Six free exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art

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The CMA will exhibit six installations in its galleries from July 16th, representing the work of seven contemporary artists.

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The Cleveland Museum of Art is participating in the return of a free, public contemporary art exhibition this summer and fall at 30 locations in three northeast Ohio cities.

The CMA will exhibit six installations in its galleries, representing the work of seven contemporary artists, starting July 16 as part of the 2022 presentation FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. FRONT International is the result of the efforts of multiple community partners, showcasing the work of over 100 regional, national and international artists working in a variety of disciplines in Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin.

“The exhibition proposes ways in which artistic creation can speak with power: to show people how to recognize and reinvent the invisible structures that govern contemporary life,” the CMA said in a press release. “The exhibition features more than 100 regional, national and international artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography, video, text, performance and other media, demonstrating how aesthetic pleasure – sharing joy through movement , music, craft and color – can bridge differences between people to bring them together.”

As part of the project, the CMA’s presentations will include artists’ work in various mediums such as painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and live performance. Five exhibitions will run from July 16th through various dates next fall or winter, while a live performative artwork by artist Maria Hassabi will be on display on September 16th and 17th.

This is the second edition of FRONT International following the inaugural exhibition produced in 2018. This year’s edition is titled “Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows” after Langston Hughes’ 1957 poem “Two Somewhat Different Epigrams”.

“A tender, brutal and provocative prayer, the poem meditates on the inseparability of joy and sorrow,” the CMA said. “Based on Hughes’ incantation, FRONT 2022 explores how making art offers the opportunity to transform and heal people – as individuals, as groups and as a society.”

Read below for more information on the CMA’s upcoming exhibitions:

About the exhibitions at the CMA

July 16 to November 13, 2022

Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery | Gallery 010

Julie Mehretu: portals offers a new perspective on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s encyclopedic collection through the eyes of an artist. This exhibition, the first of its kind at the CMA, integrates paintings by Julie Mehretu with works from the museum’s permanent collection, which Mehretu selected and curated at the gallery. Spanning a range of cultures, stories and media, the works she selects reflect images and ideas that inspire her own artistic practice and process.

Firelei Baez: the vast ocean of all possibilities (19°36’16.9″N 72°13’07.0″W, 41°30’32.3″N 81°36’41.7″W)

July 16, 2022 to January 15, 2023

Betty T. and David M. Schneider Gallery European Sculpture | Gallery 218

Firelei Baez: the vast sea of ​​possibilities is part of an ongoing series in which the artist reinterprets the archaeological ruins of the Sans Souci Palace in northern Haiti, underscoring its position as an enduring symbol of healing and resistance. The work’s painted surfaces are adorned with reproductions of the traditional West African indigo print (later used in the American South) and seaweeds native to Caribbean waters. In this work, the ruins of the San Souci Palace seem to travel through time and place to burst through the gallery floor, dripping with colorful marine life and the bits and pieces of modern urban debris that now cover our sea floors.

Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Artwith support from the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation and the James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Nicole Eisenman: A decade of printing

July 16 to December 31, 2022

Gallery of Prints and Drawings by James and Hanna Bartlett | 101

Nicole Eisenman: A decade of printing presents the artist’s work at three New York printers: 10 Grand, Harlan & Weaver, and Jungle Press. Working closely with local master printers, Eisenman experimented with a range of printing techniques – including monotype, woodcut, etching and lithography – exploring the unique qualities of each. Drawn from the collections of the artist and his collaborators, the works on display show how printmaking has evolved into a primary vehicle for Eisenman to explore fundamental themes and ideas, and to inventively consider and translate them across all media.

Yoshitomo Nara: recent work

July 16 to October 2, 2022

Toby’s Contemporary Art Gallery | Gallery 229A

Yoshitomo Nara: recent work highlights two major directions in Nara’s artistic practice. This presentation includes a painting of a child, one of a series of works for which the artist is best known, and a ceramic vessel, representing a more recent endeavor by the artist in which he combines his interests in painted image, sculptural form and language .

Matt Oak and Tyler Mitchell: Sunlight, shadows and a rainbow

July 16 to November 6, 2022

Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz photo galleries │Gallery 230

Matt Oak and Tyler Mitchell: Sunlight, shadows and a rainbow uses light, color and perspective to transform everyday events into magical moments, candid or posed. The works evoke sensations and emotions – the wonder of a child discovering nature, or a dip in a cool river on a hot afternoon. Eich and Mitchell set joyful scenes of relaxation, languor and personal contentment in the southern landscape. Both artists use photography, most commonly associated with the recording of facts, to suggest the possibilities of transformation, the delight of the senses, and the captivating mystery of the ephemeral.

Friday and Saturday, 16.-17. Sep 2022

Maria Hassabi’s performative work makes its debut at the Cleveland Museum of Art CANCELED considers femininity from intergenerational perspectives. Four performers move in a lively soundscape. Her choreography consists of individual solos that exhibit poses historically associated with women, based on everyday mannerisms throughout history and rooted in Hassabi’s signature style of stillness and deceleration. The use of verticality and its resistance to gravity is interspersed with more fluid movements that are central to the work. CANCELED is meticulously crafted, with every action and look subject to counts and clues.

CANCELED was produced by the LUMA Foundation and premiered at LUMA ARLES as a result of the Artist-in-Residency program. Co-commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Artproduced in collaboration with the VIA Art Fund.

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