Under the sign of 3
The Baltic Triennial 13 is all about threes – and not just because it’s a triennial. For the first time in its history, the Baltic Triennial will take place in the three Baltic countries of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. From May to November 2018, each of the three exhibitions will be different with distinct perspectives, and together they form the triennial. The venues for Baltic Triennial 13 are:
– Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania, from 11 May to 12 August
– Tallinn Art Hall in Tallinn, Estonia, from 29 June to 2 September
– Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia, from 21 September to 18 November
The title for Baltic Triennial 13 is GIVE UP THE GHOST. Here again, the number three figures prominently: GIVE UP THE GHOST will “push further a trio of concepts which underpin the whole of the Triennial – formless subjectivity, bastard objects and anti-categorie,” write the organisers in their curatorial statement.
More than 50 artists from over 20 countries will participate in Baltic Triennial 13. The exhibition was founded as The Baltic Triennial of Young Contemporary Art in Lithuania in 1979 while the country was under the occupation of the Soviet Union. After the restoration of independent Lithuania in 1990, the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) became its organiser and host, and the triennial’s international aspect gradually expanded.