Walk-In Tours: Spring-Summer 2012

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Photo: Tim Fulton

Walk-In Tours: Spring-Summer 2012

Fri, May 25, 2012 6 PM
Thu, May 31, 2012 5 PM
Sat, June 9, 2012 6 PM
Sun, June 17, 2012 2 PM
Sat, June 23, 2012 6 PM
Thu, June 28, 2012 5 PM
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 2 PM
Sun, July 22, 2012 2 PM
Thu, July 12, 2012 5 PM

No reservations are necessary for these enlightening and informative tours of our exhibitions. Just meet your docent (tour guide) at the gallery entrance at the time listed.

Tours are offered on varied days and times, so you can find one that fits your schedule. You’ll see highlights of the exhibitions and have plenty of time to ask questions and express your own ideas.

Through August 5, the tours introduce these two exhibitions.

Omer Fast: 2001/11 juxtaposes two video installations made 10 years apart by an intriguing artist who was born in Jerusalem and now lives in Berlin. Viewed together, 5000 Feet Is the Best (a sensation at the 2011 Venice Biennale) and CNN Concatenated prompt thoughts about storytelling, authenticity, and authorship, as well as about the fast pace at which real experiences become part of history.

Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 includes a selection of the artist’s wide-ranging sculpture, which evokes such terms as "risky" and "audacious" and suggests comparisons to legendary artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Eva Hesse. Highly respected in her native Poland, her art has only recently become widely known and admired internationally. This touring exhibition is the first large-scale survey of the late artist’s work.

Omer Fast: 2001/11 organized by the Wexner Center. Support provided by the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 organized by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Through June 28, you’ll also see a site-specific installation by artist Ernst Caramelle that transforms the Wexner Center’s lower lobby into a three-dimensional painting.

Click through to see the varied events you can combine with the Walk-In Tours in May and June. Gallery admission and a tour are free with your ticket to any of these events.
Thu, May 31 | 5 PM (before the film Growing Up Female)
Sat, June 9 | 6 PM (before the film The Turin Horse)
Sat, June 23 | 6 PM (before the film Payback)
Thu, June 28 | 5 PM (before the films O. Henry’s Full House and Cotton Comes to Harlem)
Thu, July 12 | 5 PM (before the film All About Eve)
Sun, July 22 | 2 PM (our galleries are a cool place to go on a hot afternoon)
Sun, Aug 5 | 2 PM (last chance: the exhibitions close today)

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).