DAVID CLAERBOUT @ USF CAM

August 21 – October 28, 2017
USF Contemporary Art Museum

USF Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) presents a solo exhibition of video installations and drawings by Belgian artist David Claerbout. Throughout his career, Claerbout has investigated the conceptual impact of the passage of time through his use of video and digital photography.
David Claerbout
David Claerbout, Oil workers (from the Shell company of Nigeria) returning home from work, caught in torrential rain, 2013
single channel video projection, HD animation, color, silent
endless
© David Claerbout
Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
(video installation on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/92601741)
As scholar David Green has explained, “Claerbout’s work subtly proposes a relationship of similitude between film and the objective world that lies outside and beyond the narrative space of cinema. In doing so he poses a set of questions about how we experience film and about the nature of the medium itself.”
Specifically, Claerbout manipulates both moving and still imagery to suggest an otherworldly level of existence, something that might refer to a specific place or event, but the timeline of which is not clear, oscillating between both past and present. The element of sound is critical in many of the works, often used as either a narrative device or a “guide” for the viewer to navigate the architectural space in the film.
Claerbout’s oeuvre is characterized by a meticulous attention to production details, painstakingly created often over a period of years. The resultant works are immersive environments in which the viewer is invited to engage both philosophically and aesthetically.
David Claerbout is curated by Margaret Miller; organized by USFCAM.
For more information, please visit the artist’s website.
Further reading, The Silence of the Lens by David Claerbout, e-flux Journal #73 – May 2016.
 
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Claerbout studied at the Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp from 1992 to 1995 and participated in the DAAD: Berlin Artists-in-Residence program from 2002 to 2003. Claerbout’s work is included in major public collections worldwide, including: Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and many others. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions internationally, including: Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany (2013); Secession, Vienna, Austria (2012); Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (2012); SFMOMA, San Francisco (2011); WIELS, Brussels, Belgium (2011); Museum De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands (2009); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2007); Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland (2008); and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2005). David Claerbout lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium and Berlin, Germany.
RELATED EVENTS
 
Friday August 25
ART LECTURE – SLOW PICTURES: CHRISTIAN VIVEROS-FAUNÉ ON THE ART OF DAVID CLAERBOUT
6pm, USF School of Music Concert Hall
NY-based critic Christian Viveros-Fauné will speak on the work of artist David Claerbout celebrating CAM’s fall exhibition David Claerbout. American Sign Language Interpreters will be available at this event.
EXHIBITION RECEPTION
7–9PM, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Thursday, September 14
ART THURSDAYLAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD FREE FILM SCREENING
6–8pm, USF School of Music Barness Recital Hall
Watch the Trailer on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/167787802/
Join us for a free screening of this French New Wave masterpiece. USFCAM Director Margaret Miller will lead a discussion with USF faculty about the film and its pertinence to the David Claerbout exhibition, including a short introductory presentation and a post film conversation in the lobby with refreshments.
Thursday, October 5
ART THURSDAYDAVID CLAERBOUT CURATOR’S TOUR
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Thursday, October 12
DAVID CLAERBOUT EXHIBITION TOUR
12pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Thursday, October 26
ART THURSDAY: USF PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENT SHOWCASE
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Photography students in the USF School of Art and Art History will respond in various ways to the David Claerbout exhibition.
ABOUT USF CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
USF Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) organizes and presents significant and investigative exhibitions of contemporary art from Florida, the United States and around the world. Serving as a teaching laboratory, USFCAM’s curatorial and socially engaged initiatives and educational programs are designed to present the students, faculty, and community with current issues of contemporary art practice, and to explore the role of the arts in society. USFCAM publishes relevant catalogues, presents critically recognized traveling exhibitions and commissions new projects by national and international artists. USFCAM maintains the university’s art collection, comprising more than 5000 contemporary art works.
MUSEUM HOURS + ADMISSIONS
USFCAM Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sat 1-4pm. Closed Sunday and University holidays
Admission to the Museum is free; however a USF parking permit ($5.00 daily) or pay-per-space parking is required. Please visit our website cam.usf.edu <http://cam.usf.edu/> for parking, directions, or more information on events associated with the exhibitions. Groups and organizations interested in tours should contact USFCAM to schedule at least two weeks in advance. Call (813) 974-4133 for additional information.
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Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy

January 13 – March 4, 2017
USF Contemporary Art Museum

USFCAM will present a solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley, known for his ambitious and immersive projects that investigate historical and contemporary social issues, often through subversive performative action. Featuring two projects in our gallery spaces, DUKE RILEY: Flights of Fancy explores and celebrates Riley’s history of examining the role and relationships of humans and nature through his interactions and interventions with pigeons in public space and the nautical landscape.

Duke Riley

CAM’s Lee and Victor Leavengood Gallery will feature a re-configuration of Duke Riley’s project, Trading with the Enemy (2013), where Riley bred and trained fifty homing pigeons to fly one-way from Havana to Key West, Florida. Half of the pigeons carried Cuban Cohiba cigars, the other twenty-five carried video cameras documenting the journey across the Florida Straits. The exhibition includes a pigeon loft, the smuggled cigars, and videos filmed by the birds, which Riley refers to as the “smugglers” and the “filmmakers”, as well as research material related to the historic flight training of the pigeons. This project specifically references the US trade embargo on Cuba and contributes to the evolving dialogue and diplomatic relationship between the countries as well as referencing the State of Florida’s history of trade with Cuba and its direct influence on the development of the cigar industry and socio-political landscape of Ybor City and West Tampa.

CAM’s West Gallery will include photographs from Riley’s most recent work and largest project to date, Fly By Night (2016), produced for the New York-based public art organization Creative Time. Expanding on his history of working with pigeons, Riley converted a former naval ship into a floating pigeon loft and trained 2000 pigeons, outfitted with small illuminated LED bands, to fly in orchestrated performances above New York City’s East River. Captured during evening performances over the six-week run of the project, the time-lapse photographs document the flight patterns of the birds, swirling, twirling and swooping as moving constellations in the night sky. Paying homage to the waning culture of pigeon fanciers, Riley’s Fly By Night reimagines the role of the pigeon from a nuisance dweller within the urban landscape to a celebrated and revered messenger, companion and collaborator.

Riley’s work encompasses drawing, printmaking (the artist will be in residency at Graphicstudio to create two prints over the course of 2017), mosaic, sculpture, video and performative interventions. His signature style interweaves historical and contemporary events with elements of fiction and myth to create allegorical histories. His re-imagined narratives, presented in his distinct scrimshaw and maritime aesthetic, comment on a wide range of issues, from the cultural impact of overdevelopment and gentrification of waterfront communities, to contradictions within political ideologies as well as commerce and the role of the artist in society and at war.


RELATED EVENTS

CONVERSATION WITH DUKE RILEY *
January 13, 6pm
USF School of Music Barness Recital Hall (MUS107)
Artist Duke Riley joins curator Sarah Howard for a conversation about his work prior to the opening reception.

DUKE RILEY: FLIGHTS OF FANCY OPENING RECEPTION
January 13, 7-9pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum

ART THURSDAY: CURATOR’S TOUR
January 26, 6-8pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Join USFCAM Curator Sarah Howard for a tour of Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy.

ART THURSDAY: FOR THE BIRDS *
February 2, 6-8pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Come learn about the fascinating world of pigeons with world-class pigeon fancier and “Legend of the Sport” Erio Alvarez from Tampa’s own Alvarez Lofts. Alvarez will discuss the breeding and racing of pigeons and the history of the sport in the Tampa Bay region.

SYCOM CONCERT: MUSIC FOR FLIGHTS OF FANCY
February 17, 7-9pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
This two-hour concert will feature the students and faculty of USF’s Composition and Electronic Music Studio performing original compositions inspired by the artworks in CAM’s exhibition Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy.

ART THURSDAY: FLY BY NIGHT WITH CREATIVE TIME’S JEAN COONEY *
February 23, 6-8pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Learn more about Fly By Night, artist Duke Riley’s public artwork of unprecedented scale and beauty produced by Creative Time, a NY-based public art agency that works with artists to contribute to the dialogues, debates and dreams of our times. Creative Time’s Director of Public Projects Jean Cooney will share insights to the unique challenges presented from her experiences with temporary projects in public space.

*American Sign Language Interpreters will be available at these events.


MUSEUM HOURS + ADMISSIONS

USFCAM Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sat 1-4pm.
Closed Sunday and University holidays (January 16)
Admission to the Museum is free; however a USF parking permit ($5.00 daily) or pay-per-space parking is required. Please visit our website cam.usf.edu for parking, directions, or more information on events associated with the exhibitions. Groups and organizations interested in tours should contact USFCAM to schedule at least two weeks in advance. Call (813) 974-4133 for additional information.

Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Board of County Commissioners, and by the USFCAM Art for Community Engagement (ACE) Fund Patrons. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


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SubRosa: The Language of Resistance

August 26 – December 7, 2013.
USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa Florida

SubRosa examines the language of art across continents and cultures in response to social, political, and environ­mental repression. Sometimes covertly and dangerously, the artists in SubRosa, (titled for the Lat­in phrase meaning secrecy), share a desire to question dominant political systems and the cultural status quo. The exhibition includes the work of artists Ai Weiwei (China), José Toirac and Meira Marrero (Cuba), Barbad Golshiri (Iran), Ramón Esono Ebalé (Equato­rial Guinea), Khaled Jarrar (Palestine), and Zanele Muholi (South Africa). These artists employ a range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic novels, artist books, installation and video.

Zanele Muholi Katlego Mashiloane and Nasipho Lavuta, Ext. 2, Lakeside, Johannesburg, from the series Being, 2007 Lambda print 30 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Zanele Muholi, Katlego Mashiloane and Nasipho Lavuta, Ext. 2, Lakeside, Johannesburg, from the series, Being, 2007, Lambda print, 30 x 30 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

OPENING EVENTS
August 30: Colloquium, 6pm, Barness Recital Hall, USF School of Music
August 30: Exhibition Reception: 7-9pm, USFCAM

ART THURSDAYS! Mix, Mingle, and Learn at these special events
September 19: Zine Fest, 6-9pm, USFCAM
October 24: Pecha Kucha, 6-8pm, USFCAM

CURATOR’S TOUR: Informal talk and tour with Noel Smith
October 3, 6pm, USFCAM
November 14, 12pm, USFCAM

SPECIAL FILM SCREENING: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
November 13, 7pm, Tampa Theatre
Ticketed Event: http://tampatheatre.org/visit/tickets-hours/
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. Approximately 90 minutes.

MUSEUMS HOURS + ADMISSION
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 1-4pm.
Closed Sunday and University holidays
Closed: September 2 Labor Day, November 11 Veterans Day, November 27-30
Thanksgiving Holidays

 Khaled Jarrar, Concrete, 2012 (stills), video 1 minute, 52 seconds, Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery Beirut, Damascus, Dubai, London, Jeddah

Khaled Jarrar, Concrete, 2012 (stills), video 1 minute, 52 seconds, Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery Beirut, Damascus, Dubai, London, Jeddah

Admission to the Museum is free; USF parking permit ($5.00) or pay-per-space parking required. Note: USF parking permit or pay-per-space parking is available in Lot. Please visit our website http://www.ira.usf.edu/ or call 813-974-4133 during business hours for directions, map, and events associated with the exhibitions. Groups and organizations interested in tours should contact CAM to schedule at least two weeks in advance.

SubRosa: The Language of Resistance is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and supported by the USF Institute on Black Life and EG Justice. The Institute for Research in Art is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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The Andy Warhol Legacy Project & The Importance of Being Photographed at USF CAM

The Contemporary Art Museum Institute for Research Art in Tampa will be exhibiting two separate shows which include Andy Warhol, Tina Barney, Dawoud Bey, Katy Grannan, Jason Lazarus,Malerie Marder, Ryan McGinley, Catherine Opie, and Alec Soth

August 20 – December 15, 2012
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Genevieve Lykes Dimmitt Lobby Gallery and West Gallery

The Andy Warhol Legacy Project

The Andy Warhol Legacy Project is an exhibition of Polaroids and silver gelatin prints the USF Contemporary Art Museum received in 2008 as a gift from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. This important gift of 106 original Polaroid photographs and 50 gelatin silver prints consists of work produced by Warhol between 1970 and 1987. The portraits, celebrity snapshots, couples, nudes, painting ideas, party photos, still lifes, and outdoor scenes that make up the gift demonstrate the range of Warhol’s interests. The Polaroid portraits reveal the artist’s frank engagement with his subjects. The gelatin silver photographs demonstrate his compositional skill, his eye for detail, and his compulsive desire to document the time in which he lived. The collection at USFCAM consists primarily of works on paper, and this generous gift of work by one of the more significant artists of the 20th century acknowledges and advances the strengths of the collection.

Andy Warhol, Unidentified Woman #23 (Blonde Hair and Dog), 1986. Collection University of South Florida

Lee & Victor Leavengood Gallery

The Importance of Being Photographed

Anticipating the gaze of the camera is the subject of The Importance of Being Photographed. Taking its cue from a gift from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, this exhibition features a select grouping of contemporary photographers who create situations where the subject and the photographer engage in a dialogue about the nature of being photographed addressing issues of class, sexuality, sensuality, shame, despair, and privacy. The title of the exhibition is taken from Oscar Wilde’s funny and biting comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, in which Wilde mixes mistaken identity with a polemic on economic stratification at the end of the of nineteenth century. The play and its famous title serve as a reference and backdrop for this exhibition that explores voyeurism, stratification, and celebrity in our contemporary times. Artists include:Tina Barney, Dawoud Bey, Katy Grannan, Jason Lazarus,Malerie Marder, Ryan McGinley, Catherine Opie, and Alec Soth. The Importance of Being Photographed is curated by Jane Simon, USFCAM Curator, and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

Catherine Opie, Leon, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-­‐Innes & Nash, New
York

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USF CAM presents – In Residence

June 4 – August 4, 2012
In Residence brings together the work of four Miami-based artists who focus artistic inquiries on the contested space between the natural and the built environment.

June 4 – August 4, 2012
USF Contemporary Art Museum

In Residence brings together the work of four Miami-based artists — Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Naomi Fisher, Christy Gast, and Samantha Salzinger — who focus artistic inquiries on the contested space between the natural and the built environment. For decades, Miami has been the site of tremendous speculative real estate development, but it is also the southern edge of the famed Florida Everglades, a unique geography and the focus of a vast reclamation project. These artists fold the world around them into complex examinations of the history of art and an evolving understanding of landscape. In Residence is curated by Jane Simon, USFCAM Curator, and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

DISCUSSION + RECEPTION
June 8, 2012

Panel Discussion
6–7pm @ USF Barness Music Recital Hall / MUS
Join us for a lively discussion with the artists from In Residence, moderated by Jane Simon.

Exhibition Reception
7–9pm @ USFCAM
Join us to celebrate the exhibition opening with the artists and curator.

Exhibition Hours: 10am–5pm M–F; 1–4pm Sat; Closed Sundays and USF Holidays; Free admission to all events

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