The Age of Love
Produced as a major new commission that responds to BALTIC’s vast Level 4 gallery, Heather Phillipson presents a series of videos, sounds and objects that operate as landmarks in a remixed geology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ezuhu ezu – In(complete)
Ifeoma U. Anyaeji makes sculptures and installations from discarded bottles and non-biodegradable plastic bags.
Drawing on archetypes of ‘the artist’, Mick Peter will create an installation at BALTIC that considers the production of an artwork using humour to uncover the obscurities around the making of sculpture, particularly within a gallery context.
Since the early 1980s, Akomfrah’s moving image works have offered some of the most rigorous and expansive reflections on the culture of the black diaspora, both in the UK and around the world. Akomfrah’s work initially came to prominence in the early 1980s as part of Black Audio Film Collective, a group of seven artists founded in 1982 in response to the 1981 Brixton riots.
Supported by Jerwood Arts
Survey presents new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK, Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s largest review of contemporary art practice in 12 years of programming will tour to g39, Cardiff; Bluecoat, Liverpool and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. The tour will showcase a selection of the most dynamic and promising artists to a national audience and further contribute to their growing reputations.