Archive for April, 2011

Things Fall Apart

April 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Features

Things Fall Apart

Nam June Paik and the Conservation of Video Sculpture A Symposium at DAAP Conserving the pioneering work of artist Nam June Paik was the subject of this past weekend’s symposium at The University of Cincinnati. Made possible by a grant from the Getty Foundation, artists, curators, and academics from across the nation and as far [...]

What Would Nam June (Paik) Do?

April 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Features, On View

 What Would Nam June (Paik) Do?

What Would Nam June (Paik) Do? The University of Cincinnati’s College of Design Art Architecture and Planning hosted the Nam June Paik and the Conservation of Video Sculpture, Symposium and Exhibition (April 15-16, 2011), a coup for the College of Art, (long the red-headed stepchild of DAAP’s other more financially-driven Colleges). Thanks to a grant [...]

Cynthia Goodman

April 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Profiles

Cynthia Goodman

An Uncrowned Queen Cincinnati’s Cynthia Goodman enjoys international success as a curator, writer, corporate art consultant, documentary producer and former director of New York City’s IBM Gallery of Science and Art. Her gold-braided resume made her the preeminent choice to be the interim director of Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center, not once but twice. But Goodman [...]

Haring’s Creative Approach and Its Reception

April 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View

Haring's Creative Approach and Its Reception

Keith Haring 1978-1982, the exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center representing the formative period of the artist, reveals the diversity of his early artistic engagements. It confronts the visitor with his sketches of penises, affirming the youthful Haring’s newly liberated sexuality; narcissistic video work, alluding to a preoccupation with selfhood; and his curatorial roles, divulging [...]

Tally

April 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View

Tally

A Collaborative Show with Carrie Iverson and Nathan Sandberg “Tally: A Collaborative Show with Carrie Iverson and Nathan Sandberg” at Gallery One One at the Brazee Street Studios in Oakley has a somewhat misleading title since the only thing vaguely collaborative is that Sandberg’s installation piece, Roundtrip (2011, bricks, dimensions variable) comprised of used bricks [...]

The American Circus Poster

April 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View

The American Circus Poster

Out Of Kitsch and Into Dream: “The Amazing American Circus Poster:  the Strobridge Lithographing Company” allows art to encompass life in a way that transforms both.  The show, beautifully and meticulously curated and installed, has an epic quality, as if the curator were pulling together props and sentiments for a big-budget fever-dream/movie showcasing tropes from [...]

For a Better World

April 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View

For a Better World

                        Curators of exhibitions rarely receive more than a mention in exhibition signage–“curated” or “organized by.” But it is nearly impossible to talk about “For a Better World 2007” without acknowledging the organizer, Saad Ghosn (head of U.C.’s department of pathology and laboratory medicine [...]

Statements

April 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Digest

Statements

The Artists of “Narrative Figuration” discuss their work. Editor’s Note:  Because Daniel Brown is both Editor of Aeqai and the guest curator for the exhibition “Narrative Figuration” at The Weston Gallery in the Aronoff Center, it is Aeqai’s policy that our reviewers not review his shows.  Therefore, we have asked the five artists in the [...]

Gary Mitchell

April 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View

Gary Mitchell

                  Their Bare Feet Gives Them Away: Gary Mitchell at Gallerie Zaum There is something about a nude body that makes us want to look. All bodies are different, unique in their own way. We all have feelings about our own bodies when we look at ourselves [...]

Eric Ruschman

April 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Eric Ruschman

21st Century Pop Culture Man It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This: New Paintings – Eric Ruschman at Aisle Gallery While the rest of us, by framing our identities on social networking websites, playlists, Netflix queues, and avatars, fulfill the prophecies of dead postmodern writers who saw daily life being taken over by the effects [...]

Disappearances

April 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Multimedia

Disappearances

CAC’s Shinji Turner-Yamamoto: Disappearances from CincyCAC on Vimeo.