Thursday, October 27, 2016
Fog on the Tyne - at the Baltic
I had a council visit to the Baltic Art Gallery on the Gateshead Quays on Wednesday. The area was blanketed in fog when we got there so the spectacular view from the viewing platform was missing. I don't regard myself as an art expert or critic but some of the exhibitions were quite interesting. I particularly liked the 3D films by Deimantas Narkevicius. They were filmed in eastern Europe and documented the removal of former Soviet statues. The countries former part of the USSR or under Soviet domination are getting rid of the symbols of the failed socialist past so turning that exercise into a work of art was quite an interesting idea. Worth a visit.