An American City: Volume ll

An American City

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

Volume II
Edited by Michelle Grabner, with contributions from Daniel Baumann, Mary Jane Jacob, Dieter Roelstraete, Hamza Walker, Dan Byers, David Getsy, Tina Kukielski and others/Copyedited by Amanda Glesmann

The second of two volumes for the inaugural exhibition will feature essays and conversations by leading curators and critics of biennials who will investigate what it means to stage a large scale biennial today, in the United States, in an American midwestern city.  Two person conversations between Front artists will provide additional reflections of the artists working and responding to the particular environment of Cleveland in 2018. Richly illustrated with all exhibitions and outdoor site-specific projects included.

An American City will tease out the ways in which contemporary experiences of an urban location are shaped by historical and current events, and how a city’s collective memory and sociopolitical imperatives can define artistic and curatorial production there.


ISBN: 9781935294665/ US $30.00
9 x 11.5 / 160 pgs /
300 color. September 2018/Art

Cleveland, Akron, Oberlin, Ohio