Starless Midnight

Date(s) - 20/10/2017 - 21/01/2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

Box office contact
0191 478 1810


General pricing info
Free admission

About Starless Midnight

In the impromptu acceptance speech Dr Martin Luther King gave for his honorary degree from Newcastle University he spoke of three urgent problems throughout the world: ‘the problem of racism, the problem of poverty and the problem of war.’ Despite advancements of civil rights since this speech, his words still ring true today and are set against a backdrop of political populism, post-truth and so-called ‘fake news’. This major group exhibition, presented within BALTIC’s Level 3 gallery, will bring together leading international artists whose work, in very different ways, each sheds light upon this contemporary condition within a framework of the important legacies of Dr. King. Some new work will also be commissioned especially for the exhibition.

Co-curated by leading artist Edgar Arceneaux, whose installation Until, Until Until…2015 will simultaneously be presented on Level 3, the exhibition will including painting, drawing, video, sculpture and installation. Participating artists include Barby Asante, Louis Cameron, Season Butler, Karon Davis, Charles Gaines, Micol Hebron, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Ashley Holmes and Cauleen Smith.