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13th Baltic Triennial in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius

In 2018, nine Estonian artists participate in the largest art festival in Baltics.

13th Baltic Triennial "Give Up the Ghost"
May 11 – November 18, 2018
Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga

If you think you took
something from me
I am flattered and u can have it
I will be waiting
blackened faith

The skin stays and the organs move
Extraordinary teeth

looking for fuckable orifices
a new languages of my twisted hearts transparency

(…)

An excerpt from Precious Okoyomon's poem "Keep forgetting I am the void" (February 2018)

The 13th Baltic Triennial titled "Give Up the Ghost" is the largest international art festival in the Baltics in 2018. In the history of the Baltic Triennial, founded in 1979, this is the first time that the exhibition is organized jointly by all three Baltic States. The Triennial will be opened on May 11 at the Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, on June 29 at the Tallinn Art Hall and on September 21 at kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga.

The exhibition at the Tallinn Art Hall will be opened festively on June 29, 2018, with the performance night. The exhibition is accompanied by the programme on the first weekend of September at Kanuti Gildi SAAL. The Estonian organizer of the Triennial is the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia, and the exhibition will be held at the Tallinn Art Hall.

The head curator of the 13th Baltic Triennial, Vincent Honoré, has chosen nine Estonian artists who participate in the exhibition: Merike Estna, Sandra Jõgeva, Kris Lemsalu, Maria Minerva, Katja Novitskova, Anu Põder, Ülo Sooster, Mare Tralla and Maria Metsalu (as a member of Young Boy Dancing Group).

All three exhibitions are different but are grouped under the same heading as different chapters of a book. All chapters are looking for answers to the same question: what does belonging mean in the era of fragmented identities? The 13th Baltic Triennial will bring to Tallinn, Vilnius, and Riga the recognized international and local artists, who will interpret the notion of belonging in terms of both the individual's role in the 21st century and the specific position of the Baltic States in European map and history.

The head curator Vincent Honoré describes his thoughts in relation to three exhibitions: "At the triennial's biggest exhibition in Vilnius, the rooms are filled with yet undefined objects and dystopic landscapes. The Tallinn chapter focuses on sensuality and intimacy as a metric to measure belonging. The Riga exhibition is an epilogue that focuses on events and performances. All three chapters of the triennial are both festive and critical at the same time, leaving space and time to generate new questions."

Head curator:
Vincent Honoré

Participating artists:
Caroline Achaintre, Evgeny Antufiev, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Darja Bajagić, Olga Balema, Nina Beier, Huma Bhabha, Hannah Black, Dora Budor, Eglė Budvytytė, Ben Burgis ja Ksenia Pedan, Miriam Cahn, Adam Christensen, Jesse Darling, Michael Dean, Michael E. Smith, Melvin Edwards, Merike Estna, Gaia Fugazza, Daiga Grantiņa, Max Hooper Schneider, Anna Hulačová, Pierre Huyghe, Derek Jarman, Sandra Jõgeva, Jamila Johnson-Small, Vytautas Jurevičius, E’wao Kagoshima, Sanya Kantarovsky, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Lina Lapelytė, Kris Lemsalu, Klara Lidén, Elīna Lutce, Paul Maheke, Benoît Maire, marikiscrycrycry, Pierre Molinier, Katja Novitskova, Pakui Hardware (Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda), Anu Põder, Laure Prouvost, Ieva Rojūtė, Rachel Rose, Augustas Serapinas, Ülo Sooster, Achraf Touloub, Mare Tralla, Ola Vasiljeva, Dorota Gawęda ja Eglė Kulbokaitė (Young Girl Reading Group), Young Boy Dancing Group

Participating poets and musicians:
Khairani Barokka, Harry Burke, CAConrad, Jayne Cortez, Anaïs Duplan, Penny Goring, Caspar Heinemann, Agnese Krivade, Žygimantas Kudirka, Tarek Lahkrissi, Maria Minerva, Moor Mother, Precious Okoyomon, planningtorock, Christopher Soto, Karlis Verdins, Jackie Wang, Liv Wynter

Schedule:
Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania • May 11 – August 12
Tallinn Art Hall • June 29 – September 2
kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia • September 21 – November 18

Organizers:
Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania; Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Tallinn, Estonia; kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia

Commissars:
Kęstutis Kuizinas, Maria Arusoo, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Renāte Prancāne

Co-curators:
Dina Akhmadeeva, Canan Batur, Juliet Bingham, Dita Birkenšteina, Neringa Bumblienė, Harry Burke, Cédric Fauq, Anya Harrison, Cadence Kinsey, Sten Ojavee, Kaspars Vanags

Architect of the exhibitions:
Diogo Passarinho

Designer:
Tadas Karpavičius

Supporters:
Lithuanian Council for Culture, French Institute, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, British Council, Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in London

The triennial celebrates the 100th anniversary of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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