January 27, 2017May 14, 2017

Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptibleis the largest solo presentation of the artist’s work to date. The title of the exhibition is derived from the writings of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, who assert that “to go unnoticed, is by no means easy,” and positions Pendleton’s practice as a form of counter-portraiture. The works on view explore visual and cultural framing practices to re-contextualize European, African, and American aesthetic and cultural movements from Minimalism and Dada to Black Lives Matter.

January 27, 2017May 14, 2017
Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller (1966, London, UK) has a powerful ability to connect the past and the present through the juxtaposition of imagery, objects, and music of all kinds with an uncommon levity. As a city grounded in its industrial and working class cultural identity, and with a strong relationship to the founding of Rock and Roll, Cleveland and its people resonate with many of Deller’s core interests. 
 
January 27, 2017May 14, 2017

Lisa Oppenheim: Spine is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Bringing together three bodies of work, the exhibition takes poetic inspiration from the notion of the spine and its relationship to the natural world, the body, and labor. 

January 27, 2017May 14, 2017
Artists Zarouhie Abdalian (1982, New Orleans, LA) and Joseph Rosenzweig (1981, Pascagoula, MS) collaborate to create site specific sound installations and performances. Their projects combine an interest in the history of experimental music with an examination of the interplay between architecture and social encounters. 
 

Liz Magic Laser, Yael Bartana, Metahaven, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries

September 23, 2016December 31, 2016

Visitor Advisory: Acts of Speech will be off view Tuesday, December 6 from 3PM–Close. We apologize for the inconvenience.

September 23, 2016December 31, 2016

3583 Dubois Street, in Detroit, Michigan, no longer exists. While the dilapidated 7,000 square-foot brick apartment building at this location still stands, the city has reassigned its address as 2170 Mack Avenue. It is a subtle change, but one that underscores a metaphoric loss of this place’s history. Like so many in Detroit and cities like it, this abandoned building holds memories waiting to be erased or revived. In his installation, Unit 1: 3583 Dubois, Anders Ruhwald repositions the building’s identity, intertwining its past, present, and future.

September 23, 2016December 31, 2016

Anthony Discenza (1967, New Brunswick, NJ) is a conceptual artist who explores the production and distribution systems of mass media and the messages it generates. With a distinct interest in the relationship between textual, auditory, and visual systems of representation, Discenza often combines a variety of forms. A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats (2012) is a single-channel sound installation that presents a series of unlikely juxtapositions that are both humorous and confounding.

September 23, 2016December 31, 2016

Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists studies some of the best contemporary art through the lens of craft: the woven carpet. Featuring 30 artists from across the globe, the exhibition shows this object to be a powerful locus of meaning today, one that cuts across issues of design, art, décor, production, and geopolitics.

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.

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