Aggregate 2022 Publication Launch

Aggre­gate 2022 is a pub­li­ca­tion that reflects upon two years of activ­i­ty from the sec­ond cohort of artists par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Free­lands Artist Pro­gramme (201921).

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.