Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Open Call for Studio Visits with Type A!


Dance (single-channel video, 5:00) 1998, Image courtesy of the artists

Type A is visiting Baltimore for The Contemporary's 2014 Speaker Series: CoHost. Lease Agreement is cohosting the residency and thus will be reviewing artists for studio visits with Type A (Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin).

To apply, send us an email at leaseagreementbaltimore@gmail.com by April 16, 11:59pm EST. Your email must include the following information:
  1. Your name, phone number, and studio address.
  2. A link to your website or an attached portfolio of no more than five 72dpi images.
  3. ALL times that you are available from the list of studio visit times below.

Monday, 4/21:
2:00pm - 2:45pm :: Studio Visit #1
3:00pm - 3:45pm :: Studio Visit #2

Tuesday, 4/22
9:30am - 10:15am :: Studio Visit #3
10:30am - 11:15am :: Studio Visit #4

Email Submission Deadline: April 16, 11:59pm EST
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Type A is the collaboration of Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin.
Using a variety of media, Type A explores the ways in which men compete, challenge and play, and the resulting social and psychological imbalance. Documenting predetermined actions towards a series of goals, the results of their works range from psychologically disarming to profoundly absurd.
Though competition runs through every element of existence, the demand put upon men to competitive can be especially severe. This is initiated in childhood and continuously intensified. If one is “tape a,” then these challenges are not only expected but also necessary to the definition of one’s character. Type A both meets these demands and comments on their consequences.
In addition to antithetical positions adopted by men to survive and succeed, Type A also explores the collaborative process. In true collaboration, drive transcends competition and becomes a unifying force. Individual force, an integral part of teamwork, can flourish even when the end result is a blurring of the self.
Type A has had solo exhibitions at the MCA Denver, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, DeCordova Scultpure Park + Museum, Geoff + Rosenthal, among others. They have also shown at the Walker Arts Center, Sara Meltzer Gallery, Contemporary Art Center–New Orleans and are in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art, The Israel Museum, and more. Type A is based in New York City.

Type A will be speaking on Monday, April 21, from 7pm - 8pm at MICA’s Graduate Student Center, 131 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD. A reception will precede the lecture from 6pm-7pm. Tickets for this this lecture can be reserved on The Contemporary’s website: www.contemporary.org