A New Survey of Contemporary Midwestern Artists Doesn’t Try to Pinpoint What Makes the Region Special—But It Does So All the Same | ArtNet

IMAGE: Jonathan Christensen Caballero, Envíos a Mi Hermano/Shipments to My Brother (2021).

Check out this article from Artnet News featuring our Ceramic Artist-in-Residence, Jonathan Christensen Caballero! His work is part of a traveling exhibition on view now at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, “The Regional” features 23 artists from 10 states. We are so thankful to have Jonathan as part of the Art Center family and congratulate him on his success! Read the article below for more details:

The Midwest, like all geographic regions, is both a place and an idea. The phrase might conjure a set of symbols as much as it does a description of physical boundaries: a casserole, a cornfield, a chicken coop.

In organizing “The Regional,” the first multi-museum survey of contemporary Midwestern artists now on view through March 20, 2022, at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, curators Amara Antilla and Jade Powers avoided all these and any other preconceived notions about the region or its artists. “We made a point not to go into this with a curatorial thesis or an overarching idea or set of themes in mind,” said Antilla, a senior curator at the CAC.

Instead, they decided, the shape of the show would rest entirely in the hands of its 23 artists, including Matthew Angelo Harrison, Devan Shimoyama, and Nikki Woods, among others. (Altogether, 14 different cities and 10 states are represented.)

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