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Cover Story: Blowing off the Dust

Local artist Luensman plans many surprises as he takes over the entire Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) turned 125 last year. The revered institution held parties to celebrate its history and received attention and kudos for, well, lasting so long. Now, though, at   

Art: Cubical Culture

John Pilson's awe of the boring job

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 14, 2007
John Pilson's new exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, SkyScraper Souls, is not as straightforward as it might seem. Pilson's work -- black-and-white portrait photography as well as two-  

Art: The Ties That Hinder

Featherstone's experience in Ghana offers a Western critique

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 31, 2007
How many of us want to believe that Western culture, so ravaged with politics and money, is a corrupted version of the way life is "meant to be?" Which of us looks to the handmade products of so  

Art: An Accidental Ghetto

'A Woman's View' is almost as obvious as its title

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 17, 2007
In case the fact that The Carnegie has put together an exhibition featuring work by only female artists should strike you as a bright idea, let me pose a question: Is there really such a thing as   

Art: Whimsy or Not?

Manifest Gallery has fun with 'Whimsical Muse'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Contemporary art comes in sundry forms. Usually, we want it to tell us something -- about politics, about injustice, about the state of the world. The current group show at Manifest Gallery (2727   

Scarlett Thomas -- The End of Mr. Y (Harvest Books)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Scarlett Thomas manages to transform a philosophical treatise into a novel, and a good novel at that. It begins with a young English woman, Ariel, on a half-assed quest for the answer to everythin  

Art: Dolls, Dolls, Dolls

ArtWorks' latest exhibition delves into artifice

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 20, 2006
The current exhibition at ArtWorks Gallery, Figuratively Speaking, is a collection of dolls. More accurately, the exhibition investigates some of the most interesting ideas that contemporary art   

Art: Control Freak

Robert Derr's video installation Remote Control lacks 'something new'

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Before the video came the performance: On Nov. 15, Robert Ladislas Derr arrived from Columbus, roped off a section of Fountain Square and walked around in a mirrored suit and cameras. He followed th  

Cover Story: Designs on Art

CAC mixes the past, present and future of Cincinnati design in a new exhibition, Graphic Content

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 6, 2006
The timing couldn't be better. The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) opens an exhibition Friday that is determined to bring some oomph -- and some people -- back to the adrift arts hub. Graphic   

Art: Transitory Visions

Katharina Grosse color bombs the CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Check Out Katharina Grosse Exclusive multimedia The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) began a new kind of exhibition last year inviting the artist group SIMPARCH, to create a lobby installation th