BARBY ASANTE. Declaration of Independence

23 Feb 2019 – 6 May 2019

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead, United Kingdom


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Barby Asante’s work creates situations and spaces for conversation, collective thinking, ritual and re-enactment.


Her projects are centred in performative actions, research and togetherness to think about contemporary geographies, race, gender and social justice; to articulate perspectives that critically reflect on the legacies of slavery and colonialism and to discuss how histories also inform the present.

The Declaration of Independence is a performative forum mirroring conference and assembly spaces used to negotiate treaties of independence, coalitions, trade deals, manifestos and policies.

Asante says: “I am bringing together groups of womxn of colour to reflect on how the political affects the personal and how cultural implications of historic declarations, policies and legislations impact on their lives; to consider the possibilities for collective actions for the future and to rethink our understanding of monumental moments in world history such as declarations of independence.”

As part of BALTIC & Sage Gateshead’s Art50 Weekender, Asante will present an associated performance on Level 2 and throughout the building on 24 February 2019.

Exhibiting artists

Barby Asante


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