FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

SAT 3 MAR - SAT 31 MAR

The Festival exhibition takes place in five venues across Newcastle and Gateshead, featuring work by nine artists with four new commissions. Each work answers the question ‘Meanwhile, what about Socialism?’ using different strategies in dialogue across multiple countries and political landscapes, often drawing on the artist’s direct experience of a place, people and protagonists. Works bear witness to or unravel untold stories, lost histories, social injustices, private meetings, ongoing wars and personal survival – whilst simultaneously offering alternative futures to neoliberalism.


Raqs Media Collective: Provisions for Everybody

3 March - 31 March 2018

Assembly House

Raqs Media Collective consider the futures, fossils and fuels that spin-off Orwell’s attempt at an answer (‘provisions for everybody... more


Bianca Baldi: Classic Scent

3 March - 31 March 2018

Assembly House

Bianca Baldi’s work looks at images and objects as indexes of power structures. Classic Scent focuses on North East England as a model for the development of... more


Lucy Parker: Apologies

3 March - 31 March 2018

Assembly House

In Lucy Parker’s film Apologies, political theorist Dr Mihaela Mihai asks a law school class ‘Should we just do away with legal apologies all together? Can they ever be... more


Naeem Mohaiemen: Last Man in Dhaka Central

3 March - 31 March 2018

Assembly House

In 1975, a military coup killed the President of Bangladesh, ending the country’s first Socialist government. A failed Maoist-inspired... more



Prabhakar Pachpute

3 March - 31 March 2018

The Mining Institute

Prabhakar Pachpute’s new site-specific installation is inspired by his visit to North East England and the empathy, solidarity and connection experienced by the artist in... more


Jeamin Cha: Twelve

3 March - 31 March 2018

Workplace Gallery

The South Korean Minimum Wage Commission is an entity that negotiates and decides the next year’s minimum wage. Established in 1978, the commission's... more


Pallavi Paul: Cynthia Ke Sapne / The Dreams of Cynthia

3 March - 31 March 2018

BALTIC 39

Cynthia Ke Sapne / The Dreams of Cynthia chases the inner life of its primary protagonist.  Cynthia is at once imagined as a... more


Vitalij Strigunkov: Waiting

3 March - 31 March 2018

NewBridge Books at BALTIC 39

In the spring of 2014, eager for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Lithuania, the country's public broadcaster announced his arrival at Vilnius Airport. But a... more 



Anton Vidokle: The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun

3 March - 31 March 2018

The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema

In this three-part film project, artist Anton Vidokle probes Cosmism’s influence on the twentieth century and suggests its... more