The British Art Show 7, 'In the Days of the Comet' (PHOTOS)

11/12/2010 06:30 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WHO: Wolfgang Tillmans, Varda Caivano, George Shaw, Sarah Lucas, Sarah Lucas, Milena Dragicevic, amongst others.

WHAT: The British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet
A Hayward Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre

WHEN: NOTTINGHAM, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle Museum, and New Art Exchange: October 23, 2010 - January 9, 2011

LONDON: Hayward Gallery
16 February - 17 April 2011

GLASGOW: Centre for Contemporary Art; Gallery of Modern Art; Tramway
May 28 - August 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH: Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth; Plymouth College of Art; Plymouth Arts
Centre; Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery; The Slaughterhouse, Royal William Yard; Plymouth
College of Art, September 17 - Dec 4, 2011

WHERE: Nothingham Castle and Museum Art Gallery, Off Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6EL

WHY: Organized by Hayward Touring Exhibitions every 5 years, the British Art Show tours to 4 different cities across the UK showcasing a survey of artists, both emerging and well renowned, that have, in the recent past, contributed significantly to contemporary art. Opening for the first time in 20 years in London, this year's show features 39 artists selected by curators Tom Morton and Lisa Le Feuvre.

Subtitled In the Days of the Comet, British Art Show 7 employs the motif of the comet to explore a set of concerns that thread their way through the practices of the selected artists. Here the comet alludes to the measuring of time, to historical recurrence, and to parallel worlds.

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