The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 20, 2024

Ohio 4 (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland)

Ohio 4 (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland)

2004
(American, b. 1967)
Image: 76.2 x 95.3 cm (30 x 37 1/2 in.); Paper: 76.2 x 95.3 cm (30 x 37 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Since 1994, Tunick has organized over sixty-five temporary site-related installations in public places worldwide. He deftly positions nude male and female volunteers to define and expand his chosen locations, then photographs and videotapes the installations. In early 2004, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland organized an exhibition surveying Tunick's photographs in preparation for his June 26, 2004, installation in Cleveland. The shoot involved some 2,754 individuals-the largest installation in North America. For Ohio 4 (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland), he posed just the men-all 1,387-kneeling in Voinovich Park, North Coast Harbor, at the end of East 9th Street. This outstanding image showcases Tunick's impressive creative and aesthetic talents to orchestrate and record a complex public installation. The undulating figures rhythmically define the vast urban space while adding a haunting sense of humanity. The color photograph beautifully captures a compelling union of sculpture, performance art, and public art, with Cleveland Browns Stadium punctuating the bright, early morning sky in the background.
  • Drawn, Exposed, and Impressed: Recent Works on Paper from the Cleveland Museum of Art. MOCA Cleveland, OH (January 20-May 7, 2006).
    MOCA Cleveland (1/20/2006 - 5/7/2006): "Drawn, Exposed, and Impressed: Recent Works on Paper from the Cleveland Museum of Art," no catalogue.
  • {{cite web|title=Ohio 4 (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland)|url=false|author=Spencer Tunick|year=2004|access-date=20 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2005.346