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.
What will Britain look like, feel like, be like to live in, in the wake of the Brexit vote? 50 projects funded by Sky Arts on this topic will be showcased on TV in Spring 2019. They will also be showcased at a free weekend festival in February at Barbican, London and BALTIC and Sage Gateshead. BALTIC’s specific artist commissions will include performance and film work.
Presented by artists 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.
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.
Presented by Jerwood Charitable Foundation
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.