Art: After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe Opening Celebration

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.

click to enlarge Photographer Andres Serrano gives a lecture Friday.
Photographer Andres Serrano gives a lecture Friday.

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.

The primary thrust of the show remains: Seven regional curators have each chosen five new works by local artists that reflect how Mapplethorpe’s The Perfect Moment influences today’s artistic landscape. When the CAC presented that show in 1990, law-enforcement officials infamously and unsuccessfully prosecuted it on obscenity charges.



After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe opens at the Contemporary Arts Center Friday and runs through March 13. More info: contemporaryartscenter.org.



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