"When the Contemporary Arts Center announced its 2016-17 exhibition schedule last week, I noticed there wasn’t a celebrity name among the artists. In recent years, the CAC has centered its seasons on big shows by artists whose renown extends beyond the traditional Contemporary world of museums, galleries and art fairs.
A similar show wasn’t among those announced last week for the upcoming season. But there may have been a good reason. Reports are swirling that the CAC is planning an exhibition by Swoon, perhaps the best known of female street artists, for the 2017-18 season. The talk began back in January, when CAC tweeted a photo of her touring the museum with curator Steven Matijcio and director Raphaela Platow.
As to what’s coming up before that? 'For this season, I wanted to celebrate practices that are potentially unknown in Cincinnati but are making a lot of waves in the art world,' Matijcio says."