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  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, still from Riyo, 1999, digital video projetion, 10 minutes.

    Nothing Compared to This

    Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
    44 E. Sixth Street
    September 24 - November 28

    The quieter descendants of Pop and Conceptualism continue a ’90s trend away from the big, brash, bulimic ’80s. The roughly twenty artists in this show, among them Kara Hamilton, Andrea Zittel, Ricci Albenda, Jorge Pardo, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, have produced such conceptual objects as shadow paintings, quirky architectural surfaces and decor, optically soft wallpaper, wall rubbings, a heat sculpture, books arranged by the color of their spine, and a suit by Zittel worn by its collector. These works will be elusively presented without wall labels in a setting to include moody sounds like Brian Eno’s Music for Airports. A free visitor’s guide offers information about art seemingly made to play off and probe the accoutrements and subtle seductions of lifestyle.