Ad Minoliti – Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush

Baltic is currently showing Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush, Ad Minoliti’s first solo show in the UK.

“Minoliti uses feminist and queer theory to generate alternative interpretations of painting, design, architecture, art history and visual language”.

“Trained as a painter, they draw on the rich legacy of geometric abstraction in Latin America, such as Argentina’s Arte Madí and the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención, both founded in 1945, which embraced playfulness in painting and painted on irregular shaped canvases, sometimes experimenting with three-dimensional objects.”

Showing until 8 May 2022

Sutapa Biswas

Biswas was a central contributor to the Black Arts Movement in Britain. This expansive solo exhibition at Baltic spans Biswas’s diverse and extensive career.

“Since the early 1980s, Biswas’ works have explored themes of time and space, particularly in relationship to gender, identity and desire. The exhibition will demonstrate the artist’s acute commitment to addressing questions of identity and ideas of dislocation and belonging, through the display of drawing, photography and the moving image. Several works included in the exhibition address recurring themes of motherhood and colonial histories.”

Included in the exhibition is a new film that “maps a semi-fictional narrative of migration”.

Showing until 20 March 2022

Baltic –
Baltic (Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art) is located on the Gateshead bank of the River Tyne. Still, it can be accessed easily from the Newcastle side via the Millennium Bridge footbridge. Opening in 2002, the building is a renovated flour mill. The industrial architecture style resembles Tate Modern. There’s no permanent collection; instead, a constantly changing diverse programme of exhibitions and events is shown.

Laing Art Gallery

New Perspectives: Outside In

After spending so much time at home during National lockdowns, our relationships with our domestic space are much changed.

Exploring “issues surrounding identity in relation to domestic spaces within the confines of their own homes”, the exhibition celebrates an online process of creative collaboration from the Laing Art Gallery’s young people’s group.

The main inspiration for the exhibition is provided by two new acquisitions by Mike Silva provide.

Showing until May 2022

Portrait of an Artist

A new exhibition from renowned art dealers Liss Llewellyn,

“Comprising over 85 oil paintings, drawings and prints, the exhibition will offer audiences an opportunity to step into the inner world of the artist, shedding light on their personal lives and creative processes”.

“The exhibition will explore five themes: The Artist’s Studio, Self-Portraits, The Artist’s Entourage, Portraits of Artists by Artists, and Allegories of Creation. Over 50 artists from the late 19th century to the 1940s will be represented, including Evelyn Dunbar, Albert de Belleroche, Winifred Knights, Alan Sorrell and William Strang. They will be complemented by popular works from the Laing’s collection, such as those by Sir William Orpen and Ralph Hedley.”

Showing until 26 February 2022