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Steffani Jemison, a multimedia artist, performer, and writer, shares her exploration of how we move and how we are moved by each other.
During her presentation, Jemison will read from “Wind Bag” (which appeared in the journal the Brooklyn Rail, December 2022–January 2023) and her debut novella A Rock, A River, A Street (published by Greene Naftali, 2022). She will also screen videos to demonstrate how she works through ideas. Touching on the nature of artistic experimentation, research, and knowledge, Jemison will be joined by a graduate student from Ohio State’s Department of Art for a brief conversation before an audience Q&A.
Greene Naftali gallery describes Jemison’s multidisciplinary approach as being “informed by deep research into movement practices, literature, ethnomusicology, and the history of cinema. She is known for her lush video portrayals of highly skilled performers, whose spellbinding physical feats pose the questions at the heart of Jemison’s own practice.”
Diversities in Practice is a collaboration between Ohio State’s Wexner Center for the Arts, Department of Art, and Living Culture Initiative. This series includes talks and moderated discussions featuring a range of artists, thinkers, and practitioners engaged in compelling and critical work, centering projects that examine, shape, and push both material and ideological boundaries.
Steffani Jemison, image copyright Nottingham Contemporary, 2017.
Cover art of A Rock, A River, A Street, image: Primary Information.
Steffani Jemison is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. She has presented solo exhibitions and commissioned performances at JOAN Los Angeles; Greene Naftali, New York; Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; Jeu de Paume, Paris; CAPC Bordeaux, France; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; LAXART, Los Angeles; and other venues. Her work has been shown in significant generational exhibitions, including Greater New York 2021 and the Whitney Biennial 2019, and is part of many permanent public collections. Jemison is the author of A Rock, A River, A Street (Primary Information, 2022). Her essays have been published in Artforum and the Brooklyn Rail. Learn more on the artist's website.
LEARNING & PUBLIC PRACTICE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYAmerican Electric Power FoundationHuntington Martha Holden Jennings FoundationBig Lots Foundation
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYIngram-White Castle FoundationThe Ohio State University Office of Outreach & EngagementOhio Arts Council Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYOhio Department of DevelopmentGreater Columbus Arts CouncilThe Wexner FamilyInstitute of Museum and Library ServicesOhio Arts CouncilCampusParcOhio State’s Global Arts + Humanities Discovery ThemeThe Columbus FoundationNationwide FoundationVorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
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