Cincinnati

Carlos Amorales, Selected Ghosts (composition) 04, 2008, collage on paper, 45 1/4 x 35 7/16".

Carlos Amorales, Selected Ghosts (composition) 04, 2008, collage on paper, 45 1/4 x 35 7/16".

Cincinnati

Carlos Amorales

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
44 E. Sixth Street
September 27, 2008–March 8, 2009

Curated by Raphaela Platow

This marks Mexican artist Carlos Amorales's second outing in a US museum, and promises further explorations of his penchant for theatricality. In addition to the presentation of twenty-six paintings, videos, and drawings, the artist, in collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet, has planned a series of performances using the exhibition as its backdrop, during which dancers will interact with spiderwebs made from pliant metal and plastic. These forms originate in Amorales's Liquid Achive, 1999–, a library of digital images that feeds his wide-ranging practice, including many works in the show. The exhibition's substantial catalogue, with essays by Néstor García Canclini, José Luis Falconi, Jens Hoffmann, and Raphaela Platow and a conversation between Joan Jonas and Amorales, will be an important contribution to the scant English literature on the artist.