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.
Cooking Sections is a collaboration between Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe, who define themselves as ‘spatial practitioners’. Using a combination of art, architecture and ecology to address urgent issues concerning food and climate, they have probed the ethical and economic impact of British colonial trade, the environmental impact of salmon farms in Scotland, and have investigated ways of watering without water in Sicily among others.
Florence Peake: CRUDE CARE Performed by Aberdeen Collaborators
Sat 21 Aug; Sat 4, 11 & 25 Sep; Sat 2 & 9 Oct, 3pm
Florence Peake’s Aberdeen collaborators perform 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.
Hanna Tuulikki, Away with the Birds, 2015
A specialist in creating vocal sound, Hanna Tuulikki asks how the human voice can take on more-than-human qualities: ‘Can I sing bird? Can I sing water? Can I sing wind?’ Her body of work Away with the Birds (2015) explores birds of the Western Isles and the imitation of birds in Scottish Gaelic song poetry.