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Where did we come from and where are we going? These are questions that have been asked by humans for generations but are also ones that seem particularly prescient to the current times. A new exhibition from Better Than Strangers, an international group of artists who were brought together through their time with the BxNU Institute, takes on these challenging philosophical queries and filters them through the lens of rising artists working in a variety of both analogue and digital media.

Another Trip Around The Sun, showing at Newcastle’s BALTIC 39 from Friday 9th-Sunday 25th October, brings together works by Jade Blood, Odin Coleman, Henry Gonnet, James Hall, Mag Jittaksa, Edward Lawrenson, Miria Miria, David Reynolds and Holly Standen. On the one hand, their works envisage new worlds, rendering unknown planets in 3D graphics or showing intricate terraforms. Yet on the other hand, they are also firmly grounded on earth, centring on domestic items (such as an empty soup bowl) or playfully using objects and crafts to look to a potential future while still feeling connected to the contemporary moment. As Better Than Strangers’ first ‘real life’ exhibition, Another Trip Around The Sun is set to be a stellar insight into their collective principles: to challenge our perceptions with art that is innovative and thought-provoking.

Another Trip Around The Sun is at BALTIC 39, Newcastle from Friday 9th-Sunday 25th October

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