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FRONT International 2022. Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows. July 16–October 2, 2022

FRONT International 2022: Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows

A multivenue exhibition that embraces art as an agent of transformation, a mode of healing and a therapeutic process. The title is an homage to the 1957 poem “Two Somewhat Different Epigrams” by Langston Hughes. 

Saturday, July 16–Sunday, October 2, 2022
Location: Multivenue exhibition featuring five installations at the Cleveland Museum of Art

About The Exhibition

Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, the second iteration of FRONT International, is a multivenue exhibition that embraces art as an agent of transformation, a mode of healing and a therapeutic process. The title is an homage to the 1957 poem “Two Somewhat Different Epigrams” by Langston Hughes. A tender, brutal, and provocative prayer, the poem meditates on the inseparability of joy and suffering. Expanding on Hughes’s invocation, FRONT 2022 explores how art making offers the possibility to transform and heal people—as individuals, as groups, and as a society. The triennial also demonstrates how aesthetic pleasure—sharing joy through movement, music, craft, and color—can bridge differences between people to bring them together. Finally, the exhibition suggests ways that art making can speak with power: showing people how to recognize and reimagine the invisible structures that govern contemporary life. The CMA is a presenting partner of FRONT International. As part of the multivenue exhibition, it has organized five installations throughout its galleries.


Firelei Báez
Sun, 7/16/2022 to Sat, 1/15/2023
Betty T. and David M. Schneider Gallery of European Sculpture | Gallery 218


Julie Mehretu: Portals
Sun, 7/16/2022 to Sun, 11/13/2022
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery | Gallery 010


Performance
Maria Hassabi
Fri, 9/16/2022 and Sat, 9/17/2022
Ames Family Atrium


Matt Eich and Tyler Mitchell: Sunlight, Shadow, and a Rainbow
Sun, 7/16/2022 to Sun, 11/06/2022
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery│Gallery 230


Nicole Eisenman: A Decade of Printing
Sun, 7/16/2022 to Sat, 12/31/2022
James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery | Gallery 101


Yoshitomo Nara: Recent Work
Sun, 7/16/2022 to Sun, 10/2/2022
Toby’s Gallery of Contemporary Art | Gallery 229A

Sponsors

FRONT exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are presented by Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig, with additional support from the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, Fleischner Family Charitable Foundation, the Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation, and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to partner with FRONT International. All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Carl and Lu Anne Morrison, Henry Ott-Hansen, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Resch, Anne H. Weil, and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.

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    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    This exhibition was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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    logotypes for Cuyahoga arts and culture and the Ohio Arts Council