press release

10 July – 10 October 2021

British Art Show 9

Aberdeen’s presentation centres on exploring different forms of knowledge – including spirituality – to heal the earth, to resist the injustices of extractivism, and to develop non-exploitative ways of living with the non-human. Aberdeen, known as the ‘Granite City’ due to its status as the UK’s biggest supplier of granite, is in the midst of a complex transition from its economic reliance on the oil and gas industry towards a shift to green energy production. This iteration of BAS9 proposes to put care at the heart of our relationship with nature, and all beings, moving away from the hierarchical interaction that puts humans first.

BAS9 in Aberdeen includes a film programme in which a selection of artist films allows expanded connections with the works in the galleries. The daily film timings will be listed in the exhibition guide available to download below.

Michael Armitage, Simeon Barclay, Zach Blas, Kathrin Böhm, Maeve Brennan, James Bridle, Helen Cammock, Cooking Sections, Jamie Crewe, Patrick Goddard, Anne Hardy, Celia Hempton, Joey Holder, Marguerite Humeau, Lawrence Lek, Ghislaine Leung, Paul Maheke, Elaine Mitchener, Grace Ndiritu, Uriel Orlow, Hardeep Pandhal, Florence Peake, Joanna Piotrowska, Abigail Reynolds, Margaret Salmon, Hrair Sarkissian, Katie Schwab, Tai Shani, Sin Wai Kin fka Victoria Sin, Marianna Simnett, Hanna Tuulikki, Alberta Whittle, Rehana Zaman

travelling to: Wolverhampton Art Gallery and University of Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK, The Box, KARST, The Arts Institute’s Levinsky Gallery and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK