D center Baltimore announces a call for proposals for HOUSE SHOW.
September 1–October 31, 2012 (dates subject to slight change)
hosted by Urbanite @ Case[werks] in partnership with D center Baltimore
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2012, at midnight
HOUSE SHOW will study, celebrate, and expand on the idea of the rowhouse as storyteller. As a writer in American Architect and Buildings News observed in 1888, residential buildings are “the architectural type that tells the story of a people more accurately than any other, being the clearer exponent of their habits and taste, in that it is more intimately associated with their lives than any public building, secular or otherwise.”
HOUSE SHOW will examine how these structures serve as narratives, recording and telling our personal stories and the stories of streets, neighborhoods, and entire cities. What are the stories contained in rowhouse walls? What are the personal, political, and social implications of how these buildings were and are created, used, and left vacant or torn down? How do rowhouses reveal how we live, and how we used to live?
We invite artists and designers of all levels of experience and working in any medium to propose work that deals with these themes. Work will be chosen based on artistic merit, originality, and contemporary relevance. Proposals that include elements of public programming are encouraged. As D Center is a small (and nimble!) organization, artists and curators will have a very hands-on role in developing and installing the show. Please note that there is a $10 application fee.
HOUSE SHOW is hosted by Urbanite @ Case[werks] in partnership with D center Baltimore. Urbanite @ Case[werks] is located at 1501 St. Paul Street, Suite 116, in Baltimore, Maryland. The show is curated by Marianne Amoss, Marian Glebes, Sarah McCann, and Jessica Young, members of D center Baltimore.
The deadline for proposals is midnight on July 31, 2012. The subject line of the email should be HOUSE SHOW.
Proposals should include a two-part written statement (submitted as a PDF) that in total does not exceed 500 words:
- A summary of the piece
- A detailed description of how the piece addresses the themes stated above
Please include any relevant supporting materials: images, videos, CVs, links, etc.
Applications should include the $10 submission fee. Checks may be made out to D center Baltimore.
If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com.
The curators will review all submissions and notify all artists about inclusion in the exhibit by August 6, 2012.
ABOUT D CENTER BALTIMORE
D center Baltimore is a broad cross-section of disciplines and individuals invested in improving and encouraging design—in all its iterations—in the Baltimore region. We believe design thinking has the capacity to change the world and that banding together in creative collaboration will greatly improve the quality of urban life. For more information about D center, please visit www.dcenterbaltimore.com.
ABOUT URBANITE@CASE[WERKS] in collaboration with D center Baltimore Urbanite@Case[werks] activates a literal and figurative crossroads: Case[werks] sits atop the Jones Falls Expressway and train tracks that have historically separated Station North from Mount Vernon and downtown to the south. Case[werks] draws audience from both sides of the tracks and shrinks the distance between Mount Vernon and the other activity nodes in Station North to the north.
Urbanite@Case[werks] serves as a showcase of Station North and other Baltimore artists for audiences traveling into Baltimore’s Penn Station, thereby expanding the audience for local artists and the local and regional recognition of Station North. By highlighting interdisciplinary work, the exhibitions in Urbanite@Case[werks] draw participants and audience from diverse fields including architecture, fine arts, photography, design, and more. When possible, the exhibitions at Urbanite@Case[werks] link to other simultaneous exhibitions and projects in Baltimore, acknowledging and promoting Station North’s role in Baltimore’s cultural scene.
Urbanite @ Case[werks] is a collaboration between Urbanite magazine and Case[werks] and is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. For more information about Case[werks], please visit www.casewerks.com.