Caroline Walker features in British Art Show 9, a Hayward Gallery touring exhibition co-presented by institutions across the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth. British Art Show is a landmark, recurring exhibition of contemporary British art, organised every five years. British Art Show 9 has been developed at a precarious moment in Britain’s history that has brought politics, narratives of identity and questions of agency to the centre of public consciousness. The ninth edition, curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar, features artists whose work responds in critical ways to this complex context, imagining more hopeful futures and exploring new modes of resistance. They do so through film, painting, sculpture and performance, as well as through projects that don’t sit easily in any one category.
The exhibition documents artists’ personal and critical responses to the themes in a variety of mediums including film, painting, sculpture and performance. Alongside the touring presentation, a wide-ranging programme of creative learning and active participation will extend the reach of the project across the four British Art Show 9 cities. Supported by Arts Council England’s Project Grant for National Activities, as well as Art Fund, this will include new commissions, community co-created artists projects, performances, and focused programmes of social engagement.
Artists included in British Art Show 9 are Hurvin Anderson, Michael Armitage, Simeon Barclay, Oliver Beer, Zach Blas, Kathrin Böhm, Maeve Brennan, James Bridle, Helen Cammock, Than Hussein Clark, Jamie Crewe, Oona Doherty, Sean Edwards, Mandy El-Sayegh, Mark Essen, GAIKA, Beatrice Gibson, Patrick Goddard, Anne Hardy, Celia Hempton, Andy Holden, Joey Holder, Marguerite Humeau, Lawrence Lek, Ghislaine Leung, Paul Maheke, Elaine Mitchener, Oscar Murillo, Grace Ndiritu, Uriel Orlow, Hardeep Pandhal, Hetain Patel, Florence Peake, Heather Phillipson, Joanna Piotrowska, Abigail Reynolds, Margaret Salmon, Hrair Sarkissian, Katie Schwab, Cooking Sections, Tai Shani, Marianna Simnett, Sin Wai Kin fka Victoria Sin, Hanna Tuulikki, Caroline Walker, Alberta Whittle and Rehana Zaman.
Walker's work will be presented at the following institutions: Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton, England; Castlefield Gallery; Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA); HOME; Manchester Art Gallery; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Manchester, England; KARST; The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth, England; The Box, Plymouth, England and The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, England.
A new publication accompanies The British Art Show 9, including two wide-ranging curatorial essays, over 200 colour illustrations and original texts on all 47 artists.
Exhibition tour dates:
10 Jul – 10 Oct 2021, Aberdeen: Aberdeen Art Gallery
22 Jan – 10 Apr 2022, Wolverhampton: Wolverhampton Art Gallery; and Wolverhampton School of Art
13 May – 4 Sep 2022, Manchester: Castlefield Gallery; HOME; Manchester Art Gallery; and The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
8 Oct – 23 Dec 2022, Plymouth: KARST; The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth; The Box, Plymouth; and The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art
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