For the first time, the Baltic Triennial will take place in the three Baltic countries. Opening at the CAC in Vilnius, Lithuania in May 2018, June 2018 at Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia, and September 2018 at Kim? Riga, Latvia. The three distinct exhibitions act as different chapters to form the Triennial.
Taking place across multiple locations and at various times, this iteration of the Baltic Triennial is the first to give up its unity, in order to make space and time for the polyphonic to rise.
While each exhibition will be different in terms of artists and works, collectively they operate under an over-arching triennial motif: BT13– GIVE UP THE GHOST responds to this idiomatic motif, and does not offer a single or illustrative response, but rather a collective vision on what is at stake: independence and dependency – to territories, cultures, classes, histories, bodies and forms.
The moving notion of belonging allows us to go beyond identity. This is the core intention of BTX13 – GIVE UP THE GHOST which will explore the concepts of formless subjectivity, bastard objects and anti-specism, of bodies, geographies, temporalities and styles – concepts acting as the intertwined lines of a fluid score rather than the headlines of an
Baltic Triennial 13. Bastard Voices. An evening of performance, poetry and music at the South London Gallery: 29 March, 2018
Baltic Triennial 13 at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius:, 11 May–12 August, 2018, exhibition opening: 11 May, 2018
Baltic Triennial 13 at the Tallinn Art Hall (Kunstihoone): 29 June–2 September, 2018, exhibition opening: 29 June, 2018
Baltic Triennial 13 at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga:, 21 September–18 November, 2018, exhibition opening: 21 September, 2018
The Baltic Triennial 13 is titled GIVE UP THE GHOST.
Graphic designer: Tadas Karpavičius
Architect: Diogo Passarinho
Artistic Director: Vincent Honoré
Curatorial Bureau: Dina Akhmadeeva, Canan Batur, Juliet Bingham, Neringa Bumblienė, Harry Burke, Cédric Fauq, Anya Harrison, Cadence Kinsey, Kaspars Vanags