FRONT will cancel its planned 2025 edition and will permanently wind down operations.

FRONT Triennial’s announcement, in its entirety: It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of FRONT International’s 2025 edition. The world is a very different place in 2024 than it was when our Founder, Fred Bidwell, launched this ambitious initiative in 2016. Public and private funding priorities have changed to focus on the critical needs of our communities. […]

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Brianna L. Hernández: Anticipatory / Después, at SPACES Gallery

Anticipatory / Después is an assemblage of multimedia works that visualizes the anticipatory grief and emotional labor involved in caregiving, as well as the mystery of the life process that is death. Brianna L. Hernández transforms the perfunctory tasks and ephemera of selfless and typically gendered (feminine) labor of caregiving into a sublime multimedia installation that captures the sacredness of […]

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I’ll Tumble For Ya: Neverending Cycles

There’s a reason people with money have for centuries paid others to wash their clothes. Laundry is a never-ending task, and even the invention of washing machines and dryers has not relieved us of the need to haul baskets, sort and fold in a relentless routine.  Rather than make note and marvel that not one but two exhibitions built around […]

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365 Days of Art

How’s your New Year’s Resolution going? And did it require the diligence of doing some specific thing every day for an entire year? Adam Tully’s 2024 commitment caught our attention on Facebook, which only makes sense, because that is where it is going to play out for the entirety of 2024: The art collector, bassist and librarian committed to posting […]

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Rolling Wonder: Francis Alys, Paradox of Praxis 5, at the Cleveland Museum of Art

On the second floor of the Cleveland Museum of Art, right around the corner from Henri Matisse’s painting Tulips and Piet Mondrian’s Chrysanthemum, a tall Belgian guy wearing a scarf kicks a flaming soccer ball at night around Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He dribbles the fireball past busted up buildings and alongside graffitied bridge abutments, he ambles past shuttered stores and […]

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CAC Board Applicants, So Far

The list of applicants to serve on the Board of Directors at Cuyahoga Arts and Culture has grown a bit since CAN last reported. As of January 4, 19 people had applied for the coming term.  The County Executive’s office initially said they “ideally” wanted all applications in hand by January 1, but has confirmed that applications are still being […]

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CAN’s Ten Most-Read Stories of 2023

CAN Journal learns something at the end of every year—something about hot topics and what makes people read, and also something about the challenges inherent to building top ten lists. Year after year, we see that people want to read about injustice and controversy. And 2023 was no different, with posts about the disappearance of a large piece of public […]

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China’s Southern Paradise, Reviewed

The Cleveland Museum’s current exhibition on China’s Southern Paradise is one of the most ambitious scholarly projects it has staged in some time, and one of the most remarkable gatherings of top notch art.  It’s also a show that is bit daunting for the general visitor, and it’s particularly unfortunate that the catalogue will not be available until the final […]

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CAC Apologizes to Individual Artists: Full Text

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Board President Nancy Mendez apologized to artists present at the CAC Board meeting December 13. An apology was the first priority expressed in the 2023 Support for Artists: Community Engagement and Planning report, commissioned by CAC and delivered a week earlier by a contractor on behalf of Assembly for the Arts. CAC director Jill Paulsen said […]

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