“…an eclectic and compassionate show that will hopefully leave a lasting influence on cities in need of some excitement after the seemingly never-ending drag of COVID-19.” – Sean Burns, FRIEZE
Presented every five years, the British Art Show provides a vital survey of contemporary art in the UK. This, its ninth edition, has been developed at an extraordinary moment in British history, a time during which the UK was in the last throes of Brexit negotiations and, along with the rest of the world, was finding ways to cope with a global pandemic.
Curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar, British Art Show 9 is structured around three main themes: healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures. It features 47 artists including Hurvin Anderson, Michael Armitage, Helen Cammock, Beatrice Gibson, Victoria Sin and Tai Shani, and is organised by Hayward Gallery Touring in collaboration with galleries across four host cities: Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth.
Designed by Johanne Lian Olsen, and available with four different book covers, this dynamic catalogue includes two curatorial essays, over 200 colour illustrations and original texts on all 47 artists.
Published on the occasion of British Art Show 9 at Aberdeen Art Gallery (10 July – 10 October 2021*); Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Wolverhampton School of Art (22 January – 10 April 2022*); Castlefield Gallery, HOME, Manchester Art Gallery, and The Whitworth, The University of Manchester (13 May – 4 September 2022*); The Box, Plymouth; KARST; The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth; and MIRROR at Plymouth College of Art (8 October – 23 December 2022*).
*Dates subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please note: we are unable to supply the specific book cover of your choice.