BALTIC Announce Autumn Programme
EXHIBITION 20 October - 21 January 2018
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art announce an ambitious programme of three major exhibitions taking place this autumn in the UK's largest contemporary art museum. They will be led by Turner Prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz with a new sound installation exploring the relationship between sound and architecture; and a provocative and urgent group exhibition curated by US contemporary artist Edgar Arceneaux, Starless Midnight.
Starless Midnight takes its point of departure from an impromptu speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King in Newcastle, 1967. He spoke of the three most urgent challenges faced in the world: 'the problem of racism, the problem of poverty and the problem of war.' Despite the advancements of civil rights since this speech, his words still ring true today and are set against a backdrop of political populism, post-truth and so-called 'fake news'. Arcenaux's programme sees a group of leading international artists whose works respectively address enduring inequalities relating to race, class and gender, offering a pertinent examination of our contemporary climate.
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