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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MOCA Opens Fall Season with Enticing Exhibitions, Including Do Ho Suh's Breathtaking Work

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:23 AM

click to enlarge Do Ho Suh, Apartment A, Unit 2, Corridor and Staircase, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA, 2011–2014, polyester fabric and stainless steel tubes. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: Brian Fitzsimmons.
  • Do Ho Suh, Apartment A, Unit 2, Corridor and Staircase, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA, 2011–2014, polyester fabric and stainless steel tubes. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: Brian Fitzsimmons.
MOCA Cleveland officially debuted its Fall 2015 exhibitions to huge crowds last weekend. MOCA’s Fall 2015 Opening Night Party attracted an astonishing 1,200+ guests. The line of visitors waiting to enter Do Ho Suh’s installation was a spectacle itself. If you missed opening night, you still have plenty of time. The exhibitions remain on view through Jan. 10. Additionally, thanks to a generous gift by PNC Bank, the first Saturdays of each month (Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 and Jan. 2) are free to the public.

MOCA’s Fall 2015 season includes Nevet Yitzhak’s OFF THE RULING CLASS, Fatima Al Qadiri’s Chinas of the Mind and Do Ho Suh’s self-titled exhibition.

For OFF THE RULLING CLASS, Nevet Yitzhak (Tel Aviv, Israel) drew inspiration from the 1970 bombing of Rodin’s sculpture, the Thinker, outside of the Cleveland Museum of Art. The artist found her muse after she witnessed the annual cleaning and conservation of the statue on a visit to Cleveland earlier this year. Utilizing a combination of found imagery, archival materials and computer animation, Yitzak’s video installation connects the bombing to Rodin’s original inspiration, Dante Alighieri and his Divine Comedy.

In Stair A, New York-based, multimedia artist Fatima Al Qadiri’s presents Chinas of the Mind, a special sound installation. Al Qadiri’s work explores the blurred disconnection between memory and imagination in the mind.

Do Ho Suh’s breathtaking work is displayed throughout MOCA’s Mueller Family Gallery, Rosalie and Morton Cohen Family Gallery and Toby Devan Lewis Gallery. His work is inspired by his personal journey from South Korea to the United States in 1991, and his longing for a sense of “home.” The exhibition includes a large installation inspired by his New York apartment. Suh recreated every detail of his home, in exact scale, using translucent cloth (including the tiny numbers on the dial of his thermostat and the extensive warning label on his fuse box, painstakingly stitched into the cloth). MOCA also showcases his Rubbing/Loving Project, which features rubbings of every inch of this same New York apartment, as well as a number of string-based drawings.

While the first Saturday of each month will be free to the public through Jan. 2, regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students (with valid ID), and children 5 and under are free with adult admission. MOCA Cleveland’s regular business hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 pm. (open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays), Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Mondays. (Hours subject to change for special events. To confirm your visit, call MOCA at 216-421-8671.)

The shows remain on view through Jan. 10. 

(MOCA Cleveland) 11400 Euclid Ave., 216-421-8671, mocacleveland.org


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