KJK is pleased to announce that it will represent FRONT International – Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art, a citywide triennial taking place July 7 through September 20, 2018. KJK Managing Partner Jon J. Pinney holds the positions of General Counsel, Secretary and Treasurer on the FRONT International board. This art exhibit will feature fifty international artists and will take place in Cleveland every three years.
“FRONT INTERNATIONAL: CLEVELAND EXHIBITION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, A NEW CITYWIDE CONTEMPORARY ART PROGRAM, TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST EDITION “AN AMERICAN CITY” IN 2018 CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 4, 2016) – FRONT Exhibition Company announces the launch of FRONT International: Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art, a new large-scale, multivenue, citywide contemporary art program that will take place in Cleveland every three years. This exhibition has been conceived of by the Co-Artistic Directors, Michelle Grabner and Jens Hoffmann, following an invitation by FRONT International CEO & Executive Director Fred Bidwell. The first edition, entitled An American City, will take place July 7 to September 30, 2018, and aims to rethink the conventional Biennial or Triennial exhibition model.
Featuring more than fifty international artists, An American City will include site-specific artistic interventions throughout the city, public programs, artistic and curatorial residencies, a temporary academy, a web-based art journal for the Midwest, and a number of solo and group exhibitions with a wide range of collaborators. Research will focus not only on Cleveland’s most celebrated and stereotyped characteristics, but also on its overlooked elements: little-known locations, historical curiosities, marginalized subcultures. Objects from Cleveland’s collecting institutions will be exhibited in thematic presentations, along with remarkable documents and photographs drawn from the city’s archives. The exhibition becomes a dynamic system of dialoguing components, rather than a static and invariable display of art objects.”
Read more here: FRONT – Project Announcement.