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.
Beatrice Gibson describes her films as ‘an odd entanglement of the real and the imagined, or the fictional and the documentary.’ Informed by a wide-ranging knowledge of experimental music, literature and poetry, her approach is improvisational and open-ended, ‘leaving things to chance and letting many voices help construct the work.’
War island Gen_3 [JUICE], 2021
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