The artist, writer, and curator Peter Scott continues his manifold explorations of urbanism and its relationship to representation and perception, as most recently staged in his shows at the Emily Harvey Foundation and Magenta Plains gallery, as well as his curatorial projects at his nonprofit Carriage Trade. An exhibition of his newest work, “Future City,” a perplexing play on fiction and authenticity, is on view at the Suburban in Milwaukee through February 10, 2019.
I PARTICIPATED in Front International in Cleveland last summer, and its curator Michelle Grabner then invited me to do a show at the Suburban in Milwaukee. Given my interest in urbanism, locality, and media, the Suburban seemed like an ideal site to do a project in. I think the venue’s name refers in a sort of ironic way to the contemporary condition of urbanism, which is an increasingly homogeneous one. The building has both a picture window and a mansard roof. It’s a pastiche of architectural styles that also has the feel of a home, with shutters and a pitched roof.
The work that led to “Future City” was a series of photographs, included in my “Arcadias” show last spring at Magenta Plains, that document life-size banner ads showing rendered interiors at luxury-condo construction sites around New York. I cropped these images in a way that makes the fiction of the ad look more real than its surroundings. You can see glimpses of the construction sites in my pictures, but the frame is mostly filled with the illusion of the ad itself. This confusion between the real and the fake expressed
THEME SONG FOR CLEVELAND AND AKRON by Jonn Herschend and Silas Hite Because Cleveland can’t have too many theme songs…The “Theme Song for Cleveland and Akron” was commissioned by FRONT International for the 2018 Cleveland Triennial. Made in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the citizens of Northeast Ohio, the lyrics were […]
Cleveland.com: New artistic directors named for 2021 edition of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
ARTFORUM: FRONT INTERNATIONAL NAMES PREM KRISHNAMURTHY AND TINA KUKIELSKI ARTISTIC DIRECTORS OF 2021 EDITION
Prem Krishnamurthy and Tina Kukielski named Co-Artistic Directors for 2021 edition of FRONT International
Download the full Press Release. CLEVELAND, January 4, 2019 – Prem Krishnamurthy and Tina Kukielski have been named Co-Artistic Directors for the second edition of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, which will run from July 17 through October 2, 2021. FRONT is a contemporary art triennial based in Northeast Ohio that is a […]