Sunday, July 22, 2018
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
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
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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
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
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