wexner center for the arts THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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Director’s Message The Year in Pictures Via Brasil Exceptional Artistry Research and Education Outreach and Engagement Milestones and Celebrations Wexner Center Programs 2013–14 Thanks to You—Our Donors Wexner Center Staff and Volunteers
A snapshot of life at the Wex: patrons and artists alike linked hundreds of photos (and memories) to our Instagram account (@wexarts).
Via … in Latin it is the noun for “road” or “path.” In modern English, via functions mainly as a preposition, meaning “by way of” (think “road” again) but also “by means of” (a channel, medium, or process by which something happens). It’s the latter sense, perhaps more than any other, that evokes ideas of agency and impetus. As with every year, the Wexner Center’s 2013–14 season saw hundreds of lively programs, unique partnerships, and memorable events come to pass—both by way of and by means of—the Wex. But the culmination of our Via Brasil programs this year made it the perfect word to adopt for this annual report in particular. Over the last 12 months the Wexner Center has forged new alliances, further weaving our programs into the cultural fabric of Columbus while further advancing our role as creative conduit and catalyst. Our regional premiere of Lee Daniels’ The Butler celebrated this moving drama—inspired by the story of Eugene Allen, an African American butler who served eight presidents—and Wil Haygood, the Columbus native and nationally recognized journalist who brought Allen’s story to popular attention through a front-page article in the Washington Post. The center partnered with Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman at this sold-out event honoring Haygood, who grew up in the University District neighborhood of Weinland Park and cut his teeth at the Columbus Call & Post. Then nearly a year later, Haygood again partnered with the center, this time by contributing to a truly unprecedented project that came to fruition in June, the Weinland Park Story Book. Wexner Center educators (and notably Jean Pitman, educator for youth programs) worked with dozens of teen interns over two-plus years to interview more than one hundred residents of this Columbus community in transition. With the talent of more than 40 local artists that included Weinland Park youth, area artist Julian Dassai, and acclaimed comics artist Sandy Plunkett, a selection of these stories were illustrated and collected into a limited-edition
graphic anthology. Made possible with lead support from Cardinal Health Foundation, the project was the result of sustained collaborations with the Weinland Park Community Civic Association and other neighborhood social service agencies. The project also marked the center’s first foray into crowdfunding. Nearly 50 donors contributed to the GCAC power2give campaign for the book, and matching funds were generously provided by The Columbus Foundation, whose own investment in Weinland Park is making a visible difference. Last fall, the center served as the only Midwest venue for Blues for Smoke, an ambitious exhibition that explored a wide range of contemporary visual and media art through the lens of the blues and related musical forms, as well as through the aura of a “blues aesthetic.” Riffing off the exhibition’s crossdisciplinary approach, the Wex complemented the gallery presentation with several related screenings and performances. The exhibition inspired our firstever invitation to Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Byron Stripling and his quartet, and their performance provided the platform for a lively night of music, mingling, and musing about the exhibition for members of the center’s Shumate Advisory Council, United Way of Central Ohio’s Key Club, and their guests. Later in the fall, we presented several performances of Arguendo, a play by New York–based ensemble Elevator Repair Service that wittily dramatizes a 1991 First Amendment Supreme Court case. Co-commissioned by the Wex and sponsored here in part by Puffin Foundation West, the production was presented in conjunction with Ohio State’s COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) program and offered food for thought for select students participating in the university’s First Year Experience Program, who were offered free admission. Each performance of Arguendo was capped by engaging post-performance talks with Moritz College of Law professors and Ohio State legal professionals. Once again, a highly original and compelling work of art was the spark for timely dialogue—in this case, about our constitutional right to free expression, even (and perhaps especially) when taken to extremes. Continually looking for ways to bridge the divide between athletics and aesthetics, the center expanded upon its perennially popular Rare Baseball and Football Films with an evening of
Award-winning writer and Columbus native Wil Haygood, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, and Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin at the area premiere screening of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, at AMC Easton Town Center on August 14. This screening was the first in a series of sold-out area premieres presented by the Wexner Center this year.
Rare Basketball Films. Each program featured historic newsreels as well as in-person cameos from former Buckeyes and NFL and NBA pros. With help from Ohio State’s Alumni Association and Department of Athletics, we held a tailgate party before the football program that gathered Buckeyes young and old for food, drink, and fight songs from the Ohio State Pep Band. Currently on a six-city tour of the US, and introduced at some venues by our Director of Film/Video Dave Filipi, this year’s baseball program screened unearthed clips of the notoriously “fixed” 1919 World Series, perhaps the only remaining from that game. (As a side note, I’m not using the word “unearthed” lightly. The film reels were literally dug out of the Canadian permafrost—as the Columbus Dispatch put it in a story picked up nationally, the “cinematic version of buried treasure.”) Measured by the number of artists presented in the galleries, on stage, and on screen—not to mention the total miles logged over the course of the project—the signature programs of 2013–14
would without dispute be those presented under the banner of Via Brasil, the center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil. Planning began four years ago with an invitation from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to propose an ambitious project to advance the center’s curatorial and educational expertise while expanding the institution’s impact on the university. Our proposal was awarded a remarkable grant of $782,000, the largest single program grant in center’s history. From the beginning Via Brasil was conceived as a collaborative endeavor, designed in part to leverage expertise across multiple Ohio State departments and enhance the university’s reach across the globe, even as it allowed for fresh cultural research by Wex curators. After convening colleagues from across campus—including partners in Ohio State’s Center for Latin American Studies and Office of International Affairs, who were about to open another of the university’s Global Gateway offices in São Paulo—and
after consulting with knowledgeable peers in Brazil’s cultural and educational spheres, Wexner Center curators conducted three years of in-country, onthe-ground research. They traveled not only to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, but also to Recife and Belo Horizonte to meet with the country’s most gifted young and midcareer artists, as well as curators, gallerists, and other arts figures. Though a handful of Via Brasil screenings and filmmaker visits began in late 2012, as you’ll see in the pages that follow, the initiative reached a crescendo in early 2014. In late January, we celebrated the opening of Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, which filled the entirety of our galleries with work by 35 artists and artistic teams, some exhibiting in this country for the first time. In the same month we launched Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary, a series spanning 24 feature-length films and 15 shorts. And in the spirit of “via Wex,” this unprecedented film series will now travel to UCLA, the National Gallery in DC, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NY. We also presented performances from leading Brazilian dance company Companhia Urbana de Dança and talents representative of the country’s diverse music scene, as well as enriching artist talks, gallery tours, and a symposium where artists, filmmakers, scholars, and curators came together to explore Brazil’s explosive creative ecology. A dedicated Via Brasil website complemented the entire endeavor, reaching beyond the arts to encompass politics, socioeconomics, street life, and food, among other topics. In some respects Via Brasil served as a microcosm of what’s possible “by means of” the Wex when we vigorously pursue our mission on behalf of artists and audiences. Indeed, every aspect of that mission—to serve as Ohio State’s multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art—was activated through Via Brasil. In fact, artist-in-residence Lucia Koch literally and metaphorically transformed the very experience and perception of our building’s unique structural design. Appropriately, we chose to feature her project on the cover of this publication. At the same time that artists were encouraged to creatively stretch, so too key members of our curatorial staff found themselves inhabiting new roles in order to realize the exhibition to its fullest. In particular, Jennifer Lange, curator of our Film/Video
Studio Program, gets high marks for flexing new muscles in her mastery of exhibition making, as does Film/Video Associate Curator Chris Stults for aiding and abetting that effort even as he assembled the impressive Cruzamentos film series. And of course, it was beyond gratifying to see it all come to fruition as we welcomed nearly 1,400 guests to the opening of the exhibition—including the Honorable Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to the US, and incoming Ohio State president Michael V. Drake, MD. We at the Wex have marked several notable milestones this past year. On a personal note, the season marked my 20th year as director of this remarkable institution, an occasion made sweeter and more humbling by receiving two very special honors. First, the announcement by Abigail Wexner on behalf of center’s trustees that a supremely generous Innovation Fund had been created in my name, and later, news that I had been selected to receive one of this year’s Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio. It was a fulfilling year to be sure, and a full one, as you can see on the pages that follow. But even as you enjoy these pictorial mementos, the entire board and staff of the center are immersed in preparation for our 25th Anniversary Season, with an extraordinary slate of programs and events including, as you have may have heard, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of the Wexner Family Collection. As invigorating and gratifying as this past year has been, I assure you that the year to come will be like none other in the center’s history. I hope you’ll be there to celebrate along with us.
Via Brasil is the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil, made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
“Via Brasil is an ambitious, innovative, and above all, courageous project that, through art, contributes to a greater understanding of my country in the United States.” —H IS EXCELLENCY MAURO VIEIRA, THE AMBASSADOR OF BRAZIL TO THE UNITED STATES, SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE CRUZAMENTOS EXHIBITION
Brazilian artist Marilá Dardot’s A origem da obra de arte (The Origin of the Work of Art, 2002/2011) overlooks the stunning Minas Gerais landscape at Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brazil. Our curators took multiple trips to Brazil to conduct research for the show, meet with artists and fellow curators and visit galleries and museums. Left to right: Jennifer Lange and artist Tatiana Blass in Blass’s studio in São Paulo; Chris Stults, artist Tiago Mata Machado, curator Eduardo de Jesus, and artist Cinthia Marcelle in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; artist Rosângela Rennó, Jennifer Lange, and Bill Horrigan in Rio de Janeiro.
Via Brasil and its programming engaged a myriad of people from around the Wexner Center, the Ohio State campus, and in Brazil, including Paulo Venancio Filho, based in Rio de Janeiro, who co-curated the exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil. In fact, the Wex engaged internal (to Ohio State) and external advisory councils along the way. Among the figures working on this multiyear initiative (and who were interviewed in a Via Brasil video) are those pictured and identified here.
An installation view of Brazilian artist Laura Belém’s piece Veneza do Brasil (Venice of Brazil, 2007), inspired by Recife’s waterside palafitas, or stilt houses.
“Starting Feb. 1, entering the Wexner Center will be akin to getting a new stamp in your passport.” —COLUMBUS MONTHLY
Artist Residency Award recipient Lucia Koch, based in São Paulo, installed her work Mirrorama (2014) in the lobbies and café area to engage visitors even further with the architecture. “I want to remove people from the ordinary experience with a place,” she told WOSU TV’s arts and culture show Broad & High.
“It’s an event, an environment…. Start seeing it now.” —STARR REVIEW ON CRUZAMENTOS: CONTEMPORARY ART IN BRAZIL
The Cruzamentos opening in January drew 1,400 visitors, including Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient Jonathas de Andrade (far left), from Recife, Brazil, who created a multimedia installation especially for the show, pictured
with Leah and João Simões (of Davenport Aviation); and Mauro Vieira, the Brazilian Ambassador to the US, shown below with Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin. Works by Cao Guimarães (above) and Tatiana Blass (inset left) are pictured here.
“Their abilities are in evidence right away as they effortlessly run, jump and execute traditional hip-hop moves, including spins and handstands. One dancer seems to bounce off the shoulders of others around him, his fleet footwork unencumbered by the sneakers worn by all.” —COLUMBUS DISPATCH ON COMPANHIA URBANA DE DANÇA
Via Brasil spread to all corners of the center, and beyond. Pictured here are (top left) legendary guitarist Gary Lucas, who performed an original score during the screening of the 1967 Brazilian cult horror classic Esta noite encarnarei no teu cadáver (This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse) by José Mojica Marins, popularly known as Coffin Joe; Companhia Urbana de Dança from Rio leading a masterclass in Ohio State’s Department of Dance; the company (also pictured below) performed to a sold-out crowd at downtown’s Capitol Theatre.
The film component of Via Brasil was rich and varied. Brazilian works screened in The Box video space (shown above, from left, works by Rodrigo Braga and Lucia Koch; both artists also had work in the Cruzamentos exhibition). The Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary series, now traveling coast to coast, was accompanied by a brochure featuring essays by its curator, the Wexner Center’s Chris Stults, and Brazilian scholar Fernão Pessoa Ramos. At far right, an image from Like Water through Stone (A falta que me faz, 2009) from director Marília Rocha. Below, an image from Playing (Jogo de cena, 2007) by Brazilian director Eduardo Coutinho, who died two months before the screening; we also showed two of his other films as part of the series. Stults wrote in a tribute on our blog that Coutinho’s “seeking approach” to filmmaking “inspired our approach to Cruzamentos.”
Via Brasil programs welcomed artists and curators, families and students, and even foreign dignitaries. Curators and artists gathered for a two-day Cruzamentos symposium in March (opposite page top), including artist Cao Guimarães and Wex curator Chris Stults (inset left). Ambassador Mauro Vieira met with Ohio State students during his visit. Visitors at the opening of the Cruzamentos exhibition explored Jonathas de Andrade’s installation O que sobrou da 1a
Corrida de Carroças do Centro do Recife (What’s Left of the 1st Horse Cart Race of Downtown Recife, 2012–14), created with the support of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award (lower left); co-curators Paulo Venancio Filho and Bill Horrigan and artists Luiza Baldan and Lucia Koch enjoyed the exhibition opening. Visitors to the free Super Sunday: Olá Brasil! community day (below) participated in activities that drew from themes and techniques featured in the Cruzamentos exhibition.
“The Wexner Center’s most ambitious project in years, Via Brasil is the next best thing to a plane ticket in understanding this highly diverse country on the rise.” —(614) MAGAZINE
The multifaceted, multilayered Via Brasil web site (www.wexarts.org/ viabrasil), produced in-house, offered video, images, information, cultural tidbits, news from Brazil—and even the weather in Rio. With almost 15,000 unique page views by nearly 5,000 people from around the globe, it continues to serve as an archive of the activities from the last few years. At left, the Cruzamentos exhibition catalogue features essays (appearing both in English and Portuguese) by curators Paulo Venancio Filho, Jennifer Lange, Bill Horrigan, and Chris Stults, as well as by Cristiana Tejo, independent Brazilian curator and former director of Museu de Arte Moderna Aloíso Magalhães in Recife.
Media from New York to São Paulo covered Via Brasil. ARTnews magazine included it in a selection of “12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows” (one of which was a focus on Latin America). Artforum previewed and reviewed the show, and also ran a feature written by the Wex’s Chris Stults on film great Eduardo Coutinho. Locally, the initiative and exhibition was hailed by a range of local media.
“The exhibit teems with the potential of transformation.” –COLUMBUS DISPATCH ON CRUZAMENTOS: CONTEMPORARY ART IN BRAZIL
“Visually dynamic…. The show conjured the weighty legacy of Brazil’s postwar boom and modernist movements.” —ARTFORUM ON CRUZAMENTOS: CONTEMPORARY ART IN BRAZIL
Blues for Smoke, a touring exhibition that made its only Midwestern stop here—after runs at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York—brought in a diverse mix of visitors attracted to its range of artists (from Romare Bearden to Richard Pryor), its music connections (the show included audio and video stations), and elaborate installations, including David Hammons’s Chasing the Blue Train (1989). The installation’s title and components (a blue toy train, piles of coal) wittily allude to saxophone player John Coltrane and his celebrated career. Columbus Free Press noted the JeanMichel Basquiat piece and its “celebrity appearance here in the C-O.”
The Wexner Center is the region’s leading destination for contemporary art and a conduit for bringing world-class visual art, film, dance, theater, and music to Columbus.
“Placing blues music side by side with art produces the potential for a powerful synthesis of artistic forms…. The show is a must.” —ARTHOPPER.ORG
“Columbus’ Wexner Center for the Arts presents the first major retrospective for one of the best of the contemporary graphic artists.” —CINCINNATI CIT YBEAT ON MODERN CARTOONIST: THE ART OF DANIEL CLOWES
Our spring suite of shows devoted to comic art included the touring show Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes (pictured here), which featured original pages from his graphic novels and an exhibition installation design evoking his studio.
Daniel Clowes (at left in foreground) at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum selecting works for Eye of the Cartoonist, an accompanying exhibition in the spring, with the Wex’s David Filipi and and the Billy Ireland’s Caitlin McGurk. Alvin Buenaventura, editor of the exhibition catalogue The Art of Daniel Clowes; David Filipi; Oakland Museum of California’s René de Guzman, co-curator of Modern Cartoonist; Daniel and Erika Clowes; and Caitlin McGurk gathered at the opening celebration for our spring shows (inset left). Clowes discussed his career with comics scholar Hillary Chute from University of Chicago in Mershon Auditorium (below). The late Mike Kelley’s Superman-inspired installation was a highlight of the concurrent exhibition Comic Future.
“Add to ‘cool art stuff I’ve done in Cbus’: Screening of two eps. of Eastbound & Down and Joe with director David Gordon Green at @wexarts.” — @ERICNEEDLEMAN VIA TWIT TER
The year featured a range of visiting filmmakers and film-world figures, from David Gordon Green (top left), discussing his new film Joe; filmmaker Guy Maddin and actress Isabella Rossellini, who were onstage together for a discussion and screenings in Mershon Auditorium (shown above with Wexner Center Foundation board member Michael Glimcher and his wife Denise, at a post-event dinner); and Yoruba Richen (at left), discussing her film The New Black, about the evolution of gay activism within the African American community.
Other film highlights of the year included a Pier Paolo Pasolini retrospective, featuring 35mm prints of films by the postwar Italian director and organized in association with the Ministry of Culture of Italy as part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States; Hitchcock 9, a series of restored silent films by Alfred Hitchcock, accompanied here by local musicians performing live original scores; and a sold-out, members-only area premiere of the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (on screen).
“The Wex’s commitment to those creating film sets it apart from other film centers in town, but so does nearly everything else about the theater. From its curated programs to its projection booth, the Wexner Center approaches movies differently.” —COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND
“I saw men of my husband’s age sitting there, smiling, totally understanding these characters and identifying with them—and the same with their wives.” —JOY REILLY REVIEWING STRAIGHT WHITE MEN ON WOSU, 89.7 FM
The year’s performing arts highlights included the return of theater director Young Jean Lee (top), shown here with the cast of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN in a post-show Q&A with the audience. The show was cocommissioned by and had its world premiere at the Wexner Center, and Lee’s group was here earlier in the season for We’re Gonna Die. Pictured above (inset from left): jazz pianist Fred Hersch, who performed a soldout show with his trio; the return of Nature Theater of Oklahoma, with the Wex co-commissioned Life and Times—Episode 1 at the Lincoln Theatre; and the return of Bill Frisell, who performed here with his Big Sur Quintet. Jazz greats Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano (at right) delivered a knock-out set with their quintent as Sound Prints.
“Monday morning gift to myself = @saintseneca tickets (steal of a deal via @wexarts Columbus folk) #tunes.” —@HANNAHBROKEN VIA TWIT TER
Our continuing Next@ Wex series featuring indie bands included (from top) Bonnie “Prince” Billy performing with Dawn McCarthy; Oneohtrix Point Never; Typhoon; local group
Saintseneca, which held its album release party at the Wex to a sold-out crowd; Destroyer; and Guy Blakeslee (of the Entrance Band, below), who opened for Spiritualized.
Research and Education
This past year world-class artists, architects, scholars, and curators engaged Wex audiences at a series of talks and lectures. Clockwise from top left: experimental filmmaker David Gatten and artist Ann Hamilton introduced a screening of Gatten’s film The Extravagant Shadows (2012); award-winning architect Steven Holl delivered the 2013 Glimcher Lecture; artist and Whitney Biennial co-curator Michelle Grabner (shown here with Wex senior curator of exhibitions David Norr, who was hired in 2013 and has worked with her in the past) joined us for an artist’s talk; artist Glenn Ligon (at center) joined us for a talk as well (and is shown here with George Rush, assistant professor of art at Ohio State, and Blues for Smoke curator Bennett Simpson, from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, at his right). Elevator Repair Service director John Collins (below, with mic) engaged in a discussion with Marc Spindelman, Isadore and Ida Topper Professor at the Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law, after a performance of the Wex co-commissioned Arguendo, a theatrical exploration of a 1991 Supreme Court Case (right).
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 a forum for audiences to engage with the art and ideas of our time.
“The Wex inspires me in many ways, primarily in taking risks and finding new ways to approach subjects.” —BOARD MEMBER AND ICE CREAM IMPRESARIO JENI BRIT TON BAUER
This page (from top): Chris Gatton (on guitar) and Cedric Easton participated in a sold-out Teachers Get the Blues workshop; Flávia Bastos, Ph.D., from University of Cincinnati, artist Jaime Bennati, and Ohio State Energy and Sustainability Engineer Aparna Dial discussed the themes of the film Waste Land as part of our WorldView program for high school students; world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind joined us for a public talk about his work, which includes the new Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial, dedicated in the spring (Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin played an advisory role on the project); Stephanie Ibarra and Nives Quaye from Beechcroft High School explore art and art-making as a vehicle for communication and activism during an Art in Action activity.
“Pages is a great way to discover new artists and writers and to watch your words grow alongside theirs in a way that you never imagined was possible.” —PAGES STUDENT AMELIA KOONTZ
Pages is a rigorous, yearlong writing program that builds literacy and communication skills among high-school students, using the contemporary arts as a springboard. The program, which just completed its eighth year, involved multiple artists and educators and about 200 students from seven urban and suburban high schools. The program concludes
A Pages student responds to William Pope.L’s Skin Set Drawings (2001–5, below) during a tour of the Blues for Smoke exhibition.
with an exhibition and open mic reading at Columbus Metropolitan Library. Attendees at this year’ event included Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dan Good (pictured at left, in tie and glasses) and composer and participating artist Mark Lomax (inset, center). As it has every year, the center publishes a book featuring the students’ writings and artwork.
Over the past two years, the Wexner Center worked with almost 40 artists, a group of teens, and multiple neighborhood organizations to create the Weinland Park Story Book. Led by Wex educator Jean Pitman (pictured above, far left) and local artist Julian Dassai (with sunglasses), this limited-edition graphic anthology documenting the people, culture, and history of the diverse, historically underserved,
rapidly changing University District neighborhood was a grassroots effort, celebrated with a book launch at Godman Guild in Weinland Park. Among the project's participants: Amin Ebady, Josiah Clements, and DeRico Hatcher (at right); artist Bryan Moss (below); and teen artist Jasmine McCloskey (bottom), shown with her mother, Rachel McCloskey, and local artist Mary Jo Bole at the book launch.
“That’s what art does: It captures a certain stage in life or a moment of life, and it enlightens people to what’s going on. It’s the same as why we write history books. So we remember what times were like, learn from them, and improve them.” –JOSIAH CLEMENTS, ON THE WEINL AND PARK STORY BOOK
Outreach and Engagement
The exhibition Blues for Smoke offered many opportunities to engage the community. Educator Dionne Custer Edwards (above, at left) led a tour during an evening that welcomed United Way’s Key Club and the Wexner Center’s Shumate Council, and that also included two sold-out shows by Columbus Jazz Orchestra leader Byron Stripling and his quartet. Stripling (pictured far right) delivered remarks at the reception, which was attended by United Way’s Janet Jackson and Donor Circles member Larry James (pictured at right with Wex Director Sherri Geldin).
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.
“The Wexner Center for the Arts serves as an important portal to the university, with a presence and impact felt the world over.” —LESLIE WEXNER, CHAIRMAN OF THE WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION AND CHAIRMAN/CEO OF L BRANDS
Our popular, free Wex Drive-in series opened in June with Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket (at top); over 800 people came to watch the movie under the stars. Screenwriter Steven Conrad discussed The Secret Life of Walter Mitty after the the film’s area premiere, which was cosponsored by Thurber House (Conrad appears with Thurber House’s Alison Barret and Wexner Center’s David Filipi at left). Ohio State and NFL standouts Bobby Carpenter and John Hicks (lower left) joined us for a discussion following a screening of Rare Football Films, presented jointly with Ohio State’s Department of Athletics and Alumni Association. Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Recreational Sports, our Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings (above) have proven so popular that we added a second screening—and both sold out this year.
“I can’t imagine Columbus or Ohio State without the Wexner Center. It’s a point of pride and one of the must-see places when friends visit.” —MEMBER ZACH WAYMER
Pictured clockwise from top: Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills, Charles Hillman of Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Otto Beatty, Jr., Otto Beatty, Sr., and US Rep. Joyce Beatty at the area premiere screening of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, presented by the Wexner Center at Easton Town Center; Kathy Ransier, WCBE jazz host Jack Marchbanks, Fred Ransier, and Katy Reis at a dinner following the Blues for Smoke opening; multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek discussing her work This World Made Itself with high school students participating in the center’s Pages literacy program; and author Jeremy Scahill signing copies of his book Dirty Wars, at the area premiere screening of the documentary based on the book.
“There’s a really amazing common goal of exposing different kinds of people to art in a way that I don’t see a lot of.” —OHIO STATE STUDENT MEAGAN JONES
Zoom Family Film Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary, with a slate of films from around the globe, art activities, the popular pajama and breakfast party, and a Jeniâ€™s ice cream social. Musician Brian Harnetty (above, who also performed here with Lonnie Holley in the fall) enjoyed the series with family. Visitors also participated in Zoom crafts and the Saturday morning cartoon screening, hosted by co-curators Jean Pitman and Chris Stults (bottom right).
Milestones and Celebrations
The Wexner Center strives to be a social hub as well as a cultural and educational resource. Among the celebrations this year was the center’s 24th Anniversary Party. Pictured here (clockwise from top left): Veena and Rohit Singh; Cara Mangini, Tom Bauer, Dress for Success CEO Vicki Bowen Hewes, and Ken Hewes; Lisa Florman, Blair Kidwell, Xan Palay, and David Weinberg; Wexner Center Foundation board member Janet
The center marked notable anniversaries, openings, dedications, awards, and best-ofs, in a year truly worth celebrating.
Reid; former Interim OSU President Joseph A. Alutto and Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin, during the announcement of the Sherri Geldin Innovation Fund on the occasion of Geldin’s 20th season at the helm of the center (a reception was also held in New York in her honor); and Ken Hunter, Una Hunter, BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Abby Sharpless, and Janelle Simmons.
“When you go through the Wexner Center, I don’t guarantee that you’re going to understand everything you see…. But you will never leave bored, and you will leave with a much greater appreciation for the centrality of passion and imagination in all of our lives.” — JOSEPH A. ALUT TO, OHIO STATE INTERIM PRESIDENT AND VICE CHAIR OF THE WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION, SPEAKING AT THE OPENING FOR CRUZAMENTOS: CONTEMPORARY ART IN BRAZIL
“The artistic significance of what [Sherri] has brought to Ohio, at the Wexner Center, is hard to exaggerate, as while it spans many art forms, it never strays from the highest rungs of quality, nor from the courage it takes to undertake a full exploration of the creative spirit.” —DOUGL AS KRIDLER, PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE COLUMBUS FOUNDATION, NOMINATING GELDIN FOR A GOVERNOR’S AWARD
The Shumate Advisory Council (top left) celebrate Blues for Smoke. PresidentDesignate Michael V. Drake, MD, and wife Brenda (inset left) joined us for the opening of the Cruzamentos exhibition. Sherri Geldin (inset right) received the award for arts administration at the Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio; she is pictured here with Julie Henahan, then-director of the Ohio Arts Council; Marc Folk, Ohio Citizens for the Arts board
president; and Jeffrey Rich, Ohio Arts Council board chair. (614) Magazine readers called the Wexner Center the “Best Art Gallery” for the fourth time. Surge Columbus, a network of five cultural organizations in town—including the Wex—offering spaces and programming for teens, held its official public launch (“Ignite”). Wexner Center members, patrons, and guests danced the night away at Off the Grid, the GenWex group’s annual fundraiser.
*Paul Sietsema May 4–August 4
Organized by the Wexner Center. Curated by Christopher Bradford, former chief curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center and now Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Featured projects supported by Sietsema’s 2010–11 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. Traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, September 7, 2013–January 5, 2014. Catalogue published by the Wexner Center.
*Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS. May 4–August 4
Organized by the Wexner Center. Curated by Jennifer Lange, curator of the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio Program. 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 in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio program. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
*Blues for Smoke September 21–December 29
Blues for Smoke organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Curator Bennett Simpson. Generous sponsorship for Blues for Smoke at the Wexner Center provided by Bailey Cavalieri LLC, Kimberly A. Blackwell | PMM Agency, Dave and Nancy Gill, Mike and Paige Crane, and the Ohio Arts Council. Significant additional support provided by Michael B. Coleman, Mayor; Crabbe, Brown & James; Easton Community Foundation; Greater Columbus Arts Council; Greater Columbus Film Commission; Donna and Larry James; Renée and Alex Shumate; Genny and Lewis R. Smoot Sr.; and Smoot Construction. Promotional support provided by the Columbus Dispatch, Orange Barrel Media, and QFM96 Ohio’s Best Rock. The presentation of the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, was made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Major support was provided by Carolyn and William Powers and Mandy and Cliff Einstein. Generous support was provided by Fiat. Additional support was provided by Blake Byrne and Justin Gilanyi; Karyn Kohl; Shaun Caley Regen; Sol Republic; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; Kathi and Gary Cypres; John Rubeli; Robert Galstian; Greene Naftali, New York; Dori and Charles Mostov; and Paula and Allan Rudnick. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
*Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil February 1–April 20
Part of Via Brasil, the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil. Via Brasil was organized by the Wexner Center and made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lead support provided by Morgan Stanley. Lead support for Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil provided by the Cardinal Health Foundation. Additional support provided by Plaskolite, Inc. Artist residencies supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program. Ohio State Faculty/ Staff Appreciation Day supported by Fidelity Investments. Special thanks to the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC, for its invaluable guidance and assistance in promoting Via Brasil among its many constituents. Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil was curated by Jennifer Lange, curator of the Wexner Center’s Film/ Video Studio Program, Bill Horrigan, Wexner Center curator at large, and Paulo Venancio Filho, professor of art history at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Gallery guide and catalogue published by the Wexner Center.
*Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes May 17–August 3
Organized for the Oakland Museum of California by independent curator Susan Miller and René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California. Organized for the Wexner Center by David Filipi, director of film/video.
*Eye of the Cartoonist: Daniel Clowes’s Selections from Comics History May 17–August 3
Organized by the Wexner Center. Special thanks to Jenny Robb, Caitlin McGurk, and the staff at Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for their generous assistance with this exhibition. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
Programs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014
*Comic Future May 17–August 3
Organized by Ballroom Marfa, Texas, and curated by its Executive Director Fairfax Dorn. Support provided by Mike and Paige Crane. Presented at Ballroom Marfa with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston; the Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation; the Texas Commission on the Arts; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; and generous contributions by Ballroom Marfa members.
WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT Lucia Koch *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.
Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints Featuring Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh, and Joey Baron September 24 Colin Dunne Out of Time September 27 Nature Theater of Oklahoma Life and Times—Episode 1 October 4–5
A production of Nature Theater of Oklahoma and Burgtheater Wien in coproduction with Internationales Sommerfestival Hamburg, Kaaitheater Brussels, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Internationale Keuze Festival Rotterdamse Schouwburg, and the Wexner Center.
*Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company We’re Gonna Die Performed by Young Jean Lee and Future Wife October 11–12 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award project.
Lonnie Holley and Brian Harnetty: The Star-Faced One October 18 Programmed in conjunction with the Blues for Smoke exhibition.
Mehliana Featuring Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana October 23 Terakaft October 25
Programmed in conjunction with the Blues for Smoke exhibition.
Miwa Matreyek This World Made Itself and Myth and Infrastructure October 31–November 2 World premiere of This World Made Itself.
*Elevator Repair Service Arguendo November 14–17
+ Post-performance talk with John Collins and the following local authorities: (November 14) Marc Spindelman, Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law; (November 15) Christopher J. Walker, Assistant Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law; (November 16) David A. Goldberger, Professor Emeritus of Law, Moritz College of Law and Stacey L. Bennett, Assistant General Counsel, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center; and (November 17) Peter M. Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, Moritz College of Law. Presented in conjunction with Ohio State’s COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) program, an initiative of the university’s Center for Ethics and Human Values. Arguendo was co-commissioned by The Public Theater; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage; and the Wexner Center.
Byron Stripling Quartet Featuring Bobby Floyd November 22 Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet Featuring Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Rudy Royston, and Jenny Scheinman December 3 Niwa Gekidan Penino The Room Nobody Knows January 23–26 Companhia Urbana de Dança Eu danço—8 solos no geral (I Dance, 8 Solos Overall) February 28 US premiere.
Gary Lucas plays Esta noite encarnarei no teu cadaver (This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse) by José Mojica Marins (aka Coffin Joe) March 1 Cyro Baptista Banquet of the Spirits March 6 Fred Hersch Trio March 28
Presented by the Wexner Center in conjunction with The Ohio State University School of Music’s 37th Annual Jazz Festival.
Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company STRAIGHT WHITE MEN April 10–13
World premiere. Wexner Center Artist Residency Award project. Commissioned by the Wexner Center; Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles); steirischer herbst festival (Graz); Les spectacles vivants—Centre Pompidou (Paris); Festival d’Automne à Paris; and The Public Theater (New York).
NEXT @ WEX Spiritualized with Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band) September 15 Typhoon with Radiation City September 22 Man Man with Xenia Rubinos October 15 Destroyer (solo) with Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch November 21 Oneohtrix Point Never featuring video artist Nate Boyce January 17 Jóhann Jóhannsson and American Contemporary Music Ensemble February 16 San Fermin with Son Lux February 19 Saintseneca Dark Arc Album Release Show with Way Yes and Old Hundred April 19 WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company *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. Performances in association with Via Brasil, the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil.
Media Arts and Film/Video SERIES Wex Drive-In The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967) July 18, 2013 Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009) August 15, 2013 Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 2006) June 19, 2014 A Summer Abroad ’13 Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937) Boudu Saved from Drowning (Jean Renoir, 1932) Orlando (Sally Potter, 1992) Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman, 1961) M (Fritz Lang, 1931) Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1954) Nazarin (Luis Buñuel, 1959) *Le Pont du Nord (Jacques Rivette, 1981) Thunderball (Terence Young, 1965) Le Petit Soldat (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) Un Flic (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972) Max et les Ferrailleurs (Claude Sautet, 1971) Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné, 1938) Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954) Richard III (Laurence Olivier, 1955) The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953) The Man in the White Suit (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951) L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) *High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963) July 15–August 27 *These films’ screenings were also promoted as part of the Film History 101 series.
The Hitchcock 9 *Blackmail (1929) The Lodger (1926) Downhill (1927) *The Ring (1927) *The Manxman (1929) *The Farmer’s Wife (1928) *Champagne (1928) *The Pleasure Garden (1926) *Easy Virtue (1927) October 10–25 *Live musical accompaniment to select films by Derek DiCenzo, Sue Harshe, or Larry Marotta. The Hitchcock 9 is a joint venture of the BFI, Rialto Pictures/STUDIOCANAL, and Park Circus/ITV.
Zoom Family Film Festival Silent Comedy Shorts and Cartoons An Evening with PES Kid Flix Mix A Letter to Momo (Hiroyuki Okiura, 2012) International Shorts from Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum Party Mix Ernest & Célestine (Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar, 2012) Mondo (Tony Gatlif, 1996)
+ Saturday Morning Cereal and Pajama Party (Hosted by Heirloom) + Hands-On Crafts and Activities + Ice Cream Social (featuring Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams)
November 29–December 8 Retrospective: Pier Paolo Pasolini Hawks and Sparrows (1965–66) Porcile (1969) The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) In Search for Locations for The Gospel According to Matthew (1964) The Decameron (1971) The Paper Flower Sequence (1968) Mamma Roma (1962) Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) The Canterbury Tales (1972) The Earth as Seen from the Moon (1966) Accattone (1961)
The Anger of Pasolini (1963) La ricotta (1962–63) Oedipus Rex (1967) Medea (1969) Arabian Nights (1973–74) Love Meetings (1963–64) Notes for an African Oresteia (1970) January 9–February 25 Coproduced by the Wexner Center, Luce Cinecittà, Rome, and Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini/ Cineteca di Bologna. Organized by David Filipi, director of film/video, and by Camilla Cormanni and Paola Ruggiero, Luce Cinecittà, with Roberto Chiesi, Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini/Cineteca di Bologna. Presented in association with the Ministry of Culture of Italy.
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary ABC of a Strike (ABC da greve, Leon Hirszman, 1979–90) The Uprising (O Levante, Jonathas de Andrade, 2012) Intermissions (Entreatos, João Moreira Salles, 2004) Prisoner of the Iron Bars (O prisioneiro da grade de ferro—Retratos, Paulo Sacramento, 2003) High-Rise (Um lugar ao sol, Gabriel Mascaro, 2009) Tropicália (Marcelo Machado, 2012) News from a Personal War (Notícias de uma guerra particular, João Moreira Salles & Kátia Lund, 1999) Bus 174 (Ônibus 174, José Padilha, 2002) A Night in 67 (Uma noite em 67, Ricardo Calil & Renato Terra, 2010) Housemaids (Doméstica, Gabriel Mascaro, 2012) Faith (Fé, Ricardo Dias, 1999) The Earth Giveth, The Earth Taketh Away (Terra deu, terra come, Rodrigo Siqueira, 2010) Hélio Oiticica (Cesar Oiticica Filho, 2012) Isle of Flowers (Ilha das flores, Jorge Furtado, 1989) Justice (Justiça, Maria Augusta Ramos, 2004)
Like Water through Stone (A falta que me faz, Marília Rocha, 2009) Iracema (Iracema, uma transa amazônica, Jorge Bodanzky & Orlando Senna, 1974) All Is Brazil (Tudo é Brasil, Rogério Sganzerla, 1997) The Hills of Disorder (Serras da desordem, Andrea Tonacci, 2006) Should I Kill Them? (Mato eles?, Sérgio Bianchi, 1982) The End and the Beginning (O fim e o princípio, Eduardo Coutinho, 2006) Look at Me Again (Olhe pra mim de novo, Claudia Priscilla & Kiko Goifman, 2011) Seams (Karim Aïnouz, 1993) Twenty Years Later (Cabra marcado para morrer, Eduardo Coutinho, 1985) Limbo, Brasília, and other short films (Cao Guimarães, 2002–11) Two-Way Street (Rua de mão dupla, Cao Guimarães, 2002) + Introduction by Cao Guimarães
Diary, Letters, Revolutions (Diário de uma busca, Flavia Castro, 2010) The Century (O século, Cinthia Marcelle & Tiago Mata Machado, 2011) Santiago (João Moreira Salles, 2007) Playing (Jogo de cena, Eduardo Coutinho, 2007) January 22–April 3 Organized by the Wexner Center and curated by Chris Stults, associate curator of film/video. Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Center for Latin American Studies.
Retrospective: Karim Aïnouz Madame Satã (2002) The Silver Cliff (2011) Love for Sale (2006) I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You (Karim Aïnouz & Marcelo Gomes, 2009) April 9, 10 & 16 Jan Němec and the Czechoslovak New Wave Diamonds of the Night (1964) A Report on the Party and Guests (1966) Martyrs of Love (1967)
Pearls of the Deep (Various directors, 1966) March 6 & 20 Presented by the Wexner Center and part of a touring retrospective of Jan Němec films INDEPENDENT OF REALITY: The Films of Jan Němec in North America, premiered by BAMcinématek in New York. Produced by Comeback Company, curated by Irena Kovarova, and organized in partnership with the National Film Archive, Prague; Aerofilms; and Jan Němec - Films.
Clowes on Film Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001) Art School Confidential (Terry Zwigoff, 2006) May 17 & June 12 VISITING FILMMAKERS Penny Lane Our Nixon (2013)
+ Introduction by coproducer Brian L. Frye
September 19 David Gatten The Extravagant Shadows (2012) + David Gatten in conversation with Ann Hamilton
September 29 Mike Olenick All the Memory in the World (2013)
+ Introduction by Mike Olenick
October 4 Chris Sullivan Consuming Spirits (2012)
+ Introduction by Chris Sullivan
October 24 The Quay Brothers
Wexner Center Artist Residency Award Events
Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932)
+ Introduction by the Quay Brothers
Andrew Cohn & Davy Rothbart Medora (2013)
+ Introduced by Andrew Cohn & Davy Rothbart
December 10 David Gordon Green Joe (2013) Eastbound & Down (2009–13)
+ Introduction and Q&A with David Gordon Green
March 29 Sven Augustijnen Spectres (2011)
+ Introduction by Sven Augustijnen
April 4 Jennifer Reeder Forevering Trilogy (2011) A Million Miles Away (2014)
+ Introduction by Jennifer Reeder
April 18 Liza Johnson Hateship Loveship (2013)
+ Introduction by Liza Johnson
May 2 Yoruba Richen The New Black (2014)
+ Introduction by Yoruba Richen
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Office of Student Life Multicultural Center.
CONTEMPORARY SCREEN Violeta Went to Heaven (Andrés Wood, 2011) July 19–20
Screened in conjunction with the 2013 Summer Institute of MALCS—Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Women Active in Letters and Social Change).
October 31 Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013)
Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas, 2012) August 29
Sundance Shorts August 30
+ World premiere with introduction by the Quay Brothers
Ethan Steinman Glacial Balance (2013)
+ Introduction by Ethan Steinman
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Byrd Polar Research Center, COSI, and the Wexner Center.
The Mill & the Cross (Lech Majewski, 2010) September 17 Hannah Arendt (Margarethe von Trotta, 2012) September 24–25
The Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013 October 29 I Used to Be Darker (Matt Porterfield, 2013)
+ Introduction by actress Kim Taylor
2012–13 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient.
The Child’s Pose (Călin Peter Netzer, 2013) April 5 Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, 2013) April 24–25 Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian (Arnaud Desplechin, 2013) May 29–30 Like Father, Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2013) June 6–7 In Bloom (Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, 2013) June 13–14 NEW DOCUMENTARY
Born in Chicago (John Anderson, 2013) November 1 At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman, 2013) November 10 & 12 Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer (Charlie Ahearn, 2013) November 14 Let the Fire Burn (Jason Osder, 2013) January 16 & 18
Screened in conjunction with Ohio State’s Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS).
+ Introduction by Mark Kendall
July 17 Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Drew DiNicola, 2013) August 9–10 Uprising (Fredrik Stanton, 2012) October 3
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates, 1973) January 15
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Project Narrative.
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001) February 22
February 19 Cosponsored by AIA Columbus and Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine, 2013) May 1 & 3
The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh, 2013) May 9–10
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (Mark Kendall, 2012)
Intolerance (D. W. Griffith, 1916) January 11
If You Build It (Patrick Creadon, 2013)
+ Conversation about innovative teaching strategies in Central Ohio with Aimee Kennedy, Battelle’s vice president of education and STEM learning, and Jeff Terwin, the Wellington School’s head of upper school, led by Shelly Casto, the Wexner Center’s director of education
Copresented with Columbus Metropolitan Club.
Cocksucker Blues (Robert Frank, 1972) December 13
The Wicker Man: The Final Cut (Robin Hardy, 1973) February 8
The Only Real Game (Mirra Bank, 2013) May 6
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (Jeremy Frindel, 2012) July 12–13
Presented in conjunction with the Zoom Family Film Festival.
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (Sophie Fiennes, 2012) January 24–25
Dirty Wars (Richard Rowley, 2013)
+ Introduction by Richard Rowley and author Jeremy Scahill and book signing
Stooge-a-thon November 29
The Last of the Unjust (Claude Lanzmann, 2013) June 28–29 CLASSICS Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967) September 5–6 Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983) November 7–8 Le joli mai (Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme, 1963)
+ Preceded by the talk Bill Horrigan: Working with Chris Marker
The Damned (René Clément, 1947) March 15 John Hubley at 100 March 22
The tour of John Hubley at 100 organized by Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy and Hubley Studios.
Cousin Jules (Dominique Benicheti, 1973) May 15 The Green Cockatoo (William Cameron Menzies, 1937) Jet Storm (Cy Endfield, 1959) May 22 Fantastic Voyage (Richard Fleischer, 1966) May 31 Brainstorm (Douglas Trumbull, 1983) June 20–21 FILM HISTORY 101 Vivre sa vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962) September 10 Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1958) November 12 Northern Lights (John Hanson and Rob Nilsson, 1978) December 12
FILM STUDIES LECTURES & OTHER EVENTS Tania Modleski Representations of Women in Hitchcock’s Blackmail October 10
In conjunction with the film series Hitchcock 9. Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Film Studies Program.
B. Ruby Rich New Queer Cinema
+ Reception and book signing
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Film Studies Program.
Derek Duncan Pasolini and the Queer Avant Garde January 16
In conjunction with the film series Retrospective: Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of French and Italian.
Louis-Georges Schwartz Medea 1969, or Women’s Self-Abolition in the Years of Lead February 13 In conjunction with the film series Retrospective: Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Film Studies Student Choice Award Screening High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
+ Introduction by Richard Cotter Edwards
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Film Studies Program.
SPECIAL EVENTS Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Lee Daniels, 2013)
Exclusive Midwest screening + Reception with Wil Haygood
August 14 Rare Football Films: The Newsreels
+ Conversation with former Ohio State and NFL players John Hicks and Bobby Carpenter and Director of Film/Video David Filipi + Tailgate Party Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Alumni Association.
Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of Athletics.
Isabella Rosellini and Guy Maddin in Conversation My Dad Is 100 Years Old (Guy Maddin, 2005) Europa ’51 (Roberto Rosellini, 1952) August 24 Panel Discussion: Politics in Film October 3 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Humanities Institute.
The Art of Spiegelman (Clara Kuperberg and Joëlle Oosterlinck, 2010) Every Tuesday: A Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists (Rachel Loube, 2012)
+ Introduced by Rachel Loube
November 13 Copresented with the Columbus Jewish Film Festival, the Leventhal Visiting Artists Fund, the Columbus Jewish Foundation, Ohio State’s Film Studies Program, OSU Hillel, and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Spotlight on the Criterion Collection
+ With Criterion Collection President Peter Becker & producer Kim Hendrickson
Featuring City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931) November 19 Karen Paik: Pixar Animation February 17
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of English, ACCAD, and the Film Studies Program.
Gary Lucas plays Esta noite encarnarei no teu cadaver (This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse, José Mojica Marins aka Coffin Joe, 1967) March 1
Banff Mountain Film Festival April 1–2 Rare Baseball Films April 11–12 Ohio Shorts
April 26 Words and Pictures (Fred Schepisi, 2013) Free screening
June 3 MEMBER-ONLY SCREENINGS Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, 2012) September 26 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2012) October 21 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller, 2013) December 9 Joe (David Gordon Green, 2013)
+ Introduction by David Gordon Green
March 29 THE BOX The Wake (Dana Levy, 2011) July ART THOUGHTZ with Hennessy Youngman: How to Make an Art (Jayson Musson, 2011) August Interzone (Dennis McNulty, 2012)
+ Artist’s Talk, September 12
That Sweet Scioto River Water (Jerry Dannemiller and Mary Jo Bole, 2013) October
Dear Mr. Watterson (Joel Allen Schroeder, 2013) March 22
The Reverse Circumference of Zero (Peter Garfield, 2013) November
Rare Basketball Films
+ Discussion with Bill Hosket, Jr.
Burrow-Cams (Sam Easterson, 2012) December
ON TOUR 2013–14
Mentira repetida (Repeated Lie) (Rodrigo Braga, 2011) April
Avant Gaming: Video Art on Video Games Total Power–Dead Dead Dead, (Stephanie Barber, 2005); She Puppet (Peggy Ahwesh, 2001); My Trip to Liberty City (Jim Munroe, 2003); And We All Shine On (Michael Robinson, 2006); Ceibas: Epilouge–the Well of Representation (Evan Meaney, 2011); Crossroads (Phil Solomon, 2005), Rehearsals for Retirement (Phil Solomon, 2007); Last Days in a Lonely Place (Phil Solomon, 2008)
True Life Adventure I–III (Erin Espelie, 2012–13) May
Urban Video Project, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, November 12
Night Fever (Lucia Koch, 2010) January Quarta-feira de cinzas/Epilogue (Cao Guimarães and Rivane Neuenschwander, 2006) February Vera Cruz (Rosângela Rennó, 2000) March
+ Introduction by Chris Stults, associate curator of film/video
Service of the Goods (Jean-Paul Kelly, 2013) June
+ Introductions by David Filipi, director of film/video
WEX AT GATEWAY
Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY, July 2013
Something in the Air (Oliver Assayas, 2012) June 29–July 4 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Michel Gondry, 2013) January 10–16 Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013) April 22 Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013) June 17
Rare Baseball Films
Amherst Cinema, Amherst, MA, August 2013 and March 2014 American Film Institute Silver Theater, Silver Spring, MD, April 2014 Wayne County Public Library, Goldsboro, NC, May 2014 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, June 2014 Block Cinema, Evanston, IL, June 2014 WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT Stephen and Timothy Quay (The Quay Brothers)
FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM ARTISTS Nancy Andrews: The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes (2014) Julia Christensen: The Chuck Close Tapes (2014) Sam Green: Love Letter to the Fog (2013) William E. Jones: Psychic Driving (2014) and Model Workers (2014) Shambhavi Kaul: Mount Song (2013) Laura Larson: Jane (2014) Erik Levine: cold storage (2014) Dennis McNulty: (work-in-progress) Lydia Moyer: Tar Creek (2013) Alison O’Daniel: Hearing 4' 33” (Tuba Theives) (2014) The Quay Brothers: Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013) Lucy Raven: Curtains (2014) Jennifer Reeder: A Million Miles Away (2013) Deborah Stratman: Hacked Circuit (2013), Immortal, Suspended (2013), and Illinois Parable (work-in-progress) Among other touring programs and screenings, Jennifer Reeder’s A Million Miles Away (2013) premiered at the 2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival, screened at festivals internationally, and won awards at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Vienna Independent Shorts, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Shambhavi Kaul’s Mount Song (2013) screened at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival, among others. Deborah Stratman’s Hacked Circuit (2013) premiered at Sundance International Film Festival.
Presented in association with Via Brasil, the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil.
Education and Public Programs PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS Tours for school groups (Grades K–12) Expanded Classroom: Contemporary Art in Practice (Grades K–8) Storytelling and the American Blues (K–12) November 19 Cosponsored by the Jazz Arts Group.
WorldView: Brazil (Grades 9–12)
Seminar for students that builds on the crosscultural understandings and perspectives that engage and influence many contemporary artists. Discussions followed screenings and exhibition tour.
Wasteland (Lucy Walker, 2010) February 13 Doméstica (Gabriel Mascaro, 2013) February 20 Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil February 1–April 20 Pages: An Art & Writing Program (Grades 9-12)
Featured arts experiences: Blues for Smoke (exhibition); Miwa Matreyek, This World Made Itself (performance); Wasteland (film) + Pages exhibition: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library, April 28–May 23 + Exhibition Reception and Open Mic Reading, May 7
April 28–May 23
Art in Action
A school-year-long 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
August–June Teacher Season Preview September 26 Teachers Get the Blues October 18 Teacher Tour Night February 19 Art & Environment A Course for Teachers
Cosponsored with Kaleidoscope Youth Center.
SURGE: Ignite! April 10
Cosponsored with SURGE Columbus. Collaboration with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, COSI, Columbus Museum of Art and WOSU Public Media.
Weinland Park Story Book
+ Book Release and Family Celebration
June 29 SELECTED ADULT PUBLIC PROGRAMS
FAMILY, YOUTH, AND TEEN PROGRAMS
Artist’s Talks, Panel Discussions, and Endowed Programs
Outreach programs in the Weinland Park neighborhood with the Huckleberry House and Godman Guild with Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Ohio Avenue Youth Center, and Short Stop Youth Center. Outreach for the year included a major project in Weinland Park called the Weinland Park Story Book Project.
Blues for Smoke Exhibition Preview and Celebration
Zoom: Family Film Festival
(see complete program list in the film/video section)
Film Screenings for School Groups
November 29–December 8 Ohio Shorts Youth Division 2014 Screening Party, April 7
PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS AND DOCENTS
Wex Lab Workshops
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 Library & Museum (BICLM). Wexner Center docents will conduct tours of the BICLM galleries, which opened in November of 2013.
Other Prom: Zombie Prom April 24
June 16–August 8
If You Build It February 21
In-service programs and networking/outreach with educators and teachers in training
Ohio Shorts Youth Division 2014 January 2–March 14
+ Conversation with artist Gregg Bordowitz and curator Bennett Simpson
September 20 2013 Glimcher Lecture: Steven Holl September 25 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
Luiza Baldan and Gisele Camargo: Artists’ Talk February 4 Cruzamentos: A Symposium on Contemporary Art and Film in Brazil March 26–27 Organized by the Wexner Center. Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Center for Latin American Studies.
Photography Now and Looking Back: Blues for Smoke
Daniel Clowes and Hillary Chute: Artist’s Talk May 17
October 5 Quay Brothers Shorts Screening and Discussion
Curators’ Talks David Filipi and Caitlin McGurk June 12
Jenny Robb and Jared Gardner June 19
Teen workshop with Jean Pitman, Kojo Kamau, and Kwodwo Ababio
With Jean Pitman and Emily-Kitturah Westenhouser
Comics Drawing Jam, Chat with Kazu, and Billy Ireland Museum Tour
With Jean Pitman, Khari Saffo, and Friends
Exhibition Talks and Tours Group exhibition tours Walk-In Tours See It My Way Tours of Blues for Smoke
Selected Cosponsored Events Donald Lokuta George Segal: Sculptor and Photographer August 27
Double Take Gallery Talks
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Comparative Studies, Department of Art, and Department of History of Art.
Led by special guests from the campus and Columbus community Jack Marchbanks, November 3 Bettye Stull, November 24 Conversations suggested by current exhibitions with Ohio State guests from varied disciplines
Blues for Smoke
Featuring William T. McDaniel (Director of Jazz Studies in Ohio State’s School of Music) and Koritha Mitchell (Department of English)
October 23 Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Featuring Lúcia Costigan (Department of Spanish and Portuguese) and Jesus Lara (Knowlton School of Architecture)
Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space.
Stephen Melville What Was the Tableau, and Why Did It Matter? September 5
B. Stephen Carpenter II: Artist’s Talk Water Object(ive)s: Artistic Intervention, Curriculum, and Public Pedagogy September 26 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy, and the Center for Material Culture Studies.
Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum November 14–17
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, University Libraries, Project Narrative, the Popular Culture Studies Program, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Humanities Institute, and the Wexner Center.
In Conversation: Paul Pope and Jeff Smith November 15 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center.
An Evening with the Hernandez Brothers November 16
Cosponsored by the Wexner Center and the Ohio State’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Erin Shirreff: Artist’s Talk January 13
ReelAbilities Columbus Run If You Can (Dietrich Bruggemann, 2011) Me Too (Antonio Naharro and Álvaro Pastor, 2009) October 6
Susan Harbage Page: Artist’s Talk The US-Mexico Border Project: Tracing the Physical and Psychological Borderlands January 23
Glenn Ligon: Artist’s Talk October 29
Ann Hamilton: Artist’s Talk February 5
Bernard Wasserstein: Writer’s Reading The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews in the Second World War
Stan Douglas: Artist’s Talk November 5
Broadcast Screening: Royal Shakespeare Company’s Richard II February 20
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
March 4 Selected Author Events Richard Hell: Writer’s Reading I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp
+ Book signing
October 9 Matt Kish: Illustrator’s Talk Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, illustrated by Matt Kish
+ Book signing
+ Book signing
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Humanities Institute.
The ReelAbilities NY Disabilities Film Festival is presented in Columbus by VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art’s Living Culture Initiative.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art’s Living Culture Initiative.
Daniel Libeskind: Architect’s Talk November 6
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Photo League.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Political Science and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Todd Gannon Theory and Design in the Last Machine Age + Reception and book signing
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
Selected Community, University, and Member Events Hamza Walker: Curator’s Talk March 21
Cosponsored by the Wexner Center, Ohio State’s Department of History of Art’s Curatorial Practices Initiative, and the Department Of Art’s Living Culture Initiative.
Landscaping the Visible Gallery Talks
+Conversation with Dr. Denise Carvalho (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Via Brasil) and graduate students
March 26 Christopher Stackhouse: Artist’s Talk April 2
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s African American and African Studies Department, the Department of Art’s Living Culture Initiative, the Rough Draft Pilot Working Group of the Humanities Institute, and the Undergraduate Painting & Drawing Club.
Christopher Gaffney Contesting the Games: The Urban and Social Impacts of Mega-Events in Brazil April 3 Penny Farfan and Lesley Ferris Panel Discussion Contemporary Women Playwrights: Into the Twenty-First Century April 10 Michelle Grabner: Artist’s Talk April 18
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art.
Stephen R. Bissette Swamp Thing and the Birth, Life, and Death of the Comics Code April 29 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Katie Valeska: Artist’s Talk
+ In conjunction with the Weinland Park Story Book Project
First Sundays Free Thursdays (after 4 pm)
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day February 7
Book Launch Party
Featuring free gallery admission
Super Sunday: Now Hear This! October 6 Super Sunday: Olá Brasil! April 6 Exhibition Previews and Receptions September 20 (Blues for Smoke) January 31 (Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil) May 16 (Spring Exhibitions Preview)
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts
May 30 GenWex Presents Off the Grid March 8 Drink It In: The Wicker Man
Tasting in association with film screening of The Wicker Man: The Final Cut (Robin Hardy, 1973)
February 8 Drink It In: Brazilian Brews
Program and tasting in association with Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Members-Only Film Screenings Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, 2012) September 26
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2012) October 21
For associates and clients of our Corporate Council members
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller, 2013) December 9 Joe (David Gordon Green, 2013) March 29 Fall Student Party September 20 Anniversary Party November 9 Calendar Release Party September 5 Member Appreciation Days December 5–8
Private exhibition and building tours Private receptions before or after selected events Conversations, lectures, and screenings in association with Via Brasil, the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil.
Thanks to You— Our Donors 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 2013–14 are part of the university’s But for Ohio State … comprehensive fundraising campaign. 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. 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 Lawrence and Jean Mervis Education Endowment Fund 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 Foundation Trustees Endowment Fund Wexner Center Program Endowment Fund
Sherri Geldin Innovation Fund Joseph A. Alutto Carol and David Aronowitz Cardinal Health Foundation The Georgetown Company Denise and Michael Glimcher Huntington Bank Mary G. and C. Robert Kidder Nancy Kramer and Christopher Celeste Bill and Sheila Lambert Mary and James Lyski The Pizzuti Family Foundation Janet Reid Joyce and Charles Shenk Renée and Alex Shumate Abigail and Leslie Wexner Ann and John F. Wolfe PLANNED GIFTS The following donors have made contributions through bequests or other types of deferred gifts. Adrienne Bosworth Chafetz and Sidney Chafetz Jean Parish Ric Wanetik and David Hagans GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT 2013–14 The following donors have made unrestricted gifts to support the Wexner Center’s general operations. Greater Columbus Arts Council The Columbus Foundation Harry Lea Doud Memorial Fund Robert B. Hurst Fund James W. Overstreet Fund Nationwide Foundation Ohio Arts Council SPECIAL PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS 2013–14 The following donors have made contributions to support specific Wexner Center programs and/or capital projects. AEP Ohio Susan and Bob Alexander American Airlines/American Eagle American Electric Power Foundation Arts Midwest Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation The Awesomatic Photobooth Bailey Cavalieri, LLC Battelle Big Lots Kimberly A. Blackwell | PMM Agency The Blackwell Bob Evans Farms Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Cardinal Health Foundation Michael B. Coleman, Mayor The Columbus Dispatch Crabbe, Brown and James Crane Group Mike and Paige Crane
Davenport Aviation, Inc. Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Easton Community Foundation Eclipse Corporation Evolution Security Solutions Express Barbara K. Fergus Fidelity Investments Nancy and Dave Gill Gittes Law Group Glimcher Realty Trust Greater Columbus Arts Council Greater Columbus Film Commission Heidelberg Distributing Heirloom Alan Hinson Huntington Bank Ingram-White Castle Foundation Institute of Museum and Library Services Donna and Larry James The Japan Foundation Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Johnstone Fund for New Music Jones Day Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter Co., LPA Kitrick, Lewis & Harris Kooperman Gillespie Mentel, Ltd. Leeseberg & Valentine Limited Brands The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Morgan Stanley National Endowment for the Arts National Performance Network National Theater Project / New England Foundation for the Arts NBBJ Northstar Café Ohio Arts Council The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture Center for Latin American Studies OYO Robert Gray Palmer Co., LPA Pam’s Market Popcorn, LLC Plaskolite, Inc. PNC Porter Wright Portfolio Creative power2give / Greater Columbus Arts Council PromoWest Productions Inc. Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. Resource Interactive Rohauer Collection Foundation, Inc. Rowe Boutique The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Joyce and Charles Shenk Renée and Alex Shumate Smoot Construction Genny and Lewis R. Smoot Sr. Target Teiger Foundation Abigail and Leslie Wexner
PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT alive! CD102.5 FM The Columbus Dispatch Columbus Parent Experience Columbus The Ohio State University Orange Barrel Media Oregonia Pictures Outlook QFM96 Ohio’s Best Rock (614) Magazine ThisWeek Community Newspapers COMMUNITY PARTNERS Barcelona Restaurant & Bar Black Creek Bistro Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar Columbus Young Professionals Club Crimson Cup Dine Originals Columbus Due Amici Ella Restaurant & Bar Fusian G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar German Village Society Global Gallery Godman Guild Association Local Matters Mezzo and Hubbard Grille Mikey’s Late Night Slice The Ohio State University Seventh Son Brewing Co. Short North Alliance Slow Food Columbus Stonewall Columbus Surly Girl Saloon The Table Till Dynamic Fare Trattoria Roma Weinland Park Community Civic Association CORPORATE COUNCIL The following corporations have made unrestricted gifts or have matched their employees’ giving to the Wexner Center 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 L 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 Arminak & Associates, Inc. Axium Plastics Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bartha Audio Visual The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited Capgemini LLC Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP The Forbes Company General Growth Properties The Georgetown Company Glimcher Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. Knowlton Development Corporation LT Custom Furnishings Inc. Macerich Madesin General Contractors Ltd. Mall of America Microsoft Corporation NCR The Olshan Family Oxford Properties Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Primaris Simon Property Group Sitt Asset Management Sogeti USA LLC Taubman Vee Pak, Inc. Benefactors Council All New Glass, Inc. American Electric Power Aptar Group, Inc. Aronov Realty Management, Inc. Artistic Carton Company Aurora Capital Associates Avery Dennison Baker & McKenzie LLP Bocchi Laboratories Bogart Lingerie Ltd. Brad Jobe Inc. Brandix Lanka Limited CBRE New York CBRE UK & EMEA Clover Group International Ltd. Continental Office Environments Cosmetic Essence Innovations Fenwick & West LLP Firmenich Foundation Fontheim Partners, PC Forest City Enterprises Gregory Greenfield & Associates, Ltd. Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate JPMorgan Chase Kirkland & Ellis LLP Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. MAS Holdings (Pvt) Limited Sri Lanka Matrix Psychological Services MC Packaging
M/I Homes Foundation Onyx Packaging Corporation Pacific Textiles Limited Patriot Place Permasteelisa Pioneer Elastic (Hong Kong) Ltd. Regina Miracle International Limited Related Urban Rouse Properties Inc. RR Donnelley Sancoa Tubedec Schwarz Supply Source Steiner + Associates Superior Tile Troutman Sanders LLP Chairman’s Council Accel, Inc. Acloché LLC Alberta Development Partners Alene Candles, LLC Ampac Anomatic Corporation APL Logistics Array AT&T AVI Foodsystems, Inc. Aware Products, LLC Baesman Group, Inc. Ballard Spahr LLP Brickman Group Brunet International (Hong Kong) Ltd. B.S.T. Co. Bulkley Dunton Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Business Furniture Installations, Inc. The Cafaro Foundation Cahill Construction, Inc. Carmen’s Distribution Systems, Inc. CASTO CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. CBRE Central City Title Agency, Ltd. Cisco Systems, Inc. Colite International, Ltd. Commercial Contractors, Inc. Cosmetic Laboratories of America Debs Corporation Decotech, Inc. Doris International Inc. Eckinger Construction Co. E.C. Provini Company, Inc. Electrical Service Professionals, Inc. Emerson Network Power/Liebert Corporation Fitch Inc. Fortner Upholstering Inc. Fortune Footwear, Inc. Forward Air Solutions Fragrance Resources, Inc. Fred Olivieri Construction Company Garlock Printing and Converting Corporation Goldberg Segalla
Goodman Hichens PLC Heinz Glas USA, Inc. The Howard Hughes Corporation HudsonYards International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. Jack Resnick & Sons Jim Wilson & Associates LLC Lambert Sheet Metal, Inc. Law Offices of John T. O’Rourke Lee Hecht Harrison Lehigh Direct Lombardi Design & Manufacturing Mainline Information Systems McCall Design Group M-Engineering Merit Tat International Ltd. Mishcon de Reya MJB Electric Service, Inc. Mock Woodworking Co. Morguard The Morrison & Foerster Foundation Nancy A. Nasher and David Haemisegger Nelson’s Seasonal Decór, LLC Newgistics 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 Pinnacle Construction, Inc. Precise Packaging, Inc. Pyramid Controls/Matthews Internal Rochester Malls Royal Laser MFG Inc. Senn Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, LLC Seven Continents Shremshock Architects, Inc. 644 BRDY Realty Smoot Construction Smyth Companies LLC South Coast Plaza Squire Sanders (US) LLP Starwood Retail Partners Stone Source Direct Strategic Design Consulting, LLC The Superior Group Trademark Property Company Triangle Distribution Inc. 20 VIC Management Inc. UPM-Kymmene, Inc. Vintage Hardwoods LLC Vista Packaging & Logistics Vornado Realty Trust Xerox Corporation and anonymous donors
Investors Council Advanced Distribution Services Arent Fox LLP Commercial Cutting & Graphics, LLC Dancor, Inc. Empire Express, Inc. Fuel Transport Inc. Iluna USA Intimark, S.A. Loeb Electric Company Luen Thai International Group Ltd. MKM Distribution Services Paul Hastings LLP Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC Ruggles Sign Company Schenker, Inc./Star Global Division Speer Mechanical Standwill Packaging, Inc. Stevens Transport West Camp Press, Inc. Yakjin Trading Corporation
VFP Fire Systems, Inc. VTL Transport Waste Management WESCO Retail & Commercial Xpress Cargo Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP
Advocates Council ABF Freight System, Inc. Acock Associates Architects Autumn Harp Bruner Mechanical CaribEx Worldwide Courtaulds Clothing Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. DAVACO De Jager Construction Inc. Demar Logistics, Inc. DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Expeditors International of Washington Expolanka Freight Ltd. FARO Services, Inc. The Gilbert Company GRA+D Architects Hellmann Worldwide Logistics J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Lee M. Smith & Associates Co., LPA Maersk Line National Delivery Systems, Inc. New Plaza Garment Factory Co. Ltd. Nissi Fulfillment & Distribution Nurian International ODW Logistics, Inc. Permit Resources, Inc. Radiant Technology RCS Logistics, Inc. Roth Produce Settle Muter Electric Mr. and Mrs. Michael Silverstein Sovereign Logistics, Inc. Special Dispatch of California Inc. Star Leasing Company U.S. Lines U.S. Xpress Vargo Integrated Systems Inc.
Trustees Circle Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Akins Agnes Gund Mary G. and C. Robert Kidder Nancy Kramer and Christopher Celeste Bill and Shelia Lambert The Pizzuti Family Foundation Joyce and Charles Shenk A. Alfred Taubman Abigail and Leslie Wexner Ann and John F. Wolfe
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
Benefactors Circle Loann W. Crane Nancy and Dave Gill Linda I. Heasley and Stephen F. Coady Armory Circle Shelley Bird and Jerry Wiese Mike and Paige Crane Sherri Geldin Denise and Michael Glimcher Donna and Larry James Merilynn and Tom Kaplin Liza Kessler and Gregory Henchel John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker Allan R. Korb M.D. Fund Katherine Kuck and James Henderson Toby Devan Lewis Charles McGuigan Mark A. Morrow and Jeffery D. Chaddock Rhonda and Michael Murnane Mr. Douglas J. Preisse Lou Ann Moritz Ransom and H. R. Ransom Lynne and Martyn Redgrave Danielle and George Skestos Joy and Bruce Soll
Producers Circle Jody and Joel Altschule Carol and David Aronowitz Jeni and Charly Bauer Bridget Ryan Berman Jamie Bersani Dr. Brian and Teresa Biernat Elizabeth Boster and Sheila Clark Trish and John Cadwallader Yung Chen and Katherine K. Lu Jill and Jerry Dannemiller Johanna DeStefano Peter and Suzie Edwards Sam and Gigi Fried DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Ellen Glimcher Jack Jackson and Robert Storbeck Mary and Tom Katzenmeyer Java and Mark Kitrick Robert F. Klaffky Mary and James Lyski Mo and David Meuse A.J. Montero Kelly Mooney and Scott Henningsen Cynthia Mushrush and Randall Walters Janet and Vikram Rajadhyaksha Shyam Rajadhyaksha and Ram Rajadhyaksha Jane and Richard Ramsey Heidi and Stefan Selig Beverly Stephens and Jeffrey Kipnis Catherine Strauss and John Lowe Linda B. and J. Scott Taylor Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky Judy and Steve Tuckerman Arlene and Michael Weiss Alexandra and Chris Yessios Director’s Circle Dana and Brent Adler Jamie and Steve Allen Lori Barreras and Alex Fischer Jenni and David Belford Ashley, Ryder, and Rafael Bersani Mrs. Andrew Broekema Melissa Chang and Abby Sharpless Geoff and Catie Chatas Laurie and Tom Clements Anna and Nick Coe Beth Crane and Richard McKee Shannon and Rob Crane Roxana and Bill Deadman Melanie Dheel and Scott Rhodes Jody Dierksheide Colleen Duffy Dr. Robert E. Falcone Drs. Patricia and Steven Gabbe Dareth Gerlach Senator and Mrs. John Glenn Babette T. Gorman
Linda and Bob Gorman Dedrea and Paul Gray Kim and Todd Helvie Dr. Robert and Marcia Hershfield Vicki and Ken Hewes Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer Char Hinson Lisa and Alan Hinson Celeste Holschuh David G. Horn and Victoria E. Powers Vijaya Iyer and Jeff Smith Susan and Michael Jeffries Melissa and Jonathan Kass Brett and Katie Kaufman Charlotte and Jack Kessler Sarah and Edward Kistner Karen and Mark Koenig Monica and Doug Kridler Joe Kurzer Jane and Mark Landon Nancy Wolfe Lane Mary Lazarus Karin Lunau and Leigh Schmid Nancy and Thomas Lurie Carol and Theodore Manley Melinda McClimans Jennifer McNally and Michael Flamm Angela and David Meleca Timothy Morbitzer and Giancarlo Miranda Karen and Neil Moss Bernie and Kathy Ostrowski Cicely Wylde-Oubrerie and Roger Oubrerie Robert Gray Palmer and Susan Lee Simms Joan and Stephen Parrish David Renner Tasi and Kent Rigsby Susan Riley and Michael Cornelis Neil Rosenberg Janice Roth Ann and L. Jack Ruscilli Patrick Sanderson Felicia Schepis Patti Shorr Marc A. Sigal and Amy R. Goldstein Steven M. Stone Drs. Michael and Christine Sullivan Jerilyn G. and R. Stanley Sutton Kerry Thompson and Steven Cox Una Yuhua Tsou and Ken Hunter Sharen and Charles Turney Susan and Matthew Ungar Drs. John Wakelin and Anu Chauhan Doug Williams and Susan Cohen Ed Wolf Janice and Herbert Wolman Bob Wood Edward and Ellen Yen Carol Young
Vanguard Circle Randy Arndt and Jeff Baker Kate and Ted Bauer Tom Bauer Michelle Clonch and Maurice Stevens Jim Crane Kenneth Douglas Janet and Sidney Druen David Filipi Sally Fingerett and Michael Stan Julie Robbins and Jerry Friedman Mary L. and Richard Gray J. Ronald Green and Louisa Bertch Green Karen and Jonathan Hook Karen and Michael Jones Anup Kanodia Karen Bell and Ben Maiden Barb and Doug Martin Gerald M. McCue Gyongyi and Tibor Nadasdy Jennifer Randle and Jason Shonk Christy and Andrew Rosenthal Ned Schwartz Veena and Rajendra Singh Patti and Stephen Steinour Sheila and Martin Torch Anne Valentine and Kent Thompson Judy and Bruce Waldman Sandra and Raymond Whitaker 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) 2921777. Memberships are also available at the Household ($150+) and Friend ($75+) levels. Fellows: $500–$999 Sponsors: $250–$499 Fellows Carol Newcomb-Alutto and Joe Alutto Lisa Antolino James Bach Mary and Mark Barbash Valerie Carberry John Casterline Megan Cavanaugh and Donnie Austin Sharon Cohodes Sara and William De Hoff Javaune Adams-Gaston and Dmitri Gaston Donna and Bernard Gehlmann Tom Grote and Rick Neal Patty and Jerry Jurgensen Benita Kahn and George Peach Audrey Kaiser Holly and Bradley Kastan Betty and Carl Lambert
Christine Lei Kathy and Jeffrey Lipps Jean Mervis Theresa and John Morgan Patricia and Robert Mueller Jane Murphy and Michael Cadwell Annegreth Nill Stephanie Osman Sandy Pfening Kathy and Fred Ransier Susan and Mark Real Cordelia Robinson and Grant Morrow Christie Rose and Dan Crane Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Saxbe Thomas Thacker Christopher Thompson David Ungar Mary Ann and Julius Vargo Daniel Verdier David Whitaker and Glenn Barker Sponsors Geoff Abbate Katherine Addison Laura Anthony Herb Asher Pam and Jack Beeler John Behal and James Elliott Mary and Ronald Berggren David Blau John Brennan Kevin Burns Briggs Cormier Lucia and Timothy Costigan Patricia and George Crepeau Bette and Jerome Dare Betsy and Nicholas De Fusco Bruce Dooley Carl Faller Wendy and William Faust Kristine Flaherty and Thomas Delach Arthur Flesch Richard Fletcher Lisa Florman and David Weinberg John Ford Carol and Allan Forsythe Kathy Fox and Amery Fitch Miriam Freimer and Edward Levine Mary and Reinhard Gahbauer Barbara and Mark Galantowicz Judy and Jules Garel Gladys Geanekopulos Joy and Mike Gonsiorowski Susan and Nathan Gordon Lenore and Bernard Greenberg Jamie Greene Michele and Steve Gurevitz Nedra and James Hadley Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil Elizabeth and Robert Hamilton Susan Hartmann
Ann Heineman Pamela and Christopher Hill Cheryl and Greg Hooker Elizabeth and Paul Hysell Sarah Irvin Mary Juhas and John Lippold Debby and Ira Kane Laurie Kaps-Keller and Harold Keller Scott Kerby Diana and Jim Kunk Ursula and Wolfgang Kunze Lori and John Lane Jennifer Lange and Alexander Thompson Alison and Brian Le Roy Kristen and Jim Livecchi Mary and Charles Loeb Jacqueline and Michael Loughry Jack Marchbanks Barbara and Thad Matta Dr. Ted and Bernice McDaniel Peter McNally Marilyn and Bruce McPheron Kristine Moss Dorothy Noyes and Michael Krippendorf Shelly and Tyrone Olverson Anita and Pat Osmer Brad Ostroff Xenia Palus Kris Paulsen and Ry Wharton Edward Plunkett Mary Readey Katy and Nick Reis Elizabeth Reynertson Janet and Larry Robertson Rochelle and Alan Rosen Amy and Benjamin Rupp Marsha and Harry Ryan Randall Schweller Anne and George Scott Katharina Seidl and Robert Brecha Cheryl Shaeffer Carol and Michael Singer Mark Skinner Jerzyna and Kazimierz Slomczynski Mark Spurgeon Teresa Stankiewicz and Richard Furnstahl Helen and Arland Stein Meridith St John and George Schwindt Vicki and Dick Stoddard Nancy Strause Joan and Ralph Talmage Sandra Tanenbaum Connie and Craig Tuckerman Beth Turner Kristi Vaughn and Derek Dodds Deborah and Robert Verona Sharon and Donn Vickers Veronica Vieland Jeffrey Vincent Marilyn and James Vutech Donna and Rodney Wasserstrom
Lisa Wente Amy Wharton Caroline and James Wharton John Wilkins John Wirchanski Beatrice Wolper and Richard Emens Miriam and Bernard Yenkin Tanya and Richard Yepsen Colleen Yuhn 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, 2014.
Wexner Center Staff DIRECTOR’S OFFICE Sherri Geldin, Director Jack Jackson, Deputy Director James Petsche, Administrative Associate DESIGN Brandon Ballog, Graphic Designer Mike Greenler, Senior Graphic Designer Chris Jones, Director Marcus Myerholtz, Graduate Associate DEVELOPMENT Lindsey Beetem, Membership Assistant Brian Cheek, Member and Corporate Giving Manager Jorie Emory, Graduate Associate Diana Gerber, Development Assistant 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 Veronica Betancourt, Graduate Associate Shelly Casto, Director Dionne Custer Edwards, Educator for School Programs Elizabeth Dang, Graduate Associate Marisa Espe, Education Assistant Diana Gerber, Education Assistant Uttara Manohar, Graduate Associate Tracie McCambridge, Educator for Docent and Teacher Programs Jean Pitman, Educator for Family and Teen Programs Amanda Potter, Educator for Public and University Programs EXHIBITIONS David Crane, Curatorial Assistant Jill Davis, Director of Exhibitions Management David Dickas, Assistant Exhibition Designer Bill Horrigan, Curator at Large Zak Kelley, Assistant Exhibition Designer David Norr, Senior Curator of Exhibitions Cheryl-Lynn May, Curatorial Assistant Mark Van Fleet, Registrar Mary VanWassenhove, Assistant Registrar Autumn Voge, Exhibitions and Film/Video Administrative Associate 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 Mike Olenick, Studio Editor Chris Stults, Associate Curator, Film/Video Adam Vincent, Film/Video Assistant FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION Melanie Dheel, Director Sherri Finley, Computer Systems Manager Peg Fochtman, HR/Fiscal Associate Kevin Hathaway, Senior Accountant MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Gregory Buck, Graduate Associate Jerry Dannemiller, Director Elizabeth Grunewald, Digital Content Editor Ann Jacobson, Graduate Associate Valerie Kohlwey, Marketing Data Coordinator Sylke Krell, Publications Coordinator Kellie Morgan, Community Outreach & Marketing Manager Erik Pepple, Media and Public Relations Manager Ryan Shafer, Publications Editor Adam Tracht, Web and Digital Media Producer Jennifer Wray, Marketing and Media Assistant PATRON SERVICES Jeff Benham, Coordinator, House Management Claudia Bonham, Special Events Manager Megan Cavanaugh, Director Joanna Hammer, Coordinator, Ticketing Ashley Hrovat, Coordinator, Store Helyn Marshall, Manager, House Management Matt Reber, Manager, Store Mark Spurgeon, Manager, Ticketing Stephanie Varnacini, Coordinator, House Management PERFORMING ARTS Charles Helm, Director Sarah Swinford, Program Coordinator Adam Vincent, Performing Arts Assistant 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 COMMUNITY DOCENTS Sonia Bazán Joy Benatar Dolores Blankenship Carol Collier 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 Janet Shumaker 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 Jordanne Renner Janice Roth Patti Shorr Renée Shumate Danielle Skestos GENWEX ADVISORY COMMITTEE Dan Crane, Chair Kate Robinson Bauer Sonia Bazán Jen Burton Andrew Clements Iris Coker Raeanne Ellis-Baker Dave Gillespie Tyneisha Harden Betsy Pandora Kris Paulsen Nikki Portman Jordanne Renner Christie Rose Maren Roth Richard Sanford Julie Schultz Cat Sheridan Amy Strang Zach Waymer
OFF THE GRID 2014 HOST COMMITTEE Kate Bauer Sonia Bazán Ashley Bersani Jen Burton Andrew Clements Christie Rose Crane Dan Crane Joel Diaz Natalie DiSabato Raeanne Ellis Kelli Evans Melissa Fincher Tim Fulton Molly Gilbride Dave Gillespie Esther Hall Tyneisha Harden Lauren Hilsheimer Jennifer James Claire Jennings Betsy Pandora Shailesh Pansari Molly Patterson Kris Paulsen Nicole Pongonis Nikki Portman Jordanne Renner Maren Roth Richard Sanford Julie Schultz Cat Sheridan Samantha Stilp Amy Strang Yohannan Terrell Lindsay Ungar Zach Waymer Britney Wilbanks SHUMATE ENDOWMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL Jennifer Beard Natalie Coles Anita Davis Raeanne Ellis Charles Hill Kai Landis Maggie Livisay Mark Lomax Ruth Lomax Steven Moore Oulanje Regan Zoraba Ross Alex and Renée Shumate Toya Spencer Maurice Stevens VOLUNTEER USHERS Lisa Anfang Margaret Barga Bettina Barillas Rachel M. Barnes Joachim Bean Emily Bechtol Stephen Black Antonio Bowens
Diane Brant Amanda Brenske Zakiya Brown Jeanne Budde Constance Carroll Jeanne Carroll Vicki Chay-Wilkins Ben Chenoweth Ginny Cipolla Lee Cohen Sylvia Collard Amy Conley Esther Connors Patrick Copeland Mary E. “Missy” Creed Doris Davis Jack Davis Greg Dew Marya DeBlasi Pauline Dickey Mary Beth Donaldson Diane Drotleff Sabine Fink Sam Folmar Christine Gilmore Robin Gofberg Kathy Goldsmith Marty Goldsmith Eva Goode Bill Gresham Kara Gut Carol Hines Jessica Jackson Naomi Jacobs Charlotte Jobrack Bill Johnson Mary Jane Kibby Kristi Kloss Natalia Krutovskaya R. Zina Landa Vadim Landa Eleanor Lees Faith Leibowitz Holly C. Longfellow Kathleen Luebbert Alonzo Martin Shelly Martin Anne McGorum Erin McGovern Karon Mertens Lance Mitchell Marina Mogilevsky Caryn Neumann Nancy Nixon Suzanne O’Leary Marquetta Peavy Danielle Petrosa Daniel Phillips Amy Pielow Joe Pimmel Stephanie Poole Jim Portman Catherine Quamme Marquita Queeley Jai Yi Ren Michael Rex
Connie Riegel Tammy Roberts Kelley Selegue Rachel Skwerer Christine Soliman Stephanie Steelman Lexie Stoia Chanika Svetvilas Caroline Sweney Ross Talbott Pamela Thomas Kirsten Tychonievich Amjad Waheed Richard Warren Mike Wilkins Alla Yelkonovich Sofia Zinkovskaya INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS Isabel Andrews Andrea Barton Amy Bauer Lindsey Beetem Jaime Bennati Romy Bierwirth Artasia Brown Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza Josiah Clements Sylvia Collard Daniel Costigan Kelly Darbyshire Chloe Dougherty Amin Ebady Leah Glimcher DeRico Hatcher Ashante Hill Cecilia Jaquith Sean Robert Jepsen Amanda Keeton Hillary Lorton Joleah Mays Jasmine McClosky Sohayla Movahedi-Lankarani Jacob Nickel Meredith Nini Sean Palmer Aaron Palmore Aaron Poochigian Nicole Rome David Rutz Kathryn Sherman Julia Shin Hannah Steele Hannah Tuschman Victoria Ungvarsky Camille Veri Anna Kramer Viragh Gisela Vitt List reflects volunteers active between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES Leslie H. Wexner, Chair Joseph A. Alutto, 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 Kessler C. Robert Kidder Nancy Kramer James E. Kunk Bill Lambert Ronald A. Pizzuti Janet B. Reid Joyce Shenk Alex Shumate A. Alfred Taubman Abigail S. Wexner John F. Wolfe EX OFFICIO Mark Shanda Bruce A. Soll Joseph E. Steinmetz Mark E. Vannatta
Photo/Image Credits Cover
Lucia Koch, Mirrorama, 2014. Mirrored acrylic, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica. Made possible by a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award in visual arts for 2013–14. Installation view at the Wexner Center, photo: Mike Greenler.
David Hammons, Chasing the Blue Train, 1989. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium. Installation view at the Wexner Center, photo: Mike Greenler. Bob Thompson, Garden of Music, 1960. Oil on canvas. 79 1/2 x 143 in. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY. Patrons at the Blues for Smoke exhibition opening, photos: AJ Zanyk. Patrons touring Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, photo: Katie Spengler. Artist Daniel Clowes with the Wexner Center’s David Filipi and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Caitlin McGurk, photo: Jennifer Wray. Editor Alvin Buenaventura, David Filipi, Oakland Museum of California curator René de Guzman, Daniel and Erika Clowes, and Caitlin McGurk, photo: Katie Spangler. Daniel Clowes and scholar Hillary Chute, photo: Katie Spangler. Mike Kelley, City 7, 13, and 5, 2007–11, and Animation 2, 6, and 19, 2007. Tinted urethane on illuminated bases. Animations, color and sound. Courtesy of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Installation view at the Wexner Center, photo: Mark Steele. David Gordon Green discussing Joe, photo: Brooke LaValley. Guy Maddin and Isabella Rossellini with Michael and Denise Glimcher, photo: Kris Misevski. Yoruba Richen introducing The New Black, photo: Katie Spengler. Retrospective: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Hitchcock 9 posters, Wexner Center Design Department. Membersonly screening of 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2012), photo: Katie Spangler. Young Jean Lee and the cast of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN during a post-performance Q&A, photo: AJ Zanyk. Fred Hersch, photo: Vincent Soyez. Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s Life and Times–Episode 1, photo: Reinhard Werner, courtesy Burgtheater Wein. Bill Frisell, photo: Monica Jane Frisell. Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano, image courtesy the International Music Network. Bonnie “Prince” Billy with Dawn McCarthy, image courtesy of the Agency Group. Oneohtrix Point Never, photo: Timothy Saccenti. Saintseneca, image courtesy Saintseneca. Guy Blakeslee, photo: John CS Hall.
Director’s Message Wil Haygood, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, and Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin at the area premiere screening of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, photo: Brooke LaValley. Via Brasil Marilá Dardot, A origem da obra de arte (The Origin of the Work of Art), 2002/2011. 50 ceramic vases, earth, 12 types of seeds, gardening tools, and vinyl text, dimensions variable. Installation view at Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil, photo: Chris Stults. Jennifer Lange and artist Tatiana Blass in Blass’s studio, São Paulo, photo: Chris Stults. Via Brasil overview video, videography: Jason Housh. Laura Belém, Veneza do Brasil (Venice of Brazil), 2007. Wood, cardboard, polystyrene, water, metal, acrylic, and fans, 64 15/16 x 118 1/8 x 78 3/4 in. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo. Installation view at the Wexner Center, photo: Mark Steele. Lucia Koch, Mirrorama, 2014. Installation view at the Wexner Center, photo: Mark Steele. Jonathas de Andrade with Leah and João Simões, Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira with Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin, and patrons at the Cruzamentos exhibition opening, photos: Brooke LaValley. Cao Guimarães, Gambiarras mosaico (Gambiarras Mosaic), 2008. 45 digital photographs, 118 1/8 x 314 15/16 in. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo. Installation view at the Wexner Center, photo: Mark Steele. Installation view of Jac Leirner’s Pregnant Piece, 2013, and Tatiana Blass’s Pendurado (Hung), 2010, and Acidente #13, 2011, at the Wexner Center, photos: Mark Steele. Gary Lucas and Esta noite encarnarei no teu cadaver (This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse, José Mojica Marins, 1967), photo: Adam Vincent. Companhia Urbana de Dança masterclass, photo: Travis Ellis. Companhia Urbana de Dança performance, image courtesy of Companhia Urbana de Dança. Mentira repetida (Repeated Lie, Rodrigo Braga, 2011), image courtesy Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo. Night Fever (Lucia Koch, 2010), image courtesy of Lucia Koch. A falta que me faz (Like Water through Stone, Marília Rocha, 2009), image courtesy of Ivo Lopes Araújo. Jogo de cena (Playing, Eduardo Coutinho, 2007), image courtesy of Videofilmes. Curators, artists, and contributing authors at the Cruzamentos symposium: (from left) Chris Stults, Lucia Koch, Vânia Mignone, Rodrigo Braga, Bill Horrigan, Jennifer Lange, Cao Guimarães, Jonathas de Andrade, Fernão Pessoa Ramos, Paulo Venancio Filho, and Cristiana Tejo, photo: Katie Spengler. Chris Stults and Cao Guimarães at the Cruzamentos symposium, photo: Katie Spengler. Patrons explore Jonathas de Andrade’s O que sobrou da 1a Corrida de Carroças do Centro do Recife (What’s Left of the 1st Horse Cart Race of Downtown Recife, 2012–14), photo: Brooke LaValley. Cruzamentos co-curators Paulo Venancio Filho and Bill Horrigan with artists Luiza Baldan and Lucia Koch, photo: Brooke LaValley. Families and visitors at Super Sunday: Olá Brasil!, photos: Brooke LaValley.
Research and Education David Gatten with Ann Hamilton, photo: Chris Stults. Steven Holl delivering the 2013 Glimcher Lecture, photo: Katie Spengler. George Rush, Glenn Ligon, and Bennett Simpson, photo: Rich Buchanan. Michelle Grabner and David Norr, photo: Katie Spengler. Elevator Repair Service, Arguendo, photo: Joan Marcus. Chris Gatten and Cedric Easton at Teachers Get the Blues, photo: Jay LaPrete. Flávia Bastos, Jamie Bennati, and Aparna Dial, photo: Katie Spengler. Daniel Libeskind, Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial, photo: Brad Feinknopf. Daniel Libeskind, image courtesy Michael Klinkhamer Photography. Stephanie Ibarra and Nives Quaye at Art in Action, photo: Katie Spengler. Pages exhibition opening and open mic event, students during Pages workshop (inset), Pages publications, photos: Katie Spengler. Participating artist Mark Lomax at Pages workshop (inset), photo: Jay LaPrete. A Pages student responds to William Pope.L’s Skin Set Drawings (2001–5), mixed media on paper, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided
by the Drawings Committee 2011.7, photo: Jay LaPrete. Jean Pitman, Julian Dassai, and teens participating in the Weinland Park Story Book project, Weinland Park Story Book publications, photos: Katie Spengler. Participating teens Amin Ebady, Josiah Clements, and DeRico Hatcher; artist Bryan Moss working on Weinland Park Story Book, photos: Jo McNulty. Artist Mary Jo Bole (left) with Jasmine and Rachel McCloskey, photo: Katie Spengler. Outreach and Engagement Wex educator Dionne Custer Edwards leads a Blues for Smoke tour, photo: Katie Spengler. Janet Jackson and Larry James with Sherri Geldin, Byron Stripling at the United Way Key Club and Shumate Advisory Council reception; photos courtesy United Way of Central Ohio. Wex Drive-In screening of Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996), photo: Travis Ellis. Screenwriter Steven Conrad, and Conrad with Alison Barret and David Filipi, photos: Katie Spengler. Athletes Bobby Carpenter and John Hicks, photo: Katie Spengler. Sea Of Rock (Sebastian Doerk, Infinite Trail, 2012) featured in this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings. Michelle Mills, Charles Hillman, Otto Beatty, Jr., Otto Beatty, Sr., and US Rep. Joyce Beatty, photo: AJ Zanyk. Author Jeremy Scahill signing copies of his book Dirty Wars, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons. Kathy Ransier, Jack Marchbanks, Fred Ransier, and Katy Reis, photo: Rich Buchanan. Miwa Matreyek discussing This World Made Itself with Pages students, photo: Jay LaPrete. Children and families enjoying the 10th Zoom Family Film Festival, co-curators Jean Pitman and Chris Stults addressing the Saturday morning cartoon event, all photos: AJ Zanyk. The Goat Herder and His Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats, image courtesy of GKIDS. Milestones and Celebrations Veena and Rohit Singh, photo: Katie Spengler. Cara Mangini, Tom Bauer, Vicki Bowen Hewes, and Ken Hewes, photo: Brooke LaValley. Lisa Florman, Blaire Kidwell, Xan Palay, and David Weinberg, photo: Brooke LaValley. Ken Hunter, Una Hunter, Edwaard Liang, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Abby Sharpless, and Janelle Simmons, photo: Katie Spengler. Janet Reid, photo: Katie Spengler. Joseph A. Alutto and Sherri Geldin, photo: AJ Zanyk. The Shumate Advisory Council, photo: Katie Spengler. PresidentDesignate Michael V. Drake, MD, and wife Brenda, photo: Brooke LaValley. Julie Henahan, Sherri Geldin, Marc Folk, and Jeffrey Rich at the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio ceremony, photo: Terry Gilliam. On the dancefloor at the 2014 Off the Grid annual fundraiser, photo: Danielle Petrosa. Off the Grid guests enjoying The Awesomatic Photo Booth, photo courtesy The Awesomatic Photo Booth.
Highlights from the 2013–2014 fiscal year at the Wexner Center for the Arts.