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Space To Think: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art


Space to Think is an exciting opportunity to explore questions raised by artworks in BALTIC's exhibitions. Led by Grace Robinson and Liz Watkins Community Philosophers at Thinking Space, this series of workshops encourages group discussion and debate in an informal setting. Thinking Space promotes philosophical dialogue and enquiry, by creating interesting and inclusive spaces for people to talk and think together. You don't have to know much about art or philosophy to take part.. Discussions arise naturally out of participants’ first responses, emerging ideas and personal interests. Ticket price includes a hot drink and biscuits.

Sunday 16 August 2015: Ida Ekblad
14.00-16.00 / BALTIC, Gateshead / £5 & £4 concession*

An interactive philosophical enquiry on chance using the sculpture of Ida Ekblad.
What role is there for chance in the artistic process? In what ways might chance happenings increase or diminish the value of art? Does chance have any implications for artistic ownership or authorship? To what extent must art be intended, deliberate, purposeful or planned? Does chance play some role in the production of all art?

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Sunday 4 October 2015: Fiona Tan
14.00-16.00 / BALTIC, Gateshead / £5 & £4 concession*

An interactive philosophical enquiry about knowledge using the archival installations of Fiona Tan.
What counts as knowledge? How is knowledge acquired? What kind of knowledge (if any) does an archive represent? Are there limits to knowledge? How is knowledge communicated? Can it be preserved? Does art have a role in the acquisition, communication and preservation of knowledge?

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