Wolverhampton
22 Jan – 10 Apr 2022

 

British Art Show 9 explores three overarching themes – healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures. Each of the four exhibitions will also adapt to local contexts. In Wolverhampton the exhibition looks at how we live with and give voice to difference.

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Wolverhampton

22 Jan – 10 Apr 2022

 

Many of the artists in BAS9 investigate identity from an intersectional perspective, taking account of multiple identities that coexist such as class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. In Wolverhampton the exhibition explores these ideas in a critical dialogue with Wolverhampton’s cultural history including the enduring legacy of Enoch Powell’s infamous and divisive ‘rivers of blood’ speech, made in 1968 during his tenure as MP for Wolverhampton South West. Wolverhampton Art Gallery houses one of the most significant collections of art on ‘The Troubles’ outside Northern Ireland. It also collects works linked to the British Black Arts movement which has its roots in the city as many of its members studied at Wolverhampton School of Art.

 

BAS9 in Wolverhampton includes a film programme in which a selection of artist films allows expanded connections with the works in the galleries. The daily film timings will be listed in the exhibition guide available soon to download below.

 

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Mon – Sat: 10.30am – 4.30pm, Sun: 11am – 4pm

Wolverhampton School of Art

Mon – Sat: 10.30am – 4.30pm, Sun: 11am – 4pm

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