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Abigail DeVille Mines America’s Oldest Museum

by Michael Anthony Farley on April 28, 2016
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Abigail DeVille’s ambitious solo exhibition Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See The Stars dredges up the history of the defunct Peale Museum, set to reopen later this year.

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Open Space Announces Exhibitor List for PMF VII

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 28, 2016
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Art collective Open Space is bringing their seventh anual Publications and Multiples Fair back to the Baltimore Design School. The event brings over 130 exhibitors (mostly artist-run spaces and small publishers) together from multiple cities and is a must-see on the DIY circuit.  The fair opens next weekend, April 9th & 10th, and is free and open to the public from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

AFC fans might remember Open Space as the auteurs of “Stupid Bar,” our neighbor at The Artist-Run at SATELLITE in Miami.  If you enjoyed those antics, you’ll be sure to not only love PMF, but be impressed at the collective’s organizational skills beyond cocktails and karaoke (don’t worry, the afterparties promise to be just as riotous). PMF is always one of my favorite art events of the year, and this edition features many more familiar faces from the Artist-Run show (April Camlin, Platform, and Terrault Contemporary to name a few) as well as AFC buddies such as the Bruce High Quality Foundation, Bmore Art, The Contemporary, and TRANSMITTER. It’s a great opportunity to pick up some affordable artwork—I think the most I’ve ever “splurged” was around $80, which netted me two custom bags overflowing with limited edition screenprints, zines, and t-shirts.

Here’s the full exhibitor list:

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Johnny Rogers on Pyongyang Apple Store

by Michael Anthony Farley on January 6, 2016
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Artist Johnny Rogers has turned to social media for product development ideas. These crowd-sourced designs will be unveiled next month at his bootleg “Pyongyang Apple Store” inside Current Gallery.

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Today, Miriam Simun Lets Us Taste the Future and it’s Gross (Mostly)

by Michael Anthony Farley on November 4, 2015
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Today, Miriam Simun’s GhostFood will be offering viewers a chance to smell the future at Baltimore’s Lexington Market. The project is presented by The Contemporary and imagines a future where we’ll have to eat imitations of climate-endangered foods.

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GIF of the Day: Talk Show

by Michael Anthony Farley on May 28, 2015
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A screen-capture of the interactive environment at hellotalkshow.info

One of the little details that makes “Talk Show” so endearing.

The performance-centric art space BB created hellotalkshow.info to promote their new interview program in Baltimore. From this month until August, the gallery space will host events where participants can be interviewed and tell stories in the format of a late-night talk show. The website is an interactive environment where different GIFs can be moved around a virtual representation of the gallery to assemble or disassemble a disheveled postmodern talk show set. It’s weirdly addictive. Maybe that’s a psychosomatic association with all those coffee cups? The project was recently funded by The Grit Fund, a juried grant administered through The Contemporary with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation.

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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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Open Engagement Comes to New York

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on March 26, 2014
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Art and social activism’s biggest conference lands in New York, specifically Queens.

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