The BMA invited several Baltimore-based galleries and collectives to curate digital exhibitions at tomorrows.artbma.org. Galerie Myrtis, Creative Alliance, ICA Baltimore, and Current Space, among many others, present the work of artists including Ernest Shaw, Zoë Charlton, LaToya Hobbs, Antonio McAfee, and Graham Coreil-Allen. Drop in the virtual galleries, and if you’re able, be sure to support them. All transactions will be conducted by the individual galleries, who will keep all proceeds along with the artists they represent.
Move over, Netflix! BMA Screening Room is a new video streaming service broadcasting the work of 50 video artists. Watch short films and videos created by some of your favorite Baltimore-based artists and discover the work of local visionaries like Erick Antonio Benitez, Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown, Nia Hampton, Chung-Wei Huang, Devin N. Morris, Jules Rosskam, and Abdu Ali and Karryl Eugene of as they lay. More videos will be added throughout the duration of the project.
California-based artist Kota Ezawa’s National Anthem (2018) is a meditation on patriotism and protest. The singlechannel animated video was inspired by the actions of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other football players who took a knee, sat, raised fists, or locked arms during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality against unarmed black men and social injustice. Ezawa (b. 1969, Germany) creates work that explores and translates significant cultural events into simulations that question the authenticity of both our experiences and retold histories.