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Mark Godfrey

Where Does Art Lie?

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Curator Mark Godfrey opens up about his curatorial interests and practice, speaking to where his work is leading him as well as pointing to traditions, abstractions, and possibilities in art making.

Godfrey, the guest curator of our current Jacqueline Humphries exhibition, will open up about his curatorial interests and practice, highlighting the recent and evolutionary shifts in spaces and shifts in this work. Referencing Humphries’ work and others, Godfrey will ruminate on what happens when advocacy, dissent, protest, critique, questions, are presented in the gallery space. Also, what now is possible in these public spaces that was not possible before? What might these spaces and those of us working in and with these spaces be doing, thinking about, practicing? How in some ways can spaces work in and beyond the space, in and with the public in a way that must be different, timely, relevant, critical, and new.

About the Speaker

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Mark Godfrey is a curator and critic based in London. From 2007 to 2021 he was Senior Curator at Tate Modern where he curated and cocurated shows including Soul of a Nation and retrospectives of Sigmar Polke, Roni Horn, Franz West and Gerhard Richter. Outside Tate he has curated exhibitions by Christopher Williams, David Hammons, R.H. Quaytman and Laura Owens. He won the Absolut Prize for Art Writing in 2015 and recently co-edited the Soul of a Nation Reader.

Organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts and curated by Mark Godfrey with assistance from Associate Curator of Exhibitions Daniel Marcus and Curatorial Associate Kristin Helmick-Brunet. Organizational support for the exhibition is provided by Greene Naftali, New York; Modern Art, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

EXHIBITIONS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Bill and Sheila Lambert
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Crane Family Foundation
Mike and Paige Crane

THIS PRESENTATION MADE POSSIBLE BY
Girlfriend Fund
Greene Naftali, New York

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THIS PRESENTATION PROVIDED BY
Agnes Gund
Anonymous
Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins
Sandra and Leo DelZotto
Joyce and Chuck Shenk
Lisa Stein and Craig Colvin

FREE SUNDAYS POWERED BY
American Electric Power Foundation

LEARNING & PUBLIC PRACTICE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
American Electric Power Foundation
Ohio State Energy Partners
Huntington

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
State Farm
Ohio Arts Council
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
CoverMyMeds
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center

WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
The Wexner Family
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
American Electric Power Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Adam Flatto
Mary and C. Robert Kidder
Bill and Sheila Lambert
L Brands Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nationwide Foundation
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
Arlene and Michael Weiss

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Carol and David Aronowitz
Michael and Paige Crane
Pete Scantland
Axium Packaging
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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
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Washington Prime Group
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Liza Kessler and Greg Henchel
Matrix Psychological Services
Paramount Group, Inc.
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Joyce and Chuck Shenk
Bruce and Joy Soll
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Business Furniture Installations
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