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Art: The Moon Show

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 20, 2014
This Saturday semantics gallery in Brighton hosts the opening of a show curated by the new artist collective Near*By.  
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Raphaela Platow on the CAC’s 2008-2009 Maria Lassnig Show

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
When I interviewed Raphaela Platow, the Contemporary Arts Center’s director/chief curator, several weeks ago for this week’s CityBeat story about the institution’s 75th anniversary, I asked about some of the highlights of her tenure. One was the 2008-2009 exhibition of abstracted and intense figurative paintings by then-octogenarian Austrian painte...  

After All This Time

Forty years into his successful career, Rodney Crowell continues to experiment with and hone his craft

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Rodney Crowell’s visit to Cincinnati this week might seem to be just a routine return of an “old hand” Roots-music singer/songwriter — his first solo album, Ain’t Living Long Like This, was released in 1978. But there are some dramatic new developments in Crowell’s long career.  

Beautiful Objects, Amazing Environment

Contemporary Arts Center celebrates 75 years of pushing Cincinnati along the cutting edge

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Peggy Crawford didn’t know the group she helped found in 1939 — Cincinnati’s Modern Art Society — would become so long-lived or vital. It is now the Contemporary Arts Center, which on Friday is celebrating its 75th anniversary.  

Art: North By Northside

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 13, 2014
On Sunday from 2-5 p.m., the Cincinnati Arts Association is sponsoring a self-guided walking tour and celebration of artist studios along Hamilton Avenue in Northside.  

Alice Aycock’s ‘Super Twister’ Brings Chaos to UC Med School

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
For Alice Aycock, whose public sculpture can be found in cities and parks worldwide, “Super Twister” — her new aluminum-and-steel piece at the CARE/Crawley Building on the UC Medical Center campus — represents ideas about chaos she has spent a lifetime pursuing.
  

Queen City Reading

A cornucopia of Cinci-centric books hits the market

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 29, 2014
It’s not so unusual when local authors write books about this region — there’s a burgeoning market for it, actually, in Cincinnati and elsewhere.
  

The Slow Pleasures of Looking at Art

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Art Museums, like any other civic institution, participate in lots of special “days” and other catchy events to get visitors. But Slow Art Day, which occurred April 12, was such a good idea — at least at Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM), where I participated — that it should be instituted on a regular basis.  

The All-Spin Zones

Vinyl aficionados share their record collections at venues across Greater Cincinnati

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
All vinyl nights — select evenings at bars and other venues where people come to spin and listen to vinyl records — have their own distinct personality and all are responses to the ongoing revival of interest (and sales) in vinyl records.
  

Fascinating Cultural Critic Visits UC for a Radical Confab

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I came across the Slovenian theorist/writer Slavoj Žižek in the recent movie The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, in which he passionately used scenes from Hollywood movies to spotlight his observations about the humanist struggle...