Teresita Fernández/Quisqueya Henríquez

The Contemporary

One of the significant characteristics of Baltimore’s Contemporary Museum is its lack of a specific physical space; the institution functions as a center of operations for the presentation of contemporary art in different places around the city. A number of the Contemporary’s projects have strategized this paradox of having a museum without a museum. The large-scale collaborative show of work by Teresita Fernández and Quisqueya Henríquez, Miami-based artists of the same generation, consisted of two parts. The first, a “phantom exhibition,” was a tour of selected works in the Baltimore Museum and the Walters Art Gallery. The wall labels for these selections were rewritten by the artists and curator Lisa Corrin, transforming them into brief texts reflecting on these works’ influence on them. Their approach sought to provoke a new appreciation for some well-known works—the tour included stops

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