wexner center for the arts THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
In the Picture 20 1 2–20 1 3 I N R E V I E W
Director’s Message The Year in Pictures Exceptional Artistry Research and Education Outreach and Engagement Wexner Center Programs 2012–13 Thanks to You—Our Donors Wexner Center Staff and Volunteers
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On December 30, 2012, capacity crowds filled the galleries of the Wexner Center—and at several points during that clear but chilly day, hundreds were lined up outside—for what would be their last chance to see a landmark exhibition of Annie Leibovitz’s work. Witnessing that moment was enormously gratifying to all of us at the Wex—just one of many memorable milestones that accompanied the first-ever public presentation of the photographer’s complete Master Set of astonishing portraits, on view alongside a recent series of elegiac (though faceless) portraits of place entitled Pilgrimage. Whether trailing the artist as she generously led Ohio State students through the galleries, listening as she shared reminiscences with Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann S. Wenner amidst a jam-packed Mershon Auditorium, or witnessing the genuine humility with which she accepted the Wexner Prize (noting that the one memento she had kept from her late father’s vast toolshed was a hammer!), I found myself marveling again and again at the seemingly insatiable appetite with which audiences from near and far had devoured this exhibition, making the Wex a true destination point throughout its run. Annie’s singular images of the major figures and forces that have shaped our common history over four decades in turn conjured countless individual and idiosyncratic memories for virtually every visitor to our galleries. Those profound moments of discovery, realization, and connection summon the kind of “aha” experience that we at the Wex aspire to offer our visitors—the startling creative and intellectual spark that fuels curiosity and, hopefully, spawns further engagement. Though it may take months, even years, for example, to orchestrate a public conversation between Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group and CEO of Fiat, and John C Jay, global creative director for the ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, the authentic, unscripted exchange that ensues when such creative masterminds meet for the first time is inspiring—and always worthwhile.
Equally powerful was the electrifying current between lifelong entertainer and social activist Harry Belafonte and the much younger Ohio State Law Professor and nationally acclaimed author Michelle Alexander. They too were brought together for the first time by the Wexner Center to offer further context around our screening of the documentary Sing Your Song, a chronicle of Belafonte’s brave and uncompromising pursuit of racial justice and equality that began in the 1950s. Their remarkable conversation highlighted Mr. Belafonte’s surpassing moral authority and indomitable spirit, alongside Ms. Alexander’s brilliant and commanding intellect. Moreover, it revealed, to virtually everyone’s surprise, the uncanny intersection in their mutual (and fierce) commitment to expose and remedy the disproportionate incarceration of young African American men in this country today. The ability to bring leading artists, creative innovators, and social change agents together is one of the primary pleasures and privileges of life at an institution devoted to contemporary culture. Sharing those encounters with campus and community is our raison d’etre, and we derive great satisfaction from bringing the best and brightest here—to Columbus, Ohio—where a growing appetite for social, cultural, and educational advancement is everywhere evident. In that spirit and true to our mission, in 2012–13 the Wex assembled a bold array of exhibitions, performances, screenings, and public events, providing audiences an open and lively creative forum. Following the Leibovitz exhibition in the fall, Columbus counted down the minutes until the Midwest debut of Christian Marclay’s international sensation The Clock. On view from late January through early April, the exhibition included several overnight screenings of the complete 24-hour video-based work. We were thrilled to welcome Marclay back to Columbus, where he had created a new commissioned work for the Wexner Center’s inaugural year (1989–90), coincidentally also entitled the The Clock! In adjacent galleries former Wexner Center residency artist Josiah McElheny continued his exploration of modernist utopias with the exhibition Towards a Light Club. Organized by Wex Curator at Large Bill Horrigan, the exhibition featured McElheny’s film The Light Club of Vizcaya: A Women’s Picture, newly postproduced in our Film/Video Studio, as well as the artist’s exquisite glass sculptures and meticulously conceived and crafted projection screens—all of which illuminated his ongoing fascination with early 20thcentury design as it reflected and refracted modernism’s
Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin (right) stands with acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz and Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann S. Wenner during a momentous evening that saw the Wexner Prize presentation to Leibovitz, a public discussion between the lifelong friends and legendary creative partners, and the center’s 23rd Anniversary Party.
inclination toward abstraction. Taking advantage of their simultaneous exhibitions, this year’s Lambert Family Lecture paired McElheny and Marclay, who conducted a lively conversation about their dizzying array of influences, finding intriguing parallels and intersections between their two practices. To further complement the McElheny exhibition, the center produced a striking catalogue to accompany the show with essays by Horrigan, Ohio State colleagues Lisa Florman and Kris Paulsen (both History of Art), Richard Fletcher (Department of Classics), and Amanda Gluibizzi (Fine Arts Library). Throughout the season, theatergoers in search of utterly unique experiences found them at the Wex: from National Theatre of Scotland’s rollicking The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, presented in a pub-like setting complete with bar service, to Palissimo’s enigmatic and epic The Painted Bird Trilogy, a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award project integrating dance, video, and literary components. Music fans sampled globally influenced jazz by the Christian Howes Quartet with Richard Galliano and by Rudresh Mahanthappa, and
welcomed up-and-coming indie-rock acts Julia Holter and Jukebox the Ghost, as well as such stadium-stars as My Morning Jacket and The National (the latter shows benefitting Wex programs and CD 102.5 for the Kids). Cinephiles were treated to celebrations of film history, including the remarkable and rarely seen A Tribute to the Nicholas Brothers and a 14-film series devoted to Marilyn Monroe: The Actress. Visiting filmmakers included The Quay Brothers (whose visit here led to an upcoming residency project), William E. Jones (who produced a box-set DVD of his 1991 classic Massillon with Wex assistance), and Natalia Almada (announced as a MacArthur Fellow days after her visit)—all introducing and talking about their work. The Wex also offered dazzling Columbus debuts of such films as Beasts of the Southern Wild. And our newly upgraded projection booth, now boasting a high-resolution 4K digital projector in addition to our 16, 35, and 70mm film projectors, allowed for absolutely gorgeous screenings of the newly restored Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean in 4K and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master in 70mm—the only such presentations of those films in the region.
Also unique to the area was our presentation of Sam Green’s The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, a “live documentary” that set Green’s narration and a performance by legendary alt-rock band Yo La Tengo to images of Fuller’s notes, letters, blueprints, photographs, films, and ephemera, which unfolded onscreen. Visitors to our galleries in spring encountered Shimon Attie’s immersive, multichannel video installation MetroPAL.IS as well as the multilayered paintings, drawings, and films of Paul Sietsema, whose most comprehensive exhibition to date was organized by the Wex. Both exhibitions featured works created under the auspices of the Wexner Center Artist Residency program. Similarly, an interconnecting set of creative projects unfurled this season around residency award recipient and Ohio State dance professor Bebe Miller, and it was fantastic to watch the sustained work fueled by our support come to such impressive fruition. In September, Miller’s company premiered the dance theater work A History, which in turn draws from a decade of dance pieces supported by the Wexner Center. Complementing the performance, Wex Marketing and Communications Director Jerry Dannemiller organized the exhibition Bebe Miller: Tracing History, which was presented downtown at Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space. We’re thrilled that the performance A History will travel to eight additional venues across the country, accompanied by a version of the exhibition. While we’re widely known as an artist-centric institution that actively invests in the creation of new work by artists in all disciplines, it should also be noted that the Wex can itself be an engine for creative thinking and research. Since its announcement in February 2011, the Wexner Center’s Via Brasil project—a multidisciplinary, four-year-long initiative focusing on the vibrant visual and media culture of Brazil—has taken impressive shape. Wex curators Bill Horrigan, Jennifer Lange, and Chris Stults have crisscrossed the country, traveling to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, and Belo Horizonte to meet with artists, curators, critics, and other colleagues. Over the 2012–13 season, the center presented films by visiting directors Kleber Mendonça Filho, Walter Salles, and Nelson Pereira dos Santos— each of whom travelled to the Wex and appeared in conversation with our Film/Video curators. We also showed videos by Pablo Lobato and Eder Santos in The Box and presented a concert by São Paulo Underground. And in the coming season, Via Brasil will activate every dimension of the center while also propelling Latin American–infused curricula and initiatives throughout
the university—all thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. In 2012–13, as always, the Wex orchestrated a plethora of diverse programs and events designed to engage audiences of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic strata. Conceived to fill a recognized community need, ongoing programs such as PAGES, with its literacy focus, or Art & Environment, which draws compelling connections between creative production and ecological sustainability, continue to provide valuable, even life-changing experiences to area teens. So too, the new community partnership called Surge Columbus, a consortium including the Wexner Center, COSI, the Columbus Museum of Art, WOSU, and the Columbus Metropolitan Library, aims to create greater engagement and opportunity for local high-school students. In a lighter vein are those education programs designed simply to delight, as with the zany sci-fi comic book bought to life, The Intergalactic Nemesis, or the centerpiece of this past year’s Zoom Family Film Festival, Castles in the Sky—a series of visually sumptuous animations from Studio Ghibli, the “Disney of Japan.” And of course, the Wex can be relied on to offer a fresh take on a topic of community interest, as we did by facilitating the Narrative Medicine film series, which united two dozen cosponsors from across the university to examine the benefits of bringing the art of storytelling to the science of medical practice. If there is an overarching theme that comes to mind in looking back at our 2012–13 season, it is likely to be found in these illuminating connections and convergences between local and global, town and gown, the sobering and the sublime. In the pages that follow, you will encounter (and hopefully recollect) an abundance of occasions when creative sparks flew at the Wex, igniting imagination and rewarding cultural curiosity. We relish our role in helping to make Columbus a smart, open, and distinctive place to live, learn, work, and play. We gratefully recognize the generous spirit and remarkable resources extended to the Wexner Center year-round by our trustees, university leaders, patrons, members, and volunteers as we strive to make a real difference—for artists, arts aficionados, and occasional visitors alike.
“Leibovitz is the eyes of the modern era.” —COLUMBUS DISPATCH
“A photographer who still astounds us.” —VOGUE
The Wexner Center is the region’s leading destination for contemporary art, bringing world-class visual art, film, dance, theater, and music into focus for audiences near and far.
Annie Leibovitz—an exhibition that included the photographer’s Master Set, featuring some of the most iconic portraits of our time—filled the galleries throughout the fall. Whether it was during opening weekend events, student tours, or any given weekend, throngs of visitors came to the Wex for what turned out to be “the cultural event of the season” (Alive). Later in November, Leibovitz (opposite page, top) accepted the 15th Wexner Center Prize in a ceremony marked by memorable words from Limited Brands Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Wexner, then Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee, and Wex Director Sherri Geldin.
Major Wexner Center supporters and guests were invited to a celebratory dinner and reception for Leibovitz and Wenner hosted by Leslie and Abigail Wexner (pictured at left).
Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient Josiah McElheny (2004–06) continued his exploration of modernist utopias with Towards a Light Club. The exhibition featured McElheny-designed projection screens and viewing rooms, architecture-inspired glass sculptures, and the film The Light Club of Vizcaya: A Women’s Picture, postproduced in our Film/Video Studio. Students from Ohio State’s Department of Dance animated McElheny’s Walking Mirror sculptures in our galleries.
McElheny is pictured below in the far lower right image with Ohio State’s Lisa Florman (History of Art), who contributed to the exhibition’s catalogue, and David Weinberg (Astronomy), who collaborated with the artist on his residency project An End to Modernity (2005).
“This is important work. Make time to see it.”
—COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND ON THE CLOCK
Making its Midwest debut in our galleries, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a 24-hour video work that literally tells the time. Dazzling in its virtuosity and deemed the “most iconic artwork of the last five years” (ARTINFO), The Clock features thousands of movie scenes depicting timepieces that are seamlessly spliced together and synchronized to local time. The Wex offered several opportunities to view the work in its complete duration.
Famed artist and architect Maya Lin returned to reinstall Groundswell, the center’s first permanent installation, which she created in 1993 as a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award project. In January, the artist worked with Wex preparators to remove, sift, and clean the work’s 43 tons of shattered recycled safety glass. Lin then returned in April to deliver an engaging Artist’s Talk to a packed Mershon Auditorium.
“Kudos to the Wexner Center for the Arts for bringing to town one of the most amazing troupes in its 23-year history. The show is one of the most inspired I’ve ever seen.” —COLUMBUS DISPATCH ON NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTL AND
The center’s performing arts line-up entertained audiences with a truly inspired range of events: from National Theatre of Scotland’s rollicking, interactive The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart to Faye Driscoll’s You’re Me, a compelling look at the push and pull of human relationships co-commissioned by the Wex.
The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, a darkly charming production by British theater ensemble 1927, transported audiences to the dystopian netherworld of the Bayou through a blend of song, stage action, and stunning projected animation.
Bringing together artists and rhythms from around the world, the Wex invited local audiences to explore vital threads in global (and globally influenced) jazz with performances by Columbusâ€™s Christian Howes Quartet, here with French accordion ace Richard Galliano; alto sax master Rudresh Mahanthappa (far right); and SĂŁo Paulo Underground (below), just to name a few of the acts that graced our stages.
“@wexarts, in case you were wondering what the top coolest thing to happen ever was.” —@DAVID_ACTUALLY VIA TWIT TER
Our popular Next@Wex series continued to celebrate established and up-and-coming voices in independent music with performances by (from top) Dirty Projectors, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Rodriguez, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tinariwen, and Jukebox the Ghost.
“Just bawled my eyes out during the screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild @wexarts. First. Time. Director.” —JPOLEON VIA TWIT TER
A sold-out crowd of Wex members experienced the multiple-award-winning Beasts of the Southern Wild before the film opened nationwide. Benh Zeitlin’s directorial debut took the 2012 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Caméra d’Or prize for best first film at Cannes.
“Are you ready for the Brothers Quay at @wexarts tonight? I know I am.” —THE INDIE HANDBOOK VIA TWIT TER
Though we’ve screened their films for years, the Wex finally welcomed the Quay Brothers, who introduced Through the Weeping Glass (2011) and took part in a conversation with Film/Video Director Dave Filipi that covered their influential career. Artist Residency Award recipients for 2013–14, the Quays are returning to complete and premiere their latest film Mistaken Hands in November 2013.
The Wex was one of a few US venues (and the only in Ohio) to present Sam Green’s The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, a stunning “live documentary” featuring narration by Green and a score performed by legendary indie band Yo La Tengo (pictured with Green in inset). Wex audiences thrilled to show-stopping routines by two of the 20th century’s greatest dancers—Fayard and Harold Nicholas—in A Tribute to the Nicholas Brothers. The evening of rarely screened film clips was compiled and introduced by Film Forum program director and Rialto Pictures founder Bruce Goldstein.
In 2012â€“13 our ongoing Visiting Filmmakers series featured several prominent Brazilian artists in conjunction with our center-wide Via Brasil initiative: Walter Salles, who introduced his Central Station (2012); Nelson Pereira dos Santos, who introduced How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971, inset middle); and Kleber MendoĂ§a Filho, who introduced Neighboring Sounds (2012, bottom).
The Wex continued its active support of experimental filmmaking with its regular month-long screenings in The Box video space. Projects this year included William E. Jones’s Midcentury (2012), created in our Film/Video Studio; Matt Meindl’s Don’t Break Down (2012, top left), produced with support from a Film/Video Residency Award; as well as projects by Pablo Lobato (Bronze revirado, 2011), Dan Halter (Beitbridge Moonwalk, 2010), Mary Reid Kelley (The Syphilis of Sisyphus, 2011), Bryan Boyce (Walt Disney’s “Taxi Driver”, 2011), Leslie Thornton (Binocular, 2011), Barbara Bickart (WHEN: Memphis, 2011), and Yael Bartana (Mary Koszmary, 2007). January was something of a tribute to Jones, who has worked on dozens of films with the support of our Film/ Video Studio program. In addition to the screening of Midcentury, Jones’s work was featured in the exhibition More American Photographs; the filmmaker joined us to present a program of his short films from the past decade; and he signed copies of a limited-edition box set DVD of his breakthrough film Massillon (1991) released exclusively through the Wexner Center Store.
Research and Education
One of the Wexner Centerâ€™s contributions to the Columbus200 bicentennial celebration (and within that, the design-focused idUS festival) was Creative Engines, which brought Wieden+Kennedy Creative Director and Ohio State alum John C Jay (above left) together with Chrysler/ Fiat Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne (above right) for an evening of lively discussion, as well as a session geared specifically to Ohio State engineering and design students (left), including students at Ohio Stateâ€™s Center for Automotive Research. Ohio Governor John Kasich (middle right) and former Wexner Center board president and current trustee Robert Kidder (far lower right) mingled with Marchionne and Jay at a pretalk reception.
A world-renowned laboratory for the arts, the Wexner Center actively supports the creation of new artwork and scholarship, develops illuminating public programs, and offers an open forum for audiences to engage with the art and ideas of our time.
Last fall the Wex showcased Ohio State faculty member and Bessie Award–winning dancer and choreographer Bebe Miller—not only through the world premiere of her company’s latest work, A History, but also through a collaborative exhibition, Tracing History, which explored her 25-year career in dance making. The projects brought the Wex together with Ohio State’s Department of Dance, Urban Arts Space, University Libraries, and more in celebration of Miller’s continued presence in contemporary dance.
“We were talking about the fact that we feel we are in this for the process. It’s the continuing creative conversation that really pulls us in.” —BEBE MILLER, QUOTED IN “BEBE MILLER’S MULTIMEDIA HISTORY,” SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“A one-of-a-kind resource to artists around the world.” —ARTIST SHIMON AT TIE ON THE WEXNER CENTER
Since its inception in 1989, the Wex has supported the creation of new work through its artist residency program, offering significant resources—financial and beyond—for innovators across all creative disciplines. Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipients for 2012–13 were Matt Porterfield (Film/Video), Bebe Miller (Performing Arts), and Palissimo (Performing Arts), whose residency enabled the company to present their complete Painted Bird Trilogy (top) in sequence here in September 2012. In July 2013, the trilogy was nominated for two Bessie Awards (Outstanding Production and Performance).
The ongoing impact of the residency awards program also was apparent in our spring and summer exhibitions: MetroPAL.IS., by Shimon Attie (right), a video installation whose complex editing and postproduction work were undertaken and completed during Attie’s residency in the Film/Video Studio Program in 2010, and Paul Sietsema, a comprehensive survey of work by the artist (far right) that included the debut of a new work, Chinese Box, supported by an Artist Residency Award. In March 2013, Michael Robinson visited to screen his ambitious Circle in the Sand (right), a video he completed as an Artist Residency Award recipient for 2011–12. The project premiered at the 2012 New York Film Festival and has since screened at festivals and theaters around the world.
Creative connections sparked at the 2013 Lambert Family Lecture, which brought together two past residency artists, Josiah McElheny (right) and Christian Marclay (center), for a riveting onstage talk with Wex Curator at Large Bill Horrigan (left).
Visiting Filmmaker Natalia Almada (left) presented four films over two nights in September, including El Velador (bottom left). Her appearances, presented in conjunction with Ohio State’s Hispanic Heritage Month and Multicultural Center, were complemented by a discussion on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher about Mexico’s drug wars, the impact of which are deftly articulated in her films. Just days after, Almada was named a 2012 MacArthur fellow—the first Latina filmmaker to receive the distinction.
Members, students, creatives, and movie fans packed our Film/ Video Theater to hear Oscar-winning costume designer James Acheson discuss his career working on such films as Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons, and the recent Man of Steel.
“It’s art that connects with the community, acting as a mirror and asking if we like what we see.” —JEFF REGENSBURGER, COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND
Complementing a two-day interdisciplinary conference sponsored by 14 Ohio State departments, our Narrative Medicine: A Film and Comix Series offered a fresh Wex perspective on the emerging field that brings the art of storytelling to the science of medical practice. Films in the series included The Waiting Room (top, introduced by director Peter Nicks), Anatole Litvak’s The Snake Pit (1948), Todd Haynes’s Safe (1995), Gregg Bordowitz’s autobiographical Fast Trip, Long Drop (1994), Dark Victory (1939) starring Bette Davis, and Upgrade Soul, a digital comic enhanced by live music.
Our interdisciplinary Art & Environment program—one of several engaging educational opportunities for teens at the Wex—provides high school juniors and seniors the chance to investigate the intersections between art, environmental research, and eco-advocacy. Featuring several field trips (including trips to Delaware, Ohio’s Stratford Ecological Center and The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park), the half-year program was capped off by Interventions (top), a student exhibition that showcased participants’ artistic responses to issues explored in class.
“PA is a life-changing experience that I will remember forever.” —CESIKA BOSTER
“If I could rewind and do all of my PAGES experiences from this year again, I would.” – HALIMA ABDULL AHI
With its immersive, interdisciplinary approach to literacy and writing, the 2012–13 PAGES program inspired students with a visit to the Annie Leibovitz exhibition, a special performance of Tim Crouch’s provocative Shakespearian show I, Malvolio, and a screening/discussion of Louder Than a Bomb with directors Jon Siskel and Greg Jacob. The program culminated with a display of students’ work and an open mic night at the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
The Wex partnered with Columbus International High School (CIHS) and Centennial High School students and teachers to create socially conscious art as part of the center’s Art in Action program. Working with Tracie McCambridge, Wex educator for docent and teacher programs (leading a tour, lower right) and local artist Tariq Tarey, participants created Message in a Bottle as a response to the transformative idea “we are all international.” The work was temporarily installed in Mershon Auditorium before finding a permanent home at the school.
“It’s a unifying representation of people. It’s beautiful because it cherishes all of who we are and connects us as individuals.” —KAREN CASTRO, COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, ON MESSAGE IN A BOT TLE
Outreach and Engagement
A recent example of how the Wex hits the “sweet spot” between entertaining audiences and addressing the important issues of our time was Sing Your Song: An Evening with Harry Belafonte. After the screening of Susanne Rostock’s documentary on his life of activism, Mr. Belafonte was joined onstage by author and Moritz College of Law professor Michelle Alexander. The event drew such local luminaries as (from left) Mark and Java Kitrick, of the Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.; longtime Wex donors Donna and Larry James; and Stephen R. Smoot and Lewis Smoot Sr., of Smoot Construction.
More than ever the Wex serves as cultural and civic hub, welcoming all audiences and communities with programs that provoke discussion, encourage debate, and spur engagement with today’s pressing issues.
Annie Leibovitz led a private tour of her exhibition for Ohio State students studying photography and members of the university’s photography club. An undeniable highlight of the year took place in November with a Wexner Prize conversation between Leibovitz and Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann S. Wenner. The evening was a freewheeling discussion between two old friends and legends in front of a packed Mershon Auditorium—it’s the kind of event in Columbus that, increasingly, only happens here.
“We’re headed to the movies tonight for the Wexner’s #Field&Screen2013 showing of #Covenant. Stop by and say hi!” —LOCAL MAT TERS VIA TWIT TER
The popular Field & Screen series returned for a fourth year with a full slate of films and other events that shed light on issues surrounding food and the environment— as well as the pleasures that can be had from both. The monthlong series included Don’t Break Down (Matt Meindl, 2012), which screened in The Box and was produced with support from a Film/ Video Residency Award, and the premiere of Covenant (2012) by Michael Mercil (right). The film is an extension of his 2008–11 Wexner Center installation The Virtual Pasture. The screening of Covenant was followed by a panel discussion organized by Ohio State Department of Art’s Living Culture Initiative and cosponsored by the Humanities Institute.
The superlative British theater artist Tim Crouch performed I, Malvolio, a solo comic take on Shakespeare’s beleaguered steward from the Bard’s Twelfth Night. The performance was held in conjunction with The Ohio State University and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stand Up for Shakespeare program and included extensive work with faculty and students (including some from our innovative PAGES program).
“If there is something going on there, go. It will be thought-provoking, convo-inducing, inspiring, sexy.” —JENI BRIT TON BAUER, FOUNDER OF JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS AND WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION TRUSTEE, IN COOL HUNTING
Audiences swooned to The National as they headlined this year’s Next@Wex Fest, a collaboration between our partners at PromoWest Productions and CD102.5 FM. Proceeds from the show, which brought in nearly 5,000 people, went to Wexner Center programming and CD102.5 For the Kids, the children’s charity arm of the local independent radio station. Rising indie bands Local Natives and Mount Moriah opened the evening.
In our third year of collaboration with the Wexner Medical Center’s Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Program (STAR), the Wexner Center offered the aptly titled An Unforgettable Evening with Natalie Cole. The event featured a special preconcert cocktail supper and postperformance meet-and-greet with Ms. Cole (top left), and Columbus’ own 200-strong service choir, The Harmony Project, got the show off to a rousing start. The event drew such Columbus personalities as (inset from top) Yvette McGee Brown and Dr. John Campo; STAR’s Lynnda Davis (second from left) with friends; Becca Kastan and guest with STAR’s Kurt Malkoff. Wexner Medical Center CEO and Senior VP for Health Services Dr. Steven G. Gabbe addressed dinner guests before the show.
Each year the Wex presents award-winning outdoor adventure and extreme sports movies selected from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The program has continued to growâ€”both in scale, with two separate nights of screenings, and in popularity, as both evenings of our April 2013 program sold out.
Intergalactic Nemesis (for ages 7 and up) featured live actors, sound effects, and awesome projected imagery, delighting both young audiences and big kids alike, whether they grew up on the radio dramas of the 1930s and 40s or the epic sci-fi films of the 1970s and 80s.
“Pitch-perfect…totally nuts and a ton of fun!” —THE AUSTINIST ON INTERGAL ACTIC NEMESIS
Every year the Wex offers programs that reach across generations to engage the whole family. This year our Zoom Family Film Festival (for ages 9 and up) coincided with our monthlong Castles in the Sky film series (left), featuring the work of Japan’s Studio Ghibli. Among the films screened were Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and Porco Rosso (1992).
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 May 19–August 5 Organized by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
*Omer Fast: 2001/11 May 19–August 5 Organized by the Wexner Center. Support provided by the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
*Annie Leibovitz September 22–December 30 Organized by the Wexner Center. Made possible by EXPRESS. Major support provided by Bailey Cavalieri LLC, Reed Arts, and Crane Group. Additional support provided by Cord Camera, The Jerome M. Kobacker Fund, and Michael and Rhonda Murnane. Promotional support provided by the Columbus Dispatch and Time Warner Cable. Transportation partner: COTA. Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund provided support for the exhibition. The C. F. Foundation of Atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
*Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS. May 4–August 4 MetroPAL.IS., a video installation by Shimon Attie, with Vale Bruck, commissioned by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Editing and postproduction work completed during Attie’s 2010 residency as a visiting artist in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio program. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT Jonathas de Andrade *Featured artists, curators, or other creative professionals associated with these exhibitions participated in artists’ talks, discussion sessions, and other events for Ohio State students and the public.
*Christian Marclay: The Clock January 27–April 7 Organized by the Wexner Center. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
*Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club January 27–April 7 Organized by the Wexner Center. Made possible with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support provided by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Catalogue published by the Wexner Center.
More American Photographs January 27–April 7 Organized by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco. Contemporary artists: Walead Beshty, Larry Clark, Roe Ethridge, Katy Grannan, *William E. Jones, Sharon Lockhart, Catherine Opie, Martha Rosler, Collier Schorr, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, and Hank Willis Thomas. FSA artists: Esther Bubley, Marjory Collins, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, Marion Post Wolcott, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, and John Vachon.
*Paul Sietsema May 4–August 4 Organized by the Wexner Center. Featured projects supported by Paul Sietsema’s 2010–2011 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award. Residency and exhibition made possible with support from the Teiger Foundation, the Nimoy Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Traveling to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, September 7, 2013– January 5, 2014. Catalogue published by the Wexner Center.
Programs from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013
*Palissimo The Painted Bird Trilogy: Bastard, Amidst, and Strange Cargo September 12 (Bastard and Amidst) September 13 (Amidst and Strange Cargo) September 16 (Bastard, Amidst, and Strange Cargo) Wexner Center Artist Residency Award project. Co-commissioned by the Wexner Center, Stanica Žilina in Slovakia, and La MaMa, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Performance Space 122.
São Paulo Underground September 23 *Bebe Milller Company A History September 27–30 World premiere. Wexner Center Artist Residency Award project. Commissioned by the Wexner Center and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Also developed with support from Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance. Complemented by the exhibition Bebe Miller: Tracing History, on view downtown at Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space, August 23 to September 29.
Neil Cowley Trio October 13 *National Theatre of Scotland The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart October 31–November 4 *The Builders Association SONTAG: REBORN November 15–18 Programmed in conjunction with the Annie Leibovitz exhibition, which includes the photographer’s images of Susan Sontag, her companion.
Mary Halvorson Quintet December 1 Gilad Hekselman 4tet January 18 *Seinendan Theater Company + Osaka University Robot Theater Project Android-Human Theater: Sayonara Robot-Human Theater: I, Worker January 31–February 2 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s College of Engineering with additional support from the East Asian Studies Center.
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak February 7 *Tim Crouch I, Malvolio February 14–17 Programmed to complement Ohio State’s partnership initiatives with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Media Arts and Film/Video *S20/Hiroaki Umeda February 19 Mostly Other People Do the Killing March 2 Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Ensemble March 16 *Faye Driscoll You’re Me March 21–23 Co-commissioned by the Wexner Center and the Kitchen in New York City.
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble April 4 Presented by the Wexner Center in conjunction with the OSU School of Music Jazz Festival.
*Shantala Shivalingappa Namasya April 9 Christian Howes Quartet Special guest Richard Galliano April 13 *1927 The Animals and Children Took to the Streets April 18–21 Craig Taborn Trio April 27 NEXT@WEX Dirty Projectors with The Psychic Paramount July 12 SMOD with Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang July 27 The Tallest Man on Earth August 2 My Morning Jacket with Band of Horses August 12 A special concert to benefit the Wexner Center and CD 102.5 for the Kids, presented in association with PromoWest Productions.
School of Seven Bells with Stagnant Pools August 25 Tinariwen with Kishi Bashi October 24 Julia Holter with Hundred Waters October 1 The Corin Tucker Band with R. Ring October 3
Rodriguez November 1 Patrick Watson with Mike Wojniak December 4 Jeff Mangum with Tall Firs and Briars of North America January 14 Bonnie “Prince” Billy January 25 Jukebox the Ghost with Matt Pond and The Lighthouse and the Whaler February 14 Valgeir Sigurðsson March 17 Zammuto with Snowblink April 12 The Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson) Hokey Fright Tour with Hamell On Trial June 7 Next@Wex Fest The National Local Natives Mount Moriah June 15 A special concert to benefit the Wexner Center and CD 102.5 for the Kids, presented in association with PromoWest Productions.
WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENTS 2012–2013 Palissimo Bebe Miller *Performers or company members associated with these events participated in discussion sessions, master classes, and other presentations for Ohio State students and the public.
SERIES Marilyn Monroe: The Actress Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953) Marilyn Monroe in Newsreels The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (Terry Sanders, 1966) Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950) River of No Return (Otto Preminger, 1954) The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder, 1955) Bus Stop (Joshua Logan, 1956) The Prince and the Showgirl (Laurence Olivier, 1957) My Week with Marilyn (Simon Curtis, 2011) The Misfits (John Huston, 1961) Don’t Bother to Knock (Roy Ward Baker, 1952) Niagara (Henry Hathaway, 1953) Ladies of the Chorus (Phil Karlson, 1948) How to Marry a Millionaire (Jean Negulesco, 1953) July 6–August 16 Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata, and the Masters of Studio Ghibli Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) My Neighbors the Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999) Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) Ocean Waves (Tomomi Mochizuki, 1993) Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995) The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002) My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) #Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) #Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) #Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) November 1–December 1 Series organized by GKids. #These films’ screenings were also promoted as part of Zoom Family Film Festival.
Zoom Family Film Festival Speedy (Ted Wilde, 1928, US) + Live Music by Larry Marotta
Kid Flix Mix Lotte and the Moonstone Secret (Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits, 2011, Estonia) Light of the River (Tetsuo Hirakawa, 2010, Japan) + Saturday Morning Cereal and Pajama Party (hosted by Heirloom) + Ice Cream Social (featuring Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams) + Family Exhibition Tours and Art Activities
November 29–December 2 Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years #Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985) The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold, 1957) Cobra Woman (Robert Siodmak, 1944) Where Are My Children? (Lois Weber, 1916) Little Man, What Now? (Frank Borzage, 1934) Dracula (Tod Browning, 1931) Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931) The Sting (George Roy Hill, 1973) Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein (Charles T. Barton, 1948) Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (Edward Cline, 1940) Pillow Talk (Michael Gordon, 1959) Three Smart Girls Grow Up (Henry Koster, 1939) All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone, 1930) + Introductions to selected films by filmmaker Guy Maddin and critics Melissa Starker, Peter Tonguette, and Frank Gabrenya
December 1–18 Series presented by American Express in association with UCLA Film & Television Archive. #This film’s screening was also promoted as part of Zoom Family Film Festival.
Avant-Garde Masters: A Decade of Preservation Preserving the Underground Cosmic Ray (Bruce Conner, 1961); Rabbit’s Moon (Kenneth Anger, 1950–70); Velvet Underground in Boston (Andy Warhol, 1967); Pixillation (Lillian Schwartz, 1970); Olympiad (Lillian Schwartz, 1971); Enigma (Lillian Schwartz, 1972); Prefaces (Abigail Child, 1981); America Is Waiting (Bruce Conner, 1981) + Introduction by Jeff Lambert, Assistant Director of the National Film Preservation Foundation
A Tribute to the Kuchar Brothers The Slasher (George and Mike Kuchar, 1958); Born of the Wind (Mike Kuchar, 1961); A Town Called Tempest (George Kuchar, 1963); Motel Capri (George Kuchar, 1985)
Urban & Rural Landscapes Side/Walk/Shuttle (Ernie Gehr, 1991); Barn Rushes (Larry Gottheim, 1971)
January 10, 16 & 24 Field & Screen 2013 Bestiaire (Denis Côté, 2012) Don’t Break Down (Matt Meindl, 2012) + Introduction by Matt Meindl
Now, Forager (Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin, 2012) Sushi: The Global Catch (Mark Hall, 2012) Nuclear Nation (Atsushi Funahashi, 2012) Covenant (Michael Mercil, 2012) + Panel discussion organized by Ohio State’s Department of Art’s Living Culture Initiative and cosponsored by the Humanities Institute
Step Up to the Plate (Paul Lacoste, 2012) A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet (Mark Kitchell, 2012) It’s the Earth Not the Moon (Gonçalo Tocha, 2012) True Wolf (Rob Whitehair, 2011) Wild Bill’s Run (Mike Scholtz, 2012) Inside the Whale (Mike Scholtz & Greg Carlson, 2012) + Introduction by Mike Scholtz
February 1–28 Narrative Medicine: A Film & Comix Series Dark Victory (Edmund Goulding, 1939) The Snake Pit (Anatole Litvak, 1948) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007) The Waiting Room (Peter Nicks, 2012)
Film History 101 The Girl Can’t Help It (Frank Tashlin, 1956) July 24 Summer (Éric Rohmer, 1986) 4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Éric Rohmer, 1987) August 14 Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977) October 2 The Tin Drum (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979) January 22 Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Elio Petri, 1970) February 19 The Taming of the Shrew (Sam Taylor, 1929) + Introduction by Christel Schmidt + Book signing (Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies)
March 26 Nothing But a Man (Michael Roemer, 1964) April 23 A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935) May 14 Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945) June 25 Via Brasil Film Series Neighboring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2012)
+ Introduced by Peter Nicks
+ Introduction by Kleber Mendonça Filho (on September 14)
Upgrade Soul (Ezra Claytan Daniels, 2012)
+ Music by Alexis Gideon
#Limite (Mário Peixoto, 1931) September 18
David Small’s Stitches: A Memoir + Book signing
Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)
Found Memories (Julia Murat, 2011)
+ Discussion with Director of Film/Video David Filipi
+ Introduction by Laura Podalsky
Fast Trip, Long Drop (Gregg Bordowitz, 1994) Habit (Gregg Bordowitz, 2002) Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle, 1971) March 6–April 16
Central Station (Walter Salles, 1998)
Programmed in conjunction with Narrative Medicine in the 21st Century: A Multidisciplinary Conference held April 5–6 and cosponsored by Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center and multiple other university partners.
Wex Drive-In Sabrina (Billy Wilder, 1954) July 20 (screened on rain date) War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg, 2005) August 16 Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935) June 20
+ Introduction by Walter Salles
November 16 Southwest (Eduardo Nunes, 2011) December 7 Hour of the Star (Suzana Amaral, 1986) January 23 Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Bruno Barreto, 1976) February 15 Swirl (Clarissa Campolina, Helvécio Marins Jr., 2011) March 14
A Tribute to Nelson Pereira dos Santos Rio, 100 Degrees F. (1955) How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)
April 6 Memories of Prison (1984) April 11 Music According to Tom Jobim (2011) + Introduction and discussion with Nelson Pereira dos Santos
April 17 Barren Lives (1963) + Nelson Pereira dos Santos in conversation with Darlene J. Sadlier
April 18 Via Brasil film series made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. #This film’s screening was also promoted as part of the Film History 101 series.
VISITING FILMMAKERS The Quay Brothers Short Films (1979–2003) The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984); Street of Crocodiles (1986); The Phantom Museum (2003) and more
July 25 Through the Weeping Glass (2011) Maska (2010) July 31 +Introduced by the Quay Brothers on July 31
Natalia Almada El General (2009) Al Otro Lado (2005) September 25 El Velador (2011) All Water Has a Perfect Memory (2001) September 26 Presented in conjunction with Ohio State’s Hispanic Heritage Month and Multicultural Center.
Steve Martino Studio Animation Behind the Scenes October 5 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD).
Ira Sachs Keep the Lights On (2012) + Introduction by Ira Sachs (October 11)
October 11–12 The Delta (1997) Selected Shorts
Vaudeville (1992); Lady (1994); Last Address (2009)
October 13 Married Life (2008) Forty Shades of Blue (2004) October 27
Alexis Gideon Video Musics III: Floating Oceans (2012) October 30
Nobody Else But You (Gérald Hustache-Mathieu, 2011) August 3–4
Paul Lovelace Radio Unnameable (2012) November 15
Elena (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2011) August 10–11
Ann Fessler A Girl Like Her (2012) Cliff & Hazel (1999) + Q & A, book signing, and reception
November 27 Cosponsored with the Ohio Birthparent Group; Arts and Humanities and the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences; and the Women and Gender History Workshop.
Mitchell Rose Short Films (1999–2012)
Elevator World (1999); Modern Daydreams (2001); Contact (2012)
January 17 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of Dance.
James Acheson Costume Design for Film January 19 William E. Jones Selected Short Films
Killed (2009); The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography (1998); Film Montages (for Peter Roehr) (2006); Discrepancy (2008–10); Berlin Flash Frames (2010); The Soviet Army Prepares for Action in Afghanistan (2011); Actual TV Picture (2013); Shoot Don’t Shoot (2012)
Keyhole (Guy Maddin, 2011) Visitation (Suzan Pitt, 2011) August 30–31 Seeking the Monkey King (Ken Jacobs, 2011) Perfect Film (Ken Jacobs, 1985) October 9 Nuit #1 (Anne Émond, 2011) October 19 Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2011) October 23–24 The Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival November 19 Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012) January 18 Sister (Ursula Meier, 2012) February 22–23 Caesar Must Die (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, 2012) March 1–2 Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, 2012) March 22–23
9 Intervals (Aurélien Froment, 2012) March 27
Lucian Georgescu The Phantom Father (2011) February 20
Night Across the Street (Raoul Ruiz, 2012) April 25
Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies.
Wu Tsang Wildness (Wu Tsang, 2012) March 8
56 Up (Michael Apted, 2012) April 26–27 Let My People Go! (Mikael Buch, 2012) May 2 & 4
Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of English and Asian American Studies, Sexuality Studies, and Film Studies Programs.
The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt, 2012) May 30
Laida Lertxundi and Michael Robinson Short Films (Laida Lertxundi) Circle in the Sand (Michael Robinson, 2012) March 18
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012) June 6–8 (screened in 70mm)
Jenny Deller Future Weather (2012) May 1
Hors Satan (Bruno Dumont, 2011) June 21–22
CONTEMPORARY SCREEN The Color Wheel (Alex Ross Perry, 2011) Impolex (Alex Ross Perry, 2009) July 20–21
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! (Alain Resnais, 2012) June 13–14
Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise Trilogy Paradise: Love (2012) June 27 Paradise: Faith (2012) June 28 Paradise: Hope (2013) June 29
NEW DOCUMENTARY Pink Ribbons, Inc. (Léa Pool, 2011) July 27–28 Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements (Gorman Bechard, 2011)
Heaven’s Gate (Michael Cimino, 1980) January 4–5 Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962) January 11–12
+ Replacements tribute show at The Summit
The Thief of Bagdad (Raoul Walsh, 1924) January 25
Tristana (Luis Buñuel, 1970)
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present (Matthew Akers, 2012) September 12
+ Introduction by Tim Lanza of the Cohen Film Collection (February 8)
Kris Paulsen In the Beginning...There Was the Electron April 10 Catherine O’Rawe Music, Montage, and Italian Retro Masculinity April 16 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of French and Italian. Events above cosponsored with Ohio State’s Film Studies Program and other university partners as noted.
China Heavyweight (Yung Chang, 2012) December 13
Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) March 15–16
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (Ben Shapiro, 2012) January 29
Kalpana (Uday Shankar, 1948) March 29–30
Jordan Belson: Films Sacred and Profane (1959–2005) November 8
Tess (Roman Polanski, 1980) May 17–18
Koch (Neil Barsky, 2012) May 9 & 11 The Law in These Parts (Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, 2011) May 21
Laughter in Hell (Edward L. Cahn, 1933) The Little Giant (Roy Del Ruth, 1933) Black Moon (Roy William Neill, 1934) May 23
Presented in conjunction with Cinevent, Columbus’s annual gathering of cinephiles and collectors.
Possession (Andrzej Żulawski, 1981) July 13–14 Come Back, Africa (Lionel Rogosin, 1959) August 24–25 The Guns of Navarone (J. Lee Thompson, 1961)
+ Discussion of digital film restoration and projection with Director of Film/Video David Filipi and Associate Curator of Film/Video Chris Stults
September 1 Daisies (Věra Chytilová, 1966) September 6–7 Bonjour Tristesse (Otto Preminger, 1958) Bye Bye Birdie (George Sidney, 1963) September 19
The Little Fugitive (Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Ray Ashley, 1953) May 31–June 1 Willow (Ron Howard, 1988) June 11 FILM STUDIES LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS Yuri Shevchuk In the Shadow of Empire: Ukrainian National Cinema since 2000 September 28 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of History of Art, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, and Film Studies Program.
Ornette: Made in America (Shirley Clarke, 1985) The Connection (Shirley Clarke, 1962)
Ron Green Animation-3: Jennings’s and Turing’s Machines March 5
Giancarlo Lombardi via Skype Quality Television and The Sopranos March 22
+ Introduction to The Connection by Dennis Doros of Milestone Films
The Decameron (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971) Sunday, Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger, 1971)
+ Discussion with Kim Hendrickson and Curtis Tsui of Criterion Film Collection + Reception
October 16 Creature from the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, 1954) January 3 & 5
Meghan Hoffman Film Studies Student Choice Award Screening: Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961) March 27 David Pettersen The Gangster Suicides: Franco-American Crime Film from Poetic Realism to La Haine March 29 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of French and Italian and the Film Studies Program.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012) July 10 On the Road (Walter Salles, 2012) November 13 SPECIAL EVENTS Sam Green & Yo La Tengo The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (2012) Live performance and film
October 18 Harry Belafonte X2 Carmen Jones (Otto Preminger, 1954) Odds Against Tomorrow (Robert Wise, 1959) October 25 Sing Your Song: An Evening with Harry Belafonte In Conversation with Michelle Alexander Featuring Sing Your Song, A Film by Susanne Rostock
October 26 Presented in conjunction with the 200Columbus bicentennial celebrations.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (Mark Cousins, 2011) September 9 (Episodes 1–3: The Silent Era) September 16 (Episodes 4–5: 1930s–1952) September 23 (Episodes 6–7: 1953–1964) September 30 (Episodes 8–9: 1965–1979) October 7 (Episodes 10–11: 1970s–1980s) October 14 (Episodes 12–13: 1980s–1990s) October 21 (Episodes 14–15: 1990s–)
A Tribute to the Nicholas Brothers
+ Introduction by Bruce Goldstein of Film Forum
Banff Mountain Film Festival April 2–3
I Wish (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011) July 27–August 9
WEXNER CENTER RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT 2012–2013
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Recreational Sports Outdoor Adventure Center.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Alison Klayman, 2012) August 24–September 6
Rare Baseball Films: The Newsreels
+ Introduction by Film/Video Director David Filipi
April 12–13 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Recreational Sports Outdoor Adventure Center.
Red Hook Summer (Spike Lee, 2012) September 21–October 4
Ohio Shorts: Youth Division April 15
How to Survive a Plague (David France, 2012) November 2–15
Ohio Shorts April 20
The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev, 2011) November 16–29
Secret Cinema Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950) May 10
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011) December 7–20
This Is Your Life: Baseball Greats May 16
Barbara (Christian Petzold, 2011) January 11–24
THE BOX Beitbridge Moonwalk (Dan Halter, 2010) July Walt Disney’s “Taxi Driver” (Bryan Boyce, 2011) August Bronze revirado (Pablo Lobato, 2011) September The Syphilis of Sisyphus (Mary Reid Kelley, 2011)
Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard, 1985) February 15–21 Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami, 2012) March 22–April 4 Upstream Color (Shane Carruth, 2013) April 19–May 2 Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu, 2012) May 27–30 Something in the Air (Olivier Assayas, 2012) June 28–July 4
+ Artist’s Talk, October 9
ON TOUR 2012–13
Epilogue: The Well of Representation (Evan Meaney, 2011) November
David Gatten: Texts of Light
Twice Removed (Leslie Thornton, 2011) December Midcentury (William E. Jones, 2012) January Don’t Break Down (Matt Meindl, 2012) February Cinema (Eder Santos, 2009) March WHEN: Memphis (Barbara Bickart, 2011) April Mary Koszmary (Yael Bartana, 2007) May Farther than the eye can see (Basma Alsharif, 2012) June WEX AT GATEWAY The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, 2011) July 27–August 9
Secret History of the Dividing Line, A True Account in Nine Parts: Parts I–IV Four Films Toward Part V of Secret History of the Dividing Line, A True Account in Nine Parts Silent Mountains, Singing Oceans, and Slivers of Time + Introductions by David Gatten
Velaslavasay Panorama (copresented by The Museum of Jurassic Technology), Los Angeles, October 27 Los Angeles Filmforum, October 28 REDCAT, Los Angeles, October 29 Rare Baseball Films
+ Introductions by Director of Film/Video David Filipi
Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, July 2012 and June 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art, July 2012 and May 2013 Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, August 2012 Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR, August 2012
FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM ARTISTS Stephanie Barber: Daredevils (2013) Suzanne Bocanegra: work-in-progress Julia Christensen: work-in-progress Peter Garfield: The Circumference of the Center (2012) Billy Jackson: work-in-progress Pouran Esrafily: Unknown (2012) Lori Felker: work-in-progress Yoni Goldstein and Meredith Zielke: work-in-progress Sam Green: Fog City (2013) Christopher Harris: work-in-progress William E. Jones: Actual TV Picture (2013) and Wrestler (2013) Shambavi Khul: Mount Song (2013) Laida Lertxundi: Untitled (2013) Erik Levine: work-in-progress Guy Maddin: Seances (in progress) Josiah McElheny and Jennifer Montgomery: The Light Club of Vizcaya (2013) Matt Meindl: Don’t Break Down (2012) Michael Mercil: Covenant (2012) Mandy Morrisson: Arcosanti (2013) Lucy Raven: work-in-progress Michael Robinson: Circle in the Sand (2012) Deborah Stratman: The Name Is Not the Thing Named (2012) Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky: Almost There: A Portrait of Peter Anton (in progress) Michael Robinson’s Circle in the Sand (2012) premiered at the 2012 New York Film Festival: Views from the Avant Garde in October and screened in March at the 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival, where it received a jury award. Matt Meindl’s Don’t Break Down also screened at the 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival. Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky’s Almost There: A Portrait of Peter Anton (in progress) was awarded an ITVS (Independent Television Service) grant.
Education and Public Programs PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS Tours for school groups (Grades K–12) Expanded Classroom: Contemporary Art in Practice (Grades K–8) Pages: An Art & Writing Program (Grades 9–12) Featured arts experiences: Annie Leibovitz (exhibition); Louder Than a Bomb (film); Tim Crouch, I, Malvolio (performance) + Pages exhibition: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library, April 9–May 28
Art & Environment Class (Grades 11–12) Fall 2012 + Interventions: Students Respond to the Environment (exhibition and exhibition tours) December 13–30
Film Screenings for School Groups Sing Your Song October 25 My Neighbor Totoro November 1 Light of the River December 3–4 The Island President March 21 Performances for School Groups The Intergalactic Nemesis: Book One: Target Earth Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
October 12 King Lear Presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Young People’s Shakespeare program and Ohio State’s Department of Theatre. Cosponsored by the Wexner Center.
October 31–Nov 9 Boats Presented by the Wexner Center and CATCO is Kids.
May 1–3 WorldView 2013: Featuring The Island President February 22 PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS AND DOCENTS In-service programs and networking/outreach with educators and teachers in training Gallery education programs for docents: an academic-year-long initial training course and ongoing enrichment and practicum sessions serving new and continuing docents. This year saw the launch of an ongoing partnership with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum & Library (BICML).
Wexner Center docents will conduct tours of the BICML galleries, which open in November of 2013. Art in Action: A school-yearlong partnership with Columbus International High School (CIHS) and Centennial High School teachers and students focused on art as a vehicle for communication and social consciousness
Terrapin Puppet Theatre Boats Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer Directed by Frank Newman
May 3–5 Presented by the Wexner Center and CATCO is Kids.
Wex Lab Workshops Photographic Portraits
+ Message in a Bottle Installation and Reception
Teen workshop with Jean Pitman, Liv Gjestvang and Ryan Agnew
Teacher Season Preview September 27
Experimental Video Shorts
Capital Day: A daylong exploration of narrative, portraiture, and identity for teachers and educators, based on the Annie Leibovitz exhibition and led by artists Liv Gjestvang and Julia Applegate October 19
Teen workshop with Rashana Smith
February 10 Girlz Rock Teen workshop in partnership with Girlz Rhythm N Rock Camp
April 5 Other Prom May 11
Winter Teacher Tour Night February 5
Cosponsored with Kaleidoscope Youth Center.
Columbus City Schools Teacher Program on Eco Art
SELECTED ADULT PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Franklin Park Conservatory
Artist’s Talks, Panel Discussions, and Endowed Programs
FAMILY, YOUTH, AND TEEN PROGRAMS
Creative Engines: A Conversation with Sergio Marchionne and John C Jay October 8
Outreach programs in the Weinland Park neighborhood with Huckleberry House and Godman Guild and with Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Ohio Avenue Youth Center, and Short Stop Youth Center DIY: Design Institute for Youth July and August, 2012
+ Breakfast with John C Jay for students in Ohio State’s Department of Design and in the university’s Scholars program, October 9 Presented in conjunction with the 200Columbus bicentennial celebrations and the idUS international design festival.
Wexner Prize Conversation: Annie Leibovitz and Jann Wenner
(see complete program list in the film/video section)
+ Private tour of the Annie Leibovitz exhibition with the artist for Ohio State students studying photography and members of the university’s Photography Club, November 10
November 29–December 2
Ohio Shorts Youth Division Screening Party, April 15
Lambert Family Lecture 2013: A Conversation with Christian Marclay and Josiah McElheny January 26
Zoom: Family Film Festival
International Performances for Families The Intergalactic Nemesis: Book One: Target Earth October 12 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
King Lear By William Shakespeare Edited and Directed by Tim Crouch
October 31–November 10 Presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Young People’s Shakespeare Program and Ohio State’s Department of Theatre. Cosponsored by the Wexner Center.
Rap Sessions Presents The Art of Resistance: An InterGenerational Dialogue between the Civil Rights & Hip-Hop Generations March 4 The Cave of Light: A Dark Symposium Presented in conjunction with Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club with performance/presentations from McElheny, Ohio State Classics Professor Richard Fletcher, and artist Pablo Helguera + Reception
Selected Community, University, and Member Events Maya Lin: Artist’s Talk April 7 Paul Sietsema: Artist’s Talk and Tour Shimon Attie: Artist’s Talk May 3 Exhibition Talks and Tours Group exhibition tours Walk-In Tours Look: Contemporary Portraiture Informal short course on contemporary photographic portraiture
Selected Cosponsored Events Jessica Stockholder: Artist’s Talk September 11 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of Art and the Living Culture Initiative.
Pop! Impact: A Symposium on the Humanities and Popular Culture October 4 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with support from Arts & Humanities.
October 4, November 1, December 6
Mary Reid Kelley: Artist’s Talk October 9
Double Take Gallery Talks
Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of Art.
Conversations suggested by current exhibitions with Ohio State guests from varied disciplines
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone
Featuring Julia Nelson Hawkins (Department of Classics) and John A. Vaughn (Department of Family Medicine)
July 25 More American Photographs: Aesthetics and the Economy
Featuring Jessica Mallios (Department of Art) and Trevon D. Logan (Department of Economics)
February 27 Curator’s Tours of Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone and Omer Fast: 2001/11 Led by Chief Curator of Exhibitions Christopher Bedford
July 3, 5, 8, 24 & 26; August 5 See It My Way Tours of Annie Leibovitz Led by special guests from the campus and Columbus community Brooke LaValley, October 14 Kojo Kamau, October 28 Fritz Peerenboom (Fritz the Nite Owl), November 18 Jeni Britton Bauer, December 9
Midnight Tour of Christian Marclay: The Clock, Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club, and More American Photographs March 3 Selected Author Events Davy and Peter Rothbart: Found Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour September 27 Todd Oldham: Charley Harper’s Animal Kingdom December 2
James Castle: Portrait of an Artist Film Screening and Panel Discussion January 15 Presented in conjunction with an exhibition at Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space. Cosponsored with Greater Columbus Arts Council; Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy; Department of English; American Sign Language Program; Literacy Studies; Disability Studies Program; and the Diversity and Identity Studies Collective.
Sarah Oppenheimer: Artist’s Talk January 18 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of Art.
Market Imaginary Film Screening and Discussion March 7 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Center for African Studies and the Department of African American and African Studies.
Mira Schor: Artist’s Talk March 19 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Graduate Student Painting Club and Department of Art.
Codebreaker Film Screening and Discussion April 8 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Nina Katchadourian: Artist’s Talk April 12 Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of Art and Living Culture Initiative.
Market at 15th and High August 23–October 25 First Sundays Free Thursdays (after 4 pm) Featuring free gallery admission
Super Sundays Super Sunday: Picture Yourself November 4 Super Sunday: It’s About Time March 3 Exhibition Previews and Receptions September 21 (Annie Leibovitz) January 26 (winter exhibitions) May 3 (spring exhibitions) Member-Only Film Screenings Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012) July 10 On the Road (Walter Salles 2012) November 13 Fall Student Party September 21 Anniversary Party 2012 November 10 Calendar Release Parties September 4, November 6, January 8, March 5, April 23 Member Appreciation Days November 29–December 2 May 28–June 2 Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days October 11 An Unforgettable Evening with Natalie Cole with a special opening set by the Harmony Project April 25 A collaborative benefit project of the Wexner Center for the Arts and Ohio State’s Harding Behavioral Health’s STAR (Stress, Trauma, and Resilience) Program of the Wexner Medical Center.
GenWex Presents Drink It In: Bottled Blondes Program and tasting in association with Marilyn Monroe: The Actrees
July 6 Drink It In: Star Power Program and tasting in association with Annie Leibovitz
Mary Jo Bole: Artist’s Book Talk April 17
Last Shot: A GenWex Party November 10
Ian F. Svenonius: Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group May 8
Trivia Night December 11 Off the Grid March 9
Thanks to You— Our Donors Corporate/Business Events For associates and clients of our Corporate Council members
Private exhibition and building tours Private receptions before or after selected events Business casual trivia nights (at the Wexner Center and off site)
The Wexner Center for the Arts thanks all our contributors and members for their generosity. We are proud to receive support from The Ohio State University and from individuals, foundations, corporations, and public agencies in this community, across the nation, and around the world. This public/private collaboration enables the center to pursue and strengthen our mission to serve as a creative laboratory, a place where diverse audiences can discover the arts of our time and where artists can realize and share their work and vision. Contributions received in 2012–13 are part of the university’s But for Ohio State capital fundraising campaign.
PLANNED GIFTS The following donors have made contributions through bequests or other types of deferred gifts.
If you are interested in supporting the work of the Wexner Center, please call the development office at (614) 292-3096 or the membership office at (614) 292-1777.
Greater Columbus Arts Council The Columbus Foundation Joey and William Henderson Fund Gertrude E. Kenney Fund Niehoff Charitable Fund Martha G. Staub Fund Nationwide Foundation Ohio Arts Council
ENDOWMENT GIFTS The following donors have established endowed gifts to support the Wexner Center and our programs. Endowed funds may be created through direct donations or as part of your estate plan. The Wexner Center for the Arts Building Fund Leslie H. Wexner in memory of Harry L. Wexner Permanent Endowment Su Au Arnold Preservation and Maintenance Fund for the Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium The Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change Endowment The Doris Duke Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts William Fung Family Endowment Fund DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Program Fund The Anita and Michael Goldberg—Rite Rug Company and its founder, Duke Goldberg Endowment for Wexner Center Children and Family Programs Carl E. Haas Trust The Lambert Family Lecture Series Endowment Limited Brands Real Estate Division Fund for Architecture and Design Programs Ethel Manley Long Fund The John McKitrick Family Fund for Mershon Auditorium The Ohio State University Class of 1934 Endowment Fund The Ohio State University Class of 1985 Endowment Fund The Jean E. Parish Endowment Shumate Family Endowment Fund The Mark T. Tappen Fund Tuckerman Family Endowment for Children’s Programs Harrison Koppel Wexner Endowment for Children’s Programs Wexner Center Education Endowment Fund Wexner Center Foundation Trustees Endowment Fund Wexner Center Program Endowment Fund
Adrienne Bosworth Chafetz and Sidney Chafetz Jean Parish Ric Wanetik and David Hagans GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT 2012–13 The following donors have made unrestricted contributions to support the Wexner Center’s general operations.
SPECIAL PROJECT AND CAPITAL CONTRIBUTORS 2012–13 The following donors have made contributions to support specific Wexner Center programs and/or capital projects. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences AEP Ohio Air Traffic Control Susan and Bob Alexander American Airlines/American Eagle American Electric Power Foundation Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Arts Midwest Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Bailey Cavalieri, LLC Battelle Big Lots The Blackwell Bob Evans Farms Cardinal Health Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) The Columbus Dispatch The Columbus Foundation Commercial Vehicle Group Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region Contemporary Art Centers Network, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts Cord Camera Crabbe, Brown and James Paige and Michael Crane Crane Group Dedalus Foundation Dine Originals Columbus Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Easton Community Foundation Eclipse Corporation The Edwards Foundation
Evolution Security Solutions Express Barbara K. Fergus Fidelity Investments Gigi and Sam Fried Don and Eydie Garlikov Nancy and Dave Gill Michael and Denise Glimcher Glimcher Realty Trust GSW Worldwide Heidelberg Distributing Heirloom Alan Hinson Huntington Bank Ingram-White Castle Foundation Institute of Museum and Library Services Larry and Donna James The Japan Foundation Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Tom and Merilynn Kaplin Frank and Linda Kass Elizabeth Kessler and Gregory Henchel Kinopicz John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker Bill and Sheila Lambert Limited Brands Mary and James Lyski The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Richard Mershad Middle West Spirits Morgan Stanley Mark A. Morrow and Jeffery D. Chaddock Michael and Rhonda Murnane National Dance Project / New England Foundation for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts National Performance Network Northstar Café Ohio Arts Council The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research College of Engineering Facilities Operations and Development OYO Pam’s Market Popcorn, LLC Porter Wright Portfolio Creative PressWorks PromoWest Productions Inc. Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. Reed Arts Resource Interactive Rohauer Collection Foundation, Inc. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Jeff Smith and Vijaya Iyer Skreened Smoot Construction
Lewis and Genny Smoot Target Teiger Foundation Time Warner Cable The Trueman Family Vital Film Works The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Abigail and Leslie Wexner Whole Foods Wolfe Associates, Inc. PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS alive! Bodega CD102.5 The Columbus Dispatch Columbus Food League Columbus Parent Columbus Young Professionals Club Dine Originals Columbus Edible Columbus Experience Columbus Fronteras Global Gallery Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Columbus idUS Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Local Matters The Ohio State University The Other Paper Outlook Media Promowest Productions Radio One (614) Magazine Slow Food Columbus Spacejunk Media Stonewall Columbus ThisWeek Community Newspapers Time Warner Cable 200Columbus Wayward Seed Farm WCBE 90.5FM WOSU Public Media
CORPORATE COUNCIL The following corporations have made unrestricted gifts or have matched their employees’ giving to the Wexner Center for the Arts and/or the Wexner Center Foundation. International Council: $100,000+ National Council: $50,000–$99,999 Trustees Council: $25,000–$49,999 Benefactors Council: $10,000–$24,999 Chairman’s Council: $5,000–$9,999 Investors Council: $2,500–$4,999 Advocates Council: $1,000–$2,499
International Council Limited Brands Foundation National Council The Columbus Foundation Mills James Paramount Group, Inc. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Trustees Council Acme Plastics, Inc. Alliance Data Bank of America Merrill Lynch The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited Capgemini LLC Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP The Forbes Company General Growth Properties The Georgetown Company Glimcher Realty Trust Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. Live Technologies LLC LT Custom Furnishings Inc. Macerich Madesin General Contractors Ltd. Mall of America NCR The Olshan Family Oxford Properties Group Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Resource Interactive Rouse Properties Inc. Simon Property Group Sitt Asset Management Sogeti USA LLC Taubman Tri Tech Laboratories, Inc. Vee Pak, Inc. Benefactors Council American Airlines American Electric Power Aptar Beauty + Home Aronov Realty Management, Inc. Array Artistic Carton Company Aurora Capital Associates Avery Dennison Best Pacific Textile Ltd. Bocchi Laboratories Bogart Lingerie Ltd. Brad Jobe Incorporated Brandix Lanka Limited CBRE UK & EMEA Clover Group International Ltd. Continental Office Environments Cosmetic Essence Innovations Fenwick & West LLP Fitch
Fontheim Partners, PC Ford Motor Company Forest City Enterprises Gregory Greenfield & Associates, Ltd. Hansoll Textile Ltd. IQNavigator, Inc Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate Jeyes, Inc. JPMorgan Kirkland & Ellis LLP The Kraft Group MAS Holdings (Pvt) Limited Sri Lanka Matrix Psychological Services MC Packaging Corp. M/I Homes Foundation Onyx Packaging Corporation Pacific Textiles Limited Pioneer Elastic (Hong Kong) Ltd. Primaris Retail REIT Regina Miracle International Limited RR Donnelley Schwarz Supply Source The Superior Group Superior Tile Teradata Troutman Sanders LLP Verizon Business Vintage Hardwoods/dba Copper Plank Chairman’s Council Accel, Inc. Acloché LLC Alberta Development Partners Alene Candles, LLC Ampac APL Logistics AT&T AVI Foodsystems, Inc. Aware Products, LLC The Brickman Group Ltd. LLC Bruner Mechanical Brunet International (Hong Kong) Ltd. Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Business Furniture Installations, Inc. The Cafaro Foundation Cahill Construction, Inc. Carmen’s Distribution CASTO CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. CBRE Central City Title Agency, Ltd. Cisco Systems, Inc. Commercial Contractors, Inc. Cosmetic Laboratories of America Crystal Martin (Hong Kong) Limited
Debs Corporation Doris International Inc. Eckinger Construction Co. E.C. Provini Company, Inc. Electrical Service Professionals, Inc. Emerson Network Power/Liebert Corporation Fortner Upholstering Inc. Fragrance Resources, Inc. Fred Olivieri Construction Company Garlock Printing and Converting Corporation Global Novations Heinz Glas USA, Inc. The Howard Hughes Corporation IBM (International Business Machines) Jack Resnick & Sons Jim Wilson & Associates LLC Jones Day Kingsmen Projects PTE LTD Lambert Sheet Metal, Inc. Law Offices of John T. O’Rourke Lee Hecht Harrison Mainline Information Systems M-Engineering Merit Tat International Ltd. Mishcon de Reya MJB Electric Service, Inc. Mock Woodworking Co. Morguard Investments Limited The Morrison & Foerster Foundation Nancy A. Nasher and David Haemisegger Nelson’s Seasonal Decór, LLC New Bond Textiles Limited O’Neil Langan Architects, P.C. Ontario Potato Distribution and O.P.D.I. Logistics Oracle Our Country Home, Inc. Parawin Industries Limited Perez & Morris LLC Performance Team Pinehurst Group Inc. Pinnacle Construction, Inc. Pyramid Control Systems, Inc. Radiant Technology Group, Inc. Robin Enterprises Co. Rochester Malls S-E-A, Ltd. Salans LLP San-Mar Laboratories, Inc. Sei Hoi Holdings (HK) Ltd. Senn Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, LLC Seven Continents Shremshock Architects, Inc. Silver Threads Inc. 644 BRDY Realty Smoot Construction
South Coast Plaza Squire Sanders (US) LLP Steiner Real Estate Services Strategic Design Consulting, LLC Stretchline Holdings Trademark Property Company Triangle Distribution Inc./Linear TS24 20 VIC Management Inc. UPM-Kymmene, Inc. Vista Packaging & Logistics Vornado Realty Trust Xerox Corporation Xpress Cargo Investors Council Ann Arbor Distribution, Inc. Arent Fox LLP Ballard Spahr LLP Capital City Awning Commercial Cutting & Graphics, LLC Covey Enterprises, Inc. Dancor, Inc. FirstEnergy Gateside, Inc. Hansae Co Ltd. Iluna USA Impact Digital Kroll Advisory Solutions Lako Associates, Inc. Lee M. Smith & Associates Co., L.P.A. Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. Luen Thai International Group Ltd. MKM Distribution Services Mondo Mannequins Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC Rowe Boutique Ruggles Sign Company Schenker, Inc./Star Global Division Standwill Packaging, Inc. Stevens Transport Triovest Realty Advisors, Inc. Yakjin Trading Corporation Advocates Council Acock Associates Architects Argix Logistics Atrium Buying Corporation The Boston Consulting Group Cameron Mitchell Restaurants CaribEx Worldwide Cerie International Ltd. Conrad Phillips Vutech Courtaulds Clothing Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. DAVACO Inc.
De Jager Construction Inc. Dematic Corp. DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Empire Express, Inc. Expeditors International of Washington Expolanka Freight Ltd. FARO Services, Inc. Fisher & Phillips LLP Freight Systems, Inc. GPR Logistics LLC d/b/a The Gilbert Company GRA+D Architects H & Y Development Co., Ltd. Heenan Blaikie LLP Hellmann Worldwide Logistics HudsonYards J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Kephart Fisher LLC Lehigh Direct Loeb Electric Company Maersk Line The Media Kitchen New Plaza Garment Factory Co. Ltd. Nurian International NYK Line (North America) Inc. ODW Logistics, Inc. O’Neill & Borges LLC Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Permit Resources, Inc. RCS Logistics, Inc. Settle Muter Electric Sovereign Logistics, Inc. Special Dispatch of California Inc. Steadfast Development and Construction Vargo Integrated Systems Inc. VFP Fire Systems, Inc. Waste Management WESCO Retail & Commercial Young Brand Apparel Private Limited Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP DONOR CIRCLES MEMBERS Donor Circles members belong to our highest categories of individual annual giving. They provide essential funding for all Wexner Center programs, while enjoying special member privileges and access year-round, including private donor events with artists in all fields, generous discounts, priority ticket assistance, and more. Trustees Circle: $25,000+ Benefactors Circle: $10,000–$24,999 Armory Circle: $5,000–$9,999 Producers Circle: $2,500–$4,999 Director’s Circle: $1,500–$2,499 Vanguard Circle: $1,000–$1,499
Trustees Circle Agnes Gund Mary G. and C. Robert Kidder Bill and Sheila Lambert The Pizzuti Family Foundation Marshall Rose and Candice Bergen Joyce and Charles Shenk A. Alfred Taubman Trueman Family Foundation Abigail and Leslie Wexner Ann and John F. Wolfe Benefactors Circle Loann W. Crane Nancy and Dave Gill Nancy Kramer and Christopher Celeste Armory Circle Paige and Michael Crane Michael and Denise Glimcher Linda I. Heasley and Stephen F. Coady James Henderson and Katherine Kuck Donna and Larry James Merilynn and Tom Kaplin Elizabeth Kessler and Gregory Henchel John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker Toby Devan Lewis Charles McGuigan Lou Ann Moritz Ransom and H. R. Ransom Michael and Rhonda Murnane Mr. Douglas J. Preisse Michael Rayden and Diane Nye Martyn and Lynne Redgrave Robert and Mary Frances Restrepo Danielle and George Skestos Joy and Bruce Soll Producers Circle Carol and David Aronowitz George Barrett and Deborah Neimeth Jeni Britton Bauer and Charly Bauer Bridget Ryan Berman Ashley Bersani Jamie Bersani Teresa and Dr. Brian Biernat Shelley Bird and Jerry Wiese Trish and John Cadwallader Sheila A. Clark and Elizabeth A. Boster Jerry and Jill Dannemiller Johanna DeStefano Peter and Suzie Edwards Gigi and Sam Fried Sherri Geldin DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Ellen Glimcher Linda and Bob Gorman
Una Yuhua Tsou and Ken Hunter Jack Jackson and Robert Storbeck Mary and Tom Katzenmeyer Amos R. Kipnis-Stephens Java and Mark Kitrick Robert F. Klaffky Ellen and Edward Klopfer Catherine Strauss and John Lowe Yung-Chen and Katherine K. Lu Mary and James Lyski Mary Beth and David R. Meuse A.J. Montero Scott Henningsen and Kelly Mooney Mark A. Morrow and Jeffery D. Chaddock Karen and Neil Moss Joan and Steve Parrish Janet and Vikram Rajadhyaksha Shyam and Ram Rajadhyaksha Jane and Rich Ramsey Susan and Jerome Scott Heidi and Stefan Selig Linda B. and J. Scott Taylor Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky Judy and Steve Tuckerman Randall Walters and Cynthia Mushrush Michael and Arlene Weiss Kathy and Fred Yaffe Alexandra and Chris Yessios Director’s Circle Dr. and Mrs. Brent Adler Jamie and Steve Allen Jenni and David Belford Haley Boehning and Charlie Goodlad Kathy Bowman and Kim Seibert Mrs. Andrew Broekema Jeffrey and Michelle Byars Nick Coe Marjie and Jeffrey Coopersmith Mary and Colby Crall Beth Crane and Richard McKee Rob and Shannon Crane Lynnda Maria and Steven Davis Lisa de Perio Roxana and Bill Deadman Melanie Dheel and Scott Rhodes Dr. Robert E. Falcone Barbara K. Fergus Pia Ferrario Alex Fischer and Lori Barreras Drs. Patricia and Steven Gabbe Dareth Gerlach Senator and Mrs. John Glenn Babette T. Gorman Dedrea and Paul Gray J. Ronald Green and Louisa Bertch Green Todd and Kim Helvie
Dr. Robert and Marcia Hershfield Larry and Cindy Hilsheimer Charleen Hinson Lisa and Alan Hinson Celeste Holschuh David G. Horn and Victoria E. Powers Rebecca and Sebastian Ibel Marci and Bill Ingram Vijaya Iyer and Jeff Smith Nancy and Tad Jeffrey Susan and Michael Jeffries Melissa and Jonathan Kass Brad and Holly Kastan Brett and Katherine Kaufman Jack and Charlotte Kessler Nancy J. Kingsley Sarah and Edward Kistner Joe Kurzer Mark and Jane Landon Mary and Robert Lazarus Elliott Luckoff and Fran Luckoff Nancy and Tom Lurie Dr. and Ms. Kurt M. Malkoff Melinda McClimans Mary and Jeff Mitchell Terry and John Morgan Greg and K.C. Moss Lynne and John Muskoff Bernie and Kathy Ostrowski Cicely Wylde-Oubrerie and José Oubrerie Robert Gray Palmer and Susan Lee Simms Bethany Petryszak and Michael Mudd Angela and August Preston Edward Razek David Renner Jordanne Renner Ed and Pam Rice Tasi and Kent Rigsby Neil Rosenberg Janice Roth John Ruggieri and Tim Covington Ann and L. Jack Ruscilli Felicia Schepis Lenore Schottenstein Patricia J. Shorr Barbara and Al Siemer Elizabeth Siemer and Andrew Bohutinsky Marc A. Sigal and Amy R. Goldstein Beth and Ray Silverstein Ezra and Mary Ann “Skipper” Singer David Skeens and Dan Ambrose Jerilyn G. and R. Stanley Sutton Ginny Trethewey Una Yuhua Tsou Charles and Sharen Turney Susan and Matthew Ungar
Drs. John Wakelin and Anu Chauhan Rodney and Donna Wasserstrom Heidi Popadych and Craig White Douglas L. Williams and Susan Cohen Victoria G. Wolfe Janice and Herbert Wolman Bob Wood Edward and Ellen Yen Carol Young and anonymous donors Vanguard Circle Randy Arndt and Jeff Baker Tom Bauer Jason and Chris Bradley-Krauss Kaleigh Chatfield Steven Cox and Kerry Thompson Jay and Meredith Crane Karen DiMaura David Filipi and Dana Renga Michael Flamm and Jennifer McNally Mary L. and Richard Gray Karen and Jonathan Hook Anup Kanodia Monica and Doug Kridler Kevin A. Lynch and Carol A. Ottolenghi Ben Maiden and Karen Bell Barb and Doug Martin Jane M. Mason Gerald M. McCue Michael Mizenko Tibor and Gyongyi Nadasdy Kathy and Fred Ransier Christy and Andrew Rosenthal Patrick Sanderson Todd, Arica, and Miles Sandler Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Saxbe Ann Seery Stephen and Patti Steinour Michael and Christine Sullivan Anne Valentine and Kent Thompson Martin and Sheila Torch GENERAL MEMBERSHIP Support from Wexner Center members is crucial to our success; they are an integral part of the center’s vitality and enjoy generous benefits. Becoming a valued part of our member family is easy—just visit wexarts.org/join or call the membership office at (614) 292-1777. Memberships are also available at the Patron ($125+), Household ($75+), and Friend ($50+) levels. Fellows: $500–$999 Sponsors: $250–$499
Fellows Drs. Joseph Alutto and Carol Newcomb-Alutto Lisa Antolino Nick Augustinos James Bach and Berdawn Hutchinson Rachael Barbash Mary and Mark Barbash Ellen O’Connell Bazzoli and James Bazzoli Heather Rae Byer Sharon Cameron and Carlo Battaglini Kendle and Ronald Caputo Dr. John Casterline Sharon K. Cohodes Dr. William and Sara Jane DeHoff Janet and W.S. Druen Jerry Friedman and Julie Robbins Nancy Friedman and Charles Perin Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston and Dmitri Gaston Kate Gaylord and Dave Ungar Bernard and Donna Gehlmann Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gonsiorowski Mary Juhas and John Lippold Patricia and W. G. Jurgensen Benita Kahn and George Peach Audrey W. Kaiser Betty and Carl Lambert Christine Lei Jeff and Kathy Lipps Carol and Ted Manley Jean Mervis Bonnie and David Milenthal Patricia and Robert Mueller Dr. and Mrs. James C. Murphy Annegreth T. Nill Rosanna and Pierluigi Porcu Jennifer Randle and Jason Shonk Mark and Susan Real Cordelia W. Robinson and Dr. Grant Morrow Betsy and Bryan Ross Ryan Schmiesing and Steve Cartell Karen Sloan Maurice Stevens and Michelle Clonch Thomas G. Thacker Dave Ungar and Kate Gaylord Daniel Verdier David Whitaker and Roger Barker Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wolfe, Jr. Sponsors Shannon and James Abel Deb and George Acock Katherine Addison Jody and Joel Altschule Dr. Dale P. Anderson and Mary R. Montgomery Elizabeth and Karl Angerman Dr. Herb Asher
Pamela and Jack Beeler John Behal and Jim Elliott Mary Beth and Ron Berggren Robert Brecha and Katharina Seidl Kevin J. Burns Mike Cadwell and Jane Murphy Megan Cavanaugh and Donnie Austin Mark and Christine Conselyea Dr. J. Briggs Cormier Dan Crane Dr. and Mrs. George Crepeau William and Marie Cross Bette and Jerome Dare Nicholas and Betsy DeFusco Anita and William Donaldson Carl Faller and Mary Finnegan J. Amery Fitch and Kathleen M. Fox Kristine A. Flaherty and Thomas E. Delach Arthur Flesch Richard Fletcher Don Florence Lisa Florman and David Weinberg John Ford Allan and Carol Forsythe Miriam Freimer and Edward Levine Richard Furnstahl and Teresa Stankiewicz Mary and Reinhard Gahbauer Barbara and Dr. Mark Galantowicz Judy and Jules Garel Trish and Paul Garrison Gladys Geanekopulos Nathan Gordon Lenore and Bernard Greenberg Michele and Steve Gurevitz Nedra Hadley Susan Halloran Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil Beth and Bob Hamilton Susan M. Hartmann Theodore Hattemer Ann Heineman Todd Hellman and Jonathan Klingler Christopher and Pamela Hill Paul H. and Elizabeth K. Hysell Dr. Jeffrey Alan Jones Ira and Debby Kane Harold D. Keller Chris and Sarah Koenig Christine Kontra Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kunk Ursula and Wolfgang Kunze Lori and John Lane Brian and Alison LeRoy Elaine Lewin Kimberly S. Lightle The Livecchi Family Michael and Jacqueline Loughry
Jack R. Marchbanks Leslie and Richard Marshall Barbara and Thad Matta Elaine E. May Shereen Midkiff Tom Morris Jr. Kristie Moss Meghan E. Murnane Shay and Jon Myers Gloria Noel Dorothy Noyes and Michael Krippendorf Patrick and Anita Osmer Xenia Palus Davies Kris Paulsen and Ryland Wharton Sandy Pfening Edward Plunkett Donna and Gayle Rees Cathleen and Nicklaus Reis Elizabeth M. Reynertson Robert R. Rice, Jr. Larry and Janet Robertson Alan L. and Rochelle A. Rosen Jeff and Diana Salisbury Robert Salmen Randall Schweller Sharon and John Seiling Barry Shank, Shari Speer, and Claire Shank Carol and Michael Singer Mark Skinner Kazimierz M. Slomczynski and Jerzyna Slomczynska Allison Snow and Peter Curtis Meridith St. John and George Schwindt Richard and Vicki Stoddard Nancy Strause Ralph and Joan Talmage Sandra J. Tanenbaum Peter and Sharon Thomas Craig and Connie Tuckerman Beth Turner Mutsuyo and James Unger Kristi Vaughn and Derek Dodds Debbie and Bob Verona Donn F. Vickers Veronica Vieland and John Oberg Jeffrey Taylor Vincent Melissa Wachtel and Gene Mumy Lisa R. Wente Amy Wharton Evelyn Hall Wirchainski and John L. Wirchanski Bea Wolper and Dick Emens Bernard and Miriam Yenkin Richard Yepsen and Tanya Straker Yepsen Deborah Young-Bowden Kelly and Robert Zwink and anonymous donors
We have made every effort to recognize all of our generous donors in this listing. If we have failed to acknowledge a gift accurately, please accept our apologies and call (614) 292-2395 so that we may include more accurate information in the future. All lists reflect gifts in the past year and are current as of June 30, 2013.
Wexner Center Staff DIRECTOR’S OFFICE Sherri Geldin, Director Jack Jackson, Deputy Director James Petsche, Administrative Associate DESIGN Erica Anderson, Senior Graphic Designer Mike Greenler, Graphic Designer Chris Jones, Director Marcus Myerholtz, Graduate Associate DEVELOPMENT Brian Cheek, Member and Corporate Giving Manager Jorie Emory, Graduate Associate Kenzie Moore, Development Assistant Shaina Parrish, Development Assistant Jenna Phillips, Membership Assistant Katy M. Reis, Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving Christy Rosenthal, Director Karen Simonian, Advancement Projects Manager Lisa Wente, Senior Development Officer, Proposal Services EDUCATION Shelly Casto, Director Dionne Custer Edwards, Educator for School Programs Elizabeth Dang, Graduate Associate Diana Gerber, Education Assistant Uttara Manohar, Graduate Associate Tracie McCambridge, Educator for Docent and Teacher Programs Jean Pitman, Educator for Youth Programs Amanda Potter, Educator for Public and University Programs EXHIBITIONS David Crane, Curatorial Assistant Jill Davis, Director of Exhibitions Management David Dickas, Preparator Bill Horrigan, Curator at Large Zak Kelley, Preparator Cheryl-Lynn May, Curatorial Assistant Christine Timney, Exhibitions and Film/Video Assistant Mark Van Fleet, Head Registrar Mary VanWassenhove, Assistant Registrar Patrick Weber, Exhibition Designer FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING Tim Steele, Building Services Coordinator Jayne Williams, Director of Facilities Management and Engineering
Wexner Center Volunteers FILM/VIDEO David Filipi, Director Paul Hill, Studio Editor Jennifer Lange, Curator, Film/Video Studio Program Justin Lintelman, Program Assistant Mike Olenick, Studio Editor Chris Stults, Associate Curator, Film/Video FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION Melanie Dheel, Director Sherri Finley, Senior Systems Manager Peg Fochtman, Human Resource Manager Zachary Griffin, Systems Specialist Kevin Hathaway, Senior Accountant MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Ann Bremner, Publications Editor Gregory Buck, Graduate Associate Jerry Dannemiller, Director Tim Fulton, Digital Media Coordinator Sylke Krell, Publications Coordinator Charles (Tony) Pellerite, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator Erik Pepple, Media and Public Relations Manager Adam Tracht, Web and Digital Media Producer Jennifer Wray, Marketing and Media Assistant PATRON SERVICES Claudia Bonham, Special Events Manager Megan Cavanaugh, Director Joanna Hammer, Coordinator, Ticketing Ashley Hrovat, Coordinator, Store Helyn Marshall, Manager, House Management and Event Services Matt Reber, Manager, Store Mark Spurgeon, Manager, Ticketing Stephanie Varnacini, Coordinator, House Management Adam Vincent, Coordinator, House Management PERFORMING ARTS Charles Helm, Director Justin Lintelman, Program Assistant Sarah Swinford, Program Coordinator TECHNICAL SERVICES Scott Austin, Design Engineer Bill Barto, Mershon Auditorium Stage Manager Bruce Bartoo, Projectionist Andy Hensler, Performance Space Stage Manager Steve Jones, Design Engineer John Smith, Technical Services Manager Mike Sullivan, Design Engineer List current as of June 30, 2013.
COMMUNITY DOCENTS Sonia Bazán Joy Benatar Dolores Blankenship Carole Dale Diane Driessen Monica Dunn Patti Fertel Joan Folpe Sylvan Frank Susie Gerald Herb Gross Chris Hill Gisela Josenhans Amber Ladd Sue Levin Becky Lowther Jim McCorkle Judie Nevai Pat Pound Cindy Puckett Neil Rector Angie Snapp Jeri Sutton Joan Tallan Irene Tesfai Debbie Verona Gisela Vitt DONOR CIRCLES COUNCIL Joyce Shenk, Co-chair Judy Tuckerman, Co-chair Jamie Allen Lori Barreras Ashley Bersani Trish Cadwallader Sheila Clark Paige Crane Nancy Gill Ellen Glimcher Rebecca Ibel Jordanne Renner Janice Roth Danielle Skestos Patti Shorr Renée Shumate GENWEX ADVISORY COMMITTEE Kate Bauer, Chair Karim Ali Sonia Bazán Jodi Bommer Jen Burton Andrew Clements Iris Coker Dan Crane Katie DeWitt
Raeanne Ellis Dave Gillespie Kareem Jackson Lance Keeney Betsy Pandora Kris Paulsen Nikki Portman Jordanne Renner Christie Rose Maren Roth Julie Schultz Cat Sheridan Zach Waymer Jacob Wooten OFF THE GRID 2013 HOST COMMITTEE Karim Ali Kate Bauer Sonia Bazán Ashley Bersani Jodi Bommer Jen Burton Andrew Clements Iris Coker Dan Crane Katie DeWitt Natalie DiSabato Raeanne Ellis Dave Gillespie Jess Goldman Patrick Hicks Lauren Hilsheimer Kareem Jackson Jennifer James Lance Keeney Brooke LaValley Betsy Pandora Shailesh Pansari Molly Patterson Kris Paulsen Jeff Pongonis Nicole Pongonis Nikki Portman Jordanne Renner Christie Rose Maren Roth Julie Schultz Randy Sharma Cat Sheridan Samantha Stilp David Swetman Yohannan Terrell Robert Trautman Zach Waymer Jacob Wooten
SHUMATE ENDOWMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL Jennifer Beard Anita Davis Raeanne Ellis Kai Landis Maggie Livisay Mark Lomax Ruth Lomax Steven Moore Zoraba Ross Alex and Renée Shumate Toya Spencer Maurice Stevens Kalitha Williams VOLUNTEER USHERS Lisa Anfang Randy Baker Bettina Barillas Rachel M. Barnes Diane Brant Jeanne Budde Vicki Chay-Wilkins Ben Chenoweth Ginny Cipolla Lee Cohen Sylvia Collard Amy Conley Esther Connors Patrick Copeland Emily Corturillo Mary E. “Missy” Creed Bridget Cunningham Doris Davis Jack Davis Greg Dew Jessica DiCerbo Pauline Dickey Mary Beth Donaldson Hanyang Dong Diane Drotleff Sam Folmar Christine Gilmore Robin Gofberg Kathy Goldsmith Marty Goldsmith Eva Goode Bill Gresham Kara Gut Rick Hatem Dick Hendrix Rese Hendrix Kirsten Houck Jessica Jackson Naomi Jacobs
Bill Johnson Mary Jane Kibby Kristi Kloss Natalia Krutovskaya R. Zina Landa Vadim Landa Eleanor Lees Faith Leibowitz Yakun Li Syd Lifshin Wen Liu Xinzi Long Holly C. Longfellow Kathleen Luebbert Heather Mackling Anne McGorum Erin McGovern Lance Mitchell Marina Mogilevsky Joan M. Moore Kaycee Moore Natalie Murzynski Maggie Neola Caryn Neumann Suzanne O’Leary Marquetta Peavy Zhang Peng Danielle Petrosa Daniel Phillips Amy Pielow Joe Pimmel Stephanie Poole Marquita Queeley Michael Rex Tammy Roberts Robin Robinson Lexie Stoia Chanika Svetvilas Rachel Switlick Aditi Tagore Sanket Tavarageri Pamela Thomas Sue VanFossen Pamala Vincent Amjad Waheed Richard Warren Mike Wilkins Hertha Williams Chris Wittum Alla Yelkonovich Sofia Zinkovskaya
INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS Isabel Andrews Andrea Barton Amy Bauer Jaime Bennati Romy Bierwirth Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza Josiah Clements Daniel Costigan Kelly Darbyshire Chloe Dougherty Amin Ebady Leah Glimcher DeRico Hatcher Marlin Hauff Ashante Hill Cecilia Jaquith Amanda Keeton Matthew Kolena Joleah Mays Jasmine McClosky Sohayla Movahedi-Lankarani Jacob Nickel Meredith Nini Sean Palmer Aaron Palmore Aaron Poochigian Nicole Rome David Rutz Jessica Sarber Hannah Steele David Thill Camille Veri Anna Kramer Viragh Gisela Vitt Katherine Wang Beryl Zhao List reflects volunteers active between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.
WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES Leslie H. Wexner, Chair E. Gordon Gee, Vice Chair James Lyski, President Trustees Nicholas K. Akins David M. Aronowitz Jeni Britton Bauer Shelley Bird Michael J. Canter Adam R. Flatto Sherri Geldin Ann Gilbert Getty Michael P. Glimcher Elizabeth P. Kessler C. Robert Kidder Nancy Kramer James E. Kunk Bill Lambert Ronald A. Pizzuti Janet B. Reid Joyce Shenk Alex Shumate A. Alfred Taubman Barbara Trueman Abigail S. Wexner John F. Wolfe Ex Officio Joseph A. Alutto Mark Shanda Bruce A. Soll Mark E. Vannatta
Photo/Image Credits Cover The Master, image courtesy the Weinstein Company. Director’s Message Annie Leibovitz, Sherri Geldin, and Jann S. Wenner, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons. Exceptional Artistry Annie Leibovitz at the exhibition press preview, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons. Annie Leibovitz member opening (lower left) and closing weekend (right), photos: Kevin Fitzsimons. Wexner Prize presentation, photos: Kevin Fitzsimons and Kris Misevski (Leibovitz at podium). Reception at the Wexner residence, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons. Installation views of Towards a Light Club, 2013 winter exhibitions preview, photos: Kevin Fitzsimons. Patrons watching The Clock during the winter preview, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons. Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010, single-channel video, 24 hours, © Christian Marclay, courtesy White Cube, London, and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Maya Lin reinstalling Groundswell, 1993, tempered safety glass, permanent installation commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts with support from the Wexner Center Foundation, and Maya Lin Artist’s Talk, photos: Wexner Center staff. National Theatre of Scotland, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, images courtesy Drew Farrell. Faye Driscoll, You’re Me, images courtesy Faye Driscoll. 1927, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, image courtesy Nick Flintoff. Christian Howes and Richard Galliano, image courtesy of the artists. Rudresh Mahanthappa, photo: Ethan Levitas. São Paulo Underground, photo: Paulo Borgia. Nex@Wex (from top left): Dirty Projectors, photo: Jason Frank Rothenberg; Bonnie “Prince” Billy, photo: Rachael Barbash; Rodriguez, photo: Rachael Barbash; The Tallest Man on Earth, photo: Blair Perry; Tinariwen, photo: Rachael Barbash; Jukebox the Ghost, photo: Rachael Barbash. Beasts of the Southern Wild, image courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures. The Quay Brothers introduce Through the Weeping Glass, photo: AJ Zanyk. The Quay Brothers in conversation with Wexner Center Director of Film/Video Dave Filipi, photo: AJ Zanyk. Sam Green and Yo La Tengo performing The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, photo: AJ Zanyk. (inset) Sam Green, left, with Yo La Tengo, photo: AJ Zanyk. The Nicholas Brothers, image courtesy 20th Century Fox. Via Brasil visiting filmmakers from top: Walter Salles, photo: Wexner Center staff; Nelson Pereira dos Santos, photo: Jay LaPrete; Kleber Mendonça Filho, photo: AJ Zanyk. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman, image courtesy New Yorker Films. Neighboring Sounds, image courtesy Cinema Guild. The Box (from top left, all images courtesy the artist and as noted): Don’t Break Down (Matt Meindl, 2012); Bronze revirado (Pablo Lobato, 2011), três imagens em fundo cinza; Beitbridge Moonwalk (Dan Halter, 2010); The Syphilis of Sisyphus (Mary Reid Kelley, 2011); Walt Disney’s “Taxi Driver” (Bryan Boyce, 2011); Binocular (Leslie Thornton, 2011), Winkleman Gallery, NY; WHEN: Memphis (Barbara Bickart, 2011); Mary Koszmary (Yael Bartana, 2007), Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, and Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw. Artist William E. Jones signs books and DVDs at the store, photo: Blair Perry.
Research and Education Creative Engines conversation with John C Jay and Sergio Marchionne, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons. John C Jay with Ohio State engineering and design students, photo: AJ Zanyk. Governor John Kasich with Sergio Marchionne and John C Jay, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons. Marchionne at Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research, photo: AJ Zanyk. Marchionne with Robert Kidder, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons. Bebe Miller Company, A History, photo: Julieta Cervantes. (insets, right) Bebe Miller at Bebe Miller: Tracing History exhibition opening, photos: Wexner Center staff. Tracing History installation views, Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space, photo: Wexner Center staff. Palissimo, Painted Bird Trilogy: Amidst, photo: Peter Snadik. (insets) Matt Porterfield, photo: Jan Trzaskowski. Bebe Miller, photo courtesy the artist. Pavel Zuštiak, image courtesy of Palissimo. Artist Shimon Attie with Wex Curator Jennifer Lange and Paul Sietsema with patrons at the 2013 Spring Exhibitions Preview, photos: Kathryn Spengler. Circle in the Sand (Michael Robinson, 2012), image courtesy the artist. Wex Curator at Large Bill Horrigan with artists Christian Marclay and Josiah McElheny at the 2013 Lambert Lecture, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons. Natalia Almada, photo: M. Ashlque. James Acheson, photo: Blair Perry. El Velador, image courtesy Natalia Almada. Narrative Medicine: A Film and Comix Series: The Waiting Room, image courtesy International Film Circuit; The Snake Pit, image courtesy 20th Century Fox; Safe, image courtesy Sony Pictures Classics; Fast Trip, Long Drop, image courtesy Gregg Bordowitz; Dark Victory, image courtesy of Warner Brothers; Upgrade Soul, image courtesy Ezra Claytan Daniels. Interventions opening, photo: AJ Zanyk. Art & Environment field trip photos: Shelly Casto. PAGES student experiences with Tim Crouch’s I, Malvolio; Louder Than a Bomb directors Jon Siskel and Greg Jacob; and ACPA visit to Annie Leibovitz; photos: Jay LaPrete. Message in a Bottle installation and Art in Action Centennial High School tour of Annie Leibovitz, photos: Jay LaPrete and Wexner Center staff. Outreach and Engagement Harry Belafonte (left) singing with inmates, still from Sing Your Song, an S2BN Films release. Sing Your Song: An Evening with Harry Belafonte, event photos: AJ Zanyk. Annie Leibovitz leading a student tour and onstage with Jann S. Wenner, photos: Kevin Fitzsimons. Field & Screen film series: (above) Covenant still courtesy Michael Mercil; (insets) Michael Mercil, photo: Erik Pepple; A Fierce Green Fire, image courtesy First Run Features; Sushi the Global Catch, image courtesy Kino Lorber; True Wolf, image courtesy Shadow Distribution. Tim Crouch in I, Malvolio, images © Matthew Andrews 2010 (left) and © Bruce Dalzell Atherton 2011 (right). The National at Next@Wex Fest, photo: Travis Ellis. An Unforgettable Evening with Natalie Cole, photos: Shellee Fisher Davis. (from top) Chasing Water, Crossing the Ice, Sketchy Andy, Deep Sea Under the Pole, Towers of the Ennedi, all images courtesy Banff Mountain Film Festival. Zoom: Family Film Festival, event photos: AJ Zanyk. (inset still) Lotte and the Moon Stone, image courtesy Sola Media GmbH. The Intergalactic Nemesis, image courtesy The Intergalactic Nemesis. My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro), image © 1988 Nibariki–G. Porco Rosso, image courtesy GKIDS.
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On the cover: In June the Wexner Center presented Ohio’s first 70mm screenings of the acclaimed Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master, starring Joaquin Phoenix (pictured) and Philip Seymour Hoffman. With the recent addition of a 4K digital projector to our 16/35/70 mm dualsystem projectors, the Wex is well equipped to offer contemporary cinematic masterpieces in their best available format.
“The Wexner Center, more than any other cultural institution, has put the city on the map in international arts, cinema and performance circles.” —COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Highlights from the 2012–2013 year at the Wexner Center for the Arts.