Photoreport: The opening of the Baltic Triennial 13 in Tallinn


Photos: Karel Koplimets / Tallinn Art Hall

Last weekend, on June 29 and June 30, BT13 launched its second chapter - the exhibition GIVE UP THE GHOST - at Tallinn Art Hall with series of performances.

BT13 in Tallinn includes works and performances, including new commissions, by Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Nina Beier, Hannah Black, Miriam Cahn, Adam Christensen, Jesse Darling, Michael Dean, Merike Estna, Daiga Grantiņa, Derek Jarman, Jamila Johnson-Small, Lina Lapelytė, Kris Lemsalu, Klara Lidén, Elīna Lutce, Paul Maheke, Pierre Molinier, Ieva Rojūtė, Ülo Sooster, Achraf Touloub, Ola Vasiljeva, Young Boy Dancing Group, Young Girl Reading Group (Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė).

Baltic Triennial 13 and each of its chapters are informed by a shared concern: what does it mean to belong at a time of fractured identities? The fluctuating notion of belonging, which can be understood to exist within the conceptual and formal framework of a relationship, allows us to think beyond identity as something fixed, self-contained and essentialised. The exhibition in Tallinn centres on sensuality and intimacy as parameters to take into account when reflecting on belonging. This chapter of the Triennial addresses notions of the moving body, the fragmented body, the organic body, the political body and the desiring body.

For the first time since its foundation in 1979, Baltic Triennial 13 is being organised by and taking place in all three Baltic countries: Lithuania (May 11 – August 12), Estonia (June 29– September 2) and Latvia (September 21 – November 18). The three distinct exhibitions act as different chapters to form the Triennial. The Triennial celebrates the Centennial of the restored Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Exhibition in Tallinn Art Hall is open till September 2, 2018.

Arterritory presents the photoreport of the opening event in Tallinn.

Performance an egg, a larva, a nymph by Merike Estna

Part of Nina Beier's installation

Taaniel Raudsepp, the director of Tallinn Art Hall at the opening of the exhibition

From left: Maria Arusoo (Director of Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia), BT13 artistic director Vincent Honoré and curator Dina Akhmadeeva

Latvian artist Ola Vassiljeva and CCA, Estonia project manager Sten Ojavee

Paul Maheke's performance

Young Boy Dancing Group performance

Performance by Adam Christensen


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