Grand, Humble Conversations: Tony Cokes and Sarah Oppenheimer

Nov 19 – Jan 2

Grand, Humble Conversations

Recorded as part of Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools, the FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition, which runs from October 8, 2021 to January 2, 2022 at Transformer Station in Cleveland, Ohio.

Artists Tony Cokes and Sarah Oppenheimer talk to FRONT 2022 Artistic Director Prem Krishnamurthy about their collaborative project for FRONT 2022. Working together for the first time, Cokes and Oppenheimer narrate the shared process of orientation and reorientation that has characterized their creative relationship thus far, going from their first impressions of one another, to lockdown-era Zoom meetings, to more recent in-person site visits in Cleveland. This conversation itself comes to feel like a step forward in their fascinating collaboration as they move together through space and language.

Launched in 2018, FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a free, public, contemporary art exhibition. Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, the second iteration of FRONT International, launches with a preview exhibition in Fall 2021, and the main exhibition will run from July 16 through October 2, 2022. Building on the success of FRONT’s first edition, FRONT 2022 furthers the Triennial’s commitment to the belief that by supporting creative communities and stimulating new cultural encounters in the region, contemporary art can be an important catalyst for positive social change.

Transformer Station

1460 W 29th St
Cleveland OH 44113


Produced By:
Rafeeq Roberts
Third Eye Productions
Cleveland, Ohio