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Hear Wex Artist Residency Award recipient Sa’dia Rehman and celebrated artist Jean Shin reveal the processes and practices they use to create their work.
Rehman and Shin consider the time, resources, and communities involved in the creation of their art, which is often of large scale and made with discarded or found materials. Joined by Head of Learning & Public Practice Dionne Custer Edwards, who will moderate the discussion, the artists share commonalities and intersections between their respective practices. Pulling back the curtain on the labor needed to build their installations, Rehman and Shin also contemplate how to build relationships that support, maintain, and protect their work.
The artists will participate in a Q&A with the audience after the conversation. Can’t make it in person? The event also streams on this page, and online viewers can text a question via the Wex hotline at (614) 813-3416.
Rehman’s exhibition, the river runs slow, is currently on view in our galleries. We invite guests to visit the exhibition prior to or following the conversation. Galleries will remain open until 7:30 PM, and a small reception will follow the program in the Lower Lobby.
IMAGE CAPTIONLeft to right: Sa’dia Rehman, courtesy of the artist; Jean Shin, photo: Daniel Terna.
Sa’dia Rehman (they/them) explores how contemporary and historical images communicate, consolidate, and contest ideas about race, empire, and labor. Rehman has exhibited work at venues including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Queens Museum, Kentler International Drawing Space, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Pakistan National Council of the Arts, among others. Rehman received the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Fellowship and the Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Full Fellowship and was awarded several residencies. Rehman’s work has been featured in the Brooklyn Rail, New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Hyperallergic, Colorlines, and Art Papers. Learn more on Sa’dia Rehman’s website.
Known for her large-scale installations and public sculptures, artist Jean Shin transforms discarded objects into powerful monuments that interrogate our complex relationships with material consumption, collective identity, and community engagement. She often works within a community, collecting large amounts of an everyday object or material while researching its history of use, circulation, and environmental impact. Through this laborious and participatory process, Shin creates art that inspires communities to confront social and ecological challenges. Her body of work includes several permanent public artworks commissioned by major agencies and municipalities, most recently a landmark commission for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Second Avenue Subway in New York. Learn more on Shin’s website.
LEARNING & PUBLIC PRACTICE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYAmerican Electric Power FoundationHuntingtonMartha Holden Jennings FoundationBig Lots Foundation
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYThe Ohio State University Office of Outreach & EngagementOhio Arts CouncilMilton and Sally Avery Arts FoundationState Farm
SUPPORT FOR LEARNING & PUBLIC PRACTICE RESIDENCIES PROVIDED BYMike and Paige Crane
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYGreater Columbus Arts CouncilThe Wexner FamilyNational Endowment for the ArtsOhio Arts CouncilL Brands FoundationThe Columbus FoundationNationwide FoundationInstitute of Museum and Library ServicesVorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYMike and Paige CraneAxium PackagingCampusParcJeni’s Splendid Ice CreamsPresident Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica MeinhardNancy KramerLarry and Donna JamesLisa BartonJohanna DeStefanoJones DayAlex and Renée Shumate
Talks & More
Sa’dia Rehman and Jean Shin in Conversation