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Caroline Achaintre: The Baltic

Description

Caroline Achaintre (born Toulouse, 1969) works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Her work is colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of Carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.

Her sculptures, hand-tufted wool wall-hangings, drawings and paintings are colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of European carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd. Citing German Expressionism, post-war British sculpture and Primitivism as influences, her work also makes reference to more contemporary sub-cultural strands of sci-fi, the Goth-metal scene, psychedelia and horror films.

BALTIC’s major survey exhibition will explore the breadth of Achaintre’s practice, comprising a selection of work from the last decade together with new work made specially for the exhibition.

(Image: Caroline Achaintre, Africana 2007, Linocut, Image courtesy the artist and Arcade, London)

Essential Details

Price:

Free

Duration:

15th July - 30th October 2016

Venue Details
Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world presenting a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art. BALTIC has no perman...

Contact:

0191 478 1810

info@balticmill.com

www.balticmill.com

Gateshead Quays
South Shore Road
Gateshead
NE7 3BA

Opening Hours:

Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 10.30am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm






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