The British Art Show is one of the most important landmarks in defining current trends and new directions in contemporary British art. Organised by Hayward Gallery Touring, the exhibition is presented in different cities across Britain every five years.
Dynamic and engaging, British Art Show 6 comes at a time when the art scene in the UK is larger, more vibrant, more diverse and more internationally orientated than at any other time in the British Art Show’s 26 year history. Curated by Alex Farquharson and Andrea Schlieker the exhibition features works in all media including painting, sculpture, installation, film, video and performance - made by fifty artists and artists groups over the last five years.
In developing the shortlist for British Art Show 6, the curators travelled extensively throughout the UK and considered work by over 500 artists. For the first time since the British Art Show was launched in 1979, 50% of the artists featured in the exhibition are women and 50% were born outside the UK. Artists featured in the 2005 selection include:
Tomma Abts, Haluk Akakçe, Phillip Allen, Tonico Lemos Auad, Claire Barclay Anna Barriball, Breda Beban, Zarina Bhimji, Ergin Çavu?o?lu, Gordon Cheung Adam Chodzko, Marcus Coates, Nathan Coley, Phil Collins, Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska, Enrico David, Chris Evans,Doug Fishbone, Siobhán Hapaska Roger Hiorns, Matthew Houlding, Richard Hughes, Marine Hugonnier, Gareth Jones, juneau/projects/, Kerstin Kartscher, Janice Kerbel, Mark Leckey, Hew Locke, Christina Mackie, Goska Macuga, Daria Martin, Andrew McDonald, Heather and Ivan Morison, Rosalind Nashashibi, Nils Norman, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Silke Otto Knapp, Toby Paterson, Paul Rooney, public works, Eva Rothschild, Zineb Sedira, Lucy Skaer, Alia Syed, David Thorpe, Mark Titchner, Rebecca Warren, Gary Webb and Carey Young.
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