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
June 27, 2014August 31, 2014
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent is the first full-scale survey of more than thirty years of work by Corita Kent (1918-1986). A teacher at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and a civil rights, feminist, and anti-war activist, Corita, as she is commonly referred to, was one of the most popular American graphic artists of the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout her rich and varied career, she made thousands of posters, murals, and signature serigraphs that combine her passions for faith and politics.
June 27, 2014August 31, 2014
Hans Op de Beeck works with a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, video, photography, painting, and writing. Introducing strange elements to familiar characters and locations, Op de Beeck creates an uncertain sense of time and place. His still lifes, landscapes, and interiors explore how our vision of the world is shaped by a blend of genre, imagination, and memory. This exhibition presents Op de Beeck’s black-and-white video Staging Silence (2) (2013).

Cecily Brennan, Sophie Calle, Jim Campbell, Vija Celmins, TR Ericsson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Spring Hurlbut, Rosemary Laing, Steve Lambert, Kesang Lamdark, Teresa Margolles, Kris Martin, Matt Mullican, Oscar Muñoz, Takashi Murakami, Mike Nelson, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Pedro Reyes, Dario Robleto, Guido van der Werve, Hannah Wilke, David Wojnarowicz

March 7, 2014June 8, 2014
DIRGE: Reflections on [Life and] Death explores how contemporary artists use their individual practices to capture, react to, reflect on, and make sense of mortality. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, video, installation, drawing, and mixed media artworks by artists both living and deceased. Works range from reflections on one’s imminent death to expressions of grief, memory, and transcendence. Rather than a study of the forces that cause death, the exhibition investigates mortality to identify and reinforce the most powerful characteristics of life. 
March 7, 2014June 8, 2014
Sara VanDerBeek uses photography, sculptural forms, and performative gestures to explore the construction of images and the passage of time. VanDerBeek’s most recent bodies of work relate to cities, such as Detroit and Baltimore, which have personal, historical, or political meaning for the artist, as well as distinct urban features. These projects consider cities through material and momentum, with the resulting works approaching each site’s core spirit.
November 1, 2013February 16, 2014

I Work From Home, Michelle Grabner’s first comprehensive solo museum exhibition, presents her artwork as part of a varied and committed practice that also encompasses critical writing and curating. While these activities are typically separated, and placed in hierarchy, Grabner models a productively holistic approach to creative work. All of Grabner’s activities are driven by distinctive values and ideas: working outside of dominant systems, working tirelessly, working across platforms and towards community.

November 1, 2013February 16, 2014
Simon Evans meticulously assembles simple materials like paper scraps, scotch tape, pencil shavings, and white-out into diagrams, maps, flowcharts and diary entries that obsessively catalogue the fragments of life. His text-based drawings, weavings, and embroideries share confessional, often humorous observations. Only Words Eaten by Experience presents a comprehensive overview of Evans’s work from the past five years.

Karl Haendel, Michael Smith, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jessica Jackson Hutchins

November 1, 2013February 16, 2014
Michelle Grabner’s survey exhibition, I Work From Home, features a replica of The Suburban, an artist project space Grabner and Brad Killam founded in 1998 in their backyard. Converted from an 8 x 8 foot storage shed and positioned in the suburbs—typically thought of as peaceful and humdrum—The Suburban offers an alternative platform for contemporary art outside of the typical hierarchies.