June 1, 2017 - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland - Upcoming exhibitions June 2017–June 2019
June 1, 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Left: Tauba Auerbach, Grain: Chiral Fret Sublimation, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 45 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo: Steven Probert. Middle: Aleksandra Domanović, Calf Bearer, 2017. Laser sintered PA plastic, polyurethane, Soft-Touch, patinated copper and Kevlar-carbon fiber coating, Corian and foam, 163 x 54 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches. Unique. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Right: Liu Wei, Enigma, 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.


Upcoming exhibitions June 2017–June 2019
June 2, 2017–June 1, 2019

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MOCA Cleveland announces its new artistic vision, including programs and exhibitions leading up to the 5th anniversary of its Farshid Moussavi-designed building in fall 2017, and the 50th anniversary of the Museum in fall 2019. A kunsthalle in the Midwest, MOCA plays an urgent and exciting role in Ohio’s cultural landscape, while contributing to an international discourse through contemporary art. As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, MOCA Cleveland is a conduit and catalyst for anyone seeking creativity and inspiration through the art and ideas of our time.

Constant as the Sun
June 2–September 17, 2017
The third in MOCA's series of regional biennial exhibitions. Artists: acerbic (Donald Black Jr., Ali McClain, and Gabriel Gonzalez), Matt Eich, Tyree Guyton, Institute For New Feeling (Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt, and Nina Sarnelle), Liz Maugans, Danielle Julian-Norton, Kate Sopko & Angela Beallor, Darius Steward, Transformazium (Dana Bishop-Root, Leslie Stem, and Ruthie Stringer), and Corine Vermeulen

Keith Mayerson: My American Dream
June 2–September 17, 2017
The artist's first solo museum exhibition includes over 130 paintings that offer a distinctive view of the American Dream at a critical moment in our sociopolitical landscape.

Lu Yang
June 2–September 17, 2017
Lu Yang’s first solo museum exhibition in the US presents videos that investigate the politics of gender, religion, and the nature of contemporary neuroscience and medicine.

A Poethical Wager
October 7, 2017–January 28, 2018
Timed with the fifth anniversary of MOCA Cleveland’s Farshid Moussavi-designed building, A Poethical Wager explores the ethical dimension of works that use abstraction, minimalism, and assemblage to approach complex ideas that cannot be addressed through representation. Artists include: Doug Ashford, Abbas Akhavan, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Lara Favaretto, Iman Issa, Jumana Manna, Oscar Murillo, and Mario Garcia Torres.

Phil Collins: My heart’s in my hand, and my hand is pierced, and my hand’s in the bag, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught, and the bag is shut ….
October 7, 2017–January 28, 2018
Phil Collins' installation features six "listening booths" that house 7” vinyl recordings of original songs created in collaboration with guests of a homeless shelter in Cologne, Germany, and various musicians.

For Freedoms Artists-in-Residence
Fall 2017–Fall 2019 
For Freedoms is the first artist-run super PAC, founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, and uses art to inspire deeper political engagement from citizens who want to have a greater impact on the American political landscape.

The Invitational - Tauba Auerbach
February 16–June 10, 2018
A new prototype for an exhibition format that explores artistic relationships and influential practices through the invitation of one artist to another.

Simon Denny: The Scapegoat vs. The Commons [metaphor machines]
February 16–June 10, 2018
This new body of work by Simon Denny includes painting, sculpture, and drawing.

FRONT International 
July 14–September 30, 2018
MOCA Cleveland is a Presenting Partner in FRONT International, Cleveland’s upcoming triennial for contemporary art.

Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle
October 19, 2018 – January 22, 2019
MOCA Cleveland hosts the exhibition Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle, organized by Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Aleksandra Domanović
October 19, 2018–January 22, 2019
First major US solo museum exhibition of Aleksandra Domanović whose practice pays particular attention to the role of individuals at the intersections of science and technology.

Liu Wei
February–June 2019
In celebration of MOCA Cleveland’s 50th anniversary year in 2019, the Museum will mount Liu Wei’s first US museum exhibition in a collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA).


Media Contacts:
Ellen Dulsky Watkins: ewatkins [​at​] fitzandco.com; T 646 589 0929
MOCA, Peter Vertes: pvertes@mocacleveland.org; T 216 658 6913

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