Wolverhampton has been selected as the opening city for next year’s British Art Show 9.
Hayward Gallery Touring announced a revised programming schedule.
It means the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK will be first seen at venues in Wolverhampton from Saturday March 6 to Sunday May 30, 2021 before it heads to Aberdeen, Plymouth and Manchester.
The exhibition is renowned for its high volume of visitors to its touring cities and is widely recognised as a significant marker of recent developments in contemporary art, unrivalled in its scope and national reach.
British Art Show 9 curators Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar were selected by a panel of curators from the Hayward Gallery and the participating cities. They bring international experience to the role and have both worked on major exhibitions in the UK, Europe, America and Asia.
The exhibition introduces visitors to over 40 artists practising in Britain over the past five years, providing an insight into contemporary life at an extraordinary period in our history.
British Art Show 9 will take place at:
Wolverhampton Art Gallery and The University of Wolverhampton School of Art.
Further information can be found here Hayward Gallery
Image Credit on page - Zach Blas, The Doors, 2019. installation view, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany Courtesy of the Artist & Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst