Dear FRONT friends, We need your help now more than ever to support the recovery of the arts and culture sector and to champion creative community through a world-class contemporary art exhibition, free and open to the public. The inaugural edition of FRONT in 2018 showcased the work of over 115 artists, generated $31 million in economic […]
Impact of Coronavirus on arts institutions and infrastructure necessitates move FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art has made the difficult decision to postpone its second edition, originally slated for 2021. The next edition of FRONT will be held July 16 — October 2, 2022. The arts ecosystem has been, and will continue to be, profoundly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. From revenue and fundraising constraints brought on by […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art in 2018 carried the title of “An American City” and focused on artworks that portrayed Cleveland as an urban archetype.
Now, channeling the zeitgeist of a city and a planet suffering from climate change and social and economic divisions, the organizers of the next FRONT exhibit in 2021 have made healing and transformation their new theme.
FRONT announced its new focus, title and full curatorial team Tuesday evening in a press conference at Karamu House, the nation’s oldest black theater organization.
“The show will address difficulties, wounds, things that require healing,” Cleveland philanthropist and cultural entrepreneur Fred Bidwell, the show’s founding CEO, said in an interview before the event. But he said: “There’s a speculative sense of hope and optimism that change is possible.”
Bidwell created FRONT as a way to highlight Northeast Ohio’s capacity as a cultural center capable of attracting an international audience. The show is modeled after successful European visual art festivals such as Documenta, centered in Kassel, Germany, every five years….
(CLEVELAND — January 15, 2020) — FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, is pleased to announce that its second edition will be titled Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, in a presentation of contemporary art across three cities in Northeast Ohio from July 17 through October 2, 2021. The exhibition will be developed in collaboration with a […]
CLEVELAND, December 20, 2019 — The Cleveland Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition of paintings by noted Cleveland artist and educator Timothy Callaghan at its offices in Playhouse Square in Cleveland. The exhibition, entitled “Glenville” will host an opening reception on January 9, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at […]
Download Release as PDF CLEVELAND, November 20, 2019 — FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce it has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 grant from The George Gund Foundation to broaden and enhance FRONT’s educational initiatives and community engagement. The grant highlights FRONT’s commitment to inclusive public engagement, regardless of […]
CLEVELAND, November 6, 2019 — FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce significant new additions to its team: Sarah Spinner Liska as Deputy Director, Meghana Karnik as Associate Curator, and Lo Smith as Curatorial Assistant. The expanded team underscores FRONT’s commitment to producing a world-class contemporary art exhibition that is […]
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FRONT INTERNATIONAL RECEIVES SUPPORT FOR AKRON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITION, PUBLIC SPACE FOR DANCE $100,000 Knight Arts Challenge Akron Award Will Support an Exhibition at the Akron Art Museum and a Commission for a Public Space for Dance by the Stockholm-based Studio Dansbana! to Premier at FRONT 2021 Download Press Release as a PDF […]