The Contemporary Arts Center Opens Three New Exhibits with a Public Party

Get a first look at "Tom Schiff: Surrounded by Art;" "Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies" and site-specific sculptural installation "Props"

click to enlarge "Lauren Henkin: Props" - Photo: Contemporary Arts Center Facebook
Photo: Contemporary Arts Center Facebook
"Lauren Henkin: Props"

A triple-header of exhibitions will open at the Contemporary Arts Center on Nov. 22.

Cincinnati-based photographer Tom Schiff has traveled the country capturing exterior and interior spaces, specifically of museums, by utilizing a panoramic format to explore the architecture he has encountered over the years. As a release cites, he turns these museums into a medium through his “deliberate framing and moving of the camera.”

Group exhibition Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies also explores space, but it does so in an entirely disparate way. A response to Samuel Beckett’s 1961 play Happy Days, which features a woman named Winnie buried in the ground up to her neck, the exhibit of 19 international artists considers the concept of confinement as it relates to the physical and mental spaces people inhabit, especially in the art world.

Rounding out the openings is a site-specific sculptural installation by Lauren Henkin. Dubbed Props, it will work within Zaha Hadid’s architectural design by adding playful touches throughout the CAC.

The Friday reception features a public party at 8 p.m.

Opening celebration 7-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. On view through March 1, 2020. Free. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown,