The Worker's Maypole
Part of the Great Exhibition of the North
For the Great Exhibition of the North, Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich have transformed Grey’s Monument into The Worker’s Maypole in an act of celebration that brings focus to the collective values at the heart of the North of England. The Worker’s Maypole pays tribute to and affirms the North’s achievements and feats for equality.
Pester & Rossi
Join artists Pester & Rossi and a group of collaborators to make, break and re-make the rules of play. Enjoy up to eight live action stations and big, fun, colourful inflatables across BALTIC’s largest gallery space, and take part in activities where you can watch, listen, explore, improvise and play.
Serena Korda is currently the Norma Lipman & BALTIC Fellow in Ceramic Sculpture at Newcastle University, a two-year residency that culminates in this exhibition. Korda works across performance, sound and sculpture reconsidering aspects of communion and tradition in our lives.
THIS MACHINE BUILDS NATIONS
Jasmina Cibic has developed a site-specific installation for BALTIC that showcases the three films of her latest Nada trilogy presented for the first time in the UK. Bringing together film, sculpture, performance and installation into multi-layered projects, the core themes of her practice explore how art, architecture and political rhetoric are deployed and instrumentalised in the name of the nation.
turning forty winks into a decade
This first solo presentation of Sofia Stevi’s work in a public institution brings together recent paintings and drawings alongside a body of new work made especially for the exhibition.
A Single Voice
For BALTIC’s Level 4 gallery Philipsz stages her presentation of new work, A Single Voice 2017. The exhibition also includes Ziggy Stardust 2001, a haunting a cappella rendition of David Bowie’s extraordinary 1972 studio album.
BALTIC presents a major group exhibition of international artists co-curated by leading artist Edgar Arceneaux who has worked extensively with Dr Martin Luther King’s archive.
Until, Until, Until…
Until, Until, Until… is a look back at Broadway legend Ben Vereen’s controversial performance at Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration in 1981.
For the first time this national touring exhibition is presented at BALTIC and BALTIC 39.
A hellish sodium-lit environment provides the setting for Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson’s video installation, Song for Armageddon, shot on location at Tel Megiddo, in which a group of workers make preparations for the end of the world.