EXHIBIT: Sept 18 – Oct 4, 2015
Art exhibit runs Sept 18-Oct 4 in the Amalie Rothschild Gallery of the Creative Alliance.
PARTY: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Performances/workshops: 12-5 pm $5
Presentations preceding the reception: 5-6 pm FREE
Art opening reception: 6-8 pm FREE
LOCATION: Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224
This event is part of Baltimore Innovation Week 2015.
About this event
In 2015, BALTIMORE marks the 30 year anniversary of its sister city relationships with ROTTERDAM in the Netherlands and with XIAMEN in China. On Sept 26, there is a daytime celebration with workshops and performances for the whole family with Dutch and Chinese themes, followed by an evening art opening reception / networking event. The art exhibit is on view Sept 18 – Oct 4.
Rotterdam portion of the exhibit — Works from the Unravel the Code course, a multi-disciplinary and multi institution exploration of contemporary digital fabrication processes rooted in a study of traditional craft practices. This class is a recurring collaboration with students from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore and Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) in Rotterdam. By sharing knowledge, research, resources, workshops online and face-to-face meetings, this class infuses new engagements and opportunities for the students on both sides of the ocean. To create a think tank/making lab space, the course is augmented with a NASA research scientist in residence and a local electronic hacker.
Curated by Annet Couwenberg.
Xiamen portion of the exhibit — Several Chinese artists living and working in Xiamen, China, will exhibit selected artworks. The quickly evolving cultural landscape they reflect in their work includes documentation of performance art, installation and photography. Each Xiamen artist in this exhibition presents creative gestures and oblique commentary regarding their rapidly evolving and transforming culture.
This past summer, Baltimore-Xiamen committee member Professor Stephen Bradley mounted an exhibition of his art at Sandao Gallery, Xiamen University. Now, Professor Lin Lin from Xiamen University and Bradley have brought Xiamen artists’ work to Baltimore. In addition,Professor Lin Lin will be an artist/scholar-in-residence at UMBC for two semesters.
Curated by Stephen Bradley.
Sept 26 Daytime performances/workshops include
- Kung Fu demo & Lion Dance
- Chinese music, song, and dance
- Dutch tile art workshop for kids
- Chinese calligraphy
- Trash talk: learn about trash & recycling habits in Rotterdam and how it’s different than USA
- A talk about immigrant experiences in Rotterdam and Baltimore
- A presentation of the Believe in Music program from Living Classrooms
- Sister City “ship shape” game
- Dutch poffertjes
- Tai chi workshop
- And more! See schedule on Creative Alliance site
Rotterdam photo: Claire Droppert / Rotterdam Image Bank • Xiamen and Baltimore photos: istockphoto • Postcard design: mdesignbaltimore.com