• 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, 2004

    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.