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What’s happening in Tampa Bay art: New exhibit at USF CAM, a talk by Alex Da Corte

A festival at Jannus Live completes your fill of art on both sides of the bay.
The chain-link fence "Torn" by Robert Lazzarini is part of "The Return of the Real" at the USF Contemporary Art Museum, which will host an opening reception on Friday. [Courtesy of University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum]
Published Sep. 4
Updated Sep. 4

FAKING THE FUNK: THE RETURN OF THE REAL

Re-presentation is central to the concept of the two-person exhibition at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. The hyphen there is crucial, distinguishing it from “representation.” In “The Return of the Real,” New York-based sculptor Robert Lazzarini and Los Angeles artist Rodrigo Valenzuela are re-presenting objects and images. Inspired by the culture of fake news and alternative facts, they seek to establish a new way of looking at things. Find out how on Friday, when they’ll be on site for an artists’ talk with curator Christian Viveros-Fauné at 6 p.m. at the school of music’s Barness Recital Hall. An opening reception follows in the museum from 7 to 9. Free, $5 parking. 3821 Holly Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-4133. ira.usf.edu.

POP LIFE: ALEX DA CORTE

Alex Da Corte is a New Jersey-born celebrated artist who makes vibrant, neon-laden installations that have graced Art Basel, the prestigious 57th Carnegie International and the 58th Venice Biennale. The young visionary is inspired by American pop culture and will explore how his art reworks it at Tampa Theatre in his discussion Stink! Stank! Stunk! In a former series of videos and images, he dressed as the rapper Eminem, doing mundane things like unraveling cords from PlayStation controllers, or sitting surrounded by household objects transformed into bongs. They were installed in multiple decorated rooms, one of which contained a giant, deconstructed Adidas Superstar. The University of South Florida’s Institute for Research in Art is bringing this fascinating artist to us. Free, but secure tickets at tiny.cc/stunk. 7 p.m. Tuesday. 711 N Franklin St. ira.usf.edu.

Alex Da Corte's "Rubber Pencil Devil" on display at the Carnegie International. [Courtesy of University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum]

COURTYARD CREATIONS: THAT ART FESTIVAL

More evidence of Tampa Bay’s flourishing art scene happens when That Art Festival takes over St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live. Artists from Tampa and St. Petersburg will fill the courtyard with their creations, including Derek Donnelly, Jenipher Chandley and Michael Vahl. Guests can try their hands at an interactive art piece, joining the artists. Kids can get in on the action with a creative corner and face painting. A DJ will set the mood, there will be raffles and pets are welcome. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. 200 First Ave. N. thatartfestival.com.

On Saturday, That Art Festival at St. Petersburg's Jannus Live will feature Michael Vahl, whose work of Salvador Dalí is shown here. [Courtesy of That Art Festival]

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