BALTIC Artists’ Award 2019 is our second worldwide biennial art award judged solely by artists. Three internationally renowned artist-judges have each selected an artist who has the opportunity to realise new work which will be seen in this four-month exhibition.
Simon and Tom Bloor
You are invited to discover an alternative landscape where the structures of urban development become the stuff of play. Explore a maze, build a tower, climb a sculpture and reclaim the city as a space for fun.
This exhibition draws on the imagination of contemporary artists to inspire a conversation on ideas of citizenship in the digital age. We are said to live in the era of ‘fake news’ – online propaganda which significantly endangers democracy.
Declaration of Independence
Barby Asante’s work creates situations and spaces for dialogue, collective thinking, ritual and re-enactment. For Declaration of Independence, the artist proposes a performative forum, drawing its inspiration from conferences and sessions that negotiate treaties and create policy.
Curated by Lucy Lopez and Kim McAleese, Grand Union and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
In collaboration with Grand Union, Birmingham, BALTIC presents Ways of Learning. This project will engage with BALTIC 39 as a site for learning, providing a context for a programme of events, artworks and communal sharing of knowledge. The site will encourage conversation that generates collaborative practice, and repositions BALTIC 39 through dialogue with its communities.
Start your night at BALTIC for this year’s Late Shows, which promises to be bigger than ever. Explore a maze, build a tower and climb a structure in BALTIC’s exhibition THE CITY IS WHERE WE’RE GOING NEXT, by artists Simon and Tom Bloor. Get creative in a book-making workshop, join an experiential tour, witness special Kittiwake talks and have food and drink in BALTIC Kitchen.
This live work by Ravioli Me Away, described by the artists as an opera, features sixteen new multi-genre musical compositions across three acts. The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis is a colourful, virtuous comi-tragic take on greed, freedom, individual and collective aspiration and the cycle of life, taking the audience through a multidimensional journey as ‘the trapped soul of humanity’ searches for a body that can give it meaning.
You and your little one could be squishing spaghetti, squashing play dough, splashing paint and bursting bubbles in this exciting session designed and led by early years specialists.
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