July 2018

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


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


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