May 27, 2016August 28, 2016

Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Joint presentation with the Akron Art Museum.

Myopia is the first retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh, spanning the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Born in Akron, OH, and co-founder of the New Wave band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been making art for more than forty years—since before the band’s inception in the early 1970s.

May 27, 2016August 28, 2016

Shana Moulton creates unexpected relationships between commercial and spiritual worlds in her colorful, surreal videos. Starring the artist and staged in artificial domestic sets, these works feature the protagonist in uncomfortable or anxious situations like having a stomach ache or being locked in a room. Consumer goods, advertising, and pop cultural artifacts such as book lights, ergonomic keyboards, prescription drug commercials, ASMR YouTube videos, and Enya songs become curious tools for attempting to solve her problems.

May 27, 2016August 14, 2016

Northeast Ohio independent filmmaker Richard Myers combines dreams with personal experiences in works that explore memory and the subconscious. Nonlinear and surreal, Myers’s films are whirlwinds of texture, light, shadow, and sound. Aberrations features four locally shot films from 1961 to 1984 alongside ephemera drawn from Myers’s personal archives.

Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese

July 18, 2016July 24, 2016

Aligned with the 2016 Republican National Convention, MOCA Cleveland is pleased to present Political Advertisement VIII: 1952-2012, on view Monday, July 18 – Sunday, July 24. This ongoing anthology is 30 years in-the- making; artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese continue to update and expand their video series with each election cycle. Currently in its 8th edition, Political Advertisement presents a continuous stream of more than 102 television commercials spanning 60 years of electioneering without commentary.

January 29, 2016May 8, 2016

The Plain Dealer's Steven Litt sees the current national mood and fraught political landscape in MOCA's Winter/Spring season: "It's clear that at least some of the artists whose works are on view are tapping into the same feelings emerging in the presidential debates. The experience is very much in the moment..." - Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 19, 2016.

January 29, 2016May 8, 2016

The Plain Dealer's Steven Litt sees the current national mood and fraught political landscape in MOCA's Winter/Spring season: "It's clear that at least some of the artists whose works are on view are tapping into the same feelings emerging in the presidential debates. The experience is very much in the moment..." - Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 19, 2016.

Huma Bhabha, Valérie Blass, Sascha Braunig, Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Cécile B. Evans, Andro Wekua, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

January 29, 2016May 8, 2016

"Utterly captivates ... a crowning jewel and not to be missed."
Fresh Water Cleveland (2/2/2016)

January 29, 2016May 8, 2016

"One can lose oneself in both [Stranger and abduct]. Be ready to spend several hours -- maybe even several visits -- at MOCA Cle. . . . [An] embarrassment of riches."Cleveland Jewish News (2/2/2016)

September 25, 2015January 10, 2016

This exhibition surveys recent work by internationally-renowned artist Do Ho Suh. Suh creates architecturally scaled, fabric installations informed by his personal experiences, that recreate specific domestic spaces where he has lived, including his childhood home (a traditional hanok-style Korean house), a house in Rhode Island where he lived as a student, and his apartment in New York.

September 25, 2015January 10, 2016

This sound installation can be experienced in Stair A.

Fatima Al Qadiri is a New York-based artist, musician, and composer. Born in Dakar, Senegal, she grew up Kuwait, where her family is from, before moving to the United States after the first Gulf War. Her music mixes multiple influences, moving across time scales, cultures, and countries. 

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