Cleveland to Launch New $5 Million Arts Triennial in 2018

Aug. 04, 2016

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The next major American city to get its own major recurring arts exhibition is Cleveland, which has just announced the inaugural edition of a new arts triennial dubbed the FRONT International Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art.

FRONT is the brainchild of art collector Fred Bidwell, who stepped in as interim director of the Cleveland Museum of Art when David Franklin resigned amid scandal in 2013. Taking the helm as co-artistic directors will be Jens Hoffmann, who was until recently the deputy director of the Jewish Museum in New York, and artist Michelle Grabner, a co-curator of New York’s heavily-critiqued 2014 Whitney Biennial and organizer of this year’s Portland Biennial in Oregon.