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.
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
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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