August 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Cleveland Triennial Is an Artistic Scavenger Hunt With Civic Pride

CLEVELAND - The first-ever Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Arthere, conceived by the collector Fred Bidwell and directed by the artist and curator Michelle Grabner, is organized like a scavenger hunt. In addition to more or less self-contained shows at places like MoCA Cleveland and the Akron Art Museum,...more


July 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Cleveland Mounts Global Triennial But Local Artists Are Largely Overlooked

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is described by founder Fred Bidwell as an all-out effort to put Cleveland on the radar as an international art destination, and described by The New York Times, in an article cited prominently on the festival website, as...more


Sunday, July 29, 2018

An Artist Honors Tamir Rice, One Orange Object at a Time

CLEVELAND - Boxes of pizza and trays filled with steaming food lined wooden tables at the Spaces art gallery here. Visitors to a recent opening could help themselves, but if they chose corn on the cob or chicken nuggets, they had to reach over the sign that read: "Please enjoy...more


Sunday, July 22, 2018

FRONT International exhibit delivers the goods when it comes to artistic quality: review

CLEVELAND, Ohio - All it should take to convince anyone of the high quality achieved by the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a few moments of seeing Cyprien Gaillard's magical 3-D film "Nightlife" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. A native of Paris now based in New...more


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Down in FRONT

BEFORE THE CUYAHOGA RIVER CAUGHT FIRE, searing onto the public imagination an unfair but dogged metaphor for a Cleveland in decline, Tennessee Williams delivered a sicker burn: "America has only three cities," he rumoredly quipped. "New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland." The claim isn't entirely...more


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