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.
To Me, To You
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.
Ballasts of Memory
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. Ballasts of Memory includes the European premiere of Precarity, which tells the story of Buddy Bolden, the African American cornetist and key figure in the development of jazz music.
Supported by Jerwood Arts
Survey presents new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK. Survey is the largest review of contemporary art practice in Jerwood Arts' history and spans a breadth of disciplines including painting, ceramics, film, performance, podcast, sculpture, drawing and collage.