ICA Baltimore @ Current Space
421 North Howard St
Baltimore, MD 21202
April 24 to May 15, 2015
Opening: Friday, April 24, 7pm to 12am
Closing Reception: Friday, May 15, 7 - 9 p.m.
Three additional collaborative artist tours:
Crossing the Highway to Nowhere walking tour
Saturday, April 25, 2 - 4 p.m.
Explore interchanging embankments around The Highway to Nowhere while boldly crossing where many have walked before.
Formative Drift walking tour
Saturday, May 2, 2 - 4 p.m.
Experience the drama of theaters in ruins and on the rise, and feel Baltimore’s enduring Formstone facades through site-specific performances, tasty sandwiches, and foldable sketches. Tour in collaboration with artists Laure Drogoul, Carly Bales, and Gary Kachadourian.
Wandering Shards walking tour
Saturday, May 9, 2 - 4 p.m.
Bring your personal expertise to help lead an improvised group tour of nearby public space while collecting found object souvenirs to be displayed in the gallery. Explore Baltimore’s invisible public spaces through sharable videos, walking tours, and an immersive gallery installation.
ICA Baltimore presents Baltimore public artist Graham Coreil-Allen's SiteLines, a multimedia collection of online videos, experimental walking tours and an immersive art installation at Current Space featuring banners, photography, typography and cartography derived from nearby invisible public spaces.
SiteLines is a translation of Coreil-Allen’s New Public Sites walking tours into a participatory video web series capturing the artist and walking tour participants as they playfully explore public space while he shares the sites’ histories, design, and uses. The ongoing New Public Sites project interprets the overlooked and invisible sites within cities, investigates the negotiable nature of public space, and pushes the boundaries of pedestrian agency. Filming for first season of SiteLines began in September 2014 with four tours: Crossing the Highway to Nowhere, Reservoir Chill, Old Town Walking Revival, and Power Plant Alive! These collections of new public sites are connected by suburban style development in an urban context, including freeways and pedestrian malls.
Videos from these walks will be incorporated into a larger installation of banners, photography, typography, found object sculptures and a gallery-size map at Baltimore’s Current Space, opening on April 24. During the course of the three week exhibition, Coreil-Allen will also lead three walking tours in collaboration with additional artists working in the surrounding Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. All tours are free and open to the public.
Graham Coreil-Allen - grahamprojects.com
Graham Coreil-Allen is a public artist who explores the constructs and contradictions of public space through videos, maps, crosswalks, and walking tours. Coreil-Allen recently completed the Hopscotch Crosswalks in downtown Baltimore and his walking tours have been showcased around the United States and at the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Recent ICA News
February 2015 profile of ICA Baltimore in Temporary Art Review.
Watch CoHosts lecture by Letha Wilson, sponsored by ICA Baltimore and The Contemporary.
ICA in Bmoreart.com's Top Ten as "Best Roaming Curatorial Collective" by Ian MacLean Davis.