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(AEQAI) Perfect Mess: After the Moment

Posted November 24, 2015 in

"Robert Mapplethorpe was an aesthete’s aesthete, trying with each photograph he took to capture a kind of formal blissfulness that shreds philosophy, politics, conjecture, and any other form of bull-shit standing in the way of... read more

(The Art Newspaper) A question of censorship: 25 years after the Mapplethorpe trial

Posted November 06, 2015 in

"A storm of controversy broke out in the US in 1990 over a travelling retrospective of the work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati found itself in the national spotlight, when... read more

(Columbus Alive!) Arts Preview: After the Moment

Posted November 05, 2015 in

"Twenty-five years after the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati became the first and only museum to be charged with obscenity over a retrospective of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s work, it’s celebrating freedom of speech and artistic... read more

(Enquirer) Mapplethorpe Returns to Cincinnati

Posted November 05, 2015 in

"After the Moment opens 25 years after the Cincinnati stop of the late photographer’s controversial exhibition triggered events that forever shaped our ideas on art, pornography and freedom of expression. Before The Perfect Moment opened... read more

(Broadway World) Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibit Opens 11/6 at Contemporary Arts Center

Posted October 30, 2015 in

"After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe is a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of the Contemporary Art Center's (CAC) presentation of the landmark retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe's photography, The Perfect Moment, and the... read more

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