Artscape, Baltimore’s annual, gigantic public art festival, and the Artist-Run Art Fair launch this week. Yesterday, we posted about a few local galleries ahead of time to scope out what’s on view across town from the main festivities. Today, we’re discussing exhibitions from Melissa Godoy Nieto and Lane Harlan at Platform, Colin Foster at Springsteen, and Michael Assiff at First Continent.
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These images are pulled from my personal database of thousands of saved jpgs, gifs and video clips from Internet memes, pop culture, and art history, collected over a ten-year period. Deceased saints and celebrities, horror movie victims and victims of plague, pop culture monsters and cartoon characters form a cast of silly and somber subjects who cameo in my large-scale community reenactments of art history.
Wow! If oral sex was an olympic sport judged along the same parameters as ice dancing, this couple would win the gold.
See them #win after the jump
AFC is a lucky participant in Two Trees’ Cultural Space Subsidy Program. That means we’re one of the arts organizations that benefits from more than 50,000 square feet of prime DUMBO real estate rented below market-rate to nonprofits, professional artists, and other groups who otherwise couldn’t afford the neighborhood.
We really love being between Downtown Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, and we’re probably some of the few people in the city who can say we’re lucky to have an awesome landlord. If you’re an artist or arts organization looking for a studio, office, or gallery and think you would qualify, we encourage you to apply for the program and be our new neighbors!
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Can alternative spaces and their anti-institutional goals ever be faithfully represented inside a museum? If MoMA PS1’s current exhibition FORTY is any indication, the answer is a definitive no.
What makes this realization even more awkward is that in this show, the alternative space and institution are one and the same. As its name suggests, FORTY honors the 40th anniversary of PS1 by looking back to its first exhibition Rooms. The show, like Rooms, is organized by Alanna Heiss who founded PS1 in 1976. The former alternative arts space was just one project launched under Heiss’ nonprofit Institute for Art and Urban Resources Inc.
Artscape, Baltimore’s annual, gigantic public art festival, and the Artist-Run Art Fair launch this week. We visited a few local galleries ahead of time to scope out what’s on view across town from the main festivities. We saw too much art to fit into one post, but we’ll start off with solo projects from Jonathan Latiano, Jon Duff, and Jihyun Hong.
Molly: I want to preface this by saying I have a “cheeto as medium” art fetish to a fault…
Michael: This installation is so calmingly sparse I wanted to live in it. It’s also such a puzzling assortment of objects that everyone had a great time speculating what it was all about. Even a seemingly-inebriated couple who happened to be walking by the gallery had their take…