By Carrie Reese
Marketing and Communications Intern
By Katherine Dunlevey
March 1st found 35 Cleveland Museum of Art members attending a very different art tour; this time in a hospital – The Cleveland Clinic. The 4,000 objects in the collection are contemporary in nature. The works were chosen to bring together themes of art, science, and technology. The result is an environment where patients, families and staff live and work in an exhibition space – the Miller Family Pavilion and Glickman Tower.
“Totally drew me in–an incredible experience."
"I thought the piece was simply beautiful. Beautifully executed, as well as beautiful to watch."
"As for me the exhibit at first glance impacts me, grabs my attention. The use of both a documentary format and hi-definition manner … Very moving."
The Casting by Omer Fast is a contemporary video art installation. The video features compelling imagery and narratives about love and war while grappling with questions of memory and recollection. The artist visited the museum on July 9 to talk about his work.
“Art goes on in your head. If you said something interesting, that might be a title for a work of art and I'd write it down. Art comes from everywhere. It's your response to your surroundings. There are on-going ideas I've been working out for years, like how to make a rainbow in a gallery. I've always got a massive list of titles, of ideas for shows, and of works without titles.” – Damien Hirst
300ewliza_image_b-w_tiff1.jpgWhile her classmates toyed with new media or tried to reinvent painting in the late 1980s, Liza Lou walked into a bead store, found her medium, and kept right on walking away from mainstream artmaking.