Collecting

Collecting

Highlights, Zeitgeists, and Weirdness (Including Shows You Can Still See)

There is no other “must-see” event on the ever-more-esoteric Aztec calendar of art world “can’t miss” events that fills me with as much eager anticipation and simultaneous existential dread.  But the art here makes it all worth it. 

Art Fairs, Openings, Performances, and Travel Advice from an Almost-Chilango

This year, I’m sharing my art week event picks—based on expertise gleaned spending the better part of the past decade always searching for some elusive superlative in the capital of extremes. 

Chela Mitchell Gallery

As Union Market’s newest edition, Chela Mitchell’s savvy, self-reliant approach is a graceful affront to the status quo.

How do we talk about liberty and injustice honestly, intertwined with aspects of race and gender in America?

Liberty & Injustice features labor-intensive, clever, immersive works of art that captivate and inform.

Picks, Trends, and Observations from Fairs, Galleries, and the Rubell Museum (Including a Theory as to why Everything is Suddenly Periwinkle)

Is this a good year for galleries? That depends on who you ask. At the main fair, booths with challenging or innovative artworks are about as common as faces with intact buccal fat—they're few and far between and take some effort to spot.

Highlights from the Fair, and Why We Should be Taking Notes

I so wish more art spaces from the Baltimore/DC region participated in smart, well-curated smaller fairs like this—putting local artists in dialogue with international peers and in front of international audiences and kingmakers.

Beth-Ann Wilson's Highlandtown-Born Art Space Brings Diverse Programing to its New Home by Penn Station

Celebrate the new home of Night Owl Gallery with a paper cutting workshop tonight, Wednesday September 20th, from artist Rosa Leff, and reception Friday, September 22nd.

An Interview with Joseph Orzal and How the Upcoming Fundraiser Reflects His Mission

On September 23rd, Hand to Eye: A Print Fundraiser for NoMüNoMü will release exclusive, limited-edition portfolios, including 14 works by local artists.

Kris Kudrnac Talks About the Aesthetic Objects Which Form His Roots and Ground Him in Place

Among art collectors, Kudrnac is ecumenical and unpredictable, unusual because of his willingness to trust his own instincts and to invest generously, including objects considered craft and furniture.

Cheng has expanded her art practice through clay and jewelry-making in recent years

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver and Hawaii as a child, the Baltimore-based artist says her study of conspiracism helps her to better understand American culture.

Alyssa Dennis, TLaloC, in Conversation with AIA Architects Randy Sovich and Violeta Fiorino

A Podcast-style recording of our May 25 Talk at C+C with the artists and architects, along with photos by Jill Fannon and Vivian Doering

Each numbered case contains all the necessary components for a person to install one of these works in a place of their choosing

CPM’s newest edition project is a collectible, collaboration between gallery director Vlad Smolkin and artist Luba Drozd

History Beyond the Keeping of Time

Duffield’s clocks helped to support the Protestant notion that one should always be doing, rather than simply being. And in that sense, he was an early architect of our own 24/7 culture, with its similar emphasis on the value of constant productivity.

Frieze's Move to Hudson Yards isn't Just a Faux Pas—It's Lending Cultural Cachet to the Right Wing

Who is behind this genius work of boundary-busting relational aesthetics? That would be Related Companies, a real estate behemoth that controls a staggering $60 billion worth of property and was founded by former tax attorney Stephen Ross, a friend and fundraiser to Donald Trump.

An Uneven Edition Demonstrates New Models of Financial Sustainability, but also the Necessity of Curators

Never have I ever felt more like Thora Birch’s character in "Ghost World" rolling her eyes in mandatory summer school art class than in gallery number 3...

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