CityBeat - The Big Picture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-32-1-the_big_picture.html <![CDATA[How to Look at Glass, Not Just Through It - ]]> To most of us, glass is just a conduit — a way to look outside from inside or to see if a drinking utensil is half-full or half-empty. But to Brooklyn-based artists Anna Riley and Sam Ihrig, everyday functional glass is far more than a utilitarian object.]]> <![CDATA[Do Ho Suh’s ‘Passage’ Honors Hadid’s CAC - ]]> Zaha Hadid’s recent death at age 65 was sad on many levels. One of those is that she won’t get a chance to see the Contemporary Arts Center’s brilliant use of her building for its current installation, Do Ho Suh’s Passage.]]> <![CDATA[Japanese Artist Explores the Mockbee's Mysteries - ]]> In a story about Tetsuya Umeda — the Japanese artist whose installations involve sound, visuals and performance — Blouin Artinfo mentioned that he has a “penchant for ‘performing’ at venues with a slightly derelict atmosphere, such as old warehouses, abandoned schools or disused road tunnels…” ]]> <![CDATA[Noah Purifoy Exhibit Showcases a Great Artist - ]]> I believe you’ll leave Junk Dada impressed — not just by the quality of the artist's work and vision, but also by his importance to the art and American social and political thought of our times.]]> <![CDATA[How ‘After the Moment’ Became a Success - ]]> After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe at the Contemporary Arts Center has been instructional for showing us what the public wants in terms of Mapplethorpe remembrance.
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<![CDATA[New Life for Old Works of Jo Ann Callis - ]]> When Jo Ann Callis returns to her hometown Wednesday to give a FotoFocus lecture at the Cincinnati Art Museum, it will be as a Los Angeles photographer getting renewed attention for some groundbreaking erotic work done in the 1970s and then forgotten.]]> <![CDATA[Library’s ‘Tiny Tomes’ Adds Up to a Big Hit - ]]> Who knew so many miniature books of all types existed, or that their subject matter could be so unusual and their graphic design so beautiful?]]> <![CDATA[CAC to Begin Free Admission - ]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Museums, Galleries Have Big 2016 Plans - ]]> Here is a look at 10 promising shows/art events that will open in the first half (or just after) of 2016.]]> <![CDATA[The Best Art Exhibits of 2015 - ]]> From an accessible aquatic-themed show to installations that emphasized the importance of light, the Queen City saw fantastic and diverse exhibits in 2015, some of which are still on view.
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<![CDATA[See ‘Ten Treasures’ From a New Museum in Town - ]]> Art and artifacts from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum are now making their debut in Cincinnati, which will be the Klutznick collection’s permanent home.]]> <![CDATA[Marker to Commemorate Who Concert Tragedy - ]]>

It’s been a long time coming, but Cincinnati is set to mark this week’s 36th anniversary of the 1979 Who concert tragedy with the dedication of a permanent memorial marker by the site.

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<![CDATA[A ‘Field Guide’ to Magical Thinking - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Andres Serrano Opens ‘After the Moment’ - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Donald Kelley Brings the Outdoors Inside - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Robert Mapplethorpe’s Art, Life Focus of Upcoming Symposium - ]]> FotoFocus and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) are tackling the proverbial “elephant in the room” whenever one talks about Cincinnati’s support of photography — or of the arts in general.
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<![CDATA[Thunder-Sky Rescues Art From Goodwill Box - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[CAC’s Performance Series Deserves a Loyal Following - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Kennedy Heights Arts Center Expands - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Ohio’s Strange Monument Honoring Robert E. Lee - ]]>

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.

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