Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (still), 2017 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

British Art Show 9

 

The British Art Show is a landmark touring exhibition that celebrates the vitality of recent art made in Britain. Organised every five years by Hayward Gallery Touring the exhibition brings the work of artists defining new directions in contemporary art to four cities across the UK.

British Art Show 9 was developed at a precarious moment in Britain’s history that has brought politics of identity and nation, concerns of social, racial and environmental justice, 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.

BAS9 is curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar, and presented in collaboration with the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth.

Hayward Gallery Touring is the UK’s largest contemporary art organisation producing exhibitions that tour the UK.

Michael Armitage, The Octopus’s Veil, 2016 © Michael Armitage. © Image; Crown Copyright: UK Government Art Collection.

featured artist

Zach Blas

An artist, filmmaker and writer who utilizes queerness to consider the politics, desires, and fantasies lurking in and around digital technologies, Zach Blas takes on real world problems in order to consider their implications – whether they are absurd, horrifying or both.

Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman, im here to learn so :)))))) (still), 2017 © Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman. Courtesy the artists

Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman, im here to learn so :)))))), 2017. Installation view: Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia © Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman. Courtesy the artists



what’s on

Florence Peake: CRUDE CARE

Performance
Sat 10 Jul, 3pm; Thu 12 Aug, 3.30pm

BAS9 artist Florence Peake performs her new commission CRUDE CARE – informed by Aberdeen’s landscape, its natural resources granite and oil, and the treatment of precarious workers in the care sector. Free.

 

Florence Peake, CRUDE CARE (still), 2021 © the artist. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Anne Tetzlaff

featured online work

Mandy El-Sayegh, Windows live (states), 2021

This new animated work forms part of Mandy El-Sayegh’s ongoing Windows series of intricate pen and ink drawing. Windows live (states) questions how to maintain individual voices within collective structures, to integrate the concerns of differing communities through solidarity, and to express the ineffable within political action.

Mandy El-Sayegh, Windows live (states) (still), 2021. Courtesy the artist.