'The Curves of the Needle', Baltic 39, April 3-May 17


'Biter', 2013,  David Blandy  An Artsadmin Jerwood Commission, with support from the Freud Museum

'Biter', 2013,  David Blandy 
An Artsadmin Jerwood Commission, with support from the Freud Museum

The Curves of the Needle considers a recurring interest in the vinyl record by artists. This group exhibition explores album artwork, the cultural significance of the record collection and brings together contemporary artists who have experimented with the format, including;

alt.vinyl, Sam Belinfante, The Basement Group, David Blandy, Ralf Brög, Rutherford Chang, Rhodri Davies, Dj78, Graham Dolphin, Benedict Drew, Julian Germain, Rodney Graham, Bruce Haack, Jandek, Philip Jeck/Lol Sargent, Jim Lambie, Locus+, Christian Marclay, Jonathan Monk, Elizabeth Price, Eliane Radigue, Sun Ra, Lathe Revival, Jonty Semper, David Toop, Bartholomäus Traubeck, Michael Wilkinson, X-Ray Audio, :Zoviet*France: as well as a display of fan-made record covers and record inners sourced from RPM records and a commissioned text on record sleeves by writer Harry Pearson.

The Curves of the Needle considers a recurring interest in the vinyl record by artists. This group exhibition explores album artwork, the cultural significance of the record collection and brings together contemporary artists who have experimented with the format.

The programme of events associated with The Curves of the Needle includes BxNU Respond on 9 April 2015 and X-Ray Audio, an evening of live performance on 16 April 2015. The Curves of the Needle coincides with Record Store Day on Saturday 18 April 2015 and culminates in a special evening of events for The Late Shows on Saturday 16 May 2015.

For further information on the programme of events, visit baltic39.co.uk/category/events/

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