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(CityBeat) Robert Mapplethorpe’s Art, Life Focus of Upcoming Symposium

Posted October 07, 2015 in

"FotoFocus, the nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering local interest in photography as an art form, isn’t spending this year solely planning for its 2016 Biennial.

Instead, it and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) are tackling the proverbial “elephant in the room” whenever one talks about Cincinnati’s support of photography — or of the arts in general.

On the 25th anniversary of Hamilton County’s unsuccessful prosecution of the CAC and its director Dennis Barrie for showing the Robert Mapplethorpe touring retrospective The Perfect Moment, they will have a two-day, multi-panel symposium at the CAC commemorating the exhibition. It will occur Oct. 23 and 24.

The symposium, Mapplethorpe + 25, is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required."

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