Waldemar Januszczak checks the rebel-ometer at The Baltic Centre…

“the exhibition gathers together graffiti-sprayers, skateboarders, pornographers, pyromaniacs, tattoo-lovers and comic fans from around the world, and lets them loose on that gigantic loft by the Tyne that is the Baltic Centre … everyone is trying to be rebellious. Everyone is exuding attitude. And everyone should, therefore, be recognised as a deeply conservative upholder of the contemporary status quo in modern Britain. … In truth, the most rebellious thing you could actually do in Newcastle today is to ask a group of intelligent and articulate 80-year-olds to exhibit their work at the Baltic. … When it comes to being remarkable, nothing can hold a candle to ordinary people.”