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CAM Perennial Exhibition 2015 (Update)

If you have been following along, and we sincerely hope you have, then you already know that New Orleans' Amy Mackie was selected as the 2015 CAM Perennial Curator.   

Amy Mackie is a curator and writer based in New Orleans. A fierce advocate for the art community in New Orleans and Artist-run spaces, Amy is also Co-Director of PARSE (parsenola.com). She previously served as Director of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and prior to that as Curatorial Associate at the New Museum in New York. Mackie was the recipient of a 2013 Curatorial Fellowship from the Stavanger Municipality Culture Department in Norway, a 2010 Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, and a 2009 CEC Artslink Grant. She has lectured at Bard College, Brooklyn College, the College of Charleston, and Yale University, and has written for Art in AmericaArt PapersFANTOM Photographic QuarterlyPelican BombUniverses in Universe, and various publications and catalogs. 

  We are pleased that Amy is participating with CAM 2015 and excited to see what her curatorial eyes see regarding San Antonio Contemporary Art.  Here is a summary statement from the curator about the upcoming CAM Perennial Exhibition:

 

"Move Me" 

Guadalupe Cultural Art Center

San Antonio, Texas

March 13 - May 23, 2015

 

Justin Boyd

Jimmy James Canales

Roberto Celis

Jennifer Ling Datchuk

Kristin Gamez

Raul Gonzalez

Karen Mahaffy

Anne Wallace


 

“Move Me” unites eight San Antonio artists whose work addresses displacement and transformation. The artworks included in the exhibition communicate various approaches to physical movement, motion, and being “moved” through sound, performance, video, and sculpture.

  Dancing is a central element in videos by Anne Wallace and Raul Gonzalez, while walking is the starting point for projects by Jimmy James Canales and Karen Mahaffy.

Kristin Gamez and Roberto Celis explore more obscure performative actions by means of their own physicality. Gamez’s body is repeatedly dragged across the floor when she pushes the ties than bind her to their capacity and Celis’ body is altered into a musical instrument complete with taut strings to be played like a cello.

Sound and music are omnipresent in this exhibition, but audio perceptions are perhaps most momentous in the work of Justin Boyd. His sculptures house layered recordings of birds, trains, and ambient noise, evidence of human existence.

Our understanding of cultural identity, fetish, and body modification is challenged with Jennifer Ling Datchuck’s wearable eyebrows made of blue and white “Chinese” porcelain. 

Many of the works presented in “Move Me” are slightly seductive, yet curious actions that embrace the possibility of failure by relying on random acts of futility. 


CAM 2015 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions

Through Friday, February 13, 2015.

The Contemporary Art Month Calendar is open for submissions for March 2015 events.  The CAM calendar is open to all San Antonio area artists, curators, directors, club owners, producers, events managers, and arts organizations to announce and promote Contemporary Art Month events, shows and exhibitions.

The annual CAM kick-off, celebrating 30 years will take place on First Thursday, March 6, 2015 at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. Included in the evening's festivities is the crowning of Miss CAM Antonio.

The CAM Open Studio tour is scheduled for Sunday, March 22.  The CAM Closing Party and CAMMIE awards will happen on March 28th.  All events on the CAM calendar are eligible for the CAMMIE Awards.

Let Us Introduce the Curator for CAM Perennial 2015!! (Again)

 As Previously Mentioned, Amy Mackie has been invited to curate the CAM Perennial exhibition for 2015.  Ms. Mackie has finished conducting studio visits and has decided on the artists and theme for this upcoming exhibition.  We will reveal those pieces of information shortly, but for now, please read a little more information about her here.

 We are excited about and grateful for her participation in CAM 2015.

Amy Mackie is a curator and writer based in New Orleans. She is also Co-Director of PARSE (parsenola.com). She previously served as Director of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and prior to that as Curatorial Associate at the New Museum in New York. Mackie was the recipient of a 2013 Curatorial Fellowship from the Stavanger Municipality Culture Department in Norway, a 2010 Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, and a 2009 CEC Artslink Grant to organize a project in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has lectured at Bard College, Brooklyn College, the College of Charleston, and Yale University, and has written for Art in AmericaArt PapersFANTOM Photographic QuarterlyPelican BombUniverses in Universe, and various publications and catalogs. She organized “It Could Go Either Way:  Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly” at Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, Norway in 2014. The exhibition will be travel to the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska in 2015. She is also working on a book that traces the evolution of the artist-run spaces and alternative arts organizations in New Orleans from 2005 to the present. Mackie holds an M.A. in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and a B.A. in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College. 

Updates for the upcoming CAM 2015

So, as you can see, we are still in the process of developing new graphics for the website for CAM 2015, but that doesn't mean that we are not working hard on other aspects of CAM.  We are proud to announce the following bits of information:

 

1.  Our partnering city for the CAM Perennial exhibition and CAMx (exchange) is....New Orleans, LA.

2. Our curator for the CAM Perennial Exhibition 2015 is....Amy Mackie.  Amy is a curator and writer based in New Orleans, and the C0-Director of PARSE. "PARSE is an art space and curatorial residency in New Orleans' Central Business District that serves as a platform for critical dialog about contemporary art." Here is a link to PARSE

3. Our partnering Artist Run Space for CAMx is...Good Children Gallery.  "Good Children Gallery is a pioneer artist-run space in the St Claude Arts District aimed at enhancing the cultural landscape of New Orleans."  Here is a link to Good Children Gallery

 

 

CAM 2015 is in the works.

Hello everybody!  Well, the Holiday season is about to begin  (There putting Christmas stuff out already at Lowes!!!), and pretty soon the year will be over, then CAM will be here.  So we just want to let you know that we are busy gearing up for what will be CAM's 30th Anniversary!!!!  Help us make this 30th year of CAM even bigger and better.  Click the donate button.  Thanks.

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