Friday, March 25, 2011

“BALTIMORE: OPEN CITY” PROGRAMS @ MICA

BALTIMORE: OPEN CITY
An initiative of MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar, Baltimore: Open City investigates the ways in which Baltimore is and is not an “open city.” The initiative brings together students, scholars, activists, community-based organizations, local artists and visiting artist Damon Rich to create a series of installations and other public programs, culminating in an exhibition Friday, April 1–Sunday, May 15 at the former North Avenue Market (16 W. North Ave.) and other venues throughout the city. For up-to-date information and additional programming, visit www.baltimoreopencity.com .

Panel: Open City and the Law
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
The curators of Baltimore: Open City will moderate a discussion on Open City and the Law, featuring several Baltimore-based attorneys at the forefront of struggles to make Baltimore more open.

Morgan Park and Wilson Park Heritage Talk
WHEN:
Sunday, April 10, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
Morgan Park and Wilson Park are virtually unknown today, despite their both warranting local, state and national recognition and historic designations. Join past and present residents of these neighborhoods for a discussion about the importance of these two early African-American suburbs.

Panel: Curating Baltimore: Open City
WHEB: Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave.
Join curators of Baltimore: Open City for a discussion about curating, art and community engagement.

Book Talk: The Integration Debate: Competing Futures for American Cities
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
The talk will examine current debates over racial integration in relation to the book, The Integration Debate: Competing Futures for American Cities. Participants include co-editors Chester Hartman (Poverty & Race Research Action Council) and Gregory D. Squires (George Washington University); and book contributors Stefanie DeLuca (Johns Hopkins University), Lisa Rice (National Fair Housing Alliance), Katherine Gillespie (Relman, Dane & Colfax law firm) and Roger Wilkins (George Mason University). The discussion is co-sponsored by Poverty & Race Research Action Council.

Damon Rich Lecture
WHEN:
Friday,
April 22, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
Baltimore: Open City visiting artist Damon Rich will talk about his work as it relates to the exhibition.

Panel: Art and the Open City
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
The curators of Baltimore: Open City will moderate a discussion on Art and the Open City, which will consider the question: What can artists do to make Baltimore more open?

Baltimore Meets Rotterdam: Sister City Roundtable
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
The curators of Baltimore: Open City meet curators of Open City: Designing Coexistence, which was the theme of the 2009 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, for a discussion about “open city” in an international context. The talk is co-sponsored by the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam and AIA Baltimore.

Panel and Tour: The Open City and DIY Art Spaces
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, Noon
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, will host and moderate a panel discussion with proprietors of DIY art spaces regarding their relationship to the “open city.” A tour of one of these spaces will follow the discussion.

Additional lectures may be added to the schedule.