The Box
KARST
MIRROR
The Levinsky Gallery
08/10/22 09:00–23/12/22 05:00

British Art Show 9

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Installation view Oliver Beer, Household Gods, 2019 Copyright the artist Image courtesy the artist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Photo: Charles Duprat

British Art Show is a landmark touring exhibition that celebrates the vitality of recent art made in Britain. Plymouth first hosted this significant national exhibition ten years ago. This iteration brings different themes into focus in each city. In Plymouth it centres on the migration of people, plants, objects, ideas and forms.

British Art Show 9 will be delivered in partnership with Plymouth Culture and shown across four venues: The Box, KARST, The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth and MIRROR at Plymouth College of Art.

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.

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Installation view Oliver Beer, Vessel Orchestra, 2019, The Met Breuer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Image courtesy the artist. Photo: Adam Reich