ART OF THE EXHIBITION
Open to Ages 16-29
Saturdays, September 21-November 2, 1:30-5:30, Johns Hopkins Homewood, Gilman Hall (map) and field trip locations
In this exhibition design workshop, student fellows will explore a range of possibilities for exhibiting their own and others’ photographic art. They’ll consider both virtual and actual venues, from social media platforms and websites to traditional and nontraditional galleries to pop-up spaces. They’ll consider how work can be contextualized and recontextualized by its relation to an exhibition space and to other works; and they’ll consider the relationship of artist to subject, audience to art, and of both art content and audience to a given exhibition space. They’ll also consider how they might expand and diversify their own audiences, consciously developing opportunities for contributing to and influencing the culture. The workshop will address the logistics of exhibition from basic website design to printing and framing for display. Each fellow will identify a potential physical space in Baltimore for an exhibition of their work; have opportunity to design an individual website; and contribute to a group pop-up installation. Work from the pop-up will be shared on the program website and at a program exhibition. Some time will be devoted to creating new images, but fellows should also have existing portfolios, whether created on their own, in BYFA workshops, or in other educational settings. Limited to 12 student fellows.
Chrissy Fitchett, a graduate of MICA, is a practicing photographer and Associate Director for Baltimore Youth Film Arts. Her work examines family structure, generational knowledge, and issues of political and social marginalization, such as forced migration and gender inequity.