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Making culture while making money.
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and Regina Vetka, Intern

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GhostFood in Baltimore Oct-Nov 2015

The Contemporary is pleased to announce GhostFood, its upcoming project in collaboration with the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University. GhostFood, developed by New York-based artist Miriam Simun, is a performance served out of a mobile food cart that examines biodiversity loss brought on by climate change. GhostFood servers guide the public through a pre-nostalgic experience that engages dialogue, considers environmental change and human innovation, and enhances food science understanding. Using technology, memory, and olfactory stimulation, GhostFood serves flavor illusions of foods that are threatened with extinction due to climate change. This iteration of GhostFood is organized by The Contemporary in collaboration with eighteen students in the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University enrolled in ‘GhostFood: Curatorial Practicum with The Contemporary,’ which runs Fall 2015. The cart will travel in Baltimore throughout October-November 2015, with select site engagements highlighted below.



—will travel in Baltimore City throughout October-November 2015, with select site engagements highlighted below. All activities are free and open to the public.

JHU HOMEWOOD | 10/5 | 6pm-8pm
—located directly on the Freshman Quad.

PENN STATION | 10/15 | 6pm-9pm
—in conjunction with ongoing activity at Penn Station Plaza, hosted by Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.

JHU HOMEWOOD | 10/20 | 12pm-3pm
—located directly on the Beach.

HAMPDEN MARKET | 10/24 | 10am-1pm
—in conjunction with the Hampden Farmer’s Market, located on the corner of 36th Street and Elm Avenue.

JHU HOMEWOOD | 11/2 | 6pm-9pm
with panel discussion: 7pm-8:30pm

—in conjunction with a panel discussion featuring artist Miriam Simun, anthropologist and educator Anand Pandian, moderated by Adam Sheingate who is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at JHU. The event is free and will be held at JHU’s Homewood Campus in Mergenthaler, Room 111, from 7pm-8:30pm.

LEXINGTON MARKET | 11/4 | 5pm-9pm
—in conjunction with Light Up Lexington, a series of quarterly events hosted by Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc.

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Work in Albuquerque at 516 Arts

DOSD is featured in the show Knew Normal at 516 ARTS

GHOSTFOOD was featured during the 516 Block Party

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Wave & Particle Opening Feb 14 @ Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

A group exhibition celebrating Creative Capital’s 15th anniversary
February 14–March 21, 2015

Reception: Saturday, February 14, 6–8pm

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
31 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm,
Monday by appointment

“We are faced with a new kind of difficulty. We have two contradictory pictures of reality; separately neither of them fully explains the phenomena of light, but together they do.”
–Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld, “The Evolution of Physics” (1938, on wave-particle duality)

Artists: Janine Antoni, Edgar Arceneaux, Heather Cassils, Patty Chang, Julia Christensen, Chris Doyle, Eric Dyer, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ken Gonzales-Day, Brent Green, Kelly Heaton, Shih Chieh Huang, Jennie C. Jones, Brian Knep, Simone Leigh, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Matthew Moore with Braden King, Carlos Motta, Karyn Olivier, Laurie Jo Reynolds with Jeanine Oleson, Jason Salavon, Jesse Sugarmann, Miriam Simun, SuttonBeresCuller, Sam Van Aken, Quintan Ana Wikswo (list in formation)

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Phantom New Yorker

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Lovely article by Nicola Twilley for the New Yorker, dipping into some of the fascinating webs that build our Agalinis Dreams

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Agalinis Dreams @ MAD October 8!

A performance debuting at the Museum of Arts and Design on October 8 in tribute to the Agalinis Acuta, the only federally protected endangered plant species in New York state. The event is a ritual performance in which the audience takes part, a multi-sensory event that combines scent & cocktail, choreography & costume, a multi-channel video installation & sound. The evening makes use of embodied knowledge that becomes available to us through ritual action and sensory experience, in order to pay tribute to the critically imperiled Agalinis Acuta, while also exploring ideas of progress and change through this single (beautiful and elusive) flower species that blooms only one day a year. The performance is a non-linear abstracted narrative that explores the interwoven relationship of species loss, social change, ecological communities, legal-political structures, and sensorial experience through a ritual in tribute of the Agalinis Acuta and the story of it’s attempted revival from the brink of extinction. Part of the performance will be the activation of the DOSDII (included in the MAD Biennial exhibit), a wearable device that inserts scent into the flavor illusion of the ritual cocktail.

Very limited tickets due to the personal nature of the performance, tickets available on the MAD website

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Hello Los Angeles: Lecture @ OTIS MFA in Public Practice / Residency @ GuestHAUS

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Squeezing Out Every Last Drop opens today!


 Solo show at Kappatos Gallery through May 2

Opening Reception March 27, 8-11PM
Performance 8:30 PM

12 Athinas Street
Monastiraki, 10554, Athens

Squeezing Out Every Last Drop explores the limits of resources in relation to human, non-human and urban bodies. Included are a series of objects and video performances developed during the ‘Art Professionals in Athens’ residency. At the intersection of ecological and financial crisis emerges a series of ritual acts for the individual citizen, located somewhere between need, care, hope and futility. Physical and concerned with material, they sublimate the human body, excavate contemporary artifacts (outside of official archeological sites) and suck the city streets for nourishment.

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GhostFood in ARTnews

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Headed to the US/Mexico border for week of desert-tent-living and art-making with five other artists. Very happy to join Signal Fire on their amazing OUTPOST residency…

The public lands adjoining the US- Mexico border protect some of the rarest and most biologically diverse habitat in North America. These places are also the focus of increasing militarization by US Border Control. Signal Fire invites activists, researchers, and artists for a unique remote residency in southern Arizona to craft a creative response to the wild places of an embattled region.

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