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March 8-9 * Publications & Multiples Fair #5 * D Center * Baltimore, MD

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Open Space is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 8 and 9, 2014. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public.

Adam Void will have zines available at the Dylan Thadani table, along with work from DROID 907, TCK Crew, Craig Mammanno, Peter Dear, NGC Crew, Rami Shamir, Jefferson Mayday Mayday, George Charles Bates and more....

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Open Space’s Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th, 12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/411116449033216/

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Adam Void’s “Visions of Ghosts” & “LTD2″ * @ The 4th Annual Publications & Multiples Fair * D Center Baltimore, MD * March 9th, 10th

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Open Space is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 9 and 10, 2013.
at D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21218
March 9 & 10, 12 PM – 6PM Saturday & Sunday

This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year's fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 50 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and abroad. The fair is free and open to the public.

Adam Void's new photography book, Visions of Ghosts, and the 2011 publication with DROID 907, Live the Dream / Learn to Die 2 will be available at the Dylan Thadani table. Go check it out !!!
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Three new posts by Rhiannon Platt on Vandalog * Illegal Baltimore Graffiti & Street Art

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Over the last few weeks, Rhiannon Platt and Vandalog have posted a three-part feature on Illegal Graffiti and Street Art in the City of Baltimore. The posts covered the topics of Streets, Rollers, Pieces & Freights. Click on the links to check out the full stories and pictures.

Here's a quick preview of the series.

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A few months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to visit Baltimore during their Open Walls Baltimore mural program. In addition to being fortunate enough to meet some of the most amazing artists from around the world, I was also able to explore the many hidden graffiti spots that the area had to offer. With a local writer as my guide, I was able to document over two dozen spots and see a wide range of work. Due to the prolific nature of Baltimore’s graffiti scene, the posts have been divided into three parts: pieces and freights, rollers, and street pieces.

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Avoid
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Overunder, Avoid, Gaia, and Tence

Part one of the Illegal Baltimore series can be found here.

Due to the layout of Baltimore, the city makes the perfect playground for rollers. Built of bridges and tunnels, most of the graffiti spots contain elaborate pieces at eye level with equally as astounding rollers above them. The combination of these tunnels and the large amount of abandoned factories in the area makes for perfect spot to do elaborate, typographical rollers.

Nugz, Nanook, and Overunder

Even more astounding to me than the work itself was the number of familiar names I came across in, essentially, middle-of-nowhere Baltimore. People like Reverend, Nugz, Overunder, and Cash4, who had become my household names in New York had found themselves equally as prolific in this city. Through partnering up with local artists such as MTN NGC and Avoid, these New York artists seamlessly blended into the Baltimore scene, creating some interesting visual combinations in these spaces.

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Reverend, Nugz, and Tence

Doodles

Part one of the Illegal Baltimore series can be found here, and part two can be found here.

Walking around in the abandoned areas of Baltimore gave me a peace of mind that the NYPD would never allow in New York. However, engaging life-long citizens of Baltimore about the graffiti surrounding them in the streets came with its own merits. The blending of New York and Baltimore-based artists that I saw in the the city’s innards was mirrored in its streets. With the, then recent, invasion of international artists for Open Walls Baltimore, the city had become a hub for any east coast street artist to visit. As long as you had friends in the area or on the roster, chances are you ended up there.

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Overunder
Gaia
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CURATING TO PROVOKE: DANGEROUS IDEAS, DANGEROUS PLACES, a Panel and Discussion about Curatorial Practice in Baltimore with presentations by Anita Durst, Maiza Hixson, Hannah Brancato, Rebecca Nagle, and Adam Void. * Sunday, April 29th

Curating to Provoke-Dangerous Ideas, Dangerous Places FlierThis Sunday April 29th, come participate in a panel discussion at Baltimore's Area 405, "CURATING TO PROVOKE: DANGEROUS IDEAS, DANGEROUS PLACES, a Panel and Discussion about Curatorial Practice in
Baltimore
," with presentations by Anita Durst, Maiza Hixson, Hannah Brancato, Rebecca Nagle, and Adam Void. There will be ample time for tough questions and discussion.

This panel and discussion is sponsored by MICA’s MFA in Curatorial
Practice and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the
Baker Artist Awards www.BakerArtistAwards.org.

CURATING TO PROVOKE: DANGEROUS IDEAS, DANGEROUS PLACES will feature presentations by Anita Durst, Maiza Hixson, Hannah Brancato, Rebecca Nagle, and Adam Void. These presentations will spark a lively discussion. The panel and discussion will take place Sunday, April 29,
1:00PM - 4:00PM
at Area 405 in the Station North Arts and
Entertainment District in Baltimore. CURATING TO PROVOKE: DANGEROUS
IDEAS, DANGEROUS PLACES is the semester-end project for
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curatorial Practice (IACP), a graduate
level course, taught by Marcus Civin, that focuses on revealing the
history of curatorial practice by analyzing influential curators and
influential exhibitions. Inspirations for CURATING TO PROVOKE include
the Occupy Wall Street Movement, politically charged artwork, and
community art.

Hannah Brancato, Rebecca Nagle, and Adam Void, are all Baltimore
curators and artists:

Hannah Brancato works on a range of community based projects about
gender stereotypes, material culture, and power structures. She has
curated at The Creative Alliance, Whole Gallery, Current Space, and in
various public spaces, dealing with issues from rape and consent to
the accessibility of fresh food in Baltimore. Currently, she and
Rebecca Nagle are organizing a touring exhibition, series of video
screenings, and guerilla interventions as a part of the project FORCE:
Upsetting Rape Culture - a project committed to disrupting the culture
of rape and promoting a culture of consent.

Rebecca Nagle has curated for Artscape, The Transmodern Performance
Festival, The Maryland Historical Society, and The Reginald F Lewis
Museum. Nagle’s projects engage issues of intimacy, the body, and
power. With Hannah Brancato, she is curating FORCE: Upsetting Rape
Culture.

Adam Void works in galleries, art institutions, independent spaces,
and in public to engage the largest possible audience. Recently, Void
participated in “PANTHEON: A History of Art From The Streets of NYC”
at Donnell Library 53rd St. in New York City, across from the Museum
of Modern Art. PANTHEON was a part of a grassroots response to the
exhibition "Art in the Streets" at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles.  PANTHEON pointed to New York City's lack of institutional
acknowledgement of graffiti art and street art.

Two curators will visit Baltimore for this panel and discussion:

Maiza Hixson is the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at
the Delaware Center for the Arts which presents between 20 and 30
exhibitions annually of regional, national, and international artists,
exploring topical issues in contemporary art and society. Along with
Lauren Ruth, she is the co-founder, director, and curator of The
Shaft, an unauthorized gallery space located in the elevator of the
Vox Populi building in Philadelphia. Her work was recently featured in
the People’s Biennial organized by Independent Curators International
and curated by Jens Hoffman and Harrell Fletcher.

Anita Durst is the Founder and Director of Chashama which supports
creativity in New York City by repurposing vacant properties,
recycling them as work spaces and performance spaces, and granting
them at free or highly-subsidized rates. She has secured over one
million square feet of space in New York City for artists. She
believes programs like chashama are the vital building blocks to
ensuring cultural capital in New York City. Anita sits on the boards
of New York Foundation of Arts, Tai Chi Chuan Center, The Tank, Adarsh
Alphon Projects, Exploring the Metropolis, and Bindlestiff Family
Cirkus.

Hixson and Durst will bring outside perspective to our conversation in
Baltimore. This will be a great opportunity for curators in Baltimore
to meet and discuss issues relevant to curatorial practice. Everyone
is encouraged to join the discussion.

The idea that curatorial practice can provoke, in addition to educate
and inspire, is an idea that is gaining steam across disciplines.
Curators can challenge diverse publics by engaging place and sharing
artwork that reflects significant, contemporary global and local
issues and provides tools for engagement.

Please join us at Area 405, Sunday, April 29, 1:00PM - 4:00PM. Area
405 is one of Station North Arts and Entertainment District’s top
exhibition spaces for contemporary art directed to broad audiences.
Area 405 is housed in a living, working artist-owned building that was
once an abandoned warehouse. Thanks to its many volunteers, Area 405
has been hosting exhibitions, film screenings, performances, lectures,
and artist talks since 2003.

When: Sunday, April 29, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Area 405, 405 East Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, www.area405.com
RSVP encouraged at cpmfa@mica.edu
Here is the Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/348926478488852/

Further Reading:

About Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle’s project, FORCE:
http://bmore.ihollaback.org/2012/02/25/interview-the-artists-behind-force-upsetting-rape-culture/#comments...

About Anita Durst’s organization, Chashama:
http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/culture/no-vacancy-turning-empty-spaces-into-cultural-pop-ups/...

For context, perhaps it would be helpful to consider this statement on
the Occupy movement, by Rebecca Solnit:
http://www.thenation.com/article/166394/why-media-love-violence-protesters-and-not-banks.

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Baltimore* Open Space Publications and Multiples Fair * Underground Editions featured at the Dylan Thadani table

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Baltimore's Open Space Gallery is pleased to announce its Third Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on April 28th and 29th, 2012, from 12-6 pm.

This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, objects in multiple and much more. Co-curated with Nicholas Gottlund of Gottlund Verlag in conjunction with his show, Baker’s Dozen, currently on view at Open Space, this year’s fair promises a wide variety of artist publications and multiples from Baltimore and abroad. Exhibiting artists and publishers include: Chloe Maratta, Chris Day, Closed Caption Comics, Dylan Thadani, Friends Records, FUKT Magazine, Gary Kachadourian, Gottlund Verlag, Guest Spot, Half Letter Press, Important Comics, Jason Kachadourian, The Kingsboro Press, Noel Freibert, Nowork, OSO Press, Public Collectors, Real Guts, Schematic Quarterly, Spaces Corners, Suzanna Zak, Swill Children, Temporary Services, Video On Paper and Wtr Clr Records.

All of Underground Editions' publications will be available for purchase at Dylan Thadani's table this weekend. Come check out TRAIN TO POKIPSE, LTD 2: Welcome to the Jungle, and 131 Fires in-person.

Open Space Baltimore is an artist run gallery space located in Remington in Baltimore City. Beginning as a collectively run art space in the fall of 2009, it has since hosted a wide variety of exhibitions and programming.

Open Space is located at 2720 Sisson Street, Baltimore, MD 21211.
Please email openspacebaltimore@gmail.com with any questions.
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Adam Void * An American Dream * MICA Decker Gallery * Baltimore, MD * Opens March 23

Come see Adam Void's MFA Thesis Show, An American Dream.

This immersive installation will feature new paintings, sculptures and writing. An American Dream forces the viewer to interact with often overlooked subcultural groups in a sophisticated and intelligent manner. Topics addressed include homelessness, evangelical religion, freight hopping, protest culture, surveillance and urbanization.

Friday March 23 - April 1

MICA Decker Gallery

1301 West Mount Royal Ave.

Baltimore, MD

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Saturday July 9 * CART @ Current Space * Baltimore MD -w- Artscape Action

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Adam Void will have a new mini-zine "Lucky Number Dream Book 2011" available at the art-object sale @ gallery turned supermarket, Current Space's new show, CART. This show is happening during the fun festival known as Artscape.

Location: 421 N. Howard, Baltimore, MD 21201
Reception: July 9, 7-10pm
Curators: Michael Benevento, Monique Crabb and Andrew Liang

C-A-R-T
The average American makes two trips to buy groceries each week, making supermarkets, mini-marts, and corner stores essential and incredibly influential parts of our everyday lives. All items are bought and sold at these stores using money. Money is earned through labor, and labor comes in countless different packages, much like our food. Through our labor we are inspired and we are exploited. We progress and we are repressed. We survive.
Art is created through labor, but unlike some of the more negative forms labor takes, art stimulates our minds, challenges our imaginations, and expands our vision for the world. Art is at the center of humanity’s continuous evolution, but it remains extraordinarily undervalued by mainstream American society, which is almost solely focused on the seemingly endless cycle of labor and consumption. This limited view of life is slowly eliminating our ability to imagine, dream and think freely.

Through C A R T, Current Space is positing that art is not optional, but essential. It affects all of us internally, whether we are aware of it or not, and it should therefore be considered as fundamental to our daily lives as the products we purchase at grocery stores every week. Therefore, Current Space will be transformed into a fully functional mini-supermarket, complete with aisles, window displays, shopping baskets, and cash registers in an attempt to explore the exchange of artists’ labor for profit in a familiar, everyday setting.

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Same River Twice group show * Baltimore, MD w/ Adam Void & Cheyenne Seeley : April 23rd

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come to:
SAME RIVER TWICE: A Night of Art, Music, and Literature.

GSPOT Audio Visual Playground
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
2980 Falls Road, Baltimore.
6pm-8pm, Art Reception and Limited Edition Book Release: FREE.
8pm-11pm, Literary Reading and Music: 5 dollar suggested donation.

A book of the event’s featured artwork and original writings will be available for a donation. Locally sourced eats will also be available, prepared by local artist, activist, and chef Dane Nester, so it’s recommended you come hungry.

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Conceived and curated by the Rotating History Project (Teddy Johnson and Heather Rounds), along with local writer and artist, Joseph Young, SAME RIVER TWICE is a one-night, multidisciplinary arts event exploring personal, historical, environmental, and cultural reactions and interactions with the Jones Falls watershed, the mills that sit along its banks and the people and culture that emerged as a consequence of the area’s industry and development. As part of the Baltimore Green Work's 8th annual Baltimore Green Week—a week long series of events promoting sustainability and the environment—SAME RIVER TWICE includes original, theme-specific work by 19 artists and writers, as well as traditional and old-timey musical performances by The Shapenote Sisters (with special guests Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle) and the Manly Deeds.

VISUAL ART BY:
Lauren Boilini, Elizabeth Crisman, Eb Froehlich, Katie Heater,

Teddy Johnson, Magnolia Laurie, Dane Nester, Christine Sajecki,
Cheyenne Seeley, Dave Snead, Andy Stella, Laura Stella
Renee Tantillo, Paul Taylor, Dominic Terlizzi, Chad Tyler,
Adam Void, Amanda Wren Wagstaff, Joseph Young

WRITING AND LITERARY READING BY:
Linda Franklin, Heather Rounds, Adam Trice, Jennifer Wallace,
John Dermot Woods, Kate Wyer, Joseph Young

ABOUT THE ROTATING HISTORY PROJECT

Through various artistic mediums, the Rotating History Project aims to draw attention to the threads running through our history, culture and environment, without compromising the integrity of our subject matter. For us, history does not begin and end on a page. It moves all around us; alive wherever we may turn our head next. It's a tool for informing our present and future. Although our mediums are the arts, we see our target audience as the larger community, far beyond the scope of art patrons and practitioners. The Rotating History Project was founded by Baltimore based artists Heather Rounds and Teddy Johnson, who work in collaboration with a variety of individuals, specific to the themes of each event. Their first project was The Child Ballads Show in September 2010.

ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
The Shapenote Sisters (with special guests Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle) are a trio of lovely ladies who enjoy drinking tea together, eating treats from far away places (and Trader Joe's) and singing. We mostly sing shapenote songs (hence our current band name) but we also enjoy some early country, old-time and other sister-style harmonies, so don't be surprised when we sing something else! Dark and haunting is our trademark, but we can make you smile, too.
The Manly Deeds plays a style of old-timey American roots music shaped as much by the landscapes of their Baltimore, Maryland, home as by the musical traditions they aspire to. Their songs reflect lives lived in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains and pulled by Chesapeake Bay tides; nestled at the top of the south and the bottom of the north. The five members, formerly known as The Middle East, use simple string and found instruments to create timeless songs that sound as comfortable plucked from a mountain porch as a city street corner. The band makes no claim to have lived all the lives they sing about, from road-weary travelers, bitter and battered sailors, to workers and lovers. In stead, they search out the common themes in our ordinary and extraordinary moments and the uncertain providence they all lead to.

Gallery open by appointment.
For alternate viewing times contact rotatinghistoryartproject@gmail.com
For event parking directions: http://rotatinghistory.blogspot.com/

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Out Of Order exhibition at Maryland Art Place. April 1st

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MAP's annual silent auction returns! This year’s party will provide a fantastic opportunity to view the work of hundreds of emerging artists, including Adam Void. Proceeds from artwork sales will be split 50/50 between MAP and the artist and will directly support MAP’s exhibitions and programs throughout the year. Food, wine and beer sponsored by TATU.

Show Opens: April 1, 2011 @ 8pm
Maryland Art Place is located at:
Power Plant Live! 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
#: 410-962-8565

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Friday January 28th * Current Gallery * Baltimore MD * Self Portrait as a Rock Star

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Current Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition made up entirely of self portraits people have made of themselves as rock stars. The exhibition will open Friday, January 28, 2011 with an accompanying Xeroxed black and white zine.

SELF PORTRAIT AS ROCK STAR
EXHIBITION DATES: JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY
CURATED BY GARY KACHADOURIAN

OPENING RECEPTION JANUARY 28, 7-10PM

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