“The FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art” has announced that an artist residency program will be launched this September at the Glenville Arts Campus, a refurbished former preschool and adjacent medical office building. Twelve artists—six from the United States, and six from abroad—will have space at the campus to create their work for the city’s first triennial within the context of the Midwest and a redeveloping part of Cleveland. The artistic directors for the triennial are artist, curator, and critic Michelle Grabner and curator Jens Hoffmann.
“The residencies are one element of an eleven-part program of what we call Cultural Exercises, encompassing exhibitions, publications, research, and public events that together outline how we think about contemporary art as a catalyst for social change and a tool for positive transformation of economic inequality. It was important to us to bring together artists from around the world, the nation, and Cleveland to foster a dialogue about Cleveland’s position in the wider global cultural and political spectrum,” said Hoffmann. “The Glenville residency offers artists a regional American geography and workaday temporal conditions to explore their ideas while being immersed within the varied cultural experiences of Cleveland,” said Grabner.
“The FRONT International” opens on July 14, 2018 and runs until September 30, 2018. The partnering institutions for the triennial are the Akron Art Museum, the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, SPACES Gallery, and Transformer Station.