Aggregate 2022 is a publication that reflects upon two years of activity from the second cohort of artists participating in the Freelands Artist Programme (2019−21).
Launched in 2018, Freelands Artist Programme is a landmark initiative to support emerging artists across the UK. Its aim is to nurture emerging artists’ practices by fostering long-term relationships and collaborations with arts organisations, helping to bolster regional arts ecosystems. Four organisations across the UK – g39, Cardiff; PS2, Belfast; Site Gallery, Sheffield; and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh – care for five artists each, working with them for two years.
Published alongside the exhibition taking place in Freelands Foundation London gallery space, Aggregate 2022 brings together the practices of 21 artists, with a breadth of ideas and approaches. Each artist was invited to put forward an author to write about their distinctive practices, and the book carries a multiplicity of voices: artists, activists academics, curators and writers.