Simeon Barclay in his studio, image courtesy of the artist

Simeon Barclay in British Art Show 9

Workplace is delighted to announce Simeon Barclay's participation in British Art Show 9, curated by ​Irene Aristizábal and​ Hammad Nasar.
The British Art Show is the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK and it is widely acknowledged as the most important recurrent exhibition of contemporary art produced in this country, unrivalled in its ambition, scope and national reach. The exhibition will be presented across numerous galleries and exhibition spaces in each city, resulting in an ambitious and wide-ranging programme that explores new tendencies in artistic practice.

The curators of BAS 9, ​Irene Aristizábal and​ Hammad Nasar, ​have made their artist selection after extensive research and travel across the UK. Many of the participating artists are developing new works for the exhibition, including significant new commissions supported by Art Fund that will be acquired by museum partners in each city, while others are presenting ambitious recent works which have not previously been seen in Britain.

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
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

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 artists presented in the exhibition respond in critical ways to this complex context; imagining more hopeful futures and exploring new modes of resistance.

The artists in British Art Show 9 look at how we live with and give voice to difference, while also extending our understanding of identity to beyond the human. Their projects often blur the boundaries between art and life, and imagine alternative futures. Through their works, they propose alternative economies and ways of living together that emphasise commonality, collaboration and care.

For full press release including tour details click here.

Forthcoming exhibitions featuring Simeon Barclay:

Transmission, group exhibition, WORKPLACE, 17th July - 5th September 2020
Simeon Barclay, solo exhibition, WORKPLACE, November 2020

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