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Explore the many dimensions of contemporary sculpture in a conversation with Sahar Khoury, Jumana Manna, and Harold Mendez, the three artists featured in our autumn exhibitions.
Khoury, Manna, and Mendez each invest their sculptural objects and installations with multiple layers of meaning. The trio will discuss their distinct approaches, practices, and interests in an engaging talk moderated by Head of Exhibitions Kelly Kivland. A Q&A with the artists follows the conversation. Join us Thursday, August 24, to enjoy each of their solo exhibitions along food and fellow art fans at our opening celebration.
Complimentary snacks and a cash bar will be available for the talk. Can’t make it in person? The talk also streams on this page, and online viewers can text a question via the Wex hotline at (614) 813-3416.
IMAGE CAPTIONLeft to right: Sahar Khoury, photo: Robert Divers Herrick; Jumana Manna, photo: Albrecht Fuchs; Harold Mendez at Tiffany & Co. Hollowware workshop for 2017 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art.
Sahar Khoury was trained as an anthropologist and worked for years on community-based research projects concerning structural vulnerability within Latinx migrant-labor communities. Based in Oakland, California, she developed her practice in the Bay Area’s queer community during late 1990s and early 2000s making works for music shows, theater performances, and street protests. In the Bay Area, Khoury has exhibited work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA, where she was a recipient of the SECA Art Award); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Oakland Museum of California; Wattis Institute; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA); and diRosa Center for Contemporary Art. Her work is in the collections of the de Young Museum in San Francisco, BAMPFA, and SFMOMA. Learn more on Sahar Khoury’s website.
Jumana Manna (she/her) is a visual artist and filmmaker whose work explores how power is articulated, focusing on the body, land, and materiality in relation to colonial inheritances and histories of place. She has exhibited at venues including the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, California; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (M HKA) in Belgium; Mercer Union, Toronto; and SculptureCenter, New York, among others. Manna’s work is held in public and private collections internationally, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; MCA Chicago; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Carré d’art, Nîmes, France; National Museum of Norway, Oslo; and Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates. Learn more on Jumana Manna’s website.
Harold Mendez has had solo exhibitions at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, among others. He also participated in Being: New Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York. He has held artist residencies at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Light Work, Syracuse, New York; and Cross Currents Artist Exchange through the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund, Havana, Cuba. Learn more on Harold Mendez’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 & EngagementIngram-White Castle FoundationOhio 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 CouncilThe Columbus FoundationOhio State’s Global Arts + Humanities Discovery ThemeNationwide 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 KramerOhio State Energy PartnersOhio History Fund/Ohio History Connection Larry and Donna JamesLisa BartonJohanna DeStefanoJones DayAlex and Renée Shumate
Talks & More
Sahar Khoury, Jumana Manna, and Harold Mendez in Conversation