Baltic Artists' award 2017 review – big balloons and fetish steel get too close for comfort

By Adrian Searle

There are some great moments, but this disjointed show makes our critic pine for more wildness, more excess – and more naked encounters with oiled steel

After last year’s successful Hepworth sculpture prize in Wakefield, Gateshead’s Baltic asked four artists to choose candidates for an innovative new prize of its own. The selectors – Monica Bonvicini, Lorna Simpson, Pedro Cabrita Reis and Mike Nelson – have each nominated a single artist, who receives £25,000 for production of work, plus a £5,000 fee to show something new in the gallery.

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