MOCA Cleveland Opens New Shows With Party, Music, Talks

Fri 2/16 @ 7PM

MOCA Cleveland is opening its new winter/spring shows, and that means it’s party time at the ice cube building at the gateway to Uptown.

A free evening featuring artist and curator talks, live experimental music, an open studio and the chance to explore the galleries, as it introduces a group of shows that deal with the interaction of art, technology and the human body.

They include Claudia Comte’s huge, site-specific wall work Zigzags and Diagonals, the first in MOCA’s new new Art Wall series in the ground floor Gund Commons; The Founder’s Paradox, new paintings, prints and sculptures by Simon Denny that use board games as a meaning to explore the concept of the powerful “founders” who dominates the tech sector and the clash between their conservative ideology and groundbreaking technologies; Tauba Auerbach and Éliane Radigue’s interactive Induction, which features paintings, glass sculptures and a sound installation that invites visitors to move it by leaning against the gallery walls; and a sound work, Mei-Jia & Ting-Ting & Sin-Ji, by experimental composer/musician C. Spencer Yeh, based on the traditional Chinese vocal style, Kouji, in which a human voice imitates other sounds. Yeh will also perform his RCA Mark II live at 8pm.

There’s a member preview from 5-7pm before the doors open to the general public at 7 for a talk about the season with senior curator Andria Hickey and one by Denny about his new work, followed by the performance by Yeh. From 8:30 to 10, visitors can check out the galleries, make their own work in the Open Art Studio and dance to music by DJ NicNacc.

It’s free and open to the public.




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