Held every five years to showcase the work of British artists who have made a significant contribution to international contemporary art, the ninth British Art Show (BAS9) is curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar and includes work by over 40 artists. In The Levinsky Gallery are exhibited works by Cooking Sections, Sean Edwards, GAIKA, Maeve Brennan, Grace Ndiritu, Katie Schwab and Abigail Reynolds.
The British Art Show is a landmark touring exhibition that celebrates the vitality of recent art made in Britain. 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 includes work by over 40 artists.