0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
As Steven Matijcio, curator of the
Contemporary Arts Center, puts it about the Icelandic artist Ragnar
Kjartansson, “Boy, he’s really taking Ohio venue by venue these days!”
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
When we think about grand historical
myths — things like the American Dream, Manifest Destiny or every war,
for example — it’s important to acknowledge that society buys into these
widespread accepted “truths” because of all the supporting evidence.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Maybe because Robert Stearns’ leadership
of the Contemporary Arts Center was relatively short and long ago, his
death in early December from cancer didn’t attract much notice here.
by Mike Breen
Sonic adventurer Nils Frahm performs tonight at the Contemporary Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20. The German-born composer is touring behind his most recent album, 2013’s Spaces, which was compiled from footage from various performances over the previous two years. His live presentation is something to behold, as Jason Gargano writes in his CityBeat preview of the show:Nils Frahm’s live performances are kind of hard to believe. He sits alone on stage, surrounded by multiple pianos and a few other gadgets. He moves back and forth between instruments, slowly building and altering the music as it unfolds, all of which is done without the use of loops or playbacks. It’s an impressive achievement, as Frahm’s sonic output is a whirl of intricately layered yet never fussy arrangements that bring to mind a meld of Steve Reich and Keith Jarrett. Opening the show is Brooklyn’s Dawn of Midi, an Avant Garde trio that combines elements of Jazz, Krautrock, Electronica and experimental Rock music and has also been drawing fawning critical raves. Radiolab host Jad Abumrad said of them, “I've seriously never seen anything like these guys.” Should be a fascinating night of music. Click here for more live music options tonight in Greater Cincinnati.
Sunday • Contemporary Arts Center
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
You can count on the Contemporary Arts
Center’s Performance Series to bring in the best cutting-edge musicians
right when their latest albums are accumulating Best of the Year
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I was hoping that during my first interview with Cameron Kitchin, Cincinnati Art Museum’s new director, he would floor me with his big, ambitious plans. You know, something exciting — something visionary, something contemporary.
A modernized Metrobot will be returning to the CAC
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Soon, you may hear a pronounced jingle whenever Contemporary Arts Center employees walk around their building. If so, it’s because they will be carrying
change — lots of it — so art lovers can use the new payphone on the
gloriously resurrected Metrobot.
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I’ve had a difficult time trying to write about Buildering: Misbehaving the City,
the first show at Contemporary Arts Center that its curator, Steven
Matijcio, has put together since arriving here last year from North
Carolina. And now it is nearing its end — it closes Aug. 18.
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Not content to merely think outside the
box with its Performance Series, the Contemporary Arts Center plans to
physically travel outside the box — the confines of its Black Box
Theatre, that is — for several of its 2014-15 programs.
by Jac Kern
Night Museum runs 5-9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 7
its 2014-2015 season announcement, Downtown’s Contemporary Arts Center adds a new promotion
to its calendar of exhibits, performances and special events.
gives visitors a chance to check out the CAC during evening hours every
Thursday. From 5-9 p.m., guests can view the latest exhibit, shop the CAC
Store, enjoy a cash bar and mingle with other art appreciators. Admission is
$7.50; $5.50 for seniors, students and educators; and free for children under 5
and all members. Paid visitors can park for free Thursdays in July at the
Central Parking Garage (36 E. Seventh Street).This week's Night Museum coincides with a special event from One Night One Craft, the CAC's DIY workshop series. Chef Trinidad Mac-Auliffe of Raw Intervention will demonstrate cool recipes — literally — highlighting dishes prepared without heat. Munch on raw creations, then try making some of your own fro 6-8 p.m. One Night One Craft continues Mondays through July.
The CAC is
typically open until 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on
Tuesdays and offers free admission from 5-9 p.m. Mondays. Find more info here.