July 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Can the FRONT Triennial Redefine the Meaning of Cleveland? Yes, But Not in the Way You Think

At the opening press conference for Cleveland's inaugural FRONT International triennial, Michelle Grabner, the renowned artist and curator who spent much of the past two years shaping the new event, sounded a note of caution: "If you haven't seen the entire exhibition, you haven't seen the exhibition." Even falling short...more


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

6 Must-See Works From the Front Triennial, Cleveland's Answer to the Art World's Coastal Bubble

The late, legendary chef Anthony Bourdain and Milwaukee-based artist John Riepenhoff have something in common. They've both spent a whole lot of time in Cleveland's West Side Market, a sprawling, 106-year-old labyrinth of food stalls hawking everything from fresh Ohio peaches to the city's famous brats. Bourdain descended on the market...more


Friday, July 13, 2018

See Highlights From the Wildly Ambitious, Just-Opened FRONT International Triennial in Cleveland

The FRONT International is nothing if not ambitious. Fred Bidwell, the Cleveland-based collector, philanthropist, and initial engine of the new exhibition, remarked at Thursday's opening press conference that he envisions the new multi-venue triennial as both an alternative to the art fairs now largely dominating the domestic art conversation and a...more


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Four Things To See At Front's Contemporary Art Triennial

The first year of the event is jam-packed with more than 30 exhibitions. Think of this summer as an art scavenger hunt carefully planned by Fred Bidwell. The CEO of Front International has crafted an event that celebrates Cleveland's arts and culture and brings our powerhouse institutions together with more than...more


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New Triennial Offers Artists the Canvas of Cleveland

CLEVELAND - The art world loves to flock to exotic locales for shows and fairs. Will it come to Cleveland? Fred Bidwell, a collector and philanthropist here, is betting it will, to the tune of $5 million - his money and that of other donors. "We're at the front line of...more


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