Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor.


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Four Hundred Miles to Cleveland

Julian Stanczak, “Carter Manor,” 1973, a commission from the Cleveland City Mural Project, will be repainted at the original site at Winton Manor on Prospect and 9th Street.

Julian Stanczak, “Carter Manor,” 1973, a commission from the Cleveland City Mural Project, will be repainted at the original site at Winton Manor on Prospect and 9th Street.

Veterans of the biennial circuit will find some familiar footing if they visit Cleveland this summer, with non-traditional venues hosting performances, lectures, public art and exhibitions alongside Cleveland’s art institutions. “Working with the public library, the Federal Reserve—I found so much enthusiasm within these civic spaces,” Grabner observes. Civil society is not typically something we associate with the world of contemporary art, so perhaps this truly will be something different, an American triennial in the middle of a divided nation.

Otobong Nkanga @ MCA Chicago

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