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A Family Affair

August 24 – December 12, 2015
USF Contemporary Art Museum

A Family Affair presents seven artists who explore personal identity and family relationships through photography, video, performance and animation: Renee Cox, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Kalup Linzy, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hank Willis Thomas, Corine Vermeulen and Deborah Willis. Adopting a range of approaches from documentary to fiction, they articulate visions of self situated within interpersonal and historical family contexts as well as broader social frameworks of race, class and gender, often working in collaboration with family members to realize their art. During the exhibition Corine Vermeulen will be in residence and undertake a three-month community-based project in collaboration with the University Area Community Development Corporation, photographing residents of the University Area community adjacent to USF in exchange for stories of neighborhood and family life.

A Family Affair is curated by Megan Voeller and organized by USFCAM. The exhibition catalogue for A Family Affair is supported by a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. Corine Vermeulen’s residency is supported by Caspers Company and Sharmila and Vivek Seth.

Press Release | Exhibition Brochure | Exhibition Catalogue

MOMUS "Interview: Kalup Linzy In Between Acting and Performing"
By Danny Olda, October 9, 2015

HuffPost Arts & Culture "A Family Affair at the USF Contemporary Art Museum"
By Kalup Linzy, September 2, 2015

NPR "With Her Camera, MacArthur 'Genius' Tells An African-American Rust Belt Story"
September 29, 2015

Jacolby Satterwhite: Virtual World Building

Renee Cox’s New History

Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas: Two Generations of Photographers

The Many Characters of Kalup Linzy

Photographer Corine Vermeulen Focuses on Community Stories In Detroit and Tampa

LaToya Ruby Frazier Turns Her Lens on Family and Inequality in Industrial America

Renee Cox

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Kalup Linzy

Jacolby Satterwhite

Hank Willis Thomas

Corine Vermeulen

Deborah Willis