Front International 2018 News Pictures at an Exhibition

Fences, Sausages, and an Ark Hive: Around Cleveland’s Front International Triennial, Part 2

Outside the Transformer Station, which is run by Front CEO Fred Bidwell, A. K. Burns has installed her new sculpture The Dispossessed, two torqued fences that appear to sway like humans dancing. They refer to the kinds of fencing that can be seen around Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood that, the artist said, “appear around construction sites and empty lots, as a markers of the ongoing gentrification.”


To see all of the first Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, which is now open to the public, is something of a challenge. It involves day trips to Akron and Oberlin, and researching hard-to-find locations within Cleveland itself. Last week, we posted the first part of a slide show of various works on view at the triennial, which was organized by artistic director Michelle Grabner. The second part of that slide show follows below. Included are views of a Dawoud Bey photo installation at St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Akron Art Museum portion of the exhibition, and John Riepenhoff’s sausages, which are currently being sold at the West Side Market. A full report will follow later this week.

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