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MEMBERS-ONLY: Artist Talk and Tour, "The Ground", Michael Jones McKean

  • Hutzler Brothers Palace Building 200 North Howard Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)

Baltimore Field Trip:
The Contemporary’s recent commission, The Ground - Artist Talk and Tour

Tour led by the artist Michael Jones McKean
with The Contemporary’s Artistic Director Ginevra Shay

1:00 p.m. Depart Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.
1:30 p.m. Hutzler Brothers Palace Building, 200 N. Howard St

Hutzler Brothers Palace, erected 1888, and originally advertised as a “museum of merchandise” was the first department store of its kind in Baltimore. In the shell of this former emporium, McKean has fabricated a massive, multi-room, two-story structure, an architectonic labyrinth enfolding diverse aesthetic languages and multiple modes of representation. He merges the museological, the domestic, the store display, the geological, the theatrical, and the digital. In its totality, he has created an extended metaphor on “place”. Not place as a stagnant reality fixed in time, but as an emergent, fecund, and evolving set of conditions metabolizing past histories into the present.

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