20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years
Curated by James Rosenberger, Susan Channing, Christopher Lynn, Christina Vassallo
April 20 - June 15, 2018

Celebrate an incredible 40 years of artistic exploration and experimentation with 17 artists & collectives and 4 executive directors who represent the wide range of cultural production that has taken place through SPACES. 20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years is curated by SPACES Executive Director Christina Vassallo, and former Executive Directors: founder James Rosenberger, Susan Channing, and Christopher Lynn. Each curator selected a group of artists who have defined their time at the helm of SPACES and whose work with SPACES propelled the artists' careers.

Participating artists: Margaret Cogswell (New York, NY); Christa Donner (Chicago, IL); James Duesing (Pittsburgh, PA); Kevin Jerome Everson (Charlottesville, VA); Anna Viola Hallberg (Stockholm, Sweden); Kevin Hogan (Ashville, NC); Steffani Jemison (Brooklyn, NY); Ben Kinsley & Jessica Langley (Colorado Springs, CO); Steve Lambert (Purchase, NY); Pipo Nguyen-duy (Oberlin, OH); Sarah Paul (Cleveland, OH); Dan Rothenfeld (Cleveland, OH); Roopa Vasudevan (Shanghai, China); returning SWAP Artist-in-Residence Ward Shelley (Easton, CT); Corrie Slawson (Cleveland, OH), Amber J. Anderson (Cleveland, OH) & Elena Harvey Collins (Santa Cruz, CA); and Jud Yalkut (d. Cincinnati, OH). Dustin Grella (Bronx, NY) will collect visitors' favorite SPACES stories through his Animation Hotline phone booth, in order to turn the voice mails into stop motion animations that be shown at SPACES in November 2018.

Come with us as we go into the future with provocation! 

Related Events

April 23 – August 10, Mondays - Fridays, 10 AM - 4:30 PM: Concurrent with the exhibition at SPACES, the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University, has organized A Space Gathering, Spaces at 40: An Organizational Retrospective, featuring SPACES archival documents, contextualizing objects, and fun ephemera. This exhibition also celebrates Kelvin Smith Library's management of the SPACES archives, since 2016. The exhibition will be on view in the exhibition space (11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106).
April 17, 6 – 8 PM: Season Pass members-only preview of new projects. Speak with the artists as they install their work. FREE!
April 20, 6 – 9 PM: Opening reception for 20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years. FREE!
April 21, 3 PM: Hear about the creative legacy of SPACES in this conversation with 20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years curators, moderated by William Busta. FREE!
May 19, 2 – 4 PM: Help us celebrate our 40th birthday with Cleveland's most creative competition, Artwood Derby. FREE admission, $10 car kit.
June 15, 6 – 8 PM: Season Pass Members-Only closing party for 20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years. FREE!

Video by Paul Sobota