Exploring the principles of non-hierarchical play environments, equal play is a new commission by artist and educator Albert Potrony. The project explores themes of non-gendered and non-prescriptive play, and will take inspiration from Dutch architect, Aldo van Eyck, to specifically consider the role of men and childcare in relation to feminism.
from BALTIC & Travelling Gallery
In BALTIC's twentieth anniversary year, a converted bus with a mobile exhibition, activities, conversation and food/drink will travel to communities across North East England.
From grand national narratives, to obscured queer histories and North-Eastern folklore, artist Michael James McCormack has researched a diverse range of historical sources for this lightbox artwork.
Ima-Abasi Okon / Laleh Khorramian / Fernando García-Dory
The Vasseur BALTIC Artists’ Award recognises artists deserving of an international platform and offers a step-change moment in their career. For the 2022 iteration, Otobong Nkanga has nominated Ima-Abasi Okon, Mika Rottenberg has nominated Laleh Khorramian and Hito Steyerl has nominated Fernando García-Dory.
A day is as long as a year
Mounira Al Solh’s paintings, works on paper, embroideries and films explore migration, memory, trauma and loss. Drawing from the artist’s personal conversations and encounters with those who have been affected by conflict in Syria, Lebanon and the Middle East region, Al Solh’s works tell stories of displacement and uncertainty.
Land of Friends
Carolina Caycedo makes work that addresses the commons, environmental justice, just energy transition and cultural and environmental biodiversity.
Anna Bunting-Branch / Megan Broadmeadow / Nicholas Delap / Benjamin Hall / Aliyah Hussain / Seema Mattu / The Mochu / Sangram Mukhopadyay / Nuka Nayu / Salma Noor / Kinnari Saraiya
Time Travel across Many-Worlds, curated by Kinnari Saraiya as part of her Frieze x Deutsche Bank Curatorial Fellowship at BALTIC, brings together stories and mediums that interweave the as-it-was, the here-and-now, and the yet-to-come.
Sahej Rahad is primarily a storyteller. He weaves together fact and fiction to create counter-mythologies that question narratives shaping the present, producing sculptures, performances, films, paintings, installations, and AI programmes.
Hinterlands is a group exhibition that invites us to consider our relationship with the land and its ecosystems. The artists showcased exlore complex histories, mythologies, legacies and potential futures for its custodianship.
Bringing together sculpture, video, sound and text, Jala Wahid’s work highlights the ways in which global and interregional politics have shaped Kurdish identity.