London-based artist Heather Phillipson presents her major new commission, titled ‘Age of Love’, at Gateshead’s illustrious BALTIC Level 4 gallery this month.
Presented through a vast series of videos, sounds and objects that operate as landmarks in a distorted landscape, ‘Age of Love’ exhibits a departure from what Phillipson calls her: “increasingly apocalyptic undertones”, instead leaning towards more: “affirmative ways of conceiving and defying”. According to the official BALTIC website, the commission suggests ‘alternative forms of coupling, gendering, transportation, intimacy and duration, and consigns linearity to junk.’
In tandem with her art projects, Heather is also an award-winning poet and has published four volumes of poetry: a pamphlet with Faber & Faber(2009); NOT AN ESSAY (Penned in the Margins, 2012); Instant-flex 718 (Bloodaxe, 2013), which was shortlisted for the 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize; and More Flinching (Periplum, 2018). She was named a Next Generation Poet back in 2014 and is now a regular contributor to ArtReview magazine.
Heather Phillipson’s latest exhibition, ‘Age of Love’, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation, is set for a six-month stint on display at BALTIC, Gateshead from Friday 19th October 2018 – Saturday 9th March 2019.
For more information on Heather Phillipson and her exhibition, please head to Baltic.art where you can also find out more about the wide range of exhibitions currently on display at BALTIC and the artists that are set to exhibit later in the year.