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Vane, First Floor Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6QE

Jock Mooney: Who Are You and What Do You Want

Jock Mooney, ‘Who Are You and What Do You Want?’, 2016, installation view

Mooney has confidently matured in his abilities to perform the role of adolescent artist, having his cake and eating it with two fingers up and no concern to start producing ‘adult’ art, all the while remaining cerebral, provocative and daring. Review by Peter-Ashley Jackson

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CIRCA Projects, John Joyce Building, Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead NE8 3AH

Mario Pfeifer: Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear

 Mario Pfeifer: Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, installation view at CIRCA Projects, 2015

‘Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear’, seems like a prophetic title, steeped in a type of dystopian rhetoric; in fact it is a much more specific, contemplative description of the dissolution of smaller cultural identities, irreverently ignored and ousted by globalised industry and capital. Review by Josh Wilson

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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA

From the archive: Jason Rhoades: Four Roads

Jason Rhoades, The Grand Machine, installation view at BALTIC, 2015

American consumer, pop and car culture collide in cacophonous excess in the sprawling, disordered installations painstakingly recreated for BALTIC’s formidable spaces. Review by Rowan Lear

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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA

Ida Ekblad

Ida Ekblad KONSTELLASJONER 2015 Scenography Nationaltheatret, Oslo

An exuberant gate, two expressionistic figures hanging from either side, sits across the entrance of the gallery space at Ida Ekblad’s BALTIC solo exhibition. Review by J.D.A Winslow

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Baltic 39, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1EW

The Curves of the Needle

Jim Lambie, Whole Lotta Shakin' 2012 Record Sleeves, black acrylic paint, duct tape, safety pins, The Curves of the Needle, Group exhibition, BALTIC's project space at BALTIC 39

There is no real doubt as to the subject of the latest exhibition at Baltic 39. Downstairs one is confronted by an assortment of vinyl records affixed to the wall, while the main exhibition space offers a choice of two halves. Review by J.D.A Winslow

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