The first edition of FRONT International was an expansive program of 11 interconnected “Cultural Exercises” that addressed aesthetics in relation to political change and societal uncertainty. The triennial interwove critical approaches to museum exhibitions, public and educational programs, residencies, publications, and research strategies in a multivenue presentation unfolding across Cleveland and its surroundings. An American City teased out the ways in which contemporary experiences of an urban location are shaped by historical and current events and how a city’s collective memory and sociopolitical imperatives can define artistic and curatorial production there. This publication was edited by Michelle Grabner, with contributions from Daniel Baumann, Mary Jane Jacob, Dieter Roelstraete, Hamza Walker, Dan Byers, David Getsy, Tina Kukielski, and others.
160 pages with 300 images
Published in 2018