Calendar

WELCOME, to a fantastic 2019 calendar of events!

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CAM 2019 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions

Contemporary Art Month, San Antonio (CAM) announces its calendar is open for submissions for March 2019. 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 events, shows, and exhibitions that promote Contemporary Art in San Antonio taking place during the month of March 2019.

In 2019 CAM is once again partnering with the San Antonio CURRENT which will feature the entire calendar in the printed edition throughout the month of March. Any events to be published in the printed calendar should be received by midnight February 14, 2019 without exception.

The cost of announcing is minimal and only a single charge per venue, not per event. Any venue may submit numerous events to promote throughout the month with the single price per venue.  The payment schedule is as follows:

Artist Run Spaces: $15

Commercial Run Space: $30

Institutions: $50

For more information on the Contemporary Art Month calendar please visit: http://contemporaryartmonth.com/calendar/

Please direct any and all inquiries to:

Nina Hassele

(210) 630-0235

info@contemporaryartmonth.com

Feb
1
Fri
EFFORT ECONOMY @ Blue Star Contemporary
Feb 1 – May 4 all-day
EFFORT ECONOMY @ Blue Star Contemporary

EFFORT ECONOMY

On view February 1 – May 5, 2019

Featuring Julie FavreauRaul GonzalezR. Eric McMasterRonny Quevedoand Anne Wallace.

Reflecting on dancer and theorist Rudolf Laban’s ideas related to effort and movement the exhibition features artists whose work utilizes choreography in some form. Movement and the body are essential to the works in the exhibition, with artists considering the design and sequencing of movement as it relates to dance, sports, daily life, eroticism, and more. Other ideas presented through this exhibition include internal rhythm and time as forces we connect our bodies to, and our drive for interconnectivity to one another in both the material and immaterial world.

Laban introduced the termeffortin the context of modern dance theory as a mental impulse where movement originates. He designated four factors of motion— space, weight, time and flow— that embody effort. The combination of these factors generates the dynamic of movement. Laban also defined basic actions relating to effort: to press, to flick, to wring, to dab, to slash, to glide, to punch and to float.

Using Laban’s theories as a foundation, this exhibition also considers the varied definitions of the terms effort and economy in combination with one another. We look at different contexts where our movements are calculated, sometimes the parameters fabricated or designed by the artists. Artists consider how the expenditure of energy can be optimized, futile, emotional, healing, sensual, mundane, and create new aesthetic languages. The works generate questions around the values we assign to the exerting effort, whether this be monetary, economic, social, or moral.

Feb
28
Thu
Ruby City presents Solo Show of Isaac Julien’s Film Looking For Langston @ STUDIO
Feb 28 @ 6:30 PM – Aug 11 @ 8:30 PM
Ruby City presents Solo Show of Isaac Julien’s Film Looking For Langston @ STUDIO

Ruby City presents Solo Show of Isaac Julien’s Film Looking For Langston

March 1 – August 11, 2019

Public Opening Reception: February 28, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Studio, 111 Camp St. San Antonio, TX 78204

Ruby City presents an exhibition of works by renowned filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien, CBE RA opening at Studio on February 28, 2019. Central to the exhibition is Julien’s seminal 1989 documentary-drama Looking for Langston, a film which expanded his international acclaim. Looking for Langston, one of Julien’s most recognized early works, is a meditation on the life of poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes alongside several of his contemporaries who were also integral members of the Harlem Renaissance. When it debuted, it was lauded for its exploration of desire and the reciprocity of the gaze, and marked a founding film of what critic B.Ruby Rich named The New Queer Cinema.

The film is regarded as a fundamental resource for African-American Studies and has been a key part of curricula in North American universities, colleges and art schools. 2019 marks it’s 30th anniversary.

Also on display are two recently acquired photographic works from the Looking for Langston series, Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3, which illuminate the multilayered narratives present throughout Julien’s oeuvre.

Julien’s film, video installation and photographic works combine a number of artistic genres to create a unique visual language. Much of Julien’s work explores issues of Black and queer identities. Addressing themes such as institutionalized racism, transcultural identity and experiences of cultural displacement, Julien’s work explores many of the social and economic issues facing contemporary global society.

During her lifetime, Linda Pace was a dedicated supporter of Julien’s practice, acquiring over fifty works for her permanent collection. Today, the Linda Pace Foundation preserves the largest collection of Julien’s work.

Mar
9
Sat
San Antonio Public Library Presents Carlos Loera @ Memorial Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Carlos Loera @ Memorial  Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Carlos Loera at Memorial Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12,m 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Elizabeth Camilletti @ Cody Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Elizabeth Camilletti @ Cody Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Elizabeth Camilletti at Cody Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12,2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Kallie Cheves @ Bazan Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Kallie Cheves @ Bazan Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Kallie Cheves at Bazan Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Lauri Garcia Jones @ Forest Hills Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Lauri Garcia Jones @ Forest Hills Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Lauri Garcia Jones at Forest Hills Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Nicole Poole @ San Antonio Public Library Cortez Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Nicole Poole @ San Antonio Public Library Cortez Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Nicole Poole at Cortez Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Sabrina Alfaro @ Great Northwest Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Sabrina Alfaro @ Great Northwest Branch Library

Artist Sabrina Alfaro at Great Northwest Branch Library opening March 9 through May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Xavier Gilmore @ Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Xavier Gilmore @ Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School

San Antonio Public Library Presents Xavier Gilmore at Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School  opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.