Hayward Gallery Touring have announced the selection of artists for British Art Show 9, which will now be touring to Manchester 6 May – 4 September 2022.
The British Art Show is the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK and it is widely acknowledged as the most important recurrent exhibition of contemporary art produced in this country, unrivalled in its ambition, scope and national reach. The exhibition will be presented across numerous galleries and exhibition spaces, including Castlefield Gallery, resulting in an ambitious and wide-ranging programme that explores new tendencies in artistic practice. The curators of BAS 9, Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar, have made their artist selection after extensive research and travel across the UK. The majority of the participating artists are developing new works for the exhibition, while others are presenting ambitious recent works which have not previously been seen in Britain.
The artists in British Art Show 9 are:
Than Hussein Clark
(Alon Schwabe &
Daniel Fernández Pascual)
British Art Show 9 has been developed at a precarious moment in Britain’s history that has brought politics, narratives of identity and questions of agency to the centre of public consciousness. The artists presented in the exhibition respond in critical ways to this complex context; imagining more hopeful futures and exploring new modes of resistance.
The artists in British Art Show 9 look at how we live with and give voice to difference, while also extending our understanding of identity to beyond the human. Their projects often blur the boundaries between art and life, and imagine alternative futures. Through their works, they propose alternative economies and ways of living together that emphasise commonality, collaboration and care.
The 9th edition of the British Art Show was originally planned to open in Manchester in September 2020. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, and in dialogue with the partner institutions in each city and the artists in the exhibition, the dates and the order of the exhibition tour have been changed.
New Tour details:
6 March – 30 May 2021- Wolverhampton: Wolverhampton Art Gallery and University of Wolverhampton School of Art
3 July – 3 October 2021 – Aberdeen: Aberdeen Art Gallery
6 November 2021 – 13 March 2022: Plymouth: The Box, Plymouth; KARST; The Arts Institute’s Levinsky Gallery and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
6 May – 4 September 2022: Manchester: HOME; Manchester Art Gallery; Castlefield Gallery; The Whitworth and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)