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.
Latex plays a large part in Mandy El-Sayegh’s work. She uses it as a skin to bind, protect and encase paintings, works on paper and installations, and as a solid material for sculptures, such as uneven floor tiles on which people stand unsteadily to view her work.
Beatrice Gibson, Deux soeurs qui n’est sont pas soeurs, 2019
Two sisters (who are not sisters), two pregnancies, a two-seater car, a beauty queen, a poodle. The election of a second fascist – this time in Brazil. A crime thriller without a crime, Deux soeurs… unfolds like a dream. Based on an original screenplay by Gertrude Stein, written in 1929 as European facism was gaining momentum, Deux soeurs is set in contemporary Paris in a moment of comparable social and political unrest.