Fri 9/13 @ 6-9PM
moCa Cleveland starts is new season this weekend when it unveils a pair of new shows: Invisible Cities by Chinese artist Liu Wei and The Sunday Paintings by Brooklyn-based Byron Kim.
The 47-year-old Beijing-based Liu Wei, who is a noted artist in his native country, works in a variety of media: installation, sculpture, painting, video, photography. Using abstract architectural forms that often incorporate deconstructed household appliances, he explores the rapid transformation of China’s landscape as it becomes dominated by huge cities, and how that affects its people. The exhibit features both new and existing work to comprise the artist’s first museum show in the U.S. It’s one part of a two-part show in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Each Sunday for 18 years, Kim has created a 14 x 14 painting of the sky as it appears at the time. The artist also writes his reflection on the day or week on the canvas. This show starts on Sunday October 7, 2012 and continues through today.
Both shows run through January 5, 2020. The fall opening night party is free and open to all, with a cash bar and DJ. There’s an artist talk at 7pm.