USA, San Francisco, StreetART
by jet martinez
Clarion Alley Project
Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) is an artists' collective formed in 1992. Inspired by Balmy Alley and other murals and muralists of San Francisco's Mission District, CAMP came together to iniate a mural project on Clarion Alley, also the source of the collective's name. While the Balmy Alley mural project focused on the theme of Central American struggle, the stated goals of CAMP were social inclusiveness and aesthetic variety. CAMP went on to organize projects off site at the Redstone Building (in 1997), and the ILWU Building, as well as gallery installations at San Francisco Art Institute, New Langton Arts, and Intersection for the Arts.
In 2003, CAMP collaborated with Apotik Komik, an artists collective in Indonesia, and Intersection for the Arts to organize and present the project Sama-sama/Together, an international collaboration and exchange between community arts organizations and artists from San Francisco (U.S.A.) and Yogyakarta (Indonesia). The project was designed to foster understanding of recent world events and Muslim and non-Muslim cultures between the two communities through the creation of new works, as well as through cross-cultural dialogue between participating artists and the public at large."""""""