CAMPUS THE USF CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM (CAM) brings creative expressions of cultural trends from around the world to the university community and the public. The recent Historias/Histories: Contemporary Art from Brazil exhibition brought Brazil’s rich past, varied histories and complex present to USF in a multi-media showcase. Established and emerging contemporary Brazilian artists were featured, including Jonathas de Andrade, Sonia Gomes, Virginia de Medeiros, Caio Reisewitz and Luiz Zerbini. Concurrently, CAM’s west gallery hosted Sandra Cinto: Chance and Necessity, a site-specific installation by the São Paulo-based artist known for her dramatic meditations on the passing of time and the relationship of humans to nature. In addition to temporary exhibitions and artist’s projects, CAM maintains the university’s art collection, comprising more than 5,000 art works, and campus public art program. The 2016 MFA Graduation Exhibition will run through May 7 in CAM. The annual exhibition features master’s thesis work in a variety of media by the thirdyear Master of Fine Arts candidates in the School of Art and Art History. For more information about the USF Contemporary Art Museum and upcoming exhibitions and projects, visit cam.usf.edu. n
PHOTO: Caio Reisewitz, Uruçuí, 2016. This site-specific photographic collage created in the exhibition at CAM investigates the tension between urbanism and the natural environment in Brazil.
SPRING 2016 3
The official magazine of the University of South Florida Alumni Association.