Monday 24 March

Sat 1 March 2014 – Mon 31 March 2014

The Festival features 11 exhibitions and installations that run throughout the month by artists: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Lara Almarcegui, Yuri Ancarani, Salvatore Arancio, Walead Beshty, Wang Bing, Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak, Harun Farocki, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Anna Molska, Dennis Oppenheim, Gabriel Orozco, Thomas Sopwith, Simon Starling, Susan Stenger, Hito Steyerl, Akio Suzuki and Jessica Warboys.

New works include: Lara Almarcegui’s geological tours of the last coal seams in Newcastle; Akio Suzuki’s sculptural sound works responding to the coast at Marsden Rock; Susan Stenger’s sound installation transforming Northumberland coastal geology into the sonic; and Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak’s installation referencing a bronze statue of the Russian miner Alexey Stakhanov.

All exhibitions are FREE. 

Group exhibition: Stone

Sat 1 March – Sat 17 May 2014

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA)

The Festival group exhibition at NGCA focused on the raw material of stone and how it has been shaped by human agency... more

Akio Suzuki: oto–date Newcastle

Sat 1 – Mon 31 March 2014

Various outdoor locations, Newcastle

AV Festival commissioned the UK debut of Suzuki’s ongoing oto-date project. oto-date is... more

Salvatore Arancio: Cathedral

Sat 1 March – Sat 10 May 2014

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA)

Cathedral is a single screen film and sound work filmed and recorded at Fingal’s Cave, a geological formation on the uninhabited island of... more