Photographic work exhibited in the show - 'Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now', Tate Liverpool, 3rd February - 23rd April 2006.

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (2006) Photographic work exhibited in the show - 'Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now', Tate Liverpool, 3rd February - 23rd April 2006. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

A selection of Billingham's photography from the series 'Rays a Laugh' was exhibited in 'Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now', Tate Liverpool, (3rd February - 23rd April 2006). The exhibition surveyed the impact of the documentary form on art and artists and vice versa. It encompassed film, photography, painting and installation art and focused on works where a dialogue between art and realist documentary occurs. It questioned the traditional opposition between art and documentary, and raised the question of whether this is really a false dichotomy. The exhibition had a national bias, focusing on artists, filmmakers and their associates working in the Uk including a number of key émigré artists. A subsidiary theme of the exhibition was the portrayal of Britain and Britishness. Much of the work addressed national identity, the representation of British society and the construction of a national culture and self-image. Besides Billingham, other artists were: John Grierson, William Coldstream, Humphrey Spender, Bill Brandt, Humphrey Jennings, John Bratby, Lucian Freud, Martin Parr, Isaac Julien, Jeremy Deller and Gillian Wearing.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Art
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 14:33
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 14:33
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7417

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