CAM Art War
The art revolution
CAM Art War | The revolution of the artists
The final aim of artistic production is the work of art, unique and untouchable, an extension of human self-consciousness meant as an understanding of the human condition in contemporary society.
To destroy it with fire means to deny its intended function, almost an act of vandalism modifying its original meaning and turning it into means of social protest. When artists to do with a sense of solidarity, this gesture becomes a protest against the status quo. CAM Art War is peaceful revolution engaged in by artists and the intellectuals to fight against homogenization the cultures.
We live in a period of heavy social and political movements. Peoples protests, especially so in this historical period. It is a movement against the ravages of unbridled capitalistic greed to and an outcry for freedom against their repressed exasperation.
The longing for freedom is not just for populations under dictatorship but also for the social classes oppressed by a financial instability conditioning their lives. New enemies came out, banks, financial groups, economy lobbies leading and monopolizing the market.
The same is happening in the world of art and culture; in the contemporary art world the power is in the hands of bank foundations, huge galleries and super collectors. Auctioneers control art biennials and big fairs meanwhile museums boards of directors are collected through “political” and strategic agreements.
Governments, powerless or sometimes in collusion, encourage the powerful and diminish democratic cultural and scientific research. The economic crisis that we are all experiencing has squeezed democracy into the domain of the economist, the banker, and the Chancellors of Exchequers who have created conditions that have become painful for the people. Their decisions based on right wing economic arguments become an unsustainable burden for crisis economies. All they seek is a cash profit that benefits the wealthy few.
Dealings in the arts is accomplished by powerful media structures, related to those huge financial centres which support exhibitions and spaces close to ribald free market economic philosophy. Nothing can rise from the bottom, everything is Merchandising, Benefit, Marketing, entire generations of artists are just figureheads with no future. Gone is the notion that democracy is a function that raises the wellbeing of the populous. We are left with a wasteland inhabited by an under-class.
Museums, libraries and experimental theaters need capital to function. The low common denominator of the market that responds to instant gratification are easy outlets for the quick buck philosophies of both government and private sponsorships.
Therefore, CAM museum, operating in on one of the most degraded areas of Southern Italy, conveying social messages through art, like the fight against organized crime and that way of thinking; proposing research and experimentation as an alternative to the star system and to the “IKEA Museums”, proposes a challenge with a big international performance, entitled “CAM Art War”.
The participating artists will realize, though in different places but with the same goal, a meaningful gesture of protest against the situation of art and culture, a “cultural revolution”.
Artists are acting as they would never be expected to do in a civil society, they are burning their works, the product of their creation, the way Governments, finance and multinationals are doing with their dreams.
Antonio Manfredi Art Director of CAM Museum
CAM Art War Aktion, Vienna_July 9, 2012
TEAMniel_Veronika Bayer, Claudia & Daniel Feyerl
CAM Art War Taormina, Sicily-Italy_June 28/29/30, 2012
CAM Art War_Emma Wood, UK_June 14, 2012
CAM Art War Caivano_Naples, June 10, 2012
STUDIO PRIMO PIANO CAIVANO_Naples
Stelio Maria Martini, Maurizio Esposito, Tonino Raucci, Mimmo Maria, Ornella De Martinis, Antonio Palmieri
CAM Art War_Alemka Đivoje, Croatia_June 5, 2012
CAM Art War_Giacomo Montanaro, ITALY_June 4, 2012
CAM Art War_Mary Fox, Brazil_May 30, 2012
CAM ART WAR_Art School of Cardito, Naples_May 29, 2012
In solidarietà con CAM ART WAR, la classe quarta A del Liceo Artistico di Cardito, Napoli, coordinata dal Prof. Raffaele Boemio ha realizzato, come forma di consapevolezza culturale, l’opera: REFLECTIVE EXECUTION. Sul filone di CAM Art War l’opera è stata bruciata negli spazi antistanti la scuola.
CAM Art War Raffo_May 28, 2012
Il video completo dell’azione di Raffo sarà trasmesso a breve dalla TV pubblica francese CANAL+
CAM Art War by Blake College, London_UK_May 25, 2012
Blake College 162 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6YS in Blake College of London, the artists Ella Benham, Mujeeb Bhatti, Blanche Ellis, Mark Hamilton,
Harrison Moore, Kasia Piechota, Ixchel Prada Rojas, Mahsa Ravan Pak , Chelsea Scholes, Juliet Sugg, Maria Tayyab, Ivonne Vargas, Ava Watson, Emma Wood,
Shayan Vaziri Tabar, some of the staff and students of the college will make an action to support the CAM Art War.
CAM Art War_Lello Lopez_ITALY_May 23, 2012
CAM Art War_Ashish Ghosh_INDIA_May 22, 2012
CAM Art War_Luciano Campitelli, ITALY_May 16, 2012
La protesta continua con una delle sculture in marmo del museo.
CAM Art War_ICAW Art War Action_May 16, 2012
International Contemporary Art Wales in solidariety with CAM
CAM Art War Córdoba_Spain May 14, 2012
La Guerra del Arte del CAM in Córdoba_Spain. Manuela Jodral, Felipe Gutierrez, Juan Jurado Granados, Miguel Angel, Moreno Carretero, Jesús Leiros, Javier Hidalgo, Antonio Blázquez, Carmen Carmona (Movalatex); Video di: Antonio Polo
CAM Art War Podrska za, Novi Sad, Serbia May 11, 2012
Dezurni tim Art Klinike
CAM Art War LIVE Spain/Germany May 10, 2012
Carmen Carmona (Spain) and Anneke Gräper (Germany)
CAM Art War Naples, ITALY May 10, 2012
CAM Art War_Iabo, ITALY May 9, 2012
CAM Art War_Qing Yue_CHINA May 8, 2012
CAM Art War_Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria May 5, 2012 at 4pm from Duppini Art Group
Rumen Dimitrov/Popa, Cvetelina Maximova, Georgi Minchev, Rumen Rachkov, Nikolina Djanovska, Stefan Petkov, Margarita Rachkova, Elena Dimitrova, Katerina Milusheva,
Kristian Lapchev, Valentina Radeva – Lapcheva, Milen Djanovski, Milko Bojkov, Konstantin Denev, Atanas Totljakov, Borislav Petrov, Penjo Penev, Trifon Kalfov, Bumbal Damjanov
CAM Art War_Rome
Lungotevere Roma May 5 at 11am Nicola Mette, Alessio Onnis, Luigi Ieluzzo, Dino Ignani
CAM Art War_Fabio Donato ITALY May 4, 2012
CAM Art War_Helga Gasser, Austria_May 3, 2012
CAM Art War_Pécs, Hungary May 2, 2012
András Pinczehelyi, Endre Kis, Miklós Kulman, Nóra Devecsei, Róbert Gyuris
CAM Art War_Cheikh Moustapha Ndiaye, Senegal May 2, 2012
CAM Art War_Hungary April 27, 2012
CAM Art War_Josè D’Apice, Brazil and Mohamed Alaa, Egypt April 27, 2012
CAM Art War_Tony Stefanucci_Italy April 24, 2012
CAM Art War_Astrid Stofhas, Germany April 23, 2012
CAM Art War | Berlin
Tacheles Berlino_ April 26, 2012 Barbara Fragogna, Petrov Ahner, Chiara Mazzocchi, Miriam Wuttke, Alexander Rodin, Chris Rautenberg, Robert Förster, Josè Urhè e Martin Reiter
CAM Art War | Trieste
April 26, 2012 Giuliana Balbi, Patrizia Bigarella, Adriano Fabiani, Massso, Jasna Merkù, Qing Yue, Bruno Paladin
CAM Art War | UK
April 20, 2012_AirSpace Gallery Studios (Stoke-on-Trent_UK) Pete Smith, David Bethell, Behjat Omer Abdulla, Brian Holdcroft, Kate Lynch, Joyce Iwaszko, Glen Stoker, Anna Francis
CAM Art War_Filippos Tsitsopoulos_GREECE_April 19, 2012
La7 TV “Piazza pulita” April 19, 2012
CAM Art War_Severine Bourguignon_FRANCE_April 17, 2012
CAM Art War | Wales April 16, 2012
START CAM Art War
CAMouflage action by Antonio Manfredi_February 27, 2012
India, Ashish Ghosh
Austria, Helga Gasser, Veronika Bayer, Claudia & Daniel Feyerl
Wales, John Brawn
Slovenia, Massso, Jasna Merkù
China, Qing Yue
Egypt, Mohamed Alaa
Croatia, Alemka Đivoje
Germany, Astrid Stöfhas
Paris, France Severine Bourgignon
Stoke-on-Trent, UK (AirSpace Gallery Studios) Pete Smith, David Bethell, Behjat Omer Abdulla, Brian Holdcroft, Kate Lynch, Joyce Iwaszko, Glen Stoker, Anna Francis
Berlin, Germany (Kunsthaus Tacheles) Barbara Fragogna, Petrov Ahner, Chiara Mazzocchi, Miriam Wuttke, Alexander Rodin, Chris Rautenberg, Robert Förster, Josè Urhè, Astrid Stöfhas, Anneke Gräper, Martin Reiter.
Brazil, Josè D’Apice, Mary Fox
Toledo, Spain Fernando Barredo
Senegal, Cheikh Moustapha Ndiaye
Pécs, Hunghery András Pinczehelyi, Endre Kis, Miklós Kulman, Nóra Devecsei, Róbert Gyuris
Rome, Italy Nicola Mette, Alessio Onnis, Luigi Ieluzzo, Dino Ignani
Greece, Filippos Tsitsiapoulus
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (Duppini Art Group) Rumen Dimitrov/Popa, Cvetelina Maximova, Georgi Minchev, Rumen Rachkov, Nikolina Djanovska, Stefan Petkov, Margarita Rachkova, Elena Dimitrova, Katerina Milusheva, Kristian Lapchev, Valentina Radeva – Lapcheva, Milen Djanovski, Milko Bojkov, Konstantin Denev, Atanas Totljakov, Borislav Petrov, Penjo Penev, Trifon Kalfov, Bumbal Damjanov, Neli Selimska.
Córdoba, Spain Carmen Carmona/Movalatex, Manuela Jodral, Felipe Gutierrez, Juan Jurado Granados, Miguel Angel, Moreno Carretero, Jesús Leiros, Javier Hidalgo, Antonio Polo, Antonio Blázquez.
Hamburg, Germany Anneke Gräper
Trieste, Italy Giuliana Balbi, Gianfranco Bernardi, Patrizia Bigarella, Adriano Fabiani, Chiara Vecchi Gori, Alice Zen, Qing Yue, Nadja Moncheri.
Naples, Italy Rosaria Matarese, Tony Stefanucci, Lello Lopez, Fabio Donato, Iabo, Raffo Mauro Kronstandiano Fiore, Michele Spina, Fausto Rullo, Stelio Maria Martini, Maurizio Esposito, Tonino Raucci, Mimmo Maria, Ornella De Martinis, Antonio Palmieri. Giacomo Montanaro, Raffaele Boemio, Luciano Campitelli
London, UK (Blake College of London) Emma Wood, Ella Benham, Mujeeb Bhatti, Blanche Ellis, Mark Hamilton, Harrison Moore, Kasia Piechota, Ixchel Prada Rojas, Mahsa Ravan Pak, Chelsea Scholes, Juliet Sugg, Maria Tayyab, Ivonne Vargas, Ava Watson, Shayan Vaziri Tabar;
Taormina_Sicily, Italy Yanco
Norwich, UK Neil Powell
Skopje, Macedonia Ana Frangovska;
Novi Sad, Serbia (Art Klinike) Narcis Alispahić, Želijko Anƌelić, Danijel Babić, Petar Balaban, Grupa Baza (Branka Miličić i Vladimir Barbul), Mirjana Blagojev, Atanas Botev (MK), Jovana Budošan, Zoran Bulatović, Aleksandar Bunčić, Gordana Čekić, Vesna Cupurdija , Maja Ćurčić, Aleksandar Dimitrijević, Bojan Dojkić, Maša Dujić, Tanja Dukić, Nikola Džafo, Zoran Gashi, Vesna Grginčević , Sima Gucunski , Katarina llić, Vladimir llić , Dejan Jankov, Jastra Jelačić, Filip Kadvanj , Predrag Kočović , Valentina Kovač , Dragoslav Krnajski, Aleksandra Pleskonjić IIić, Photo Toma Lučić, Nikola Macura, Milan Matavulj ,Aleksandar Matijevic, Dusica Mihajlov, Mikrob i Mixup, Marina Milanovic, Dragan Miličić, Nebojša Milikić, Milan Milić Jagodinski, Srƌan Milodanović , Vladana Moldovan, Vasja Nagy, Milan Nešić, Dragana Nikoletić, Borislav Nikolić, Peda Nikolić, Kolja Obrovski, KMP Ogledalo, Branislav Perić, Irena Peškova, Sibila Petenji Arbutina, Ivan Pravdić, Danilo Prnjat, Lidija Sakal, Vladan Samardžija, Ida Softić, Biljana Stanimirović, Dušan Stošić, Živka Suvić Petrović, Dula Šanta , Robertina Šebjanič, Tamara Vajs, Marinko Vlemir, Srdan Veljović, Lea Vidaković ,Nebojša Vilić (MK), Jelena Vladušić , Anica Vučetić, Radislav Ratko Vučinić (MNE), Miloš Vujanović, Marijana Zabeljan, Jovanka Zlatković , Sanja Žigic , Dorde Popić , Ratko Radivojević, Srdan Velijović, Svetlana Ninković, Lea Vidaković, Zlatko Teleki