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Brooklyn to Baltimore: A Celebration of Artist-Run Spaces

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 30, 2015
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The collective behind Brooklyn’s Transmitter gallery has partnered with Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute in Baltimore to present the exhibition Self-Organized — Aesthetics Politics of the Artist Run. The show ambitiously offers a cross-section of work by twenty-nine artists who have co-founded or directed art spaces or publications in New York, Baltimore, Latin America, Holland, and beyond.

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Artscape Week: Baltimore Gallery Highlights

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 23, 2015
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The area north of Lexington Market on the Westside of Downtown Baltimore had some of the best stuff we’d seen all weekend.

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We Went To Baltimore Part 2: Too Many Semi-Finalists in the Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on July 21, 2015
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MICA
1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD
Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition
What’s on view: 54 Semi-finalists for the Sondheim Prize held inside several MICA Galleries. Lots of sculpture, lots of photographs, and a few paintings that made the short list for the Sondheim Prize, an annual open call juried exhibition for baltimore-area artists. (This includes artists living in cities like Washington.) There’s no theme, and no attempt to forge one. All the galleries were crammed with work.

Michael Anthony Farley: Really, I think everyone has the same complaint every year: there is just too much stuff! No matter what strategies are employed, the show just always feels overhung and uneven.

Paddy Johnson: Honestly, I think you’re being overly-generous to this show. It was terrible.

Find out why after the jump.

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We Went to Baltimore Part 1: The Art Fair that Doesn’t Suck

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on July 20, 2015
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The Artist-Run Art Fair
Charles Street Garage
1714 Charles Street
Baltimore, MD

What’s on view: 19 booths in a parking garage occupied primarily by artist-run centers. We saw a car covered in white T-shirts, a fish tank filled with waterproof art, two bales of hay wrapped in reproductions of protest-sign messages like “Black Lives Matter,” “I am a Woman,” and “Silence is Compliance.”

Paddy Johnson: This is the best art fair I’ve ever seen.

Michael Anthony Farley: I was blown away by the Artist Run Art Fair.

Find out why after the jump

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Artscape Baltimore Gallery/Survival Guide: Exhibitions

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 15, 2015
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Artscape isn’t just about packed events and performances. Many of the city’s best galleries, museums, and institutions have viewing hours with some knock-out programming.

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Artscape Baltimore Gallery/Survival Guide: Events

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 15, 2015
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If you’re planning to visit Baltimore for the Artscape festival this weekend, this guide helps navigate the back-to-back art openings. If you’re not planning on coming, you should.

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The 2015 Sondheim Prize: Slideshow and Commentary

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 15, 2015
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Highlights from the 10th annual Janet and Walter Sondheim award exhibition: installation, painting, new media, old dirt, and more.

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Visualizing a Gentrifying Downtown Brooklyn

by Michael Anthony Farley on June 12, 2015
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Four photographers look back—and forward—on Downtown Brooklyn’s rapid gentrification since 2010.

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John Waters Wants You to Give to The Contemporary

by Corinna Kirsch on December 9, 2014
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“Hi, I’m John Waters and I love contemporary art because it causes trouble and makes people insane.”

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