The Death of CAM Parade

July 26, 2009

We documented San Antonio’s Death of Contemporary Art Month Parade in association with Glasstire.com, Texas Visual Art Online. The event occurred Sunday, July 26, 2009 along the San Antonio River. This was the last year Contemporary Art Month reigned in July so we were celebrating the Death of CAM so that it will have a beautiful rebirth in March, 2010.

Everyone wore their finest funeral attire as we marched along the Riverwalk towards the San Antonio Museum of Art. When we arrived we were given free water as symbolic apology from the museum. The history goes back over twenty years when SAMA canceled an exhibition for local artists leading them to establish this DIY event we call Contemporary Art Month. We left SAMA and continued our noisy, enthusiastic march until we reached El Tropicano Hotel for the after party. In the end we were exhausted from running around documenting the parade in the heat, but it was well worth it. Watch the film below.

-M&A

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