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.
In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland presents Double Takes: Historic and Contemporary Film + Video, an eleven-month film and video exhibition program presented in collaboration with KADIST, a global contemporary art organization located in Paris and San Francisco. Each month from October 19, 2018 until September 2, 2019, we will present one seminal work of early video or film with a contemporary video work from KADIST’s expansive international collection.
Gated Commune (2018) and
An Evening with Queen White (2017) is a mixed-media installation by Martine Syms (1988, Los Angeles, CA) that includes, 99 Subtle Maneuvers (2018), a new large-scale wallpaper work designed specifically for moCa, and a four-channel video displayed across three monitors and a projection screen. In this installation, Syms casts actress Fay Victor in the role of Queen White, a protagonist modeled after Syms’ great-aunt, godmother, and the famed Motown Records etiquette coach and director of ‘personal development’ Maxine Powell (1915-2013).
Claudia Comte (1983, Grancy, CHE) is a Swiss artist whose sculptures, large wall paintings, and immersive installations emerge from the artist’s interest in the shapes and forms of Modernism. For each new wall painting Comte creates a series of compositional parameters through which she builds striking optical designs that entirely reshape the architecture and space. Zigzags and Diagonals is the inaugural wall painting in a new and ongoing series of wall-based installations by contemporary artists in MOCA’s unique and visionary architectural spaces.