 2017 Co-Curator George […]

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Turner Prize 2017: inclusion of over-50s reflects reality of artists’ careers today

Yesterday’s announcement of the 2017 Turner Prize shortlist saw two artists over 50 nominated – Hurvin Anderson and Lubaina Himid – reflecting the recent decision to drop its longstanding under-50 rule. Fisun Güner welcomes the change, arguing that it better reflects the reality of many artists’ careers while also ensuring a particularly strong line-up for this year’s prize.

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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Martin Creed’s alternative Christmas carol, most people don’t think Turner Prize entries are art and fire at California artists’ collective claims 33 lives.

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A Q&A with… George Shaw, painter

Best known for his paintings using Humbrol enamel, George Shaw’s new show is the culmination of a two-year residency at the National Gallery. Fisun Guner finds out how he has responded to the gallery’s collection and gets some tips on how to rejuvenate the Turner Prize.

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