Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Event Details


Cocktail Reception in Kaplan Hall

CAC Members Only



Artist Talk in Black Box

Members Free/ $20 General Admission

Participants: Jaana Laakkonen, Claudia Peña Salinas, Vian Sora, Carmen Winant and Calista Lyon



Opening Celebration

Kaplan Hall, 4th & 5th Floor Galleries

Free, Public

Music by DJ Monét



Dance Performance

4th & 5th Floor Galleries

Free, Public

Performers: Courtney Duncan and Donna Rubin, Pones Inc.


Martha Atienza, Marcos Ávila Forero, Cecilia Bengolea, Andrea Carlson, Carolina Caycedo, Jes Fan, Cleo Fariselli, Saodat Ismailova, Jaana Laakkonen, Calista Lyon and Carmen Winant, Paul Maheke, Josèfa Ntjam, Claudia Peña Salinas, Vian Sora, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas

About the Exhibition:

Breaking Water is a group exhibition of installation, video, photography, painting, sculpture, and performance that offers a range of approaches to the subjects of water, liquidity, and feminism. The exhibition will debut four new commissions by Paul Maheke, Josèfa Ntjam, Claudia Peña Salinas, and a collaborative work by Calista Lyon and Carmen Winant alongside new and existing work by an international group of artists.

The work in Breaking Water 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 that extends the exhibition’s central themes.

Breaking Water is co-curated by CAC Senior Curator Amara Antilla and independent curator and writer Clelia Coussonnet, with CAC Assistant Curator Stephanie Kang.


Josèfa Ntjam, Yasuke [detail], 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Nicoletti Contemporary, London.

Breaking Water is generously sponsored by:

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, FACE Foundation, Sue Friedlander, Frame Finland

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