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British Art Show 7, In the Days of the Comet

The British Art Show is held every five years, presenting new and recent works by contemporary artists based in Britain. A Hayward Touring Exhibition, it opened in Nottingham, where it was shown simultaneously across three venues between 23rd October 2010 and 9th January 2011 (Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Castle).

British Art Show 7 paid particular attention to the ways that artists use history to illuminate the present. Thirty nine artists were invited for their significant contribution to British (and often international) art since 2005. More than half of the selected artists showed new works, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, video, film and performance.

The artists whose work was exhibited at Nottingham Contemporary were: Charles Avery, Karla Black, Matthew Darbyshire, Alasdair Gray, Brian Griffiths, Roger Hiorns, Ian Kiaer, Simon Martin, Tris Vonna-Michell, Haroon Mirza, Karin Ruggaber, Maaike Schoorel, Edgar Schmitz, George Shaw, Wolfgang Tillmans, Phoebe Unwin, Emily Wardill; performances by Tris Vonna-Michell, Olivia Plender, film screening by The Otolith Group.

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