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  • 'RFP' at EMP and '100% YES' at Current Space use collaborative art practices to emphasize the individual in a community

    'RFP' at EMP and '100% YES' at Current Space use collaborative art practices to emphasize the individual in a community
    As I look through “the Chilly Smart Model,” a thin publication that I picked up from Current Space,  this line keeps catching my eye: “When I come here I learn that how important is my life and how I pass through the pass.” It comes from a poem by an anonymous student who is part of a collaboration between the Refugee Youth Project and the Press-Press initiative, and I only partially understand what it means, but it seems crucial to understanding the work in this show, “100% YES (fill in the blank)” at Current Space and another, “RFP” at EMP Collective, both up through Feb. 28 in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District near Lexington Market. Through an inclusive and interactive practice, both shows ultimately highlight the irreducible importance of the individual person—his or her life, thoughts, needs—within the context of a larger community, especially a community full of abstract talk about growth and ideas and place-making.
  • Martha Cooper's 'Sowebo/Soweto' show at 788 Gallery collects photos from Baltimore and South Africa

    Martha Cooper's 'Sowebo/Soweto' show at 788 Gallery collects photos from Baltimore and South Africa
    The people in Sowebo, where Martha Cooper owns a house and has been shooting pictures for the last decade, don’t know about her status as a street photography legend, and she likes it that way. Cooper’s work in Sowebo, which is on display...

    Sexy Art: Some of CP's art writers blow hot air on the sexiest work in town

    Sexy Art: Some of CP's art writers blow hot air on the sexiest work in town
    ‘Male/Female,’ by Jonathan Borofsky The sexiest things always feel “wrong” on some level—like fooling around in a church, rough sex, weird porn, or using various orifices or bodily fluids for something other than their...

    No Trivia: Anonymous art with Donut, Angry Kevin, and OCDJ

    No Trivia: Anonymous art with Donut, Angry Kevin, and OCDJ
    Last week, I noticed graffers Donut and Bogus had tagged the hell out of artist Michael Owen's mural, 'One Day At a Time.' Scrawled across the bottom of Owen's 35-foot tall mural on Maryland Avenue and 26th Street, the word "DONUT" four times, with "BOGUS...

    Happening Sunday: Sketchy Dating, Eyehategod, and more

    Happening Sunday: Sketchy Dating, Eyehategod, and more
    -Sketchy Dating: Finally, an excuse to make scary intense eye contact with random strangers. What better way to meet your next special someone than by drawing their inevitably unflattering portrait in five minutes or less? Ten bucks gets you a drink, a...