FRONT International presents The Glenville Exchanges: Dialogs between FRONT visiting artists and Cleveland based artists
Madison Residency artist Juan Capistran joins us for a conversation at the FRONT Porch with Michael Gill, Executive Director, Editor/Publisher CAN Journal. This is a free event, space is limited. Reservations are recommended.
Juan Capistrán (b. 1976 Guadalajara, Mexico) works in sculpture, painting, video, photography, drawing, installation, performance, and sound—whichever method best serves the specific project. A Mexican-born artist who grew up in a predominantly African American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Capistrán deftly maneuvers between subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to punk music to the art of the 1960s, blending practices, references and themes into subversive critiques of American culture.
Michael Gill is a writer, editor, and woodblock printer. He is the founding editor and publisher of CAN Journal (Collective Arts Network Journal), the magazine of visual art in Cleveland. He has written extensively on the arts and culture of Northeast Ohio since 1994, with tenures at both of the city’s alternative weeklies: as senior editor at the Cleveland Free Times, and arts editor at Cleveland Scene, where he won more than a dozen awards, covering subjects from local graffiti to race relations on the poetry slam scene.
In 2017 he launched a regionally focused exhibition, CAN Triennial, which will open concurrently with FRONT International.
The Madison Residencies are made possible with the support of The Cleveland Foundation and their Creative Fusion Program.