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Cuban artist Glexis Novoa shares insights about his work during the opening celebration for CAM's exhibition Climate Change: Cuba/USA. (photo: Anthony Wong Palms)

Upcoming events

All USFCAM,  Graphicstudio, and Public Art events are FREE unless otherwise noted.
For reasonable accommodations please contact Amy at amyallison@usf.edu or (813) 974-4164. (FL Relay 711)

 

January 17

FloodZone + Sponge Exchange: Gallery Talk and Opening Reception 

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Gallery Talk with artists Hope Ginsburg and Anastasia Samoylova

6pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

Join artists Hope Ginsburg and Anastasia Samoylova for a deeper dive into their exhibitions during a gallery conversation with USF Curator of Public Art and Social Practice Sarah Howard. The gallery talk is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Allen Root in honor of his late wife Janet G. Root.

Sponge Exchange + FloodZone Opening Reception

7-9pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

Join USFCAM to celebrate Sponge Exchange + FloodZone, two solo exhibitions with artists Hope Ginsburg and Anastasia Samoylova that document the habitats both above and below the sea’s surface to reveal human interventions to our natural ocean ecology and the ocean’s intrusion into the built environment. They examine the issues surrounding our climate crisis, rising sea levels, and water quality; their impact on the health, sustainability, and resiliency of Florida’s environment; and the social and economic life of South Florida and the Gulf Coast. Both exhibitions are curated by Sarah Howard and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum. Music and refreshments provided.

 

Anastasia Samoylova, Dome House, 2018, from the FloodZone series. Courtesy of the artist and Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL

January 18

Panel Discussion – Rising Above: Art and Climate Resiliency

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Pre-Panel Coffee Reception

10am, USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

Enjoy a special viewing of the Sponge Exchange + FloodZone exhibitions at this coffee reception prior to the panel discussion. 

Panel Discussion – Rising Above: Art and Climate Resiliency

11am, USF School of Music Conference Center (MUS172)

Join us for a panel discussion with artists Hope Ginsburg and Anastasia Samoylova; Ulrike Heine, Independent Curator and Visual Studies Scholar; CJ Reynolds, Director of Resiliency and Engagement, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council; and Stephanie Wakefield, Urban Studies Foundation International Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Florida International University, as they explore new patterns for resiliency in the face of climate crisis. Moderated by USF Curator of Public Art and Social Practice Sarah Howard. ASL interpretation will be provided.

 

Hope Ginsburg, Breath Portrait I, 2016. Courtesy of the artist

January 23

Art Thursday: Curator’s Talk + Reception

6pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

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Join Curator of Public Art and Social Practice Sarah Howard for a gallery tour and discussion of the exhibitions Sponge Exchange + FloodZone.

 

Anastasia Samoylova FloodZone book cover

January 26

Anastasia Samoylova and David Campany Talk + FloodZone Book Signing 

11am, Oxford Exchange - 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

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Join artist Anastasia Samoylova in conversation with author David Campany in celebrating FloodZone, Samoylova’s recent volume of photographs documenting sea level rise in South Florida, with essay by Campany. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Hosted in partnership with Oxford Exchange.

 

Troubled Waters: A Turtle's Tale

February 6

CAM Club presents Film n the Lawn

6pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

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Settle in on the lawn to watch a series of short documentaries featuring WLNR’s Troubled Waters: A Turtle’s Tale and Jack Black’s Saving Miami, exploring our impact on the health and well-being of the waters, species and ecologies of South Florida. Popcorn and refreshments provided. Presented by CAM Club.

 

MIA-1069-10/6/48-Miami, Fla. Flood waters in Miami caused by hurricane. Orange Bowl stadium in background. (Acme Telephoto).

February 13

Gallery Talk with Anastasia Samoylova and Ksenia Nouril, PhD

6pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

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Join us for an Art Thursday gallery talk and reception. Artist Anastasia Samoylova and Ksenia Nouril, PhD, Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center, will contextualize Samoylova’s work within the historical and contemporary role of photography in society. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Anastasia Samoylova, Flooded Garage, 2017, from the FloodZone series. Courtesy of the artist and Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL

February 21

SYCOM Concert: Music for FloodZone + Sponge Exchange

7pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

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Students in the USF School of Music SYCOM composition and electronic music studio program perform a three-hour continuous concert of original compositions inspired by Sponge Exchange and FloodZone exhibitions. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Hope Ginsburg, Matt Flowers, Joshua Quarles, Video still from Swirling, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

February 23

Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg at the Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art

3pm, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 E Klosterman Rd E, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

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Dive deeper into the practice of artist and educator Hope Ginsburg as she presents on her past and current interdisciplinary projects which explore the sponge as a metaphor for the exchange and ecology of learning and as a catalyst for social change. This presentation focuses on the sponge culture of Tarpon Springs, also known as "The Sponge Capital of the World." Ginsburg's work explores the local sponge industry, raises understanding about the health of marine life and its ties to the environment and the economy. Presented in partnership with the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.

The presentation will be followed by Land Dive Team: Tarpon Springs, a related public performance event at the The Sponge Exchange in Tarpon Springs at 6pm.

 

Land Dive Team: Amphibious James, Hope Ginsburg with Composer Joshua Quarles, Performance still, 2018.

February 23

Land Dive Team: Tarpon Springs Public Performance

6pm, The Sponge Exchange, 735 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

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The fourteenth performance in Hope Ginsburg’s Land Dive Team body of work proposes the practice of present moment awareness as a tool for coping with the overwhelming fear associated with climate change. This new site specific, public performance involves trained participants meditating in full scuba gear and a live musical score that incorporates the breath of the composer. Together they create an amplified immersive soundscape and opportunity to engage audiences in contemplation of our environment and its species. Supported by USFCAM Art for Community Engagement (ACE) funders and presented in partnership with The Sponge Exchange and Tarpon Strings Music.

 



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