The curators of the UK’s biggest touring contemporary art exhibition, ‘British Art Show 9’ (BAS 9), have revealed its artist selection and new dates. The exhibition will travel to Plymouth in late 2021 and remain on show until spring 2022.
Held every five years to showcase the work of British artists who have made a significant contribution to international contemporary art, British Art Show will be in Plymouth – for the second time in its history – from 6 November 2021 until 13 March 2022.
The exhibition will be displayed across four city venues – The Box, KARST, The Arts Institute’s Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art. Works will include sculpture, film, installation, performance, painting and photography.
45 artists have been selected in total. They include Turner Prize nominees and artists who have represented Britain at the prestigious Venice Biennale. They also include Cornwall-based Abigail Reynolds and Katie Schwab who had a SouthWest Showcase residency and exhibition in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art in 2019.
The full dates for the 2021 tour are:
6 March – 30 May 2021 – Wolverhampton: Wolverhampton Art Gallery and University of Wolverhampton School of Art
3 July – 3 October 2021 – Aberdeen: Aberdeen Art Gallery
6 November 2021 – 13 March 2022 – Plymouth: The Box, KARST, The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
6 May – 4 September 2022 – Manchester: HOME, Manchester Art Gallery, Castlefield Gallery, The Whitworth and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)
History: When ‘British Art Show 7’ came to Plymouth in 2011 it was the first time the city had hosted a multi-site exhibition on such a large scale. The exhibition had more than 75,000 visits, with another 15,000 people taking part in its events, education and Fringe programmes.
The artists 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 | Cooking Sections (Alon Schwabe & Daniel Fernández Pascual) | 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 | Tai Shani | Marianna Simnett | Victoria Sin | Hanna Tuulikki | Caroline Walker | Alberta Whittle | Rehana Zaman