Creative Fusion, Breaking the Vicious Circle: Myoyoung Kim / South Korea

Myoyoung Kim remembers that she first saw the term “info-graphic” in an article in The New York Times in 2001. It caught her eye because it perfectly described something she had been doing on her own, as a way of communicating research data while she pursued her BA at the Korea National University of Arts. Myoyoung was studying Interaction Design, […]

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Allen Ruppersberg, Then and Now

Cleveland Museum of Art Through December 2 Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art Billboards suck. That was the first thing I thought about when I read Cleveland native Allen Ruppersberg (born 1944) was paying homage to his hometown in his new body of work commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, titled Then and Now. […]

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Back to FRONT

Whether or not many people, local or otherwise, actually saw any of the works and projects completed by its 111 artists, or visited some (or even none) of its 26 sites in Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin, FRONT Triennial was a big deal. It succeeded in putting our region decisively on any map of international twenty-first century art events. Ambitious planners […]

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Citing Yorick, Legal Counsel Wittily Swats Away Legal Challenge to Derek Hess Skull Sculpture

Over the summer of 2018, there arose a contentious legal dispute between two Cleveland-trained artists, Richard VanOver and Derek Hess, which has of late reached a settlement. VanOver, a graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art who is currently active in his original home of Buffalo, New York, sought compensation deriving from the online sale of statuettes of Suicide Note, […]

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The Murals Are the Message

Commissioned in bulk, murals have recently proliferated around Cleveland   At least one thing is happening very fast at City Hall: October 19, Mayor Frank Jackson’s office announced an extraordinary opportunity for a Cleveland artist—to help celebrate the tenth anniversary of our sister city relationship with Rouen, France, by traveling there to paint a large mural, eighty feet long by […]

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WINTER 2018-2019 EVENTS

Your easy, chronological guide to what Northeast Ohio galleries and museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN. THROUGH NOVEMBER 24 I Scarce Can Take It In The four artists in this show fall in the general category of “outsider” artists, though each […]

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Holiday Marketplace

If you are a holiday gift giver, if your shopping trips are like curatorial experiences, if you like giving original, one-of-a-kind gifts, if you want to boost the local economy and support artists directly, you have never had more options. Northeast Ohio has a multitude of holiday markets, and there is at least one convenient to every neighborhood. Check websites […]

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