“SciFi Art” | USFCAM’s “Open Score” Featured in the Tampa Bay Times

Artists experiment with technology at the USF Contemporary Art Museum with Robert Rauschenberg as their muses.
Artists experiment with technology at the USF Contemporary Art Museum with Robert Rauschenberg as their muses.

By Leonel Peon | IRA Intern | USF Freshman

The Tampa Bay Times recently featured a review of USFCAM’s current exhibition Open Score  in their Lattitudes weekend section. Seasoned arts writer Lennie Bennett called the new show “techno art with an sense of humor.” In the feature, Bennett describes her experience with each of the eight different interactive installations found in the new exhibition, which runs through March 9th at USFCAM. Bennett explores the different perspectives and visions for each work and how these culturally diverse artists pay homage to the late Robert Rauschenberg.

Here’s an excerpt from the story:

“Thoughtful” and “entertaining” are adjectives we usually read in reviews of good movies, plays and books. Rarely are they paired in discussions of art exhibitions. But they are the most appropriate and succinct words to describe “Open Score,” a new show at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. And in some instances, we can add “fun,” which is really not an artcritic word. “Open Score” is at heart cerebral, a technologically based collection of eight installations by a globally diverse group of artists: three Cubans, two Colombians, one Argentinian, one Australian, two Canadians and one American. All were part of a larger exhibition, also titled “Open Score,” that was in the vast 11th Havana Biennial in 2012. It was curated by Luis Gomez and Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda. Noel Smith, CAM’s curator of Latin American and Caribbean art, edited down the larger exhibition to one that could inhabit the museum’s galleries.”

Online version: Review: Show at USF Contemporary Art Museum celebrates Rauschenberg’s vision

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