MOCA Cleveland presents the work of Tauba Auerbach (b. 1981, San Francisco) in a prototype for an exhibition format that explores the idea of artistic relationships and influential practices. In this format, an artist is invited to collaborate and/or show their work in dialogue with an artist who has impacted their work over time.
MOCA Cleveland will present a new body of work by Simon Denny (b. 1982, Auckland) that includes sculptures, paintings, and prints that explore emergent business philosophies from the technology sector through the visual language of board games.
MOCA Cleveland is pleased to participate in the upcoming FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. In the lead up to July 2018 our curatorial team is working closely with FRONT’s Artistic Directors Michelle Grabner and Jens Hoffmann, to develop MOCA Cleveland's exhibition programming related to the theme of “An American City” that expresses the unique character of MOCA. During its run, FRONT will investigate the significance and meaning of staging a large-scale international Triennial in the contemporary context.
MOCA Cleveland hosts the exhibition, Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle. Organized by Grand Rapids Art Museum, the exhibition is Rockman’s most ambitious body of work to date. Rockman, an acclaimed painter and environmental activist, creates ecologically-focused works that seduce and provoke with equal verve. Blending extensive research, diverse techniques, and site-specific materials like sand or soil, Rockman’s paintings document history while also imagining future environments.
MOCA Cleveland presents the first major US solo museum exhibition of Aleksandra Domanović (b. 1981, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia). Domanović’s research-based practice pays particular attention to the role of specific individuals within recent and historic developments at the intersections of science and technology, often emphasizing the underrepresented role of women. The show will include new commissions together with selections from Domanović’s recent video, sculpture, and installation work.
In celebration of MOCA Cleveland’s 50th anniversary year in 2019, the Museum will mount an ambitious exhibition of works by internationally renowned artist Liu Wei (b. 1972, Beijing), the artist’s first US museum exhibition. The exhibition represents a formal collaboration between MOCA Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Different aspects of Liu Wei’s diverse practice will be shown at each venue.