John Cage is coming to Cincinnati!
From Jan 20th-April 20th, the Carl Solway Gallery will exhibit works by John Cage, including prints, drawings multiples and scores. The gallery's 50th anniversary celebration will feature works by numerous artists affiliated with Cage (Yoko Ono, Marcel Duchamp, Allen Ginsberg and others) and includes a series of free Thursday evening concerts. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, "Solway has said no one was more influential in helping to shape his personal life and professional career than Cage."
And while you're out and about, The Cincinnati Art Museum will be featuring an exhibition by Nick Cave, entitled "Meet Me at the Center of the Earth." Apparently, this is supposed to be the largest-scale presentation of the work of Chicago-based Cave to date. Combining aspects of sculpture, fashion design, dance and video art, Cave has created these super-neat-o "soundsuits." They're full-body, form fitting suits layered and textured with various metals, plastics, found objects and even dyed human hair. The best part? They're designed to rattle, swish, and resonate in rhythm with the movements of the wearer. The exhibition runs from Jan 2st1-April 29th.
I gotta get me one of those suits...