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Exhibition Opening - Daniel Arsham: "Remember the Future" and Albano Afonso: "Self-Portrait as Light" (co-presented with 21c Museum Hotel)

March 20 through March 30, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Exhibition Opening - Daniel Arsham: "Remember the Future" and Albano Afonso: "Self-Portrait as Light" (co-presented with 21c Museum Hotel)
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One week after the unveiling of our lobby transformation, we will yet again transform our galleries with work by two stunning artists. Join us for an art-filled and engaging night.

  • 6PM - Cocktail Reception (CAC Insiders and Above)
  • 7PM - Artist Talk with Daniel Arsham (All CAC Members)
  • 8PM - Opening Celebration (CAC Members FREE; Non-members $10 • Cash Bar)

Coming off his wildly successful showing during Art Basel in Miami, Florida, Cleveland born artist Daniel Arsham (image top left) is set to present his second solo exhibition, Remember the Future, at the Contemporary Arts Center. Arsham will bring with him nearly 3,000 individual artifacts cast from 20th century media devices such as telephones, projectors and boom boxes. The resulting artwork can be compared to an archaeological dig happening far into the future. There will also be casts of life size figures made from crushed glass and ghostly human shapes that appear to be emerging from surrounding walls.

The Contemporary Arts Center will also be co-presenting an exhibition with the 21c Museum Hotel with work by Brazillian artist Albano Afonso (image top right) entitled Self-Portrait as Light. In his first major exhibition in the United States, Afonso strives to give light a scultpural presence. To accomplish this, Afonso has used famous oil paintings from the western canon and perforated their surface to give visitors a layered look at familiar pieces.

This collaboration between the Contemporary Arts Center and the 21c Museum Hotel emerged from CAC Curator Steven Matijcio and 21c Museum Hotel VP, Museum Director Alice Gray Stites’ shared history with, and affinity for, Afonso’s work. Matijcio, having followed the artist’s work since viewing it in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2006, saw one his photos featured in an exhibition Stites curated at 21c Museum Hotel in 2013; the institution has been a loyal patron of Afonso.

Join us on March 20th for an art-filled and engaging night! For more information, click here.

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