Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love will feature more than 45 paintings and works on paper made between 2019 and 2022, that weave together motifs found in historical paintings with recognizable 21st-century moments to create new worlds based in Toor’s imagination. Among the works are several made especially for the exhibition and inspired by paintings in the BMA’s renowned 17th- to 19th-century European collection, such as Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Rinaldo and Armida (1629).
A hip-hop adaptation of Julius Caesar, written and adapted by Baltimore artists Joshua C. Thomas and Caitlin Carbone Hernandez and directed by Mari Andrea Travis. Inspired partly by the film Moonlight, our adaptation focuses on Brutus and Cassius’ relationship, showing a male friendship as complex and intimate to challenge the idea of Roman stoicism as a pillar of masculinity.
pure xtc is Taylor Hughes, a queer multi instrumentalist, writing and producing music out of her home studio. Inspiration for the project was sparked while Hughes was living in NYC in late 2020. pure xtc quickly began turning heads with her road-ready brand of haunting electro-pop. pure xtc’s debut single “Ghost” began circulating and could be heard on radio stations across the US, Canada and beyond. pure xtc has opened for Dayglow, Jenny Lewis and Dashboard Confessional.
FFO: Lorde, PVRIS + K. Flay