Fall 2013 exhibition season

Fall 2013 exhibition season

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Beehive Grid 7 x 6, 2012. Stained maple, 42 units: 35 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 17 1/2 inches each. Courtesy the artist and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica. Photo: © 2012 Christopher Grimes Gallery. © 2012 Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle.

August 19, 2013

Fall 2013 exhibitions
September 6–December 29, 2013

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis 
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

T 314 535 4660


The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) is pleased to announce its fall 2013 season, featuring a range of exhibitions honoring the tenth anniversary of the Museum’s building as well as the launch of two new groundbreaking series.

Place is the Space
September 6–December 29
An unprecedented curatorial collaboration between CAM’s architect, Brad Cloepfil, Founding Principal of Allied Works Architecture, and Chief Curator Dominic Molon, Place is the Space features newly commissioned site-specific installations by Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Jill Downen, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Virginia Overton, and Dominique Petitgand. Each of the five works in Place is the Space responds to different aspects of the Museum’s structure, including surface, scale, transparency, and boundaries. While demonstrating the building’s unique ability to shape the presentation and experience of contemporary art, this exhibition also examines how artists address museum spaces as a key element in the development of their work.

Anthony McCall: You and I, Horizontal (II) 
September 6–December 29
This solo exhibition of celebrated British-born, New York-based artist Anthony McCall presents the light work You and I, Horizontal (II) (2006). This digital animation presents a slowly shifting beam of “solid light” whose physical properties become outlined within the haze-filled space of the gallery and are further enhanced through viewer interaction. Curated by Kelly Shindler, Associate Curator.

Front Room
Thomas Bayrle: Chrysler Tapete
September 6–December 29
Chrysler Tapete is one of a number of wallpaper works that renowned German artist Thomas Bayrle has created since the late ’60s. In it, single elements are repeated until their individuality collapses into a massive whole, suggesting tensions between a positive, collective experience and a feeling of stifling uniformity. Curated by Dominic Molon, Chief Curator.

Ed Ruscha: Miracle
November 1–December 29
Since the 1960s, Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha has received extensive critical acclaim for his paintings, photographs, drawings, and books exploring the commercial vernacular of Los Angeles—its graphic signage, architecture, and even parking lots. This rare presentation of Ruscha’s 1975 short film Miracle centers on a day in the life of an auto mechanic (played by artist Jim Ganzer), who has a transformative experience while working on the engine of a Ford Mustang. Actress and singer Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas plays his love interest. Curated by Kelly Shindler, Associate Curator.

New Series
Audible Interruptions: Jessica Baran and Brett Williams
September 6–December 29
Audible Interruptions, a series of site-specific sound works, will launch this fall, infusing the museum’s utilitarian spaces with art. Familiar areas such as hallways, restrooms, and elevators will provide unique and unexpected auditory experiences as CAM expands the ways visitors experience art beyond the galleries. Curated by Kevin Harris, guest curator.

Street Views: Jennifer Steinkamp
October 11–December 29
The work of pioneering digital media artist Jennifer Steinkamp inaugurates Street Views, a new exhibition series of large-scale video art projected onto the museum’s facade. Using powerful video projectors and a complex computer algorithm, Steinkamp’s installation transforms CAM’s characteristic crisp lines into a dynamic curtain of undulating flowers and leaves, creating a digital garden among the metal and concrete of the building. Curated by Lisa Melandri, Director.

Opening weekend programs:

Opening night: fall exhibitions 
Friday, September 6 
Member preview: 6pm 
Public reception: 7–9pm

Artist roundtable 
Saturday, September 7, 10am
Free and open to the public

Dominique Petitgand sound performance
Saturday, September 7, 7pm 
Free and open to the public

About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents, supports, and celebrates the art of our time. It is the premier museum in St. Louis dedicated to contemporary art. Focused on a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, CAM provides a thought-provoking program that reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape. Through the diverse perspectives offered in its exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, CAM actively engages a range of audiences to challenge their perceptions. It is a site for discovery, a gathering place in which to experience and enjoy contemporary visual culture. 

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