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(The Washington Post) 25 years later: Cincinnati and the obscenity trial over Mapplethorpe art

Posted October 24, 2015 in

"CINCINNATI — Twenty-five years ago this month, a decision about a few photographs drew the national spotlight to Cincinnati. 'The Perfect Moment,' a collection of 175 Robert Mapplethorpe photographs, had just opened at the city’s Contemporary... read more

(Enquirer) 25 years later: Mapplethorpe in Cincinnati

Posted October 22, 2015 in

"What a moment it was. Twenty-five years ago, the Cincinnati stop of Robert Mapplethorpe's controversial exhibition, 'The Perfect Moment,' triggered a series of events that forever shaped our ideas on art, pornography and freedom of expression. A... read more

(SPIN) Jens Lekman Wants to Write a Song About Your Story

Posted October 22, 2015 in

" Weekly postcard writer Jens Lekman is working on a new project called “Ghostwriting” with the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center in Ohio. He’s asking strangers to tell him their stories and he’ll write a song about... read more

(Pitchfork) Jens Lekman Might Write a Song About Your Story

Posted October 21, 2015 in

"Jens Lekman is working on a new project with the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center in Ohio. He's asking people he's never met to tell him their stories, and then he'll write brand new songs about... read more

(WYSO) Cincinnati Explores Mapplethorpe 25 Years After The Moment

Posted October 18, 2015 in

"In the late 1980’s, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s exhibition 'The Perfect Moment' fueled the fire of the so-called 'Culture Wars' that pitted politicians like Senator Jesse Helms and the religious right against artists and museums in... read more

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