Unsaid: Original Research in the Humanities
JHU-MICA Film Center
10 E North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States

Friday, 03/29/2019 6:30pm-9:30pm
Friday, 04/05/2019 6:30pm-9:30pm

Please join us for Unsaid: Original Research in the Humanities, two evenings of short research presentations by Art History and Humanistic Studies senior majors at Maryland Institute College of Art. Everything from a culturally-contextualized history of hypochondria, to bit-coin technology that might allow trees to buy themselves, to queered reproduction, to lesbian vampire fiction, to Durer's influence on Tintoretto... And poetry and creative writing too.

Piano Gallery
140 W Lafayette Ave
Baltimore, MD  21217
United States

Reception: 03/01, 5pm-7pm
Exhibition on view 02/25/2019 through 03/22/2019

/metadata: is a solo exhibition by Kurt Guo with support of Maryland Institute College of Art.

In these video installations, he explore the topic of social surveillance and its effect on human perception. He is interested in how people react differently when they are aware that they are constantly being watched. Through the installation composed with readymade objects, videos and performances, he puts the audiences in a position to rethink the world they live in. In this immersive surreal environment made possible by digital manipulation of images, the viewers think critically about the reality which we are living in—the age of mass data and surveillance.

Decker Library
1401 W Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD  21217
United States

Reception: 02/13, 5pm-7pm
Exhibition on view 02/07/2019 through 05/03/2019

What does it mean to be a citizen – locally, nationally, and globally? How is civic participation defined? How do we define ourselves as citizens, and what does citizenship mean in a landscape that often seeks to disenfranchise and alienate participants?

Five artists respond to these questions in Decker Library’s second Community Art Show, Citizenship, with works from graduate, undergraduate, and open studies students at MICA.

No Touching
Wilgus Gallery
1300 W Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
United States

Reception: 10/31, 5pm-7pm
Exhibition on view 10/12/2018 through 11/02/2018

No Touching is an ongoing visual essay through my own intimate experience. This exhibition consists of prints of new additions in the series and a photographic book.

I’ve been moving between different cultures for the past few years, and integrating aspects of disparate cultures is at the core in my practice. In some cultures, ambiguity is an important part of intimate relationships, which is what I sought to convey in my poetry. However, in some others, clear consent is widely expected. The ambiguity of the “want but not want” under unspoken consent lost in the translation.