Rodney Graham is a Canadian artist whose genre defying avant-garde experimentalism has confounded and thrilled audiences in museums and galleries all over the world. This major exhibition combines works in film and video with an extensive presentation of his photographic images.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead is delighted to announce the first iteration of a major new international artist award. The BALTIC Artists’ Award is the first worldwide biennial art award to be judged solely by artists. It has been established to recognise four artists deserving of an international platform and offers a step change moment in their career.
Since 1949, New Contemporaries has organised an annual, open submission, touring exhibition for current and recent graduates. This high-profile platform has become nationally and internationally recognised as a barometer of work emerging from UK art schools. The selected artists will be announced in early summer 2017.
Co-curated by leading artist Edgar Arceneaux who has worked extensively with Dr Martin Luther King’s archive and BALTIC’s Chief Curator Laurence Sillars, BALTIC presents a major group exhibition of international artists whose work, each in its own way, sheds light upon this contemporary condition within a framework of the important legacies of Dr. King.