June 6, 2015September 5, 2015
In his expansive drawing practice, Tony Lewis uses action and language to explore communication, presence, and authority. Focusing on graphite powder as a basic material element, his works emphasize the body through scale, tension, and imprint. Tony Lewis: nomenclature movement free pressure power weight is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. In keeping with the process-driven, non-hierarchical nature of Lewis’ work, the word order of the exhibition’s title will be kept in flux.
February 6, 2015May 24, 2015

Sponsored by:

Paul E. Bain
The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation
The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

with additional support from:
Anselm Talalay Photography Endowment

Click to view the gallery guide for this exhibition.

Ragnar Kjartansson

February 6, 2015May 24, 2015
Sponsored by:

The Kitchen

January 20, 2015February 6, 2015
For the Winter/Spring Intermission period, MOCA is pleased to present "Two Moon July," an experimental television production which brought together video, film, visual art, performance and music in a theatrical framework. More than thirty artists participated in the program, which was produced for the Kitchen by Carlota Schoolman and directed by Tom Bowes.
September 26, 2014January 18, 2015

Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of master chef Ferran Adrià. The exhibition emphasizes the role of drawing in Adrià’s quest to understand creativity. His complex body of work positions the medium as both a philosophical tool—used to organize and convey knowledge, meaning, and signification-—as well as a physical object—used to synthesize over twenty years of innovation in the kitchen.

Jennifer Steinkamp

September 26, 2014January 18, 2015

ADVISORY 1/17/15: Due to a technical difficulty, this work is temporarily off view until further notice. 

Jennifer Steinkamp creates highly detailed, digital animations of motifs from nature. Projected at a large scale, they respond to the architectural spaces in which they are shown and play with the limits of perception by opening up an almost otherworldly sense of space. Both ephemeral and immersive, Steinkamp’s animations feature branches, flowers, vines, and trees that shift and sway as if propelled by a swirling breeze.

September 26, 2014January 18, 2015
Kirk Mangus (1952-2013) was an internationally recognized ceramicist, and a dedicated teacher and mentor for almost 30 years at Kent State University. His prolific output of ceramics and drawings drew on a multitude of influences, from comics to prehistoric animal figures, modernist abstraction, Japanese woodblock prints, and folk, Meso-American, and Asian and ceramic traditions. Kirk Mangus: Things Love is the artist’s first comprehensive museum survey. The exhibition explores the breadth of his practice, philosophy of making, and influence in the region and beyond.

Contemporary Tibetan Video Art

September 2, 2014September 25, 2014
Anonymous @ MOCA Cleveland
September 2 - 25, 2014
Gund Commons | Free and open to all
Curated by Rachel Perera Weingeist
Organized at MOCA Cleveland by Christian Whitworth