Katrín Sigurðardóttir | Cleveland, Ohio
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art: An American City
July 14 – September 30, 2018
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is an exhibition comprised of artist commissions, performances, films, and public programs that will launch its inaugural edition in July of 2018. An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises, in collaboration with museums, civic institutions, and alternative spaces across Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin, will showcase an ambitious roster of projects, including performance and theater throughout the landscape and built environment. With a roster of national, international and area-based artists at all points in their career, FRONT will examine the ever-changing and politically urgent conditions of an American city.
FRONT is a new Art Triennial based in Cleveland and opening the summer of 2018. This citywide art program will bring together international, national and regional artists, curators and scholars to propose a new format for biennials and triennials. It focuses on process, research, collaboration and long-term engagement with Cleveland and Northeast Ohio to provide an expansive stage to create and share new work that is inspired by and engaged with the social, political, cultural, ecological and economic issues of our time. These themes and ideas are explored by the participants will revolve around the history and the current realities of Cleveland that serves as an example of a midsize American city in time during which this country is deeply divided. FRONT sees museums and exhibitions as places for a nuanced conversation about the difficult issues and concerns in society, away from the perhaps comforting but also reductive way of absolute thinking that is so destructive. The program feels the need to address complexities and diversity of thought within the spectrum of institutions that address the state of the world around us.
FRONT has teamed up with all of Cleveland and the region’s most renowned arts and cultural institutions, making it unique in the world for the scope of its collaboration.
FRONT is organized by the FRONT Exhibition Company.
Artists taking part in FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art: An American City:
Nasser Al-Salem, Juan Araujo, Asian Dope Boys, Eric Baudelaire, Alan Belcher, Walead Beshty, Dawoud Bey, Barbara Bloom, Vladimir Bonačić, Thomas Boutoux, Candice Breitz, Nicholas Buffon, A.K. Burns, Gerard Byrne, Juan Capistrán, Johnny Coleman, Gianna Commito, Sean Connelly, Jamal Cyrus, Marlon de Azambuja, Woody De Othello, Willie Doherty, Chris Dorland, Paul Druecke, Erin Duhigg, Casey Jane Ellison, Elizabeth A. Emery, Beverly Fishman, Harrell Fletcher, James Benjamin Franklin, Cyprien Gaillard, Dani Gal, Jeff Gibson, Dale Goode, Pao Houa Her, Jonn Herschend, Silas Hite, Andy Holden, Sky Hopinka, Jonathan Horowitz, Maryam Jafri, Cui Jie, Hao Jingban, Li Jinghu, William E. Jones, Alex Jovanovich, Lin Ke, Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, Amber Kempthorn, Kitnick Thurman, Josh Kline, Dane Komlijen, Agnieszka Kurant, Luisa Lambri, Guillaume Leblon, Sharon Lockhart, Kerry James Marshall, Microlights, Laura Huertas Millán, Ad Minoliti, Sarah Morris, Brenna Murphy, Michael Oatman, Kelley O’Brien, Odili Donald Odita, Scott Olson, Virginia Overton, Erkan Özgen, Paul P, Julie Ezelle Patton, Alix Pearlstein, Walter Price, Michael Rakowitz, Cheng Ran, Jennifer Reeder, John Riepenhoff, Kay Rosen, Allen Ruppersberg, Pieter Schoolwerth and Alexandra Lerman, Peter Scott, Allan Sekula, Liu Shiyuan, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Rebecca Shore, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Diane Simpson, Joe Smith, Cally Spooner, Julian Stanczak, Darius Steward, Jessica Stockholder, Martine Syms, Zhou Tao, Bruce Tapola, Tony Tasset, Jim Trainor, Scott Treleaven, Jan van der Ploeg, Philip Vanderhyden, Jessica Vaughn, Siebren Versteeg, Visible Collective (2001-2007), Eugene von Bruenchenhein, Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, Stephen Willats, Anne Wilson, Christian Wulffen, Lauren Yeager, Carey Young, Nate Young, Heimo Zobernig