Jointly curated by Co-Artistic Directors, Prem Krishnamurthy and Tina Kukielski, the triennial exhibition of newly commissioned and site-specific work, explores themes of healing and transformation through art. The triennial’s title Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, is inspired by a two-line meditation on adversity and change in a poem by Langston Hughes. Hughes spent his formative years in Cleveland and returned often to develop new work. For FRONT, the curators have invited emerging and established artists to create projects that engage with the hidden histories, geographies, and communities that have formed the post-industrial city.
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