As important as today’s announcement is
that the Contemporary Arts Center will start free admission on Feb. 13
for at least three years, the story of how the museum is underwriting it
is also impressive.
Jochen Lempert, the German photographer whose first major U.S. museum show, Field Guide, is now at the Cincinnati Art Museum, combines the metaphysical with the biological so well that the effect is often magical.
As the Contemporary Arts Center prepares to open After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe this Friday, the show — especially the opening itself — is taking on a much more historical dimension than first planned.
Land art — or earth art — is a term for
when artists go outside the gallery and, often using indigenous
materials like soil, water and stone, create large works that seem
integrated into the surrounding natural landscape.
A curious exercise in “found art” is occurring now through Oct. 15 at Northside’s Thunder-Sky, Inc. It’s called The Goodwill Biennial 2015 and, while it has insights and pleasures, the results aren’t consistently as hoped for.
The fourth full season of the
Contemporary Arts Center’s groundbreaking Black Box Performance Series
opens Thursday night at the University of Cincinnati’s
College-Conservatory of Music, with classical pianist Vicky Chow pairing
with 1-bit electronics composer Tristan Perich on his original work Surface Image.
The Kennedy Heights Arts Center, one of
the best and most ambitious in the region, takes a great leap forward
this weekend when it opens its new 10,500-square-foot annex in a portion
of an old Kroger grocery store.
War-related memorials and monuments are one of the most
common forms of public art, and it will probably stay that way as long
as there are wars to remember. But just because we have these
everywhere, we shouldn’t take their existence for granted.
Two veterans of Cincinnati’s co-op
gallery scene, now students at the University of Illinois at Chicago,
will present their strange and fascinating new project, Thing-stead
artist-books, Saturday night at Camp Washington’s Wave Pool gallery.