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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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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Creative Fusion – M. Carmen Lane / Cleveland

A Tough Interrogation M. Carmen Lane is a two-spirit African-American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) artist, cultural worker, poet, popular educator and consultant living in Kahyonhá:ke (Cleveland, Ohio). Carmen is a part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Data Art cohort. We talked about their influences, what drives them, and the artist’s work in A Color Removed, an exhibition curated by Michael […]

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Creative Fusion: Angelica Dass / Brazil

Beautiful Jails Angélica Dass is no stranger to integrating art and numbers. Her best-known project, Humanae (pronounced “human eye”), involved 4,000 portraits of a wide variety of people, each staring straight into the lens and presented against a background matching the skin color of their nose, and placed and codified along the color continuum of the Pantone Matching System (PMS) […]

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The Cleveland Foundation Presents: Creative Fusion Data Art Edition / Creating Art to Inspire Collective Accountability and Action

I confess, when I see an Excel spreadsheet or a large data set, art is not the first thing that comes to mind. And while I do not personally identify as an artist, I am cognizant of the historic impact art has had on inspiring civic change and furthering critical discourse. Art has a singular power to elicit an emotional […]

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Creative Fusion – Malaz Elgemiabby / Kent / Sudan

Conceptual Rebellions, Disruptive Lines Malaz Elgemiabby identifies as an interdisciplinary designer. A disruptor. Elgemiabby’s vast conceptual knowledge combined with an intense and focused passion is what makes her such a compelling artist. It begins in Sudan, where Elgemiabby was born and extends to London, where she studied architecture, to Qatar, where Elgemiabby really honed her practice, ending up with a […]

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Creative Fusion – Alsino Skowronnek / Berlin

Alsino Skowronnek has been to America before, but this time it’s different. “This city has forced me to re-contextualize my knowledge about modern-day urban life as I know it from Germany.” Currently living in Glenville at The Madison, Skowronnek has been doing a lot of walking, he’s ridden public transit, and taken ride-shares around the Cleveland area—and like many visitors, […]

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The Cleveland Museum of Art Composers Cohort: “Find your inspiration here”

Since its inception in 2008, the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program has brought more than eighty international artists to Cleveland for residencies. Now, and for the first time in its history, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) will make a serious commitment to the commissioning of new music in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation. Over the next two years, the […]

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