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PRESS RELEASE: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art



AUTUMN SEASON AT BALTIC

September 2007 – January 2008

 

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is delighted to announce a new autumn season comprising seven exhibitions opening in September 2007. The season also marks the launch of the new Collectors Series with exhibitions from UK collectors Anita Zabludowicz and Sir Elton John. These two exhibitions are the first in a succession of shows which will present work from private collections, offering a unique opportunity to see works not normally on show to the general public. BALTIC will continue The Collectors Series in 2008 with exhibitions from private and corporate collections.


ANT MACARI

3 September 200720 January 2008

BALTIC presents a major exhibition by emerging Newcastle-based artist Ant Macari continuing BALTIC’s ongoing commitment to local artists. Macari’s direct physical response to the space has resulted in a new series of site-responsive drawings, traceable throughout the building. This presentation of Ant Macari’s work is expansive and involving, presenting new visual challenges to us in and around the gallery that reaches beyond the conventional art exhibition.

 
LINDER

PRETTY GIRL. NO.1

3 September – 14 October 2007

Level 1 - Cube

Liverpool-born artist Linder has been developing collages, photomontage, music, film and performance since the late 1970s. The exhibition includes works form the series Pretty Girl No.1- natural poses (1977), in which images of models from pornographic magazines are merged with household objects. This technique of combining both the sexuality of women and also their domesticity is an attack on conventional female roles and representation.


SUKY BEST

ABOUT RUNNING

21 September – 14 October 2007

Level 1- Cinema

British artist Suky Best presents her new work as part of the Great North Run Cultural Programme. Inspired by the BUPA Great North Run, her hand drawn animation captures the atmosphere of the event and the participating runners. Using a process called ‘occlusion’, silhouetted figures are made visible only as they pass each other. The emphasis is on the individual’s singular effort in amongst the crowd.


KADER ATTIA

SQUARE DREAMS

21 September 20076 January 2008

Ground Floor

BALTIC presents the first showing of new work by current artist in residence Kader Attia. Born in 1970 to an Algerian family in a Paris suburb, Attia quickly and forcefully imposed himself on the international art scene. His work explores questions of community, diversity, belonging and exile and the tangle of identity conflicts in the age of globalisation. Square Dreams at BALTIC creates an apocalyptic vision of western consumerism.

 
KENDELL GEERS

21 September 20076 January 2008

Level 4

BALTIC presents Kendell Geers’ first major UK solo exhibition. His work pushes for the limits of accepted moral codes and principles in order to collapse them and start again. Geers’ questions the psychology of things you cannot control, things beyond the gallery space that art cannot touch, from extreme phenomena to emotional states. Employing a strategy of disruption, using weapons of sexuality, violence and fear, his work is where language and value systems become physical.

 
THE ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

WHEN WE BUILD, LET US THINK THAT WE BUILD FOREVER

21 September 200720 January 2008

Level 3

Newcastle-born Anita Zabludowicz is one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative art collectors. BALTIC presents a selection of work from her extraordinary international collection of emerging and established artists. This is the first of a series of major exhibitions that examine and celebrate the nature of collecting contemporary art in the UK.  


THE SIR ELTON JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION

NAN GOLDIN

THANKSGIVING

21 September 20076 January 2008

Level 2

Thanksgiving is an installation of photographs that documents Goldin’s life from 1973 to 1999 - a micro-retrospective of her career. This first person account of life among her friends, lovers and acquaintances allows the viewer inside the private dramas of people and situations normally considered to be on the outer reaches of social acceptability.

For further press information and images contact:

Ann Cooper, Media Officer

T: 0194 440 4915 / E: annc@balticmill.com

 

BALTIC is a major international centre for contemporary art situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England. BALTIC presents a constantly changing, distinctive and ambitious programme of exhibitions and events, and is a world leader in the presentation, commissioning and communication of contemporary visual art. BALTIC has welcomed over 2.5 million visitors, since opening to the public in July 2002.

 

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead Quays

South Shore Road

Gateshead

NE8 3BA

UK

Tel: +44 (0) 191 478 1810

Fax: +44 (0) 191 478 1922

info@balticmill.com

 

Opening hours: Mon - Sun 10.00 - 18.00

Ann Cooper

Media Officer

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead Quays

South Shore Road, Gateshead

NE8 3BA, United Kingdom

+44 (0) 191 440 4915 direct line

+44 (0) 191 478 1922 fax

www.balticmill.com

 

BALTIC Flour Mills Visual Arts Trust. Company, Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England No. 3589539. Registered Charity No. 1076251

 

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