Project Art Works | Terrains of Care: Vulnerable Cosmologies

Archive Shelf Location BALTIC2023M
Publication Date 18 Oct 2023

A Lecture-Walk Through Terrains of Care with Carlota Mir (Curator) and Carlos Almela (Curator)

Wednesday 18th October, Residential Exhibition Space, Ground Floor, Baltic.

Based on their ongoing research on the intersections of (health)care, disability and neurodivergence, artist Costa Badía, Project Art Works and curators Carlota Mir and Carlos Almela will deliver a performative lecture connecting voice, film, text and visual materials from several practices and contemporary artists based in Spain. Bringing together these voices, the session will propose a nuanced vision of care that brings together artistic practices moving between the realms of the painful, the joyful and the political.

Project Art Works: Residential

An exhibition and collaboration increasing the visibility and presence of neurodivergent artists in contemporary art.

Project Art Works present Residential, an exhibition developed in collaboration with Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.

Following a year-long project of awareness raising and relationship building in the North East of England with Baltic, neurodiverse communities, artists and caregivers, Residential will culminate in an installation of artworks and film in Baltic’s Ground Floor gallery. Bringing together research and learning from the collaboration, the exhibition will include a programme of workshops and events for audiences, collaborators, individuals, families and caregivers.

Residential will be a vibrant, powerful and celebratory installation of large-scale paintings and spaces for making and verbal and nonverbal conversations. The Project Art Works archive of over five thousand physical works provides a rich resource, and this exhibition will present over fifty works across Baltic’s generous Ground Floor gallery space. A new film by Project Art Works reveals the subtle and expansive nature of speaking and non-speaking communication. Alongside the exhibition, a studio and making area will be used for a series of collaborative interactions that bring different people, audiences and artists together in creative production.

Residential forms part of Explorers, a national programme which increases the visibility and presence of neurodivergent artists in contemporary art. Explorers creates pathways for cultural organisations to deepen their understanding, and commit to, inviting artists and their carers into their spaces as producers and collaborators. Explorers is supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Speakers Carlota Mir, Carlos Almela
Formats MPEG 4, Live to digital, Performance Lecture
Related Artists Project Art Works, Costa Badía
Month October 2023
Categories Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists, Painting
Keywords Neurodiversity, Neuro-minorities, Disability, social care, socially engaged, social practice, Collaboration, Care, Carers, Caregivers, cosmology, cosmology of care, Health and related concepts, Mental Health, Communication, non-verbal communication, Painting, Artist Studios, Visibility
Related Event Project Art Works (23 September 2023 – 25 February 2024)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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