The MoCA Cleveland opened to the public on Monday 8 October in its new $27.2m home. Take a virtual tour of the sleek building, clad in black stainless steel, in a video, created by the Foreign Office Architects (FOA), London.
Story at Artinfo: MOCA Cleveland’s New $27-Million Building Relaunches the Institution as a Cutting-Edge Kunsthalle – “I’m not a fan of galleries with irregular configurations because I think contemporary art is irregular enough,” Snyder explained. “The space doesn’t have to provide yet another element of unconventionality.” That’s why the faceted building shifts from a hexagonal shape on the ground floor — allowing visitors six different access points — to a four-sided shape on the fourth floor, which houses the main, 6,000-square-foot gallery space.” Read on….
The new MOCA Cleveland, the first building designed in the United States by Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), will serve as a catalyst for creativity and growth in a cosmopolitan Cleveland neighborhood, which is home to one of the country’s largest concentrations of cultural and educational institutions.
The inaugural exhibition, Inside Out and from the Ground Up, brings together significant works by pioneering figures, such as Louise Bourgeois, David Hammons, and Gordon Matta-Clark, alongside works by established and emerging artists, including David Altmejd, Walead Beshty, Katharina Grosse, Jacqueline Humphries, Corey McCorkle, Henrique Oliveira, Barry Underwood, William Villalongo, Rachel Whiteread and Haegue Yang.
Founded in 1968, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, a leading force in the cultural life of Northeast Ohio, is recognized nationally and internationally for its vital and creative exhibitions and public programs. These strive to challenge, inspire, and teach a wide range of audiences. Through approximately eight exhibitions a year, all accompanied by public and education programs, and many also by scholarly catalogues, MOCA brings the work and ideas of a diversity of national and international artists to its audiences. MOCA’s critically acclaimed exhibitions have included The Teacher and the Student: Charles Rosenthal and Ilya Kabakov (2004), Yoshitomo Nara (2004), All Digital (2006), Diana Cooper (2008), Sam Taylor-Wood (2008), Hugging and Wrestling: Contemporary Israeli Photography and Video (2009), and Marilyn Minter: Orange Crush (2010).