When: Sat., March 31 2012
The Museum of Contemporary Art will soon be moving to new facilities just outside University Circle, vacating its present Carnegie Avenue location. To mark the move, MOCA is hosting FINALE, a closing concert and art performance. The expansive musical experience For Philip Gusman, by late composer Morton Feldman, anchors tonight’s so-long soiree. The piece will be performed in its four-hour entirety by Madeline Lucas, Shuai Wang Bertalan, and Brian Sweigart, three local musicians and graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music. High and mournful, Philip Gusman’s inclusion in the evening’s festivities presumably offers catharsis for those with lingering sadness for the occasion. Meantime, exhibition artist Ben Kinsley’s performance 8501 to 11400 will be more forward-looking. He and his merry band (and very likely select audience members) will expressively preview MOCA’s forthcoming reincarnation, while also detailing what of its old life will be retained. Tonight’s finale will also be the last chance to see the last two exhibitions in MOCA’s Carnegie space: 8501 to 1140:On Moving, featuring works of local artists Corrie Slawson, Brandon Juhasz, and Ben Kinsley (yes, him again) and Ursula Rydingsvard’s monumental exhibition Sculpture. Light refreshments will be served. The event begin at 7:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.