MOCA View Down Euclid
Co-curated by Megan Lykins Reich, Associate Curator and Director of Programs, and Bouthillier, this exhibition will consider contemporary culture in Cleveland and the surrounding region, through visual art, music, and performance. Rather than defining the region using geographic or socio-economic criteria, the exhibition will consider it as a shifting entity, featuring artists living and working in the area today alongside those with other connections to the region – conceptual or biographical. Realization will explore the relationship between ideation and production, investigating the historical moments, narratives, and models of thought that inform contemporary practice. MOCA’s public spaces will play a prominent role, with a series of events and happenings planned to expand the exhibition beyond the Museum’s walls.
“One of MOCA Cleveland’s most important functions is to foster critical dialogue,” says Lykins Reich. “Part of our goal is to shape the conversation by connecting local conversations to international ones, and to forge stronger relationships with institutions and artists in nearby cities.”