February 28 - April 11, 2003
Merta created an installation entitled Watching Spirit, based on his experiences in Cleveland and the role of mass media in our current political climate. He gave a lecture about his work in the context of the recent political changes in the Czech Republic to members of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, held Open Studio Days, and presented slides of his students' work from the Technical University of Brno to art students from Kent State University. Art Historian and critic David Moos, former curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmington Museum of Art (AL), and now curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, discusses Merta's installation in the SPACES brochure about his residency.
More about this project:
This project is a part of the SWAP Program.
The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.