8 October 2015 News

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The 8th edition of the British Art Show travels to Leeds Art Gallery this October, featuring new commissions and works never before seen in the UK.

Organised every 5 years by Hayward touring, the British Art Show is widely regarding as one of the most ambitious and influential exhibitions of British contemporary art. The 8th edition, curated by Anna Colin and Lydia Yee, explores new thinking around materiality. 42 artists have been selected to participate in the exhibition based on their contribution to contemporary art in the UK over the past 5 years.

Participating artists include Åbäke, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Caroline Achaintre, John Akomfrah and Trevor Mathison, Aaron Angell, Pablo Bronstein, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Andrea Büttner, Alexandre da Cunha, Nicholas Deshayes, Benedict Drew, Simon Fujiwara, Martino Gamper, RyanGander, Melanie Gilligan, Anthea Hamilton, Will Holder, Alan Kane, Mikhail Karikis, Linder, Rachel Maclean, Ahmet Öğüt (with Liam Gillick, Susan Hiller and Goshka Macuga), Yuri Pattison, Ciara Phillips, Charlotte Prodger, Laure Prouvost, Magali Reus, James Richards, Eileen Simpson and Ben White, Daniel Sinsel, Cally Spooner, Patrick Staff, Imogen Stidworthy, Hayley Tompkins, Jessica Wayboys, Stuart Whipps, Bedwyr Williams, Jesse Wine and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

British Art Show 8 will take place at Leeds Art Gallery from 9 October 2015 – 10 January 2016, then touring to Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton. For more information, please visit: http://britishartshow8.com/