Recent Press Releases

20th annual Ohio Shorts selections announced

See the best in Ohio-made short films Saturday, April 25

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

The Wexner Center is pleased to announce the Ohio filmmakers whose films and videos will be screened at the Ohio Shorts adult and youth division showcase this Saturday, April 25, at 7 pm. The 20 works selected for this year’s showcase include a wide range of styles and genre—from animation to documentary to dramatic fiction. Admission to the screening is $3 for all audiences.

World Premiere from Ann Hamilton and SITI Company

Immersive Artist Residency Award Project performance the theater is a blank page debuts onstage April 23–26

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Next month, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present the world premiere of the theater is a blank page, an immersive performance created by renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton and theater innovators SITI Company. The production, the first full collaboration between the artists, was created through a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award and is a signature moment of the Wexner Center’s 25th Anniversary Season.

Combining Ann Hamilton’s conceptual, visual art–based perspective on performance with SITI Company’s skills as theater-makers, the theater is a blank page, which will be performed April 23–26, 2015 at Mershon Auditorium, pushes the artists’ aesthetics into fresh experimental territory.

Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration begins February 25

Five-day, twelve-film series features new restorations, visits from film preservation experts, filmmakers

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Statewide call for entries to Ohio Shorts 2015

Popular showcase for Ohio film and video artists celebrating its 20th year

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Vibrant, groundbreaking "Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present" opens in February

Exhibition traces four decades of fiber-based art

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Splendid, viscerally engaging…
[a] groundbreaking exhibition.”—Boston Globe

New video installation by Hassan Hajjaj makes Midwest debut in February

Three-channel video work documents "rock star" performers from around the world

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj fuses a fascinating mix of fashion, art, and pop culture in his striking work.”—Harper’s Bazaar

Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes opens May 16

New work by the seminal American photographer includes portraits of Matthew Barney, Kara Walker, John Baldessari, Jonathan Franzen, Diana Nyad, and Miranda July

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

First retrospective of boundary-pushing artist Jack Whitten opens in May

Career-spanning exhibition highlights five decades of work by the groundbreaking painter

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Celebrates...a career dedicated to infusing abstraction with political and social content.”ARTNews

Belle and Sebastian Headline 2015 Next@Wex Fest

Scottish Folk-Pop Band Return 12 Years After Last Columbus Performance; Show Benefits Wex and CD102.5 for The Kids

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Columbus, OH—Just announced: indie rock icons Belle and Sebastian will headline this year’s Next@Wex Fest, presented by PromoWest Productions in association with Wexner Center for the Arts and CD102.5 FM at the LC Outdoor Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave. in the Arena District, on Sunday, June 14. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, January 16, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets or online at Next@Wex Fest tickets are $32 in advance for all audiences or $35 day of show.

Wexner Center receives NEA Art Works Grant

Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Columbus, OH—National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has announced that the Wexner Center for the Arts is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Center is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support a series of residencies and commissions by choreographer/dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Belgium), filmmaker Liza Johnson (United States), as well as composer and vocal artist Samita Sinha (United States) in collaboration with video artist/sculptor Dani Leventhal (United States). In addition to residency activities, the artists will participate in discussions, master classes, staged readings, and film screenings.

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1, 2012

Be sure to RSVP for our Spring Exhibitions Preview on Friday, May 15—and don't miss a conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten right before the reception.

Stephin Merrit

Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt brings an acoustic set (and longtime bandmate Sam Davol) to our intimate Performance Space on Saturday, May 16.


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