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

Patrick Goddard

Patrick Goddard’s satirical art and writing focuses on urban change, gentrification and ecology. Installation is also an intrinsic part of his practice, while his films are often shown within their own immersive viewing environments.

Patrick Goddard, Animal Antics (still), 2021. Produced by FLAMIN + Film and Video Umbrella, with support from Hayward Gallery Touring and E-WERK, Frieberg © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Seventeen, London

Patrick Goddard, Animal Antics (still), 2021. Produced by FLAMIN + Film and Video Umbrella, with support from Hayward Gallery Touring and E-WERK, Frieberg © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Seventeen, London
Patrick Goddard, Humans-Animals-Monsters, 2020. Installation view: Frieze Sculpture Park/Seventeen/Regents Park 2020 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Seventeen, London. Photo: Damian Griffiths

Patrick Goddard, Humans-Animals-Monsters, 2020. Installation view: Frieze Sculpture Park/Seventeen/Regents Park 2020 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Seventeen, London. Photo: Damian Griffiths



featured online work

Than Hussein Clark
Disappearing Acts, 2019

Disappearing Acts alternates super-8 shots from Sri Lanka and a sequence shot in which a group of actors improvise for thirty five minutes a dialogue based on the play The Lower Depths (1901) by Maxim Gorky

Than Hussen Clark, Disappearing Acts, Performed by The Director’s Theatre Writer’s Theatre - Markus Bernhard Börger, Joseph Patrick Connolly, Ruth Connick, Lisa Heinrici, Laura Schuller, Alina Montana Weber, 2019. © the artist. Courtesy the artist.