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Ways of Learning at BALTIC 39

16 February – 12 May 2019


Ways of Learning: BALTIC
Opens 16 February, 4–6pm
17 February – 12 May 2019

BALTIC Crew & BALTIC Library, Burning House Books, Sean Burns, Cinenova, Teresa Cisneros, Kirsty Clarke, Gordon Douglas, Seán Elder, Aya Haidar, Intervention Architecture, Juliet Jacques, Huw Lemmey, NewBridge Projects & NewBridge Books, Mujeres Públicas, Louise Shelley, Cathy Wade, & others.

Ways of Learning foregrounded forms of knowledge production that stem from anecdote, informality, and collectivity, engaging with BALTIC 39 as a site for learning. This provided a context for a rich programme of artworks and events, Ways of Learning draws from feminisms, generational alliances, and forms of solidarity which intersect with queer culture.

Structured around three day-long workshops with invited guests Louise Shelley, Teresa Cisneros and Seán Elder, Ways of Learning: BALTIC considered work, care, and kinship as its content for wider programming by BALTIC crew.

The gallery hosted a working and learning environment designed by Birmingham-based practice Intervention Architecture, which was open for anyone to use and share, along with a mobile kitchen by artist Kirsty Clarke. A work space with seating, WiFi, and tea and coffee was available throughout the project.

A temporary library was constructed for the duration of the exhibition, housing titles from the collections of BALTIC Library, Burning House Books, NewBridge Books as well as various additional titles available to read.


17th February 2019: Structures that Co-operate, with Louise Shelley
30th March 2019: ‘To care from the place you’re from’ with Teresa Cisneros
26th April 2019: (I get) So Emotional, with Seán Elder

Ways of Learning: BALTIC was curated by Lucy Lopez and Kim McAleese (Grand Union, Birmingham) in partnership with BALTIC. |