The catalogue of the 13th edition of the Baltic Triennial which takes place in three venues: Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Tallinn Art Hall and Kim? Contemporary Art Center Riga. The publication includes a range of curatorial and critical voices to provide highly individual reflections on each of the artists, poets and musicians taking part in the project.
Co-published by CAC Vilnius and CURA.BOOKS, the catalogue of the Baltic Triennial 13 – “Give up the Ghost” is intended as a reader to accompany the exhibitions taking place in the three venues— Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Tallinn Art Hall and Kim? Contemporary Art Center Riga. Different in format, content and context, each of the chapters of the Triennial is informed by a shared concern, which is also the core of the publication: what does it mean to belong at a time of fractured identities?
Conceived as an extension of BT13's ethos and vision, the book includes a range of curatorial and critical voices to provide highly individual reflections on each of the artists, poets and musicians taking part in the project.
As the BT13's artistic director Vincent Honoré said, “the publication is intended less as an encyclopedic introduction to the project and practice of each artist, and more as an invitation to view individual practices and works from distinct positions, opening up a series of portals through which to access each artist's contribution.”
The participating artists are introduced by short essays, focused on their individual practice and their specific contribution to the Triennial's exhibitions. Images and texts unfold through the catalogue's pages, showing a balance between coherence and fragmentation and exploring the notions of belonging, of the body, and of our relationship to the public sphere and social structures.
Works by Caroline Achaintre, Evgeny Antufiev, Korakrit Arunanondchai
, Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Darja Bajagić
, Olga Balema, Khairani Barokka, Nina Beier
, Huma Bhabha, Hannah Black, Dora Budor
, Harry Burke
, Eglė Budvytytė, Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan, CAConrad, Miriam Cahn
, Jayne Cortez, Adam Christensen, Anaïs Duplan, Jesse Darling, Michael Dean, Melvin Edwards, Merike Estna, Gaia Fugazza, Penny Goring, Daiga Grantina, Caspar Heinemann, Max Hooper Schneider, Anna Hulačová, Pierre Huyghe
, Derek Jarman
, Sandra Jõgeva, Jamila Johnson-Small, Vytautas Jurevičius, E'wao Kagoshima, Sanya Kantarovsky, Agnese Krivade, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Žygimantas Kudirka, Tarek Lahkrissi, Lina Lapelytė, Kris Lemsalu
, Klara Lidén
, Elīna Lutce, Paul Maheke, Benoît Maire
, marikiscrycrycry, Pierre Molinier
, Maria Minerva, Moor Mother, Katja Novitskova
, Precious Okoyomon, Pakui Hardware, planningtorock, Anu Põder, Laure Prouvost
, Ieva Rojūtė, Rachel Rose, Augustas Serapinas, Michael E. Smith
, Ülo Sooster, Christopher Soto, Achraf Touloub, Mare Tralla, Ola Vasiljeva, Kārlis Vērdiņš, Young Boy Dancing Group, Young Girl Reading Group (Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė).
Published on the occasion of the Baltic Triennial 13 – “Give up the Ghost”, at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, from May 11 to August 12, 2018; at Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, from June 29 to September 2, 2018; and at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, from September 21 to November 18 2018.