Daniel Arsham \”Score and Sound\”
Date(s) - 11/04/2023 - 01/27/2024
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Sculpture Center
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Daniel Arsham’s exhibition Score and Sound beautifully juxtaposes the themes of past and future, resonating with echoes of Cleveland’s rich musical and sporting traditions. Rooted in the heart of the city, the exhibition weaves together history and innovation, inviting viewers to contemplate the timeless mysteries hidden within everyday objects.
Encompassing nearly thirty sculptures, Score and Sound features Arsham’s iconic, eroded cultural relics, and sculptural works that invite viewers to reflect upon the material and cultural histories of everyday items, such as Walkmans, cameras, baseball gloves, and basketball hoops. Each sculpture in the exhibition serves as an archaeological artifact of transformation, unveiling layers of history, narratives, and evolutions in the cultural realm and challenging our perceptions of time and reality.
About Daniel Arsham
Born in Cleveland in 1980 and raised in Miami, Arsham attended the Cooper Union in New York, where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003. In 2009, Arsham began his career in stage design with Merce Cunningham. This experience led to an interest in crossing boundaries between fine art, architecture, design, film, and performance. Arsham’s iconic works meld the past, present and future, showcasing the malleability and power of nostalgia, often through references to moments of the late 20th century. His works provide an experience for viewers to simultaneously remember and question the pace of lived time.
As the Creative Director of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Arsham has become the first-ever visual artist to hold this role with any team. Arsham’s works have been shown at PS1 and The New Museum, in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The Athens Biennale in Athens, Greece, König Galerie in Berlin, Germany, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, SCAD Museum of GA, California and Carré d’Art de Nîmes, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta GA. His works can be found in the collections of major museums and institutions around the world such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, PS1 New York, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne Australia.
Arsham is heavily involved in charitable initiatives surrounding Education and Social Equity. He has raised over one million dollars towards the Cooper Union and has created grants for Minority Artists globally.
Learn more about Daniel Arsham here.