Richard Billingham: Order Out of Chaos
24 February 2017 - 25 March 2017
Venue: Art Exchange, Colchester Campus
Caught on out-of-date film loaded into a cheap instamatic camera, these photographs were originally intended as studies for Billingham’s art school paintings. Once they had been exhibited, Billingham stopped photographing his family – the impulse could never be the same. Instead, he made videos and in 1998 brought us ‘Fishtank’. Screened on TV, the Billinghams were channeled directly into our sitting rooms. Alongside other short films in the show we find ourselves once again being forced to consider our own strengths and vulnerabilities alongside those of Ray, Liz and Jason. All of a sudden, we are all too aware of what it is to be human.
This exhibition has been made possible through the support of Anthony Reynolds Gallery, the Arts Council Collection and Artangel.
‘Fishtank’ is part of The Artangel Collection, an initiative to bring outstanding film and video works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK. The Artangel Collection has been developed in partnership with Tate, is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation and uses public funding from Arts Council England.
This event opens at 12:00 and closes at 17:00 every day.
This event is open to the general public.