Laura Serejo Genes
For FRONT 2022, Cleveland-born artist Renée Green conceived Contact, her first major exhibition in the city, which occupies all of moCa Cleveland’s public spaces and radiates out into the city with workshops and film screenings.
A contrapuntal exhibition, Contact wove together Green’s own works–some newly commissioned by FRONT 2022–with a vast array of invited participants with whom she’s been in conversation through the years.
This related to Green’s accretive way of working, developing exhibitions by modifying and subsequently representing works and ideas in relation to other contexts. And while Contact coincides with FRONT 2022, the endeavor was initially conceived in 2019 and continued through the end of the year, resonating with the triennial’s attempt to break the three-month exhibition format.
Engaging with moCa Cleveland’s unique architecture, this exhibition established a spatial, sonic, and cinematic conversation between multiple artworks and agents. In addition to Green, Contact features the art, thinking, and voices of a diverse ensemble of artists and practitioners. Green’s pioneering aesthetic practice connects with two of the triennial’s key themes: a focus on the expanded role of artists as collaborative practitioners and the idea that the processes of art making can create essential bridges between people.
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