Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

July 31 - November 1, 2015

An multi-media installation reflecting Houston through an ever-evolving, interactive assemblage of audiovisual impressions. The show is a collaboration of Houston filmmaker and community activist Carroll Parrott Blue, French composer and multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and New York composer and computer interactive artist George Lewis, along with a number of local contributors.


Homespun: Houston Stories

A story-telling panel discussion on the vernacular of Houston with humorist Nancy Ford, architectural gadabout Stephen Fox, graffiti chronicler Alex “PRIMO” Luster, roving food critic […]

The Spectacular of Vernacular

26 artists who utilize craft, incorporate folklore, and revel in roadside kitsch in an era of virtual neighborhoods and fast-paced Internet communication, organized by the […]

CAMH Summer Video Jam #1

Aurora Picture Show and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston co-present a monthly gathering where local artists show recent film/video works, discuss and answer questions from […]

Summer Video Jam #1: Kelly Sears and BE Johnny

The first screening of the this Summer’s Video Jam Series features experimental filmmaker and animator Kelly Sears and BE Johnny (Bree Edwards and Johnny DeKam), […]

Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom

The CAMH and MIT List Visual Arts Center present the first museum survey of the work of media artist Stan VanDerBeek. The exhibition is a […]

Answers to Questions: John Wood and Paul Harrison

Answers to Questions features single-channel videos, multipart video installations, sculptural objects, and works on paper and marks the first United States museum survey of work […]

Perspectives 174: Re: Generation

The CAMH and its Teen Council present Perspectives 174: Re: Generation curated by Houston artist Robert A. Pruitt. The exhibition centers on, as Teen Council […]

Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens

Often incorporating the camera in his performance works, Owens blurs the boundaries between the documentation of his performance events and the creation of photographic artwork […]

Perspectives 172: Kirsten Pieroth

Berlin-based artist Kirsten Pieroth‘s project at the Contemporary Arts Museum investigates radio and telephone technology and the work of pioneering radio scientist Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937). […]

Dance with Camera

Dance with Camera features art works in film, video, and still photography that shows the ways dance has inspired visual artists to record bodies moving […]

Perspectives 171: Jennifer West

Perspectives 171: Jennifer West is the first solo museum exhibition for this Los Angeles-based artist and is curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, CAMH curator. Working […]

Perspectives 170: Cruz Ortiz

San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz takes over the CAMH for his first museum exhibition with his alien alter ego- the Spaztek, a post-Chicano, post-punk antihero […]

Perspectives 169: Odili Donald Odita

Odili Donald Odita exhibits new paintings, works on Plexiglas and creates a site-specific exhibition based on the museum’s architecture and the "social environment of Houston" (we […]

Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool

Birth of Cool marks the first painting retrospective of Pennsylvania-born Barkley L. Hendricks. His dazzling, life-sized portraits of urban dwellers from the northeast are part of […]

Perspectives 168: Krachey, Mallios, and Schreiber

"Austin-based photographers Anna Krachey, Jessica Mallios, and Adam Schreiber are fascinated by the transformations that occur when the visible world passes through the camera’s lens. […]

Perspectives 167: Jason Villegas

Houston native Jason Villegas returns home in a big way, with an in-your-face installation complete with assemblage, wall murals, and soft sculptures, as well as […]

No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston

Houston’s zoning-free approach to land use makes us unique among other large American cities. It adds to the flavor of the city, but has also […]

Perspectives 166: Torsten Slama

CAMH presents the first solo museum exhibition of work by Berlin-based artist Torsten Slama. Perspectives 166 will feature a selection of approximately 35 large drawings, […]

Perspectives 165: Contents Under Pressure

"The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Teen Council presents their sixth exhibition of work by Houston-area teens titled Perspectives 165: Contents Under Pressure. Tasked with openly […]

The Puppet Show

We’ve been looking forward to this ever since Wayne Dolcefino talked smack about a mysterious HAA-funded lesbian puppet show! The scope of this exhibit is […]

Cinema Remixed & Reloaded

Collaborating with The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970 examines the contributions […]

Perspectives 163: Every Sound You Can Imagine

Experimental music scores viewed as visual art… nice! Every Sound You Can Imagine includes examples by John Cage, Earle Brown, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Christian Marclay, Stephen […]

Sam Taylor-Wood

Sam Taylor-Wood may not be as well known as Damien Hirst, but she’s an important member of the YBAs nonetheless, (and her work is infinitely […]

The Old, Weird America

 As recommended in our 2008 Spring Preview, this should be an outstanding show. For The Old, Weird America, CAMH curator Toby Kamps has selected a […]

Perspectives 154: Robert Pruitt

Pruitt has been all over this last year from the TX prize show to the Whitney Biennial. Come check out what he has been up […]

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