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BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art

Exhibition Detail
Gateshead Quays
South Shore Road
Gateshead NE8 3BA
United Kingdom

June 22nd, 2012 - October 14th, 2012
10000000000000000, Mark WallingerMark Wallinger, 10000000000000000,
2012 (detail) Courtesy the artist, Anthony Reynolds Gallery and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Colin Davison
© the artist
United Kingdom
+44 (0)191 478 1810
Sun-Sat 10-6; last entry 5:45

Twice nominated for the Turner Prize, once in 1995 and again in 2007 when he won, Mark Wallinger is one of the best known figures in the British art world. In 1999 his Ecce Homo occupied Trafalgar Square’s forth plinth to great acclaim and in 2001 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. For SITE, the artist’s largest exhibition in the UK for over a decade, Wallinger will realise three major new commissions and give the UK premiere of his new film ‘Construction Site’ 2011.

Wallinger turns everyday moments of life into transcendent possibilities, Attempting to systematise nature, the mundane and the abstract, 100000000000000000 2012 catalogues and compares 65,536 stones, each occupying its own square on a gargantuan checkerboard — the simplest binary device for implying order. The Other Wall, in contrast, sees randomness contained in the form of a monumental brick wall. Each brick is numbered sequentially by hand prior to construction and then distributed with no order. On the side of BALTIC’s building, overlooking the River Tyne, Wallinger creates the simplest of self-portraits for a digital age. 

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