Call for entries: BMA seeks local artists to respond to Franz West
Franz West. “Lemure Heads,” 1992. Installation at BMA. Private Collection, New York, Courtesy of David Zwirner. | Image by Mitro Hood
The Baltimore Museum of Art is encouraging local ” beatboxers, DJs, musicians, poets, and spoken-word artists” to apply to its Sound Off! special event in conjunction with its current sublime, convivial, and madcap retrospective of Austrian artist Franz West, To Build a House You Start With the Roof: Work, 1972-2008, which runs through Jan. 4, 2009. Local artist are invited to document a “creative response to the exhibition” and post it to the BMA’s YouTube.com page. The winners–picked by a combination of popular vote and judges, including BMA director Doreen Bolger, the tireless To Build a House curator Darsie Alexander, and Creative Alliance at the Patterson artistic director Jedd Dodds–will be invited to perform at the BMA Friday, Dec. 5.
Visit the Sound Off! page for complete rules and submission guidelines.