Cameron Jamie

Cameron Jamie investigates ritualistic practices, mythologies, and folkloric traditions that lie at the fringe of popular culture. Best known for his films, Jamie works across media, incorporating drawing, sculpture, photography, and performance in his exhibitions. His acclaimed film trilogy (BB, Spook House, and Kranky Klaus), created between 1998 and 2003, captures teenage backyard wrestling competitions in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles; residents in the suburbs of Detroit transforming their lawns to construct spook houses for Halloween; and the Krampus festival in which men dressed as Krampus, the pagan hairy, horned beast, physically punish residents the night before St. Nicholas day in an Austrian village. Through a studied, ethnographic approach, Jamie immerses himself in these subcultures unearthing what he has called rituatized forms of social theatrics.? Jamie has had solo exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2006), traveled to the MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2007); Salzburger Kunstverein (2004); Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (2004); Artangel, London, The Wrong Gallery, New York; Galerie Christine Konig, Vienna; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2001). His work was included in the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art (2006) and the Venice Biennale (2005).  The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby’s for this and upcoming events

The Art Institute of Chicago

06:00PM – Lecture
Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago
Members – $15
Non-Members – $20

07:30PM – Dining
Carnivale, 702 West Fulton Market
Members – $65
Non-Members – $80