Curator-led Tour—Hayward Touring Curatorial Open: Listening

Imogen Stidworthy,  Sacha (video still) 2011-2012. Image courtesy the artist, Matt’s Gallery, London and Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam

21 October 2014


Curator Talk, Exhibition Tour, North Member Programme

BALTIC’s Project Space, B39
31–39 High Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1EW United Kingdom

Join us with artist Sam Belinfante for a curator-led tour of his pioneering exhibition investigating the act of listening in contemporary visual art. Listening is the latest Hayward Touring Curatorial Open exhibition. It opens at BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne on 26 September 2014.

Listening examines the crossover between the visual and the sonic with many of the artists selected working in both the fields of contemporary music and art. The exhibition includes a variety of media from drawings and sculpture to prints and video. Works in the exhibition range dramatically in duration from less than a second to six hours.

This international group exhibition includes new and existing work by leading contemporary artists: Ed Atkins, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Mikhail Karikis, Ragnar Kjartansson, Lina Lapelyte, Christian Marclay, Haroon Mirza, Max Neuhaus, Katie Paterson, Amalia Pica, Laure Prouvost, Hannah Rickards, Prem Sahib, Anri Sala, Imogen Stidworthy and Carey Young.

Highlights in this exhibition include Hannah RickardsThunder, a clap of thunder that has been stretched in duration and aurally dissected, recreated by musicians and morphed back into a thunderclap; an anechoic chamber by Haroon Mirza that silences the outside world; a new work by Laure Prouvost that choreographs a dialogue between lights and objects in the museum as well as Prem Sahib’s throbbing inaccessible disco. Ed Atkins will make new drawings in response to Listening, Cardiff and Miller will allow us to eavesdrop on a cabin in a forest and Katie Paterson presents the almost inaudible sound of a dying star.

Curator Sam Belinfante is a visual artist and musician. He has initiated curatorial projects that operate as an extension of his studio practice in a mixture of performance, choreography and collaboration. In May he co-directed The Changing Room, a new opera with Bruce McLean at Leeds City Art Gallery. In June Belinfante co-curated The Voice and the Lens, a festival exploring the treasures of the human voice at the Whitechapel Gallery. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and is completing a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Leeds. Belinfante is represented by Southard Reid, London.

Free to Contemporary Art Society Members. To reserve a place please contact Matthew Hearn on / 07762 146 957


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