Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Mark Mothersbaugh's artwork finally gets the closeup it deserves at the end of this month as Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, the first retrospective of his art, opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland and at the Akron Art Museum. On Friday, May 27, Mothersbaugh gives a free live performance on Toby's Plaza in front of MOCA to launch the exhibit. The publication of a hardcover book of essays and images, as well as a vinyl album of music, accompany the exhibit.

Read more about the exhibit here -  Rubber City Rebel: Inside Mark Mothersbaugh's Magical World of Mutants, Monsters and Mongoloids by Jeff Niesel.

Photos courtesy of MOCA

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Mark Mothersbaugh, self portrait. Courtesy of Mutato Muzika.
Mark Mothersbaugh, self portrait. Courtesy of Mutato Muzika.
Mark Mothersbaugh, self portrait. Courtesy of Mutato Muzika.
Mark Mothersbaugh, self portrait. Courtesy of Mutato Muzika.
Mark Mothersbaugh, self portrait. Courtesy of Mutato Muzika.
Mark Mothersbaugh, self portrait. Courtesy of Mutato Muzika.
DEVO. Art Direction: David Allen. Backdrop silkscreen: Phyllis Cohen. Photo: Jules Bates.
DEVO. Art Direction: David Allen. Backdrop silkscreen: Phyllis Cohen. Photo: Jules Bates.
Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 2014. Photo: Trevor Brown.
Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 2014. Photo: Trevor Brown.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Mutatum, 2012, corrected automobiles, 115 x 68 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: David Lekach.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Mutatum, 2012, corrected automobiles, 115 x 68 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: David Lekach.
Mark Mothersbaugh, 1964 – Monument to the conquerors of space, 2012, ink jet on paper, 43 x 65 3/10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Mark Mothersbaugh, 1964 – Monument to the conquerors of space, 2012, ink jet on paper, 43 x 65 3/10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Dive for Safety, 2004, woven nylon fibers, 48 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ron Pollard.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Dive for Safety, 2004, woven nylon fibers, 48 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ron Pollard.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Enter Robot, 2004, woven nylon fibers, 48 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ron Pollard.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Enter Robot, 2004, woven nylon fibers, 48 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ron Pollard.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Nightmare, 2004, woven nylon fibers, 48 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ron Pollard.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Nightmare, 2004, woven nylon fibers, 48 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ron Pollard.