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