FRONT International: Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art, is a new large-scale, multi-venue, a citywide contemporary art program that will take place in Cleveland every three years.
FRONT International: Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art will be presented in collaboration with a collection of presenting partners, including Akron Art Museum; Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College; Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; LAND Studios; Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage; The Sculpture Center; SPACES, Cleveland; Transformer Station, Cleveland; and Zygote Press.
“This unique European-style citywide exhibition model, paired with the ambition of FRONT, could only be made possible in the city of Cleveland. The unprecedented and unmatched collaboration of Cleveland’s superb visual arts and cultural institutions, spread across the complex landscape of an industrial city in transition, will offer North America a provocative contemporary art experience driven by ideas. We are thrilled to have both Grabner and Hoffmann as our Co-Artistic Directors leading this vast global endeavor, who together have both Midwestern roots and an international foothold in the contemporary art world. FRONT will inspire its visitors to experience the wealth of cultural and artistic opportunities inherent to Cleveland.”
– Fred Bidwell, FRONT International CEO & Executive Director.