“I’ve been thinking with a lot of these familiar, readymade objects about points of everyday usage, almost how to get to a point of universal familiarity.” Eric N Mack speaks with Lorna Simpson, who selected him as one of four recipients of the Baltic Artists’ Award 2017.
BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017 has been award to Jose Dávila, Eric N. Mack, Toni Schmale and Shen Xin. All four artists are showing at BALTIC in Gateshead until 30 October. balticmill.com
Perhaps now more than ever, the so-called ‘male experience’ is being interrogated and rethought. What does it mean to identify as a man? More pressing still, how exactly should we understand masculinity—as a set of characteristics and behaviours—and who can claim ownership of it?