Phil America: Failure of the American Dream:
Conversation with the Artist

Phil America, The Jungle, San Jose, USA, 2014, Photo courtesy Phil America

Join us for Coffee & Conversation with the artist.
Free and open to the public.
Saturday, January 30th, 11 am to 1 pm.

Come and chat in an informal setting with artist Phil America.

Failure of the American Dream is an exhibition featuring video and installation created in 2014 by Phil America while he lived in The Jungle, the nickname for a tent city near Silicon Valley in San Jose, California. The Jungle was the largest encampment of homeless people in the United States at the time. The exhibition explores the realities of poverty in the United States that are frequently sensationalized or ignored in Western culture while sharing the humanity of an everyday epidemic.

Phil America will be back at CAM later in the spring to live in the installation and continue his conversation with visitors about life in The Jungle.

Learn more about Phil America and Failure of the American Dream

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