Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Amanda Beech @ BALTIC, Oct 20 – Jan 29

20 October 2016

Amanda Beech is presenting the UK premier of Covenant Transport Move or Die at Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, opening on October 20 and running to January 29.

Initiated and developed between both BALTIC and Sunderland’s Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, the exhibition is comprised of a five-channel video installation that creates a landscape of opposition between mobility and weight, mixing “analogue-style pop and video game aesthetics, featuring five characters who form a workerist crew comprising manager, worker, programmer, consumer, and dealer.”

There will also be an accompany essay by Reza Negarestani.

The Los Angeles-based artist recently published an artist book called First Machine, Final Machine (2015). Some recent exhibitions include All Obstructing Walls Have Been Broken Down At Belfast’s Catalyst Arts and Everything Has Led to this Moment at London’s Xero, Kline, Coma.

Visit the BALTIC event webpage for more details.**

Header image: Amanda Beech, Covenant Transport Move or Die (2016). Film still. Courtesy the artist.

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Beatriz Olabarrieta @ NGCA, Jun 4 – Jul 11

4 June 2015

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland, England is celebrating Spanish artist Beatriz Olabarrieta with a solo exhibition of her work, titled Plot Bunny and running from June 4 to July 11.

Plot Bunny will be Olabarrieta’s first institutional solo show in the UK, for which the Bilbao-born and London-based artist will present a series of site-specific sculptures that will function as catalysts for a series of texts commissioned throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Exploring the parameters of language and how it exists “both inside and around objects”, the sculptures will operate as furniture or as platforms upon which the writers are tasked as performers, shifting the material aspects of the gallery’s architecture. The preview on June 4 brings a live performance of a collaborative sound work with Rhodri Davies and Shelly Knotts.

See the exhibition page for details. **


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