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We Went to Artscape: The Artist-Run Art Fair

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on July 19, 2016
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We returned to Open Space’s Artist-Run Art Fair at Artscape in Baltimore.
Michael: About fifteen feet into the garage, I was struck by the impression that the scrappy Artist-Run Art Fair had suddenly started to look much more like… an art fair.
Paddy: So, the elephant in the room: “The White Guilt Confessional Booth”.

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Why Artists Make Better Landlords: An Interview with Akin Collective’s Oliver Pauk and Michael Vickers

by Rea McNamara on June 20, 2016
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The belief that artists are too independent or focused on their career to self-organize needs to die. Artists have the capacity to be both generous and great.

Take, for example, the affordable housing movement, and the artists dispelling the traditional artist-as-gentrifier-enabler role. Theaster Gates transformed vacant and abandoned buildings in his neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side by establishing a foundation, and then partnering with the city and developers to rehab a public housing complex into mixed-income housing. In Houston, Rick Lowe’s Project Row Houses covers six blocks in the Third Ward, providing affordable housing for low-income tenants. Mark Bradford’s Art + Practice not only brings contemporary art programming to Los Angeles’s Leimert Park, but also provides social services for youth in the city’s foster care system. Artists have the potential to readdress urban displacement and ensure affordable space still exists for art by pulling up their sleeves and playing a bigger entrepreneurial role in real estate development.

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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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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: 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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We Went to Baltimore: The Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition

by Michael Farley Whitney Kimball Corinna Kirsch on July 25, 2014
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We discuss the show with Baltimore City Paper’s art critic (and our Baltimore host for the weekend) Michael Farley, who recently published “Why Prizes Matter”: an argument for why more people need to apply for the Sondheim Prize. We agree with him.

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Artscape Diary: Three Days of Art Tourism in Baltimore

by Whitney Kimball on July 23, 2014
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Finding the weird amongst the Jeep tents in Baltimore’s Artscape festival.

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