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Exhibition: Breaking Water at Contemporary Arts Center


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Contemporary Arts Center
44 E 6th St
Cincinnati, US 45202

May 6 - August 14

From May 6 through August 14, the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati will showcase Breaking Water, a group exhibition exploring approaches to the subject of water, liquidity, and feminism.

Breaking Water is bringing together works in installation, video, photography, painting, sculpture, and performance that offer a range of approaches to the subject of water, liquidity, and feminism.

It will debut four new commissions by Paul Maheke, Josèfa Ntjam, Claudia Peña Salinas, and a collaborative work by Calista Lyon and Carmen Winant, after which the exhibition is titled, alongside new and existing work by an international group of artists whose work explores themes of fluidity, connectivity, and resistance, and addresses timely concerns including water rights, climate change, and the effects of natural disasters.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a parallel film screening program and catalogue that extend the exhibition’s central themes.

Breaking Water is supported by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the French Ministry of CultureInstitut françaisFord FoundationHelen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL, and ADAGP.

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