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Right Here, Right Now: Houston

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

August 23 - November 30, 2014

The first of "an occasional and ongoing series through which the museum will investigate localized artistic practices." (Read: we'll do shows of local artists from time to time, but don't hold us to any kind of schedule!) The CAMH's Bill Arning, Valerie Cassell Oliver and Dean Daderko each chose a Houston artist to feature: Debra Barrera, Nathaniel Donnett, and Carrie Marie Schneider, respectively.

More Real Than Reality Itself

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

June 27 - September 21, 2014

New video works Andrea Geyer, Camille Henrot, Laure Prouvost, and A. L. Steiner. The lineup is a who's who of recently lauded video artists (who also all happen to be women): Prouvost won the 2013 Turner Prize; Henrot won a Silver Lion award as the most promising young artist at the 2013 Venice Biennial; Geyer was a recent MoMA resident; and Hyperallergic said that Steiner's piece in this year's Whitney Biennial was "one of the few pieces that pulls you in with a seductive complexity." Overheated star machine claptrap, or something genuinely worth spending your time on? We're betting on the latter, at least for some of these works.


20HERTZ: Smart Ass - An Evening with Fat Tony

A presentation in which the artist will discuss his musical upbringing and the influences that continue to shape his career. Following, Fat Tony will perform […]

Melanie Smith

This exhibition focuses on three video-based installation works: Xilitla: Dismantled 1; Bulto: Fragments; and Elevator. Working in cinematic installations Smith took an ethnographic approach to […]

Nathaniel Donnett: lecture

Donnett presents a lecture held in conjunction with the exhibition Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Egdes/Soft Curves.

Musiqa Loft Concert

In honor of the exhibition Outside the Lines and CAMH’s 65th anniversary, Musiqa will be performing Terry Riley’s In C, which is turning 50 in […]

Lecture: Abigail DeVille

DeVille’s work is featured in both Black in the Abstract, Part 1 Epistrophy and Rites of Spring. She collects discarded materials and assembles them into […]

Painting: A Love Story

By examining the surfaces of these works, one can reconstruct the painterly decisions that lead to the finished image.

Rites of Spring

Recognizing the foreign in the familiar is at the heart of this exhibition which combines abstract paintings with photographs.

Ellen Fullman: Performance

For over twenty-five years, Ellen Fullman has worked with her unique musical structure, the “Long String Instrument” (LSI). LSI is an installation of dozens of […]

Ellen Fullman: Performance

For over twenty-five years, Ellen Fullman has worked with her unique musical structure, the “Long String Instrument” (LSI). LSI is an installation of dozens of […]

Ellen Fullman: Lecture

In conjunction with her performance on Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th, Ellen Fullman will present a lecture in which she will discuss her […]

William Basinski and James Elaine

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents a performance and installation by composer William Basinski and artist James Elaine. Site-specific installations by the duo will be […]

Graphic Design-Now in Production

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Graphic Design-Now in Production, an international exhibition that explores graphic design work produced since 2000, including posters, books, magazines, […]

20 Hertz: Toby Kamps

The Contemporary Arts Museum presents 20Hertz, a new lecture series conceived around themes of musical influence in everyday life. The series asks artists, musicians, and […]

Steel Lounge Underground with NoiseFold

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents its summer music event Steel Lounge Underground. Presented with Derek Jones and Josh Zulu, this event brings together musical […]

LaToya Ruby Frazer: Witness

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s work explores the psychological connections of intergenerational relationships within her family through photographs and videos that blur the line between self-portraiture and […]

Perspectives 181: Human Nature

A group exhibition featuring work by Houston area teen artists, the 8th biennial youth art exhibition organized by the CAMH’s Teen Council and guest juror […]

Performance: Danny Tisdale

In Transitions, Inc., Danny Tisdale becomes Tracey Goodman, the head of a fictitious company that specializes in transforming one’s physical appearance for the purpose of […]

Performance: Clifford Owens

In 2011, Clifford Owens asked a group of prominent, intergenerational African American artists for performance scores—written instructions specifying the performer’s actions—which he then performed in […]

Jonathan Horowitz: Your Land/My Land: Election '12

An installation by artist Jonathan Horowitz to coincide with the 2012 American presidential election season. The exhibition will be staged simultaneously at art museums across […]