Go Easy On Me: FRONT Triennial, Emily Watlington, δημοσίευση Art in America [19/9/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Lately, I can’t stop thinking about an argument Maggie Nelson made in her most recent book, On Freedom (2021). She writes that, while 20th-century artists focused on exposing viewers to the horrors of the world, many artists in this century have turned their efforts toward the necessary work of healing and repair. The second edition of Cleveland’s FRONT Triennial, whose theme is healing, seems to take Nelson’s claim to the extreme.
Titled “Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows,” the exhibition, organized by Art21 chief curator Tina Kukielski and artist-designer Prem Krishnamurthy, sprawls across Cleveland and the nearby cities of Akron and Oberlin—a region whose primary industry, the exhibition brochure claims, is healing, referring to local organizations like Cleveland Clinic and Alcoholics Anonymous (founded in Akron). The show largely avoids mentioning the sources of our trauma, or including work that scrutinizes what critics call the Wellness Industrial Complex; instead, it engages organizations like Cleveland Clinic as community partners and sources of funding.
Η συνέχεια εδώ.