I am excited to share with you an update and an invitation to celebrate the opening of the second edition of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. Prem Krishnamurthy, our FRONT 2022 Artistic Director, has assembled a brilliant exhibition sprawling across 30 venues in Northeast Ohio and featuring a dazzling array of over 100 artists, including art stars like Julie Mehretu, Firelei Baez, Renée Green, Yoshitomo Nara, Jacolby Satterwhite.
Anticipation is high, and the press is calling FRONT one of the must-see art events of the year, along with documenta and the Venice Bienalle.
The title of FRONT 2022, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows is inspired by a couplet by Langston Hughes, . . .
Our preview days are July 14 and 15, and we would be delighted to have you join artists and art lovers from across the country to share a packed calendar of events and programming. . . .
Laura and I would be pleased to have you as our guests for an open house brunch at our home from 10:00 to 12:00 on July 15 and 16. . . .
Of course, FRONT runs through October 2, and we would love to see you any time this Summer. I would love to hear your thoughts and impressions.
With warm regards,
I am grateful that Fred Bidwell emailed me an invitation to attend the 2022 FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art preview events. It was great to learn more about, and get an advanced look at some of the venues before “Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows” opened to the public on July 16, 2022. It runs through October 2, 2022.
As background, I put together both "Preview Exhibition" and "Personal Prequel" blog posts, which cover my interests and activities relating to FRONT International between the 2018 events and the start of the 2022.
The scope of this second FRONT International is so large that the preview barely gave a nibble of the full banquet of northeast Ohio art that is now available for exploration. As I prepared this blog post, I learned more and more, but also realized that there still is much more to learn. In 2018, my wife and co-blogger, Julie, enjoyed visiting and blogging about many of the venues we visited, and we look forward to exploring the new art at the 2022 venues.
This blog post includes both the two days of preview events and the kickoff block party, plus additional information:
Thursday, July 14, 2022 -
* FRONT Press Conference - Cleveland Museum of Art
- Provenance Café and Importance of Accessibility to FRONT Venues
- FRONT Web Resources
- Inaugural FRONT Art Futures Fellows
Friday, July 15, 2022 -
* Director’s Open House Brunch Presented by J.P. Morgan Private Bank - Fred & Laura Bidwell Home
* Remembering Tamir Rice
* Friday, July 15, 2022 - Picnic Lunch - University Circle
* CIA Sparkling Toast Exhibition Preview - Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery
* FRONT VIP Preview Party - moCa Cleveland (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland)
* CWRU Mandel School & Western Reserve Historical Society Grand Carousel
Saturday, July 16, 2022 -
* FRONT BLOCK PARTY - Cleveland Public Square, Gund Foundation Green