The Baltic Triennial 13 is the major regional international art event in 2018. For the first time since its foundation in 1979, 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.
The opening celebration will include a weekend of performances on Friday, June 29 and on Saturday, June 30, including Adam Christensen, Lina Lapelytė, Paul Maheke, Young Boy Dancing Group, Young Girl Reading Group (Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė).
(Detailed programme to follow)
Artistic Director: Vincent Honoré
BT13 in Tallinn includes works and performances, including new commissions, by Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Nina Beier, Hannah Black, Miriam Cahn, Adam Christensen, Jesse Darling, Michael Dean, Merike Estna, Daiga Grantiņa, Derek Jarman, Jamila Johnson-Small, Lina Lapelytė, Kris Lemsalu, Klara Lidén, Elīna Lutce, Paul Maheke, Pierre Molinier, Ieva Rojūtė, Ülo Sooster, Achraf Touloub, Ola Vasiljeva, Young Boy Dancing Group, Young Girl Reading Group (Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė).
For the first time since its foundation in 1979, Baltic Triennial 13 is being organised by and taking place in all three Baltic countries: Lithuania (May 11 – August 12), Estonia (June 29 – September 2) and Latvia (September 21 – November 18). The three distinct exhibitions act as different chapters to form the Triennial.
Baltic Triennial 13 and each of its chapters are informed by a shared concern: what does it mean to belong at a time of fractured identities? The fluctuating notion of belonging, which can be understood to exist within the conceptual and formal framework of a relationship, allows us to think beyond identity as something fixed, self-contained and essentialised. The exhibition in Tallinn will centre on sensuality and intimacy as parameters to take into account when reflecting on belonging. This chapter of the Triennial will address notions of the moving body, the fragmented body, the organic body, the political body and the desiring body.
The Tallinn chapter opening will take place on June 29, 2018 at Tallinn Art Hall with a weekend of performances. The exhibition will be accompanied by a special programme at Kanuti Gildi SAAL performing arts space on September 1 and 2. The Tallinn chapter of Baltic Triennial 13 is co-produced by Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia and Tallinn Art Hall.
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Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
Dina Akhmadeeva, Canan Batur, Neringa Bumblienė, Cédric Fauq, Anya Harrison
Tadas Karpavičius and Jan Tomson
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Council for Culture, Institut Français, Go Vilnius, Embassy of the Latvian Republic in Tallinn, Institut Français in Estonia, Estonian Embassy in London, The British Council in Estonia, Outset Estonia, The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
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The Triennial celebrates the Centennial of the restored Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.