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"Slide Show"
2005-07-02 until 2005-09-11
Contemporary Arts Center
Cincinnati, OH, USA

The clicking of the slide projector takes us on a nostalgic trip back to watching family vacations in our orange and brown family rooms. Slide Show, which opens at the Contemporary Arts Center on July 2, takes slide photography beyond the family trip to the Grand Canyon and onto a level of distinctive artistic expression. Slide Show brings together the most significant examples of slide works from the 1960s to the present. Slides were a new alternative for artists as they bridged the gap between photography and the pervasive use of video technology.

Slide Show is a series of 18 installations that range from single-carousel pieces to more cinematic presentations created with multiple projectors. Through the remarkably simple technology of a slide projector and color transparencies, artists found a tool that enabled them to transform space through the magnification of projected images and text.

This exhibition is organized and circulated by The Baltimore Museum of Art. A fully-illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

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 has earned a reputation for stimulating thought and introducing new ideas by presenting the work of 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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