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While we remain anxious to see what the Contemporary under Deana Haggag does whenever it decides to do an actual art exhibition/project of some kind, the CoHost series is a great way to bring people together to think about what we talk about when we talk about contemporary art. The series partnered with the curators at local galleries to bring in national artists, and thus far CoHost—which has featured Coco Fusco, Nick Cave, Jon Rafman, and Shinique Smith—has been a much-needed injection of outside energy into Baltimore’s sometimes-insular art community. We’re looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings, even if we sometimes wonder if Andrew W.K., CoHost’s September speaker, is merely the Dr. Phil of the YOLO generation.

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