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Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

Presented by Akron Art Museum at Akron Art Museum, Akron OH

May 29 2016
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Aug 28 2016
Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

The Akron Art Museum is partnering with MOCA Cleveland to jointly present the first retrospective Mark Mothersbaugh’s artwork in simultaneous exhibitions across Northeast Ohio.

Myopia is the first retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh, spanning the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Born in Akron, OH, and co-founder of the New Wave band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been making art for more than forty years—since before the band’s inception in the early 1970s. This body of work presents a unique combination of cultural criticism and personal expression through drawings, films, paintings, sculpture and music. But more than that, his work provides a missing link in the history of contemporary art and culture. At once an artist, musician, and tinkerer, he offers a key to understanding the current state of art, with its hybridity, subjectivity and fluid boundaries. Mothersbaugh’s work reveals his unique artistic voice and also asserts his role in the intersecting legacies that have formed contemporary culture.

Throughout his career, Mothersbaugh’s work has both embraced handmade qualities and also incorporated the slick elements of

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FREE for Everyone, EVERY ThursdayrnAdmissionrnAdult $7rnSenior (65+) $5rnStudent (with valid ID) $5rnAdult w/ tour (15 minimum) $6rnChild (17 & under) FreernBlue Star Families FreernFree for Members

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  • Mark Mothersbaugh, Proletariat 4, 2014, courtesy of the artist.

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Akron Art Museum

1 South High, Akron, OH 44308

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Members park free in the deck adjacent to the library
Park across from museum entrance on High Street
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