Transformer Station – Rainer Prohaska, Krems an der Donau, Austria, Cleveland Bound: Tying it All Together

Austrian artist Rainer Prohaska’s work is as much about construction as about the final structure, according to Danielle Meeker, the Transformation Station’s gallery manager. During his three-month Creative Fusion resdiency, Prohaska will create and install work in the outdoor space adjacent to the contemporary art gallery and half-time annex of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Apart from temporary installations on […]

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Who Rocks Exactly? Dan Graham at Transformer Station

When I saw the title of the new show at the Transformer Station: “Dan Graham/Rocks”, I was excited.  My knowledge of this video/conceptual artist consisted of a grainy documentation of a Minor Threat performance at CBGBs, so I was eager to learn about his connection to Cleveland.  A connection that seemed to be inferred by the title (obviously playing off […]

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Washing the Blues Away – Unfixed: The Fugitive Image at Transformer Station

  Fred and Laura Bidwell’s Transformer Station Museum is a particularly savvy instance of contemporary design, and simultaneously a study of fading history.  Originally a streetcar power substation dating from 1924, the well-made and now restored original building is supplemented at the west end by a new minimalist structure of about the same size. It looks intriguingly like one thing […]

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