The Baltic Triennial 13

Curator: Vincent Honoré

The Baltic Triennial 13 is the major regional international art event in 2018. For the first time since its foundation in 1979, the Baltic Triennial will take place in the three Baltic countries. Opening at the CAC in Vilnius, Lithuania in May 2018, June 2018 at Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia, and September 2018 at Kim? Riga, Latvia. The three distinct exhibitions act as different chapters to form the Triennial.


Tallinn chapter will be open on June 29, 2018 at Tallinn Art Hall with an evening of performances. The exhibition will be accompanied by a special programme at Kanuti Gildi SAAL performing arts space. The Estonian producer of the event is Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia.


One of the most important starting points for the conception of the Triennial is its poetry section (words, rhythms, thoughts / poetry, music, theory), a crucial part of the project, if not its core. The Baltic Triennial 13 considers poetry as a bastard language, escaping normative linguistic categories and refusing appropriation from the standard exchange system by instituting itself as a transient form, at once dramatically individualist and profoundly collective.

The Baltic Triennial 13 highlights its political stance while acting as a poetic gesture: we will address class, gender, race, disabled bodies, feminism, decolonisation of desire, and territories, eager to transcend the fixed notion of identity to embrace the moving concept of belonging. Where do we belong? How do we belong? Key postulates will guide us: bastard objects and formless subjectivities, anti-categorisation and fluidity.


Until November 2017, Vincent Honoré served as chief curator of DRAF, which was conceived as a factory of prototypes structured around research, production, and performativity. Previously a curator at Tate Modern (2004 – 2007) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2001 – 2004), he now starts working as a senior curator at Hayward gallery in London.