For the first time, the Baltic Triennial, titled GIVE UP THE GHOST, will take place across three Baltic countries – Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia – opening at three distinct moments throughout the year.
A new iteration of Laure Prouvost's film installation A Lick of the Past (2016) features in the first leg of the Triennial, opening on 11 May at CAC in Vilnius, Lithuania. The work premiered as part of Prouvost’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, ‘A Way To Leak, Lick, Leek’, at Fahrenheit/FLAX Foundation and was recently included in Lisson Gallery's 50th anniversary exhibition EVERYTHING AT ONCE. The work follows a group of teenagers cruising through Los Angeles while nonchalantly discussing dreams and desires, as filtered through their environs. These trance-like confessions and conversations are inter-cut with images of squid and fish, which – together with glimpses of Prouvost’s body and the landscape of LA – form a poetic road movie about the vague promises and wistful possibilities of youth.
The Baltic Triennial 13 will continue at Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia in June and conclude at Kim? in Riga, Latvia in September. Click here to visit the Triennial's website for more information.