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Join artist Sarah Rosalena and anthropologist and filmmaker Elizabeth Povinelli for a discussion on the intersections of art, craft, and Indigenous futures.
This event celebrates Rosalena’s mid-career survey, Sarah Rosalena: In All Directions, presented by the Columbus Museum of Art at The Pizzuti. Through the conversation, you’ll learn how Rosalena’s hybrid forms of textile, ceramic, and beadwork combine traditional and Indigenous techniques through emerging technologies. Her research and use of materials will leave you with questions to consider. What are the boundaries between the ancient and the futuristic, the human and the nonhuman, the handmade and the autonomous, the earthly and the otherworldly? Povinelli, whose films the Wex has previously featured, contributed an essay on Rosalena’s anti-colonial art and technology practice for the exhibition catalogue. A film by Povinelli and her collaborators in the Karrabing Film Collective is also on view at the Columbus Museum of Art. A Q&A follows the program. The exhibition is a collaboration between Ohio State’s Department of History of Art and the Columbus Museum of Art. This dialogue is part of the Arts, Technology and Social Change series, a micro-residency program sponsored by Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme.
The Arts, Technology and Social Change series is a new initiative conceived by Ohio State’s Department of History of Art, Department of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute. The residency program is a cross-department platform that involves public engagement on campus and around Columbus to explore questions on technology and social change in our contemporary moment.
Sarah Rosalena, photo: Star Montana.
Elizabeth Povinelli, photo: Gavin Bianamu.
Elizabeth Povinelli is a critical theorist and filmmaker. Her writing has focused on developing a critical theory of late settler liberalism that would support an anthropology of social and political alternatives. This potential theory has unfolded across 8 books, numerous essays, and 35 years of collaboration with her Indigenous colleagues in north Australia including, most recently, 8 films they have created as members of the Karrabing Film Collective.
Sarah Rosalena (Wixárika) is an interdisciplinary artist and weaver based in Los Angeles. Her work deconstructs technology with material interventions, creating new narratives for hybrid objects. They collapse binaries and borders, creating new theories of knowledge between Earth and space. Rosalena is an assistant Professor of Art at University of California Santa Barbara in Computational Craft and Haptic Media.
SUPPORT FOR THIS INITIATIVE PROVIDED BYOhio State’s Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme LEARNING & PUBLIC PRACTICE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY American Electric Power FoundationHuntington
Martha Holden Jennings FoundationBig Lots Foundation ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY Ingram-White Castle Foundation The Ohio State University Office of Outreach & Engagement Ohio Arts Council
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYOhio Department of Development Greater Columbus Arts Council The Wexner Family Institute of Museum and Library Services Ohio Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts
Ohio State’s Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme The Columbus Foundation Nationwide Foundation Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY Mike and Paige Crane Axium Packaging Nancy Kramer Ohio State Energy Partners Ohio History Fund/Ohio History Connection
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Elizabeth Povinelli and Sarah Rosalena in Conversation