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[BKARTS] Brad Freeman artist talk Maryland Art Place

Maryland Art Place proudly features the artist and guest speaker,
Brad Freeman, as part of:

Collaboration as a Medium: 25 Years of Pyramid Atlantic
Exhibition Dates:
January 10 – March 4, 2006
Artists’ Talk	 Saturday, February 25, 2-3 pm
Please join MAP’s guest speaker, artist Brad Freeman

Baltimore, MD — Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce a public artist's talk at MAP on Saturday, February 25 from 2-3pm. We invite audiences to join renowned artist, Brad Freeman in a free discussion about his work, including his recently released 2006 limited-edition artists’ book, CUBA, made with Johanna Drucker and published by JAB Books. The images, design, printing and binding of this publication are by Brad Freeman, with a text written by Johanna Drucker. The signed and numbered edition of 25 casebound books are presented in a clamshell box containing two books - CUBA (11” x 17” open; 36 pages) and Torre de Letras y Musica (5” x 8” open; 64 pages). This artist book was inspired by a trip to Cuba in 2003, in which the authors were invited to speak about their work at UNEAC (The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba). In Freeman’s words, “the book explores issues about tourism by American middle class intellectual artists visiting the last communist hold-out and implacable “enemy” Cuba.”

Using digital collage techniques, Freeman combined photographs he made while in Cuba, juxtaposed with images from a facsimile type sample book that was originally printed in Havana in 1836. Freeman strived to achieve “a qualified conflation of time through this combination of images between the colonial and post-colonial eras.” Additionally, Freeman’s book, Torre de Letras y Musica, contains the poem “time’s arrest” (“la detención del tiempo") by Reina Maria Rodriguez, one of the “unofficial” Cuban poets Freeman and Drucker met while in Cuba.

For more information contact:
Lisa Lewenz, 410-962-8565, programs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Guild of Book Workers' Centennial Celebration:
October 12-14, 2006, New York City, New York.
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