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

513 345 8400


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Join us to celebrate the opening of the new group exhibition that examines the legacy of Zaha Hadid, not as a conclusion but as a point of departure.

6PM CAC Member Reception (Become a member today!)

7PM Artist Talk (Free for Members / $10 for non-members)
A conversation with Curator Maite Borjabad López-Pastor and artist Khyam Allami

8PM Public Opening

The reception will feature a cash bar, entertainment, and more

The public opening is free and open to the public, however, registration is kindly requested.

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The exhibition reflects on what legacy means. It asks what are the possibilities of actively engaging with the outcome of a creative action? A drawing, a painting, a building, a text, or an idea, once emancipated from the author, opens a range of constantly evolving questions, meanings, and concepts that continue to generate an ecosystem of knowledge.

This exhibition is a take on architectural legacy that transcends a monolithic approach. Rather, it wants to actively use Hadid's architectural thinking as a starting point, as a source of knowledge that can be activated, transferred and evolved. Through site-specific and all-new commissioned works, the show reflects upon the idea of distance in time, history, cultural background, and landscapes, and how a legacy can become a passageway for these concepts.

About the exhibition

This exhibition itself is a key part of the celebration of 20th anniversary of the construction of the Zaha Hadid-designed Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art.

20 Years: Open to Interpretation

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