The spring/summer exhibitions at the Wex will feature a pair of solo shows: Paul Sietsema, the most comprehensive account of the artist’s body of work to date in an exhibition organized by the Wexner Center, with a new work as its centerpiece; and Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS., an immersive multiple-channel HD video installation that tackles the Middle East conflict with characters cast from the Palestinian and Israeli communities in New York City. Both exhibitions will be on view at the Wexner Center for the Arts May 4–August 4, 2013. The Sietsema exhibition will tour to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago later this year.
Recent Press Releases
(Archive - Press Releases prior to January 2013)
Comprehensive Paul Sietsema survey and immersive Shimon Attie video work on view this summer
Robots and Androids from Japan Take the Stage at Wex
Japan’s long-held fascination with robots, androids, and artificial intelligence bears fruit in two one-act plays from the Seinendan Theater Company + Osaka University Robot Theater Project, which will stage Sayonara and I, Worker, a pair of plays featuring interactions with domestic robots and a lifelike android, with both shows revealing the empathetic and emotional dimensions of these mechanized characters, at the Wexner Center January 31–February 2, 2013.
Statewide Call for Entries
Wex Accepting Submissions for Ohio Shorts 2013
Calling all film and video makers! The Wexner Center is now accepting submissions for the Ohio Shorts 2013 juried short-film and video showcase, for both the adult and youth divisions.
Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
The Wexner Center brings back internationally known artist Josiah McElheny for an exhibition of his new and recent work exploring modernist ideas of utopia. Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club will be on view January 27–April 7, 2013.
The Great Depression meets the Great Recession in More American Photographs
The Wexner Center presents Depression-era photographs juxtaposed with recent photographs from the Great Recession in More American Photographs, on view January 27–April 7, 2013.
Christian Marclay's The Clock makes Midwest Debut
The Wexner Center for the Arts announced today that it will exhibit The Clock, an internationally acclaimed tour de force by artist Christian Marclay, on view January 27–April 7, 2013. This marks the first Midwest presentation of The Clocksince its London debut in 2010.
Field & Screen Returns by Popular Demand
Field & Screen, a film series now in its fourth year at the Wexner Center, returns with a full slate of films and other events to shed light on issues surrounding food and the environment, as well as the pleasures that can be had from both. This year, the monthlong series in February features a history of the environmental movement, a look at the radioactive aftermath following the 2011 tsunami in Japan, the story of two foragers, a panel discussion about our relationship to the animal world, and much more.
2012–’13 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award Recipients Announced in All Programming Areas
AEP President Nick Akins Appointed to Wexner Center Foundation Board
Mellon Foundation Grant awarded to Wexner Center to support art and artists of Brazil
Columbus, OH— February 7, 2011—The Wexner Center for the Arts and The Ohio State University have been awarded a $782,300 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a multidisciplinary, four-year initiative focusing on the vibrant visual and media arts culture in Brazil. The grant will support trans-institutional curatorial research and programming across exhibitions, film/video, and arts education—all in the spirit of developing in-depth and sustained creative and intellectual exchange. Over time, the center’s engagement with Brazil will include artist residencies and commissions, a film project and series, a significant exhibition and catalogue, lectures, scholarly symposia, and a postdoctoral fellowship to be shared with OSU.