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"Kendell Geers: Hung, Drawn and Quartered"
2004-08-27 until 2004-11-07
Contemporary Arts Center
Cincinnati, OH, USA

The Contemporary Arts Center welcomes Kendell Geers: Hung, Drawn and Quartered as the first exhibition for the CAC’s 2004-2005 season. Since the late 1980s, Geers has established himself as one of the most provocative artists in the world through a hybrid practice that resides somewhere between conceptual art and political activism. Through interventions, long-term performances, installations, photography, drawings, and video works, Geers places viewers in uncomfortable spaces, building on physical, political, and psychological tensions. On first impression work that appears tough and confrontational slowly reveals itself to be poignant, even poetic. For his exhibition at the CAC, Geers will present a rarely exhibited drawing series.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Geers employs a fully integrated approach to art and life calling into question his own conflicted ancestry as a white South African. He has exhibited extensively around the world, most notably he has participated in Documenta 11 in Germany in 2002 and the Carnegie International in Pennsylvania in 1999.

This exhibition is organized by the CAC and curated by Assistant Curator Matt Distel.

About the Contemporary Arts Center

Founded in 1939 as the Modern Art Society by three visionary women in Cincinnati, the Contemporary Arts Center was one of the first institutions in the U.S. dedicated to exhibiting the art of our time. In May 2003, the Center relocated to its first free-standing home, the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, designed by Zaha Hadid. Throughout its distinguished 64-year history, the Center diverse artists from around the world, including hundreds of now-famous artists such as Laurie Anderson, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, Nam June Paik, I.M. Pei, Robert Rauschenberg, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol.

The CAC focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media, presenting 8 to 12 exhibitions and 20 to 40 performances annually. Occupying the entire sixth floor of the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, the Sara M. & Patricia A. Vance Education Center: The UnMuseum® offers children and families opportunities to experience participatory works of art, including hands-on projects, school tours, after-school clubs, family days and other programs serving young people.

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Kendell Geers
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2003


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