Wex Nexus 2011–2012 IN REVIEW
wexner center for the arts THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
“The Wexner Center is one of our defining institutions of contemporary culture.” —JOEL WACHS, PRESIDENT, ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
Director’s Message The Year in Pictures Exceptional Artistry Research and Education Outreach and Engagement Wexner Center Programs 2011–12 A Nexus of Philanthrophy— Our Donors Wexner Center Staff and Volunteers
Director’s Message If there was any single over-arching (and under-
All of which is to say, we’re not merely content
girding) theme that propelled the Wexner Center’s
to support the production, presentation, and
2011–2012 season, it was surely that of art as a
interpretation of art through residencies,
campus and community catalyst—not simply for
commissions, exhibitions, performances, films, and
exchange, but for change itself. The dazzling theatrical
public programs, we seek where appropriate to
production HOUSE / DIVIDED depicted on the cover
actively influence and change contemporary culture
of this report in many ways epitomized the center’s
for the better through the arts. Whether surrounding
commitment and impact in this regard. Produced by
such film screenings as the documentary entitled
the much lauded New York theater ensemble The
The Interrupters or the feature film Return, which
Builders Association, known for socially prescient
occasioned this year’s Director’s Dialogue on Art and
multimedia stage works, this production was
Social Change, the center shaped school programs and
developed over the course of an 18-month artist
public conversations featuring nationally recognized
residency at the Wex, with generous (and highly
experts around each of the screenings. So affected
competitive) support from the national Creative
was Columbus Mayor Coleman by The Interrupters,
Campus grant program, which is in turn funded
which depicts in unvarnished terms the efforts of
by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Taking
a group called CeaseFire Chicago to reduce urban
as its inspiration the classic Depression-era tale
violence among teens, that he augmented the
Grapes of Wrath, HOUSE / DIVIDED addresses the
allocation of funds for similar anti-violence initiatives
devastating mortgage crisis and economic recession
in the city’s budget. So too did the film Return
of our own time, drawing on input gathered over
(directed by Ohio native Liza Johnson) allow us to
multiple sessions with Ohio State theatre, business,
provide a platform for meaningful discussion among
and architecture students and faculty, in addition to
campus, community, and national advocates for
the participation of OSU’s neighboring community,
veterans’ issues. And while these conversations occur
Weinland Park, whose inhabitants have been
in other venues and under other auspices, rooting
particularly hard hit by current economic and housing
them in an arts experience can often bring fresh and
travails. Directly following its world premiere at the
unique perspectives to our most pressing
Wex, HOUSE / DIVIDED hit the road for a national
tour which just concluded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) Next Wave Festival to rave reviews.
The programs just described were far from the only examples over the last year in which the
This ambitious project was emblematic of a year—our
Wexner Center provided fertile soil and carefully
22nd—that saw the Wexner Center at the creative
cultivated resources for artistic exploration, creative
nexus of other town/gown collaborations of singular
expression, and community discussion. Throughout
community impact. So much so, that as our senior
the following pages, you’ll find vivid and ample
team turned its attention to the important work of
evidence of our reach, impact, and profile as “change
articulating and refining the center’s core ideology,
agents.” In fact, the Wex played host in September
we ultimately agreed on the following institutional
to the community event A Way Forward, a panel
values and fundamental tenets:
organized by Wex trustee emeritus Charlotte Kessler, the Columbus Partnership, and the Greater Columbus
• The Wexner Center for the Arts is artist-centric and audience-focused • We feed the culture and lead the culture • We aim to inspire the “ah-hah moment” of discovery and connectivity • The Wexner Center remains ever-porous to possibility
Arts Council, which focused on the vital role arts and culture can play in economic development, in civic vitality, and in attracting/retaining the best and the brightest talents—something we at the Wex have long held as a core belief. In shaping our exhibitions program last fall, we conceived what was called the “eco” rotation, three
(Left to right) Columbus Foundation President Doug Kridler, Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Julie Henahan, Limited Brands Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Wexner, Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman gathered backstage in Mershon Auditorium in September prior to A Way Forward, a public forum on the arts as a catalyst for urban renewal.
Similar sustenance and stimulation for mind and soul was to be found in every corner of the Wex during 2011–2012. Support for artists—be it through generous residencies and commissions or via presentations in our galleries, on stage, on screen, or behind the podium—made the center a constant field of artistic
distinct gallery presentations by artists Paula Hayes,
endeavor and exploration. This past year marked the
Alexis Rockman, and Elliott Hundley, each of whom
20th year of the Wexner Center Residency Awards
addresses and/or incorporates elements of the
program in support of artists in all disciplines. Joining
natural world and environmental concerns in their
the Builders Association as residency artists were vi-
work. Hayes’s work wasn’t confined to the gal-
sual artist Ernst Caramelle and emerging filmmakers
leries alone; in September, with generous support
Dani Leventhal, Marie Losier, Michael Robinson, and
from the Trueman Family, we unveiled her beautiful
Matt Meindl. We proudly produced a video celebrat-
new 3,500-square-foot roof garden sitting atop the
ing this 20th-anniversary milestone, which you can
center’s underground Film/Video Theater, filled with
watch at this address: go.osu.edu/wexresidencies.
hardy sedum plants, sculptural planters, and pathways that will live on for years to come. Still further deepening the shade of green in and around the Wex this year was the continued presence of our successful Market at 15th and High on Thursday evenings during warm weather months. Our February Field & Screen film series brought a collection of food and environmentally themed films to light. And last fall, we happily unveiled our new café, Heirloom, run by the tireless and talented husband-and-wife team of John and Kimberly Skaggs, who have reinvented our café space into a much-buzzed-about destination.
Cross-campus connections too were rich and diverse: we were proud to partner with WOSU on the debut of their Columbus Neighborhoods documentary on the University District; to again collaborate with the Wexner Medical Center’s Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) program; to continue screening films with a Wex sensibility at the Gateway Film Center; and to join forces with a number of academic colleagues in a variety of lectures, readings, symposia, and receptions, including our annual Glimcher Lecture—which this year featured internationally
acclaimed architect and designer Elizabeth Diller
College students and young professionals of course
in a talk that drew upwards of 1,000 people.
constitute a special constituency for the Wex as well,
While Ohio State’s partnership with the Royal
with programs purposefully designed to engage
Shakespeare Theatre was taking shape as part of a
twenty- and thirty-somethings in what we hope will
“Year of Shakespeare Initiative,” so too did the Wex
become a life-long relationship with the arts. Whether
present Bard-inspired offerings including Nearly
through a teeming fall Welcome Week Party at-
Lear, Pan Pan’s The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane, and a
tracting some 2,000+ students; a packed Off the
“Shakespeare on Film” series.
Grid dance party and fundraiser; Next@Wex music
The center is filled virtually 365 days a year with stunning artistry, provocative ideas, and rigorous intellectual exchange, making it difficult to distill an entire year into a few pages. As I look back over 2011–12, I’m reminded of riveting jazz performances by Donny McCaslin, Miguel Zenón, and Bill Frisell; amazing choreography by Jérôme Bel, Kidd Pivot, and John Jasperse; moving theater productions by Pan
concerts with the likes of tUnE-yArDs, Sharon Van Etten, Feist, and Andrew Bird; or dozens of free and discounted events year-round, we never forget that the Wex has an immediate neighborhood of 65,000 college students, or that the larger Columbus community is increasingly promoting its “smart and open” brand appeal to the young creative class that we affectionately refer to as “GenWex.”
Pan, Susanna Hamnett, and Mariano Pensotti; and
And speaking of off-the-grid, while the pages that
visiting filmmakers Guy Maddin, Gary Hustwit, Don
follow primarily capture events that happened
Hertzfeldt, Bill Morrison, Jon Shenk, and David Gatten.
right here at the Wex, we are equally proud of the
The Wex was also the only venue between the coasts
many exhibitions, performances, and films that are
for two remarkable retrospective exhibitions—of
conceived, commissioned, or created with our direct
David Smith and Alina Szapocznikow. The Wex was thrilled to announce in March our plans to create a new, teen-centric space (currently occupied by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum) with generous initial support committed by AEP. Though it won’t open until late 2014 or early 2015, it marks the first true expansion of Wexner Center on its 15th & High footprint since its opening in 1989 and, more importantly, our firstever fully dedicated education space. With teens an ever more active presence at the center through such acclaimed education programs as Pages, Art & Environment, WorldView, and Ohio Shorts—Youth Division, we are beyond keen to create a truly unique destination and habitat for our community’s youth. And to that end, we were thrilled to join forces with Columbus’s Metropolitan Library, Center of Science and Industry, Museum of Art, and WOSU in a collaborative grant from the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Sciences) and MacArthur Foundation toward establishing the new space as one of several community Learning Labs for teens.
participation and collaboration. And as these works of art make their way through the world, they not only carry the Wex flag but help to further connect the center to that national and international network of forces advancing global culture. It’s only through the collective support of Wex trustees, patrons, staff, university leaders, and community partners that the center’s “bandwidth” will continue to grow and amplify in coming years, and we are grateful for your conviction, your advocacy, and your encouragement. Sherri Geldin
We inspire cultural curiosity, support artistic innovation, and fuel the creative expression of our time.
After a cross-campus residency, New York theater company The Builders Association premiered HOUSE / DIVIDED at Ohio State’s Thurber Theatre. This multimedia, visually stunning show took on the contemporary housing foreclosure crisis through the lens of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. With funding from a coveted Creative Campus Innovations Grant, the show’s team came to Columbus and Ohio State multiple times over the course of a year to work with university faculty, students, and staff from the fields of theater, architecture, business, agriculture, history, comparative studies, and more.
Marie Losier (pictured below), a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient in the 2011–’12 season, came in April to introduce The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (pictured at right), a spirited documentary about the relationship between industrial music pioneer Genesis P-Orridge and his muse and collaborator, Lady Jaye. The film won the Teddy Award for Best LGBT Documentary at the Berlin Film Festival. Here at the Wex, Losier mingled with visitors at a post-film reception.
Two video works by Berlinbased Israeli video artist Omer Fast were shown in the Wexner Center galleries over the summer. The haunting 5000 Feet Is the Best (pictured here) intercut interviews with real and fictional drone pilots, with spectacular aerial views of Las Vegas. CNN Concatenated, shown on a TV in a turn-ofthe-millennium-style living room, spliced together hundreds of brief clips from CNN to explore themes of the media and its effect on us—and viceversa. Visitors to the opening enjoyed a lively talk by Fast.
The sparkling mixed-media collages in the exhibition Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae (pictured above and in inset) marked the first significant museum exhibition of this young Los Angeles artist’s work in the region. With free-standing sculptures and massive mixedmedia collages featuring thousands of found objects, the show brought to life the classical Euripides tragedy The Bacchae.
A feast for the eye as well as the mind, the exhibition went on to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas after its run here, with accompanying catalogue (below), designed in-house at the Wex—the first scholarly treatment of Hundley’s work—traveling alongside. The Fort-Worth Star Telegram called the show a “veritable bacchanalia of textures and found objects,” with “rewards aplenty.”
On the heels of a screening at the Toronto Film Festival, the Wex presented Guy Maddin’s offbeat gangster movie/ghost story Keyhole, starring Isabella Rossellini and Jason Patric (pictured above). The Wex provided commissioning funds and editing support from the Film/Video Studio for the creation of the work; Maddin, no stranger to the Wex over the years, was a Wexner Center
Artist Residency Award recipient in 2008–’09. Maddin introduced the film at a members’-only preview screening in September that was truly an event. At left, Maddin, second from right, poses with film staffers (from left) Chris Stults, Mike Olenick, Jennifer Lange, and David Filipi.
New York-based Austrian artist Ernst Caramelle came to town to create this immersive wall painting in our lobbies and café, on view the first half of the year. Caramelle, who looked forward to his coffee at Heirloom every morning, is pictured in the three insets working on the piece. A sketch of the work as it was being developed is shown above and was featured in the first of the show’s two gallery guides; the artist considers accompanying materials part of his body of work. He returned to town to give a public talk.
“The thing about the Wexner Center’s film program is that I don’t have to look into it at all. I know that when I go there, even if I don’t know anything about the movies that they’re showing, they will always lead to great conversation afterward.” –JENI BRIT TON BAUER, OWNER OF JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS
A series featuring the work of experimental filmmaker David Gatten, organized by the Wex’s Chris Stults, struck a chord across the country. After the series’ premiered here in January, it subsequently traveled to eight venues, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Harvard Film Archives, multiple venues
in San Francisco (including SFMOMA), and multiple venues in Los Angeles (including REDCAT). A major publication (pictured at right), created by Wex designer Erica Anderson and featuring essays by film historians, accompanied the series here and went on the road as well.
The Wex served as the only Midwest venue for Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972, which had traveled from Brussels to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles before making its Columbus stop en route to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The show featured about 100 works by the late Polish artist, a Holocaust survivor, including her works in polyester resin, plaster, and other materials that reveal a sense of physical and emotional trauma but also wit. Pictured at right are some of her “illuminated lips” made of polyester resin, from the ’60s. At left is one of her drawings from the series Human Landscape, from the ’70s.
The Wex co-commissioned Canyon, the latest work from choreographer John Jasperse. This powerful work celebrates the transformative power of losing oneself in visceral experience, and played to a packed house during its run here last spring.
The visionary and vivid paintings by Alexis Rockman were the focus of A Fable for Tomorrow, the first major survey of Rockman’s work. Mixing evolutionary history, genetics, science, and art history, Rockman’s large-scale paintings offer a complex and thought-provoking mingling of fantasy and scientific fact.
“The center has become a powerful force in the national and international art world— one of the most important contemporary arts facilities in this country, and certainly perhaps the most important on a university campus.” —OHIO STATE PRESIDENT E. GORDON GEE
The Box video space continues to bring audiences varied video works in an intimate setting each month, such as Anita’s Journey by Shelley Jordon and Karrabing! Low Tide Turning by Liza Johnson & Elizabeth A. Povinelli, both projects completed with support from our Film/Video Studio program.
This year our film/video programming expanded beyond the theater walls into an enveloping and interactive film experience, when a sold-out crowd took part in the landmark experimental work Line Describing a Cone; the participatory event was part of our popular Expanded Cinema program.
The Wexner Center continues to be the premier venue to see the latest and greatest in international and independent cinema in Columbus. This year alone we were the only place in town to see such acclaimed works as (from left): Serge Bromberg’s painstaking restoration of Georges Méliès’s A Trip to the Moon (and his documentary about the project, The Extraordinary Voyage), Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret, and Bertrand Bonello’s House of Pleasures.
“The best room in town for jazz” —COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Winter and spring brought several hot shows with a series of sold-out and near capacity jazz performances that brought some of the best players in the world—some established, some rising stars— to the stage, such as the Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Miguel Zenón and his quartet.
“The Wexner Center has one of the most compelling jazz series in the country. The programming highlights some of the most creative forces in jazz. I really like the vision behind the series. It’s an honor to be a part of it, and I wish I could be here for the rest of the shows.” —DONNY MCCASLIN (SPEAKING TO THE AUDIENCE AT HIS FEBRUARY CONCERT)
Cubes and Anarchy, the first major thematic exhibition devoted to the work of the renowned 20th-century American sculptor David Smith, offered a compelling examination of the various phases of his career and how his identification with the working class informed his artistic practice. Distinguished guests and Wexner Center staff at the opening of Cubes and Anarchy (L to R): Candida Smith (David Smith’s daughter), Christopher Bedford (Wex curator), Rebecca Smith (David Smith’s daughter), Peter Stevens (executive director of the Smith estate), Sherri Geldin (Wex director), and Carol S. Eliel (curator of modern art, LACMA and curator of Cubes and Anarchy).
Sarah Morris’s Points on a Line, a large-scale and immersive video installation took viewers on a journey from Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Illinois, all as a way to explore built environments and the structures and contexts that shape them.
The popular Next@Wex series highlights rising indie music innovators (many times before they break into the mainstream) and established voices in independent music. This year saw a sold-out crowd experience an explosive performance from tUnE-yArDs (top), an intimate performance from Bill Callahan, and the return of Feist.
“Your monthly calendar arrived yesterday. It’s probably the only print piece I spend time with every damn issue. So. Well. Done.” —JAY DASCENZO, DASCENZO CREATIVE, WEXNER CENTER MEMBER
From coast to coast, around the world, on screen, on the air, and in print, the Wex received notice from hundreds of media outlets. This page includes only a few examples, including the appearance of filmmaker Liza Johnson on MSNBC’s Morning Joe discussing her film Return, the Wall Street Journal’s feature on Alexis Rockman, the New York Times on Guy Maddin’s Keyhole (a film completed as part of the Wex’s Residency program), and much more.
And Wexner Center programming and initiatives aren’t the only thing garnering attention: pictured at left are members of our design team (Erica Anderson, Chris Jones, and Mike Greenler) accepting a “Best of Show” Award from the Columbus Society for Communicating Arts for their work on a wide array of Wexner Center materials, including our calendar, catalogues, and collective design efforts.
Research and Education
In November, Dublin, Irelandâ€™s leading contemporary theater ensemble, Pan Pan, brought to the center The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane, a penetrating examination of Shakespeareâ€™s Hamlet informed by intensively researched scholarship. The
The Wexner Center is a research laboratory that generously supports artists in their pursuit of new work while providing audiences opportunities to engage in the creative process.
performance was programmed in conjunction with The Year of Shakespeare, a culmination of a three-year partnership between Ohio State and the Royal Shakespeare Company, for which the center served as a cosponsor.
The mischievous Nearly Lear, a lively take on the tragic King Lear as interpreted by the king’s closest companion, his own fool, used storytelling, music, film— and the Bard’s text— to take audiences of all ages to the heart of the story. Susanna Hamnett’s one-woman performance in March was also programmed in conjunction with The Year of Shakespeare.
The summertime film series Kinema Japan, a showcase of Japan’s rich film history, featured a variety of genres from the past 80 years, including works by revered Japanese directors such as Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa, contemporary filmmakers such as Takashi Miike and Hirokazu Kore-Eda, and many others.
“Public higher education is crucial to developing and sustaining a creative, innovative, and highly skilled workforce.… The arts build vibrant and diverse communities. The Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University advances both goals.” —LIMITED BRANDS CHAIRMAN AND CEO, LESLIE H. WEXNER
Architect Elizabeth Diller, a founding member of the innovative interdisciplinary design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and, with partner Ricardo Scofidio, a 1999 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “genius award,” delivered the 2011 Glimcher Lecture in November. Diller discussed her renowned design studio’s most significant projects, including Manhattan’s celebrated High Line park and the expansion of the Juilliard School (inset).
“I just want to share our appreciation for making this time for our kids. As I know you are aware, many of these kids would never be exposed to all the wonderful things you have to offer.” —CHRISSY SCOT T, DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, HUCKLEBERRY HOUSE
The work of painter Alexis Rockman proved to be fertile ground for students of all ages, including students from Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School (opposite page), who listened as Jean Pitman, Wexner Center educator for youth programs, presented Rockman’s vivid and visionary paintings. Works by Rockman, Paula Hayes, and Elliott Hundley also inspired students in the Pages program to write and respond with their own artwork, shown in a May exhibition at the Main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
In May, documentary filmmaker Jon Shenk (inset) introduced his inspiring film The Island President, about Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, and the crucial challenges global warming presents for his country. Nasheed, at one time imprisoned and tortured under the regime of longtime dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, became the Maldive’s first democratically elected president in 2008.
The 2012 Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change featured Return, a film by Ohio native Liza Johnson. After the screening, the center hosted a panel discussion with (from left): Judith Broder, founder and director of The Soldiers Project; Ken Harbaugh, a former U.S. Navy pilot, executive director of ServiceNation, and cofounder of The Mission Continues; Johnson; Erica Slone, an Ohio State student veteran; and moderator Ann Fisher, host of WOSU’s All Sides.
The Wexner Center Roof Garden, a permanent, sitespecific outdoor installation by landscape designer and artist Paula Hayes, received a summertime visit from a tour group of young students. Through the generous support of the Trueman Family, the garden was designed and installed in conjunction with Hayes’s fall 2011 exhibition in our galleries and occupies a grassy berm that sits atop the center’s Film/Video Theater.
Filmmaker Bill Morrison (inset) collaborated with guitarist/composer Bill Frisell in The Great Flood, a Wexcommissioned project staged in March. The 1927 flood of the Mississippi River was a natural catastrophe that sparked a transformation of American society and music; the project made use of archival footage of the flood and contemporary digital imagery captured by Morrison, both paired with Frisell’s elegiac and emotionally charged score.
Students visited the Wexner Center in February to explore the work of sculptor David Smith as part of Art in Action, a partnership between the center, teachers, and schools intended to demonstrate how art can be used as a catalyst for change by working to complement day-to-day classroom curriculum.
A young Weinland Park resident’s weaving project was aided by artist/educator Rachel Murdock, who also lives in the neighborhood, as part of Columbus artist Malcolm J.’s Art Mix Project. Malcolm J., who also lives in the neighborhood, started family-friendly community-based artmaking sessions for community members. The Wexner Center supported his efforts by providing grantwriting aid, arts supplies, and help with logistics.
“While performance art may once have been considered fringe or marginal, this type of live, interactive exhibition is increasingly a staple of mainstream museum programming... institutions like the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Redcat in Los Angeles, and the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University in Columbus have largely made their reputations on visual, performing and media arts.” —ROBIN POGREBIN, NEW YORK TIMES
In Art & Environment, high school students from throughout central Ohio explored art and environmental issues, working with artists (including Alexis Rockman), hearing from Ohio State scientists, and visiting sites such as a power plant, a landfill, and an organic farm, before presenting their artwork in a December exhibition.
Outreach and Engagement
The Wexner Center reaches out to many diverse constituencies and increasingly serves as a creative nexus where art and audiences come together around pressing societal issues.
“Thanks to the Wexner Center, Columbus had a fantastic opportunity for two community-wide conversations about preventing gun violence with the screening of The Interrupters, a documentary about CeaseFire Chicago. Their level of sensitivity to the topic and willingness to partner with us played an important role in educating the public about effective intervention strategies that can reduce gun violence.” —DEANNA L. WILKINSON, PH.D. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY, AND PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
One of the year’s most powerful moments came in February for a screening and post-film discussion of The Interrupters, a documentary centered on new approaches to stemming urban violence in Chicago. A panel featuring the film’s director, subjects, and local and national experts discussed how communities like Columbus can similarly combat the issue on a grassroots level. Earlier in the day, hundreds of teenagers from local schools watched the film and participated in post-film workshops to collectively discuss issues raised in the film.
Trivia Nights continued to be a popular event for the GenWex crowd, consistently drawing packed houses for Wexthemed questions, food, and fun. Several of our corporate partners got in on the fun this past year, holding “private” Trivia Nights in the Wexner Center Performance Space for their associates and clients. The Zoom Family Film Festival was once again a sure-fire hit, packing our lower lobby and Film/Video Theater for a weekend of films and activities for all ages. The 2011 festival featured classic comedies, documentaries, and contemporary animation, from the U.S. and overseas. On Saturday, Zoom went to the zoo, with animals “starring” in all five films.
May saw the second WexSTAR benefit, a partnership with the Wexner Medical Center’s Stress, Trauma, and Resilience program. This year, donors and friends gathered in our Performance Space for a pre-event reception that featured remarks from Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee (pictured, center), along
Our GenWex young art patrons initiative took off in a big way this past year, with the formation of GWAC (GenWex Advisory Council) and the more-popular-than-ever Off the Grid Party in April, which saw young creatives dancing into the wee hours to DJs Brooke LaValley, Patrick Hicks, Rainer Ziehm, and Mike Simonetti (of Italians Do It Better fame). All funds raised went to the Wex’s education program, making it truly a party with a purpose and increasingly a don’t-miss event on the city’s social calendar.
with actress and author Carrie Fisher (at right). After the reception, Fisher was joined by Ohio State alumna and CBS News correspondent Erin Moriarty (pictured, left) for a rollicking romp through the ups and downs of Fisher’s life and career.
The sixth year of our monthlong Cinema Latino series showcased a vibrant and diverse sampling of Latin American cinema featuring films made in seven countries, and across stylistic boundaries, animation (Chico & Rita, pictured, right), comedy, documentary, sci-fi, and drama. The series was cosponsored by Hispanic Chamber of Columbus and Ohio State’s Center for Latin American Studies and Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
It’s not every day a former Buckeye stops by the Wexner Center, but early August 2011 saw two in the house (Heisman Trophy winner, Eddie George, left and Jim Lachey, right) for a tribute to Ed Sabol & NFL Films. Picking up on the popularity of our annual Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame program, Director of Film/Video David Filipi (center) put together a program of classic and neverseen films from the archives of NFL Films for an evening that left football fans cheering for more.
“Whether it’s a film, exhibition, or performance, the Wex is the perfect conversation starter.” –CAT SHERIDAN, GENWEX ADVISORY COMMIT TEE CO-CHAIR (2011) AND MEMBER
Food-lovers all over town rejoiced with the opening of Heirloom as our new café in September. Operated by Kimberly and John Skaggs (pictured below), Heirloom was greeted with open arms by foodies and heaps of great press from Columbus’ burgeoning culinary media. Featuring creatively prepared local and seasonal ingredients,
“…this baby has hit the ground running.” —G. A. BENTON OF ALIVE!, ON HEIRLOOM’S OPENING
Landscape designer and artist Paula Hayes’ Wexner Center Roof Garden took root in early September, just as our “eco” rotation of exhibitions featuring Hayes, Alexis Rockman, and Elliott Hundley were opening in our galleries below. The permanent installation—which takes up an approximately 3,500-squarefoot plot of land above the Film/Video Theater—features hearty sedum plants, grasses, and other perennial plantings whose appearance and character will vary and thrive throughout all four seasons and evolve over the years.
some of which are grown just outside the Wexner Center’s front door, Heirloom offers breakfast dishes (served all day), soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and baked goods. The Skaggs are also longtime members of the Columbus culinary community, previously involved with such companies as Two Caterers, Northstar, and L’Antibes.
Our most generous donors celebrated our 22nd Anniversary at a party filled with exceptional art, fine food, festive cocktails, lots of dancing, and the great company of our most generous donors. Pictured above, from left: Brian and Audrey Tuckerman, Denise and Michael Glimcher,
Mary and Steven Weiler. Top right, from left: Java and Mark Kitrick, Don Gray and Shanelle Hinkle-Moore. Middle right: Christopher Celeste and Nancy Kramer. Bottom of three images, from left: Randall Walters, Cynthia Mushrush, Carol Aronowitz, Gregory Henchel and Liza Kessler.
Mershon Auditorium (pictured above) was transformed into a cornucopia of food (Two Caterers), lights (Live Technologies) and music (Pittsburghâ€™s CItyScape band). Among the 700 guests who danced, dined, and strolled through the galleries were (pictured, at left, from left) Mike and Page Crane along with Karen and Michael Fiorile.
Human Behavior: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg March 26–July 31
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 May 19–August 5
The Builders Association* HOUSE / DIVIDED October 6–8
Organized by the Wexner Center. Brochure published by the Wexner Center.
Organized by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
World Premiere. Wexner Center Artist Residency Award project for 2010–11 and 2011–12. Commissioned by the Wexner Center. Creative Campus Innovations Grant project via the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Selected by Ohio State for inclusion in the First Year Experience program. The production subsequently traveled to The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival.
Double Sexus: Hans Bellmer and Louise Bourgeois March 26–July 31 Organized by the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, in cooperation with the Wexner Center. Brochure published by the Wexner Center.
Omer Fast: 2001/11 May 19–August 5, 2012 Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
Pipilotti Rist: The Tender Room March 26–July 31
ON TOUR 2011–2012
Organized by the Wexner Center. Catalogue published by the Wexner Center.
Rineke Dijkstra: Annemiek May 13–August 14
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, May 26–September 18, 2011
Organized by the Wexner Center.
Wexner Center Artist Residency Award 2009–10 recipient/project.
Paula Hayes* September 16–December 30, 2011 Hayes also designed the Wexner Center Roof Garden, which was commissioned by the Wexner Center.
Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae* September 16–December 30, 2011 Organized by the Wexner Center. Catalogue published by the Wexner Center.
Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow* September 16–December 30, 2011 Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with generous support from the Cowles Charitable Trust, Kara and Wayne Fingerman, Dorothy Tapper Goldman, Barbara and Jonathan Lee, Nion McEvoy, Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr., Holly and Nick Ruffin, Betty A. and Lloyd G. Schermer, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, and an anonymous donor. The C. F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.
Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae
L’A./Rachid Ouramdane* World Fair October 21–October 22 Presented in conjunction with “A Conversation on Immigration,” which began the Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS) initiative launched by Ohio State’s Center for Ethics and Human Values.
Nasher Sculpture Center, January 28– April 22, 2012
Joel Harrison Septet Search October 23
WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT 2011–12
Jérôme Bel* Cédric Andrieux November 1
Presented by the Wexner Center in association with BalletMet.
*The featured artists, curators, or other specialists associated with these exhibitions participated in discussion sessions and other programs for Ohio State students.
Diana Thater: Peonies August 20–December 30, 2011 Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy January 28–April 15, 2012 Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible by Alice and Nahum Lainer, the National Endowment for the Arts, Gagosian Gallery, and the Steven F. Roth Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Steaven K. and Judith G. Jones Foundation, Myron Laskin, Agnes Gund, Dorothy R. Sherwood, Terri and Michael Smooke, the Dedalus Foundation, Ellie and Mark Lainer, and the Lipman Family Foundation.
Sarah Morris: Points on a Line January 28–April 15, 2012 Ernst Caramelle* January 28–August 26, 2012 Site-specific installation at the Wexner Center. Wexner Center Artist Residency Award 2011–12 project. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
Programs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012
Pan Pan* The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane November 17–20 Performed with Ohio State students and local high school students as part of the cast; the students were participants in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stand Up for Shakespeare educational program in conjunction with the university’s multiyear partnership with the RSC. Programmed in conjunction with Ohio State’s Year of Shakespeare initiative, organized and supported by the Arts Initiative at Ohio State with partners across the university in conjunction with the university’s multiyear partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni ba November 18 Mariano Pensotti* El pasado es un animal grotesco (The past is a grotesque animal) January 19–January 22 Donny McCaslin Group February 23 Vijay Iyer Prasanna Nitin Mitta Tirtha March 3 Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM* The You Show March 29
Media Arts and Film/Video The Great Flood A Film by Bill Morrison Music composed and performed by Bill Frisell With Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen March 31 Commissioned by the Wexner Center, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center Presents, and Hopkins Center.
Miguel Zenón Quartet April 19 Presented by the Wexner Center in conjunction with Ohio State’s School of Music’s annual Jazz Festival.
John Jasperse* Canyon April 26–29 Commissioned as part of the BAM 2011 Next Wave Festival and co-commisioned by the Wexner Center.
Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet May 3 Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey * The Race Riot Suite May 12 Students from Ohio State’s School of Music joined JFJO onstage for an expanded horn section.
Guillermo Klein Y Los Guachos June 5 NEXT@WEX
Andrew Bird with Eugene Mirman + GenWex Concert Warm-up March 20 Lost in the Trees with Poor Moon April 5 Feist with The Low Anthem June 6 Bowerbirds with Basia Bulat June 8 tUnE-yArDs with Delicate Steve June 11 An Evening with Lindsey Buckingham June 16 WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT 2011–12 The Builders Association
SERIES Kinema Japan Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985) 13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, 2010) Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961) Onibaba (Demon Woman) (Kaneto Shindo, 1964) Kuroneko (Black Cat) (Kaneto Shindo, 1968) Godzilla (Ishiro Honda, 1954) I Was Born, But… (Yasujiro Ozu, 1932) Woman of Tokyo (Yasujiro Ozu, 1933) I Graduated, But… (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929, fragment) Sword of Doom (Kihaci Okamoto, 1966) Karate-Robo Zaborgar Pale Flower (Masahiro Shinoda, 1964) Caterpillar (Koji Wakamatsu, 2010) The Naked Island (Kaneto Shindo, 1960) After Life (Hirokazu Kore-Eda, 1998) Maborosi (Hirokazu Kore-Eda, 1995) Antonio Gaudi (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1985) Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader, 1985) July 7–August 20 Copresented by Ohio State’s East Asian Studies Center.
*The featured artists or representatives of these companies participated in discussion sessions, master classes, or other programs with Ohio State students.
Wex Drive-In Battle in Outer Space (Ishirô Honda, 1959), July 21 Copresented by Ohio State’s East Asian Studies Center.
Times New Viking with Psandwich and Mike Rep and Tommy Jay July 1
Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004), August 18
Bill Callahan with Hidden Ritual July 7
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001), June 21
Viva Brother (formerly Brother) with 1,2,3 July 25 The Olivia Tremor Control with The Music Tapes September 14 A Hawk and a Hacksaw and Dark Dark Dark with Pillars & Tongues September 21 LIVE FILM EVENT Brent Green + Band Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then September 30 Sharon Van Etten with Shearwater February 14
Copresented by Ohio State’s East Asian Studies Center.
J. Hoberman: Army of Phantoms Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956) + Introduction by J Hoberman
Storm Warning (Stuart Heisler, 1951) Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (Norman Foster, 1955) Fort Apache (John Ford, 1948) October 20–22
Visiting Filmmaker: David Gatten Secret History of the Dividing Line, A True Account in Nine Parts: Parts I–IV Four Films Toward Part V of Secret History of the Dividing Line, A True Account in Nine Parts Silent Mountains, Singing Oceans, and Slivers of Time + Introductions by David Gatten for all 3 programs
November 17–18 Series traveled to National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 21–22, 2012; Harvard Film Archives, Cambridge, Mass., February 10–12, 2012; San Francisco Cinematheque, with screenings at the Pacific Film Archives on April 4, 2012, at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on April 5, 2012, and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on April 7, 2012. It will also travel to Los Angeles, with screenings at the Velaslavasay Panorama (copresented by The Museum of Jurassic Technology) on October 27, 2012, at Los Angeles Filmforum on October 28, 2012, and at REDCAT on October 28, 2012.
Zoom Family Film Festival Stooge-a-thon! Zoom Warm-Up: The Three Stooges in In the Sweet Pie and Pie (1941); Micro-Phonies (1945); The Hot Scots (1948); An Ache in Every Stake (1941) Racing Dreams (Marshall Curry, 2010) Girls POV Kid Flix Mix Lassie Come Home (Fred M. Wilcox, 1943) A Cat in Paris (Jean-Loup Felicoli & Alain Gagnol, 2010) Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer (Arne Birkenstock, 2010) Laurel & Hardy and Friends: Big Business (1929); Go West (1923); Movie Night (1929), with live music by Super Desserts Tales of the Night (Michel Ocelot, 2011) + Saturday Morning Cereal and Pajama Party (hosted by Heirloom) + Ice Cream Social (featuring Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams) + Family Art Activities
November 25–December 4 Cinema Latino El Norte (Gregory Nava, 1983) Medianeras (Gustavo Taretto, 2011) Octubre (Diego & Daniel Vega, 2010) A Useful Life (Federico Veiroj, 2010) Preceded by As Follows (Federico Veiroj, 2004) The Invisible Eye (Diego Lerman, 2010) Santo the Silver Mask vs. the Martian Invasion (Alberto B. Crevenna, 1966) Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (Pamela Yates, 2011) Chico & Rita (Fernando Trueba & Javier Mariscal, 2010) January 5–28 Series cosponsored by Hispanic Chamber of Columbus and Ohio State’s Center for Latin American Studies and Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
New Worlds: Immigration on Film El Norte (Gregory Nava, 1983) In Between Days (So Yong Kim, 2006) Man Push Cart (Ramin Bahrani, 2005) Lamerica (Gianni Amelio, 1994) January 5–26 Series presented in conjunction with Ohio State’s year-long “Conversation on Immigration” that begins the Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS) initiative launched by the university’s Center for Ethics and Human Values.
UCLA Festival of Preservation Film (Alan Schneider, 1965) Play of the Week: “Waiting For Godot” (Alan Schneider, 1961) Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Robert Altman, 1982) Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970) The Forgotten Village (Herbert Kline, 1941) Preceded by Mexico in the Hearst Metrotone News Collection (1930s–40s) This Is Your Life—The Holocaust + Introduction by Julie Kohner
The Crusades (Cecil B. DeMille, 1935) Sleep, My Love (Douglas Sirk, 1948) Strangers in the Night (Anthony Mann, 1944) Rainbow Over Texas (Frank McDonald, 1947) Heart of the Rio Grande (William Morgan, 1942) February 4–23 Field & Screen Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie (Sturla Gunarsson, 2010) + Panel Discussion
Milk and the Land (Ariana Gerstein & Monteith McCollum, 2009)
Based on the Play by William Shakespeare Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) West Side Story (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, 1961) Romeo and Juliet (Franco Zeffirelli, 1968) Macbeth (Roman Polanski, 1971) April 5–26 Programmed in conjunction with Ohio State’s Year of Shakespeare initiative, organized and supported by the Arts Initiative at Ohio State with partners across the university in conjunction with the university’s multiyear partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Cinema 614: A Bicentennial Celebration The Notorious Jack Smith: Flaming Creatures and Selected Shorts: Scotch Tape (1959–62); Flaming Creatures (1962– 63); Yellow Sequence (1963–65); I Was a Male Yvonne De Carlo (1967–70s); Hot Air Specialists (1980s) The Notorious Jack Smith: Normal Love (1963–65) The Notorious Jack Smith: No President and Selected Shorts: No President (1967–70); Respectable Creatures (1950– 66); Overstimulated (1959–63); Song for Rent (1969); Jungle Island (1967) The Male Animal (Elliott Nugent, 1942) Preceded by The Unicorn in the Garden (William T. Hurtz, 1953) Jennie Gerhardt (Marion Gering, 1933) 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon, 1933) O. Henry’s Full House (various directors, 1952) Cotton Comes to Harlem (Ossie Davis, 1970) June 7–28
+ Introduction by Warren Taylor of Snowville Creamery
Earthwork (Chris Ordal, 2011)
Guy Maddin Keyhole (2011) Member Preview Screening September 23 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Arthur Lubin, 1944 ) Forty Guns (Sam Fuller, 1957) September 25
+ Preceded by Kudzu Vine (Josh Gibson, 2011)
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (Gereon Wetzel, 2011) Truck Farm (Ian Cheney, 2011) Preceded by The City Dark (Ian Cheney, 2011) + Introduction by Ian Cheney + Dinner & A Movie at Heirloom
Letters from the Big Man (Christopher Munch, 2011) + Introduction by Christopher Munch
Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson: Landscapes: Sveit (2009); Landslag (2004) + Introduction by Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
Gary Hustwit Urbanized (2011) October 12 Lynne Sachs The Last Happy Day (2009) States of UnBelonging (2006) November 3
Don Hertzfeldt Introduces Selected Shorts: Including It’s such a beautiful day (2011); Everything will be OK (2006); I am so proud of you (2008) February 22 Liza Johnson The Return (2011) March 1 Johnson and her film were presented as part of the 2012 Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change. See Public Programs section for details.
Bill Morrison The Miner’s Hymns (2011) Preceded by Release (2010); Outerborough (2005); The Film of Her (1996) March 29 Marie Losier The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011) April 20–21 Kimi Takesue Where Are You Taking Me? (2010) May 2 Sam Green What We Need Is the Impossible!: A Program of Short Films by Sam Green including The Fabulous Stains: Behind the Movie (1999), lot 63, grave c (2006), and Clear Glasses (2008) May 4
Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard, 2010) October 14–15 Artists in Conversation: Dani Leventhal and Jacqueline Goss October 25 Mysteries of Lisbon (Raúl Ruiz, 2010) November 6 The Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (2011) November 15 Sigur Rós presents Inni (Vincent Morisset, 2011) November 30 A Place in Berlin (Jürgen Böttcher, 2001) January 17 + Introduction by Barton Byg
Silent Souls (Aleksei Fedorchenko, 2010) January 21 House of Pleasures (Bertrand Bonello, 2011) February 2 Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011) March 7 Tomboy (Céline Sciamma, 2011) March 9–10 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011) March 16–17
Cheryl Haworth and Julie Wyman Strong! (Julie Wyman, 2012) May 12
+ Reception March 17 hosted by the Turkish American Association of Central Ohio (TAACO)
Andy Byers Design for Film & TV May 16
This Is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, 2011) March 30–31
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Student League of Independent Ceramicists and the Student Activity Fund.
Jon Shenk The Island President (2011) May 19–20 Julia Reichert and Jim Klein Growing Up Female (1971) May 31 CONTEMPORARY SCREEN The Arbor (Clio Barnard, 2010) July 15–16 City of Life and Death (Lu Chuan, 2009) July 22–23 Tuesday, After Christmas (Radu Muntean, 2010) August 5–6 Aurora (Cristi Puiu, 2010) September 29
Lula, Son of Brazil (Fábio Barreto, 2009) May 5 New Skin for the Old Ceremony (various directors, 2011) May 9 The Biscotts Series (Luther Price, 2005–08) May 10 The Man Who Will Come (Giorgio Diritti, 2009) May 11 + Introduction by Dana Renga
Turn Me On, Dammit! (Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, 2011) June 1–2 The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr, 2011) June 8–9 Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010)
June 15–16 The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011) June 29–30 NEW DOCUMENTARY Magic Trip (Alex Gibney & Alison Ellwood, 2011) September 8–9 Benda Bilili! (Renaud Barret & Florent De La Tullaye, 2010) September 21 Columbus Neighborhoods: University District (WOSU, 2011) October 5 The Visual Language of Herbert Matter (Reto Caduff, 2010) October 6 The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujica, 2010) October 22 Women Art Revolution! (Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2010) November 2 Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (Sophie Fiennes, 2010) November 10 Hell and Back Again (Danfung Dennis, 2011) December 8 Paul Goodman Changed My Life (Jonathan Lee, 2011) March 2–3 Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz, 2011) March 15 + Introduction by Eric Davidson
Gerhard Richter Painting (Corinna Belz, 2011) April 27 Patience (After Sebald) (Grant Gee, 2011) May 3 Lost Bohemia (Josef Astor, 2010) May 17 Payback (Jennifer Baichwal, 2012) June 22–23
CLASSICS Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979) August 12–13 The Soft Skin (Francois Truffaut, 1964) September 1–2 World on a Wire (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973) September 16–17 Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson, 1951) October 7–8 The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976) October 27–28 The Far Country (Anthony Mann, 1955) Man From Laramie (Anthony Mann, 1955) December 9–10 Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942) December 16–17 House of Bamboo (Samuel Fuller, 1955) March 23–24 Boom! (Joseph Losey, 1968) April 14 The Extraordinary Voyage (Serge Bromberg & Eric Lange, 2011) A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès, 1902) April 18 Forever and a Day (various filmmakers, 1943) Corridor of Mirrors (Terence Young, 1948) May 24 FILM HISTORY 101 Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925) July 19 My Night at Maud’s (Eric Rohmer, 1969) August 16 Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980) September 27 The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940) October 4 Presented in conjunction with the world premiere performances of The Builders Association’s HOUSE / DIVIDED, inspired by The Grapes of Wrath.
The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1976) November 29 The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, 1953) December 6
Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) January 24 Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964) February 28 Mamma Roma (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962) March 27 Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944) April 24 The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies, 1992) May 22 The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson, 1977) June 5 FILM STUDIES EVENTS Film Studies Lecture: Laura Podalsky The Politics of Affect and Emotion in Contemporary Latin American Cinema January 19 Film Studies Student Choice Award Alan Weisenberger introduces Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967) March 6 Film Studies Lecture: Tania Modleski An Affair to Forget: Melancholia in Bromantic Comedy May 9 SECRET CINEMA Secret Cinema City Beneath the Sea (Budd Boetticher, 1953) December 15 SPECIAL EVENTS
Banff Mountain Film Festival April 3 Rare Baseball Films: The Newsreels
+ Introduction by Film/Video Director David Filipi
April 6–7 Program also presented at Block Museum at Northwestern University (July 2012) and Cleveland Museum of Art (July 2012). Filipi presented other Rare Baseball Films programs at BAMcinematek (May 2012), Northwest Film Forum, Seattle (August 2012), and the Northwest Film Center in Portland, OR (August 2012). In addition, he gave a lecture on his Rare Baseball Films programs at the State University of New York–Oneonta’s Baseball and American Culture Symposium at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY (June 2012).
Expanded Cinema: Ray Gun Virus (Paul Sharits, 1966); Lapis (James Whitney, 1966); Outer and Inner Space (Andy Warhol, 1965); Line Describing a Cone (Anthony McCall, 1973) + Reception
April 11 Ohio Shorts and Ohio Shorts Youth Division + Reception
April 28 THE BOX Tree of Knowledge (Oskar Dawicki, 2008) July Absence is Present: MayJuneJuly (Phyllis Baldino, 2011) August Somewhere Only We Know (Jesse McLean, 2009) September Soft Palate (Martin Arnold, 2010) October Anita’s Journey (Shelley Jordon, 2011) November
A Tribute to Ed Sabol & NFL Films with Special Guests Eddie George and Jim Lachey August 2
World AIDS Day / Day With(out) Art Screening Untitled (Jim Hodges, Carlos Marques da Cruz, and Encke King, 2010) December 1
Brent Green + Band Perform Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then (2010) September 30
Highlights from the 2011 Ohio Shorts Youth Division December
Criterion Producers Kim Hendrickson & Susan Arosteguy in Conversation Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton, 1932) October 13
Chevelle (Kevin Jerome Everson, 2011) January
Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives November 4 + Introduction by program producer Dwight Swanson
Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids) (Michael Snow, 2002) February Same Difference and Other Meditations (Una-Kariim Cross, 2010) March
Education and Public Programs My Own Private River (James Franco & Gus Van Sant, 2011) April Karrabing! Low Tide Turning (Liza Johnson & Elizabeth A. Povinelli, 2012) May Questions for My Father (Karl Haendel & Petter Ringbom, 2011) June WEX AT GATEWAY Page One: Inside the New York Times (Andrew Rossi, 2011) July 29–August 11 Tabloid (Errol Morris, 2010) August 19–September 1 The Future (Miranda July, 2011) September 9–September 22 Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (Joann Sfar, 2010) October 7–20 The Interrupters (Steve James, Alex Kotlowitz, 2011) November 11–24
FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM ARTISTS Barbara Bickart: WHEN: Memphis (2011) and WHEN: Kent State (in progress) Pouran Esrafily: Unknown (2012) Kevin Jerome Everson: Chevelle (2011); Ten Five in the Grass (2011); Act One: Betty and the Candle (2011); Rita Larson’s Boy (2011); Tombigbee (in progress) Peter Garfield: new work in progress Vanalyne Green: The Road to Voting (in progress) C. A. Griffith and H. L. T. Quan: America’s Home (2011) William E. Jones: Shaping Up; Street Scene; VHS Interview; Bay of Pigs; Shoot Don’t Shoot; Into the Night; VHS Athletes; Antiquities; Midcentury; Mission Mind Control (all 2012) Guy Maddin: Seances (in progress) Bruce McClure: new work in progress Jesse McLean: new work in progress Dennis McNulty: Interzone (2011)
See the Public Programs sections for information about the school screening and programs and the November 9 screening and panel discussion.
Michael Mercil: Covenant (2012)
Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011) December 2–15
Jennifer Reeder: And I Will Rise if Only to Hold You Down (2011)
Le Havre (Aki Kaurismaki, 2010) January 13–26
Lucy Raven: new work in progress
Michael Robinson: Circle in the Sand (2012)
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS Tours for school groups (Grades K–12) Expanded Classroom: Contemporary Art in Practice (Grades K–8) Pages: An Art & Writing Program (Grades 9–12) Featured arts experiences: Paula Hayes (exhibition); Alexis Rockman: Fable for Tomorrow (exhibition); Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae (exhibition); Persepolis (film); The Builders Association: HOUSE / DIVIDED (performance). Pages Exhibition: Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library, May 3–May 31, 2012
Art & Environment Class (Grades 11–12) Fall 2011 Interventions: Students Respond to the Environment (exhibition and exhibition tours) December 15–30 The Interrupters Special School Screening and School Program Screening and follow-up discussion sessions and workshops with 440 invited 10th–11th grade students from every Columbus City Schools high school November 9 A collaboration with Columbus City Schools, the Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative, The Ohio State University’s Youth Violence Prevention Advisory Board, and Strategies against Violence Everywhere (SAVE).
Zoom School Screenings
Crazy Horse (Frederick Wiseman, 2011) February 17–March 1
Redelia Shaw and Olaifa N’Dieye Danavall: Journey into Africa (in progress)
Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer
Let the Bullets Fly (Jiang Wen, 2010) March 23–April 5, 2012
Fern Silva: Concrete Parlay (2012)
Kid Flix Mix December 1, 2, 5
The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2011) April 20–May 3 Shakespeare High (Alex Rotaru, 2011) May 25–May 31 The Salt of Life (Gianni Di Gregorio, 2011) June 1–14 WEXNER CENTER RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENTS 2011–2012 Dani Leventhal Marie Losier Michael Robinson Matt Meindl
Deborah Stratman: The Name Is not the Thing Named (2012) Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky: Almost There: A Portrait of Peter Anton (in progress) Jeff Wray: The Evolution of Bert (in progress) Barbara Bickart’s WHEN: Memphis was shown at the Seattle Art Museum. Kevin Jerome Everson’s Chevelle screened in the Box. Several of the pieces he worked on here were included in a solo exhibition (More Than That: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson) at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Ten Five in the Grass also screened at the 2012 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany), where it won a Principal Prize. Everson was also selected for a 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts from the Herb Alpert Foundation and CalArts. William E. Jones was included in the 12th Istanbul Biennial and in the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Jennifer Reeder’s And I Will Rise if Only to Hold You Down played at the 2012 Ann Arbor Film Festival and the 2012 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Michael Robinson’s Circle in the Sand will be premiering at the 2012 New York Film Festival. Fern Silva’s Concrete Parlay will be showing at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the 2012 Locarno International Film Festival and the 2012 New York Film Festival.
WorldView 2012: Featuring Dressed (David John Swajeski, 2011) March 2 Nearly Lear School Performances Presented and Performed by Susanna Hamnett March 7–10 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center and Ohio State’s Arts Initiative. Programmed in conjunction with Ohio State’s Year of Shakespeare initiative, organized and supported by the Arts Initiative at Ohio State with partners across the university in conjunction with the university’s multiyear partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS AND DOCENTS
FAMILY, YOUTH, AND TEEN PROGRAMS
SELECTED ADULT PUBLIC PROGRAMS
In-service programs and networking/outreach with educators and teachers in training
Outreach programs in the Weinland Park neighborhood with Huckleberry House and Godman Guild and with Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Ohio Avenue Youth Center, and Short Stop Youth Center
Group exhibition tours
Gallery education programs for docents: an academic-year initial training course, ongoing enrichment and practicum sessions, and the Docents’ Salon (a series of six conversations per year with Ohio State PhD students), serving new and continuing docents Contemporary Art at the Center: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Project-Based Learning: a continuing education course for K–12 teachers in all academic disciplines, offered in partnership with Columbus City Schools and the Office of Outreach and Engagement in Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology March–June 2012 (spring quarter) Art in Action: pilot program with teachers from Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School September–May Teacher Season Preview September 22 Thinking Environment: Integrating Language and Visual Arts and the Sciences: a workshop for educators hosted by the Wexner Center and Franklin Park Conservatory October 21 Teachers in the Galleries February 7 Place and Story: Drawing Visual Narratives in the Galleries Workshop for Educators with Julian Lee February 18
Summer Kids and Teen Arts Fusion workshops 2011 Fusion Fest 2011 August 12 Zoom: Family Film Festival (see complete program list in the film/video section)
December 1–4 International Performances for Families Nearly Lear Presented and Performed by Susanna Hamnett March 9–10 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center and Ohio State’s Arts Initiative. Programmed in conjunction with Ohio State’s Year of Shakespeare initiative, organized and supported by the Arts Initiative at Ohio State with partners across the university in conjunction with the university’s multiyear partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Cosponsors for The Year of Shakespeare are the Wexner Center for the Arts, the School of Music, the Department of Theatre, and the Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at the Ohio State University Libraries.
Wex Lab Workshops Environmental Teen Workshop with Laura Wies and Wexner Center Educator Jean Pitman November 6 Object Animation/Claymation! Workshop for Teens and Tweens with Rachel Smith Althof January 21 Constrained Comics Teen Workshop with Julian Dassai, Bryan Moss, and Jean Pitman May 12 Other Prom May 26 Cosponsored with Kaleidoscope Youth Center.
Walk-In Tours Artist’s Talks, Panel Discussions, and Endowed Programs Alexis Rockman November 8 The Interrupters Screening and Panel Discussion With Eddie Bocanegra and Ameena Matthews, violence interrupters from Chicago featured in the movie; Zak Piper, coproducer of The Interrupters; Deanna L. Wilkinson, director of CeaseFire Columbus, and moderator Jerry Saunders, CEO of the Africentric Personal Development Shop November 9 Cosponsored with the Ohio State Youth Violence Prevention Advisory Board.
Paula Hayes November 16 Elizabeth Diller: 2011 Glimcher Lecture November 21 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
Carol S. Eliel Curator of David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy January 27 Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change Featuring Return, a Film by Liza Johnson Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Liza Johnson; Judith Broder (founder and director of The Soldiers Project and a 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal recipient); Erica Slone (an Ohio State student veteran and curator of an exhibition of art by women veterans for the National Veterans Art Museum); and Ken Harbaugh (a former U.S. Navy pilot, executive director of ServiceNation, and cofounder of The Mission Continues), moderated by Ann Fisher (host of WOSU’s All Sides) March 1 Ernst Caramelle May 8 Omer Fast May 18
Selected Community and Member Events Gallery Talks and Tours Double Take: Elliott Hundley With Stratos E. Constantinidis (Department of Theatre) and Richard Fletcher (Department of Greek and Latin) October 6 Double Take: David Smith With David Stebenne (Department of History and Moritz College of Law) and John Lippold (Department of Material Science and Engineering, Welding Engineering program) February 8 Tours of David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy with Chief Curator Christopher Bedford April 10, 12, 15 Other Lectures and Talks Matt Kish Book Release Event Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page October 11 Curator’s Talk: France Morin January 24 Writer’s Reading: Susanne Kippenberger March 28
SELECTED SPECIAL AND COSPONSORED EVENTS The Virtual Pasture Fall 2008–Fall 2011 Public art project created by artist Michael Mercil as part of the Living Culture Initiative in Ohio State’s Department of Art in partnership with the Wexner Center and the Social Responsibility Initiative in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
BRACKO and PINPLAY Two performance pieces by renowned poet, translator, and classicist Anne Carson and her collaborator, Robert Currie, presented in the galleries in conjunction Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae + Book signing in the Store
October 28 Presented by Ohio State’s Department of Greek & Latin. Cosponsored by Arts & Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Theatre, and the Wexner Center.
Curator’s Talk: Denise Markonish February 10 Cosponsored by the Graduate Painting Club in Ohio State’s Department of Art.
Writer’s Reading: Wyatt Prunty February 21 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.
Sarah Hamill Fictions of Autonomy: David Smith’s Photography and the Display of Modern Sculpture April 5
Artist’s Talk: Jennifer Anable & Heather F. Wetzel April 16
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of History of Art.
Artist’s Talk: Cheryl Donegan April 26
Comics Events Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Matt Madden Obstacle Course: Oulipo and the Creative Potential of Constraints May 11 Oulipo Workshop with Matt Madden May 12 Derf Backderf My Friend Dahmer May 15 Aidan Koch: Artist’s Talk June 26
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art.
Cosponsored by the Graduate Painting Club in Ohio State’s Department of Art.
Writer’s Reading: Stewart O’Nan + Book signing
May 8 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.
Steven Henry Madoff: What Space Means + Book signing
May 17 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art.
COMMUNITY EVENTS A Way Forward: Arts and Economic Development A Panel with Rocco Landesman, Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Leslie H. Wexner, Douglas F. Kridler, and Julie Henahan
September 19 Hosted by Charlotte P. Kessler; Alex Fischer, president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership; and Milt Baughman, president of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Prohibition: An Evening with Ken Burns With Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Kevin Boyle, Mike Neblo, and Fred Andrle September 22 Presented by WOSU Public Media.
2011 MORPC Summit on Sustainability & the Environment Pre-Event Reception
October 10 Hosted by the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Wexner Center.
An Evening with Carrie Fisher In Conversation with Erin Moriarty May 23 A collaborative event benefitting The Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts and STAR (Stress, Trauma, and Resilience) Program of the Wexner Medical Center.
First Sundays Free Thursdays (after 4 pm) Super Sunday: Think Green October 2 Super Sunday: Block Party March 4 The Market at 15th & High May 5–October 27 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center and Wayward Seed Farm.
Calendar Release Parties at Bodega January 3, February 28, May 1 GENWEX PRESENTS Trivia Night October 12 Drink It In November 30 Upstarts With Brady Konya, Ryan Vesler, Courtney Yoakum, and moderator Cat Sheridan March 14 Off the Grid April 14
A Nexus of Philanthrophy— Our Donors Joe Oestreich: Writer’s Reading and Book Launch Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll June 6
CORPORATE/BUSINESS EVENTS For associates and clients of our Corporate Council members Private exhibition and building tours
OHIO STATE & STUDENT EVENTS
Private receptions before or after selected events
Welcome Week Student Party and Film
Business casual trivia nights (at the Wexner Center and off site)
+ Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright, 2010)
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 2011–12 are part of the university’s But for Ohio State capital fundraising campaign.
Presented collaboratively by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience and the Wexner Center.
If you are interested in supporting the work of the Wexner Center, please call our development office at (614) 292-3096 or the membership office at (614) 292-1777.
Ohio State Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days August 18 December 1 March 8 May 24
CAPITAL AND ENDOWMENT GIFTS The following donors have established endowed or capital gifts to support the Wexner Center and our programs. Endowed funds may be created through direct donations or as part of your estate plan.
MEMBER EVENTS Private exhibition and building tours Member-Only Film Previews Keyhole (Guy Maddin, 2011) + Introduction by Guy Maddin
September 3 Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012) July 10 Fall Exhibitions Opening Celebration September 15 Wexner Center 22nd Anniversary Party November 12 Invited guests include participants in the center’s Donor Circles (Director’s Circles level and up) and Corporate Council (Chairman’s Council level and up) membership groups.
Member Appreciation Weekend December 1–4 Winter Exhibitions Opening Celebration January 27 Spring Exhibitions Opening Celebration May 18 Store Sales for Members September 22–25 March 1–4 May 31–June 3
The Wexner Center for the Arts Building Fund Leslie H. Wexner in memory of Harry L. Wexner Gifts Supporting the Dedicated Education Space American Electric Power Foundation Permanent Endowment Su Au Arnold Preservation and Maintenance Fund for the Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium The Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change Endowment The Doris Duke Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts William Fung Family Endowment Fund DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Program Fund The Anita and Michael Goldberg—Rite Rug Company and its founder, Duke Goldberg Endowment for Wexner Center Children and Family Programs Carl E. Haas Trust The Lambert Family Lecture Series Endowment Limited Brands Real Estate Division Fund for Architecture and Design Programs Ethel Manley Long Fund The John McKitrick Family Fund for Mershon Auditorium The Ohio State University Class of 1934 Endowment Fund The Ohio State University Class of 1985 Endowment Fund The Jean E. Parish Endowment Shumate Family Endowment Fund The Mark T. Tappen Fund Tuckerman Family Endowment for Children’s Programs Harrison Koppel Wexner Endowment for Children’s Programs Wexner Center Education Endowment Fund Wexner Center Foundation Trustees Endowment Fund
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT 2011–12 The following donors have made unrestricted contributions to support the Wexner Center’s general operations. Greater Columbus Arts Council The Columbus Foundation Fred R. Place Fund Lewis B. and Myra B. Simpson Fund Robert B. Hurst Fund Nationwide Foundation Ohio Arts Council SPECIAL PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS 2011–12 The following donors have made contributions to support specific Wexner Center programs. Abercrombie & Fitch Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences AEP Ohio American Airlines/American Eagle American Electric Power Foundation Arts Midwest Association of Performing Arts Presenters— Creative Campus Innovations Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Battelle Big Lots The Blackwell Inn Bob Evans Farms Broad Art Foundation Cardinal Health Foundation Chamber Music America The Columbus Dispatch The Columbus Foundation Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region Contemporary Art Centers Network, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts Crane Group Dedalus Foundation Dine Originals Columbus Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Lonti Ebers, New York Eclipse Corporation Evolution Security Solutions Express Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities Barbara K. Fergus Agnes Gund Heidelberg Distributing Hill Distributing Alan Hinson Huntington Bank Ingram-White Castle Foundation The Japan Foundation Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Mary G. and C. Robert Kidder Kinopicz John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker Bill and Sheila Lambert Limited Brands Meet the Composer Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Richard Mershad Middle West Spirits
National Endowment for the Arts National Performance Network New England Foundation for the Arts / National Dance Project Ohio Arts Council The Ohio State University, Facilities Operations and Development Orange Barrel Media Pam’s Market Popcorn, LLC Ron and Ann Pizzuti PNC Foundation Porter Wright Portfolio Creative Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. Reed Arts Resource Interactive Rohauer Collection Foundation, Inc. Joyce and Charles Shenk Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation Target Teiger Foundation Time Warner Cable Thrive in Five The Trueman Family United Way of Central Ohio Vital Film Works The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Abigail and Leslie Wexner Wolfe Associates, Inc. PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS alive! Barley’s Brewing Company CD102.5 The Columbus Dispatch Columbus Parent Dine Originals Columbus Ohio Environmental Council The Other Paper Outlook Pam’s Market Popcorn Spacejunk Media ThisWeek Community Newspapers Thurber House Time Warner Cable Wayward Seed Farm CORPORATE COUNCIL The following corporations have made unrestricted gifts or have matched their employees’ giving to the Wexner Center for the Arts and/or the Wexner Center Foundation. International Council: $100,000+ National Council: $50,000–$99,999 Trustees Council: $25,000–$49,999 Benefactors Council: $10,000–$24,999 Chairman’s Council: $5,000–$9,999 Investors Council: $2,500–$4,999 Advocates Council: $1,000–$2,499 International Council Limited Brands Foundation National Council The Columbus Foundation Mills James
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Ward & Zinna, LLC Trustees Council Acme Plastics, Inc. Alliance Data Aurora Capital Associates Bank of America Merrill Lynch The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited Capgemini LLC Cisco Systems, Inc. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP The Forbes Company General Growth Properties The Georgetown Company Glimcher Realty Trust Global Novations Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. LT Custom Furnishings Inc. The Macerich Company Mall of America Microsoft Corporation NCR The Olshan Family Oxford Properties Group Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Quad/Graphics Simon Property Group Sitt Asset Management Sogeti USA, LLC The Taubman Company Tri Tech Laboratories, Inc.—KDC Vee Pak, Inc. Benefactors Council American Electric Power Aptar Beauty + Home Arminak & Associates, Inc. Aronov Realty Array Artistic Carton Company Avery Dennison Best Pacific Textile Ltd. Bocchi Laboratories Bogart Lingerie Ltd. Brad Jobe Incorporated Brandix Lanka Limited CBRE UK & EMEA Clover Group International Ltd. Colucci & Umans Continental Office Environments Cosmetic Essence LLC Decolab LLC Fenwick & West LLP Firmenich Inc. Fontheim Partners, PC Ford Motor Company Forest City Enterprises Gregory Greenfield & Associates, Ltd. Hansoll Textile Ltd. Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate Jeyes International Jim Wilson & Associates LLC JPMorgan Chase & Co. The Kraft Group Live Technologies MC Packaging Corp.
M/I Homes Foundation Madesin General Contractors Ltd. MAS Holdings (Pvt) Limited Sri Lanka Matrix Psychological Services, Inc. Namyang International Co., Ltd. New England Development Onyx Packaging Corporation Pacific Textiles Limited Paramount Group, Inc. Pioneer Elastic Primaris Management Inc. Regina Miracle International Limited Related Urban Royal Laser MFG Inc. RR Donnelley Salans Schwarz Supply Source Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP Teradata Corporation Troutman Sanders LLP Chairman’s Council Accel, Inc. Acloché LLC Alberta Development Partners Alene Candles, LLC APL Logistics/APL AT&T Atrium Corporation Brickman Brunet International (Hong Kong) Ltd. Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Business Furniture Installations The Cafaro Foundation Cahill Construction, Inc. Carmen’s Distribution Systems Inc. Don M. Casto Foundation CBRE Project Management CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Central City Title Agency, Ltd. Commercial Contractors, Inc. Cosmetic Laboratories of America Crystal Martin (Hong Kong) Limited DEBS Corporation Donovan & Yee LLP Doris International Inc. E.C. Provini Company, Inc. Eckinger Construction Co. Electrical Service Professionals, Inc. Emerson Network Power/Liebert Corporation Fitch, Inc. Fortune Footwear, Inc. Forward Air Solutions Fred Olivieri Construction Company Garlock Printing and Converting Corporation Heinz Glas USA, Inc. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics The Howard Hughes Corporation International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. International Trimmings & Labels, Inc. Jack Resnick & Sons Jones Day Kirkland & Ellis LLP Powell Family Foundation Lambert Sheet Metal, Inc. Law Offices of John T. O’Rourke Lee Hecht Harrison
Mainline Information Systems McCall Design Group M-Engineering Merit Tat International Ltd. MJB Electric Service, Inc. MOL (America) Inc. Morguard Investments Limited The Morrison & Foerster Foundation Nelson’s Seasonal Decór New Bond Textiles Limited Ontario Potato Distribution and OPDI Logistics Oracle Parawin Industries Limited Perez & Morris LLC Performance Team Freight Systems, Inc. PlayNetwork, Inc. Project Control Systems Pyramid Controls, Inc. Quantum Fine Casework Radiant Technology Group, Inc. Rexel Capitol Light Robin Enterprises Co. Rochester Malls Sancoa International San-Mar Laboratories, Inc. SEA, Ltd. Sei Hoi Holdings (HK) Ltd. Senn Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, LLC Seven Continents Corp. Shremshock Companies 644 BRDY South Coast Plaza The Superior Group Tainan Enterprises Co., Ltd. Triangle Distribution Inc. 20 VIC Management Inc. UPM-Kymmene, Inc. Vornado Realty Trust Wiedenbach-Brown Co., Inc. Xerox Corporation Investors Council Ann Arbor Distribution, Inc. Arent Fox LLP Commercial Cutting & Graphics, LLC Commercial Vehicle Group Cousins Properties Foundation Covey Enterprises, Inc. Dancor, Inc. Davis Street Land Company Di An Trading Co. Ltd. Gateside, Inc. GTC—Artists with Machines Hansae Co Ltd. Iluna USA Impact Digital Lako Associates, Inc. Lee M. Smith & Associates Co., L.P.A. Loth, Inc. Luen Thai International Group Ltd. MKM Distribution Services Nurian International Timothy J. O’Donnell Corporation Pinnacle Construction, Inc. Russco Retail General Contractors Salvadore De New York Inc. Smoot Corporation
Standwill Packaging, Inc. Steiner + Associates Tianhai Lace Winnitex Limited Yakjin Trading Corporation Yow Chen Garments MFG Co., Ltd. Advocates Council The Andrews Moving and Storage Company Argix Direct Bailey Cavalieri LLC Baker & McKenzie The Boston Consulting Group Cerie International Ltd. Davaco Inc. De Jager Construction Inc. Dematic Corp. DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Empire Express, Inc. Empire Wave Limited Essential Ribbons, Inc. Expeditors International Expolanka USA LLC Fisher & Phillips LLP Freight Systems Fullcharm Knitters Limited The Gilbert Company H & Y Development Co., Ltd. Interior Crafts, Inc. Jiaxing Senchauang Fashion Co., Ltd Maersk Line Mainstream Swimsuits New Plaza Garment Factory Co. Ltd. Nordol, Inc. NYK Line (North America), Inc. Permit Resources, Inc. PSI RCS Logistics, Inc. Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC Rochon Building Corp. Settle Muter Electric Shanghai HuaXiang Woolen Dressing Co., Ltd. South Pacific Fashions Ltd. Sovereign Logistics, Inc. Special Dispatch of California, Inc. Unimix Limited Vargo Material Handling VFP Fire Systems Waste Management Winson Universal Limited Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP DONOR CIRCLES MEMBERS Donor Circles members belong to our highest categories of individual annual giving. They provide essential funding for all Wexner Center programs, while enjoying special member privileges and access year-round, including private donor events with artists in all fields, generous discounts, priority ticket assistance, and more. Trustees Circle:$25,000+ Benefactors Circle: $10,000–$24,999 Armory Circle: $5,000–$9,999 Producers Circle: $2,500–$4,999 Director’s Circle: $1,500–$2,499 Vanguard Circle: $1,000–$1,499
Trustees Circle Agnes Gund Mary G. and C. Robert Kidder Bill and Sheila Lambert The Pizzuti Family Foundation Marshall Rose and Candice Bergen Joyce and Charles Shenk A. Alfred Taubman The Trueman Family Abigail and Leslie Wexner Ann and John F. Wolfe
Kristin Scott and James Dulick Susan and Jerome Scott Heidi and Stefan Selig Linda B. and J. Scott Taylor Una Yuhua Tsou and Ken Hunter Judy and Steve Tuckerman Randall Walters and Cynthia Mushrush Arlene and Michael Weiss Janice and Herbert Wolman Kathy and Fred Yaffe Alexandra and Chris Yessios
Benefactors Circle Loann W. Crane Nancy and Dave Gill Nancy Kramer and Christopher Celeste
Director’s Circle Dr. and Mrs. Brent Adler Jamie and Steve Allen Greg Baker and Tom Ward Jenni and David Belford Brooke Billmaier Kathy Bowman and Kim Seibert Mrs. Andrew Broekema Jeffrey and Michelle Byars Marjie and Jeffrey Coopersmith Amy and Josh Corna Beth Crane and Richard McKee Rob and Shannon Crane Lynnda Marie and Steven Davis Roxana and Bill Deadman Johanna DeStefano Pia Ferrario Alex Fischer and Lori Barreras Gigi and Sam Fried Drs. Patricia and Steven Gabbe Dareth Gerlach Senator and Mrs. John Glenn Babette T. Gorman Roy Gottlieb, DDS Dedrea and Paul Gray Lori and David Greeley J. Ronald Green and Louisa Bertch Green Ali Haidari and Yekameh Sattari Todd and Kim Helvie Dr. Robert and Marcia Hershfield Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer Charleen Hinson Lisa and Alan Hinson Celeste Holschuh David G. Horn and Victoria E. Powers Rebecca and Sebastian Ibel Vijaya Iyer and Jeff Smith Ralph Jansen Susan and Michael Jeffries Sarah and Edward Kistner Joe Kurzer Mark and Jane Landon Mary and Robert Lazarus Fran Luckoff and Elliott Luckoff Nancy and Tom Lurie Mary and James Lyski Michael Mizenko Lynne and John Muskoff Cicely Wylde-Oubrerie and José Oubrerie Robert Gray Palmer and Susan Lee Simms Heidi Popadych and Craig White Edward Razek David Renner Jordanne Renner Ed and Pam Rice
Armory Circle Michael and Denise Glimcher Linda I. Heasley and Stephen F. Coady James Henderson and Katherine Kuck Huguette and Dennis Hersch Donna and Larry James Merilynn and Tom Kaplin Elizabeth Kessler and Gregory Henchel John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker Toby Devan Lewis Michael and Rhonda Murnane Lou Ann Moritz Ransom and H. R. Ransom Martyn and Lynne Redgrave Danielle and George Skestos Bruce and Joy Soll Producers Circle Carol and David Aronowitz Ashley and Jamie Bersani Dr. Brian and Teresa Biernat Shelley Bird and Jerry Wiese Trish and John Cadwallader Sheila A. Clark and Elizabeth A. Boster Paige and Michael Crane Jerry and Jill Dannemiller Sherri Geldin DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Ellen Glimcher Linda and Bob Gorman Jack Jackson and Robert Storbeck Elizabeth and Craig Jarrell Mary and Tom Katzenmeyer Amos R. Kipnis-Stephens Java and Mark Kitrick Robert F. Klaffky Ellen and Edward Klopfer Mary Lane and Ben Wolfe Nancy Wolfe Lane Charles McGuigan Mary Beth and David R. Meuse A. J. Montero Kelly Mooney and Scott Henningsen Terry and John Morgan Mark A. Morrow and Jeffery D. Chaddock Karen and Neil Moss Joan and Steve Parrish Mr. Douglas J. Preisse Janet and Vikram Rajadhyaksha Shyam and Ram Rajadhyaksha Jane and Rich Ramsey
Neil Rosenberg Janice Roth Ann and L. Jack Ruscilli Patrick Sanderson Leigh Schmid and Karin Lunau Dr. Scott and Mrs. Robin Schumann Patricia J. Shorr Beth and Ray Silverstein Ezra Singer John Spayde Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky Charles and Sharen Turney Susan and Matthew Ungar John Wakelin and Anu Chauhan Michael Ward Rodney and Donna Wasserstrom Douglas L. Williams Bob Wood and anonymous donors Vanguard Circle Eugene C. D’Angelo, Jr. David Filipi and Dana Renga Michael Flamm and Jennifer McNally Mary L. and Richard Gray Karen and Jonathan Hook Monica and Doug Kridler Deborah Countiss Lindsay Yung-Chen and Katherine K. Lu Gerald M. McCue Tibor and Gyongyi Nadasdy Bethany Petryszak and Michael Mudd Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Saxbe Kent Thompson and Anne Valentine Martin and Sheila Torch GENERAL MEMBERSHIP Support from Wexner Center members is crucial to our success; they are an integral part of the center’s vitality and enjoy generous benefits. Becoming a valued part of our member family is easy—just visit wexarts.org/join or call the membership office at (614) 292-1777. Memberships are also available at the Patron ($125+), Household ($75+), and Friend ($50+) levels. Fellows $500–$999 Sponsors $250–$499 Fellows Shannon and James Abel Drs. Joseph Alutto and Carol Newcomb-Alutto Lisa Antolino Randy Arndt and Jeff Baker James Bach and Kimberly Hutchinson Mark Barbash Ellen O’Connell Bazzoli and James Bazzoli Kimberly Blackwell Anne Marie Blaire Kendle and Ronald Caputo Dr. John Casterline Sidney Chafetz Melanie Dheel and Scott Rhodes Jill Dillow Mike and Shireen Firouzian Jerry Friedman and Julie Robbins Nancy Friedman and Charles Perin Kate Gaylord and Dave Ungar
Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston and Dmitri Gaston Bernard and Donna Gehlmann Eloise and Dennis Gerdeman Louise B. Guthman Nancy and Tad Jeffrey Patricia and W. G. Jurgensen Audrey W. Kaiser Linda Knapp and Bill Rogers Betty and Carl Lambert Christine Lei Jeff and Kathy Lipps Barb and Doug Martin Mrs. Danielle Mason and Mr. Christopher Strunk Melinda McClimans Patricia and Robert Mueller Rosanna and Pierluigi Porcu Jennifer Randle and Jason Shonk Kathy and Fred Ransier Mark and Susan Real Gary and Constance Saltus Scott W. Schiff Suzanne Scrutton and M. ReneĂŠ Bostick Thekla and Donald Shackelford Maurice Stevens and Michelle Clonch Rev. and Mrs. R. Stanley Sutton Daniel Verdier Joan Wallick The Welles Family David Whitaker and Roger Barker Evelyn Hall Wirchainski and John L. Wirchanski Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wolfe, Jr. Sponsors Katherine Addison Dr. Dale P. Anderson and Mary R. Montgomery Elizabeth and Karl Angerman Beth and Cris Assif Eliot and Elizabeth Bank Pamela and Jack Beeler John Behal and Jim Elliott Mary Beth and Ron Berggren Lynne Bieber and Paul Grunden Roger and Sherran Blair Kevin Burns Mike Cadwell and Jane Murphy Hon. and Mrs. Donald Calhoun, Jr. Deborah and Christopher Cline Sallie and Chauncey Cochran Mark and Christine Conselyea Bette and Jerry Dare Nicholas and Betsy DeFusco Dr. William and Sara Jane DeHoff Thad and Erin DeVassie Anita and William Donaldson Janet W. Druen Carl Faller and Mary Finnegan Stacy and Matt Feeman J. Amery Fitch and Kathleen M. Fox Kristine A. Flaherty and Thomas E. Delach Arthur L. Flesch Lisa Florman and David Weinberg John Ford Allan and Carol Forsythe Susan and Frank Franano Miriam Freimer and Edward Levine Mary and Reinhard Gahbauer
Barbara and Dr. Mark Galantowicz Judy and Jules Garel Gladys Geanekopulos Bonnie and Gene Gilliom Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gonsiorowski Nathan Gordon Esther Gottlieb and Brian McHale Elaine Gounaris and Mark Winwood Lenore and Bernard Greenberg Mr. Jamie A. Greene Tom Grote and Rick Neal Michele and Steve Gurevitz Nedra Hadley Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil Beth and Bob Hamilton Susan M. Hartmann Amy Hauk and Scott Dehm Ann Heineman Christopher and Pamela Hill Paul H. and Elizabeth K. Hysell Marthalee Jenkins Dr. Jeffrey Alan Jones Benita Kahn and George Peach Ira and Debby Kane Brett and Katherine Kaufman Harold D. Keller Kelly Kight Chris and Sarah Koenig Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kunk Ursula and Wolfgang Kunze Rhonda and John Lahey Dr. Timothy and Margaret Landers Lori and John Lane Elaine Lewin Jennifer Li and Kent Collins Kimberly S. Lightle The Livecchi Family Stephen M. Malone and Debora J. Malone Jack R. Marchbanks Barbara and Thad Matta Keith G. and Courtney W. McWalter Shereen Midkiff Marta L. Morris Judith and Joseph Neidig Patrick and Anita Osmer Xenia Palus Davies Andrew Partington and Richard Trevino Kris Paulsen and Ryland Wharton Marquetta Peavy Sandy Pfening Paula and Daniel Pietryga Edward Plunkett Ellen and Art Pollack Michael R. Reese Sue Reiss Robert R. Rice, Jr. Larry and Janet Robertson Alan L. and Rochelle A. Rosen Robert Salmen Michael and Patty Schiff Lenore Schottenstein Sharon and John Seiling Barry Shank, Shari Speer, and Claire Shank Dr. W. Michael Sherman and Dr. Betty L. Rider Carol and Michael Singer Mark Skinner
Kazimierz M. Slomczynski and Jerzyna Slomczynska Allison Snow and Peter Curtis Mark Stadnik Meridith St. John and George Schwindt Richard and Vicki Stoddard Ralph and Joan Talmage Sandra J. Tanenbaum Thomas G. Thacker Craig and Connie Tuckerman Mutsuyo and James Unger Kristi Vaughn and Derek Dodds Debbie and Bob Verona Donn F. Vickers Veronica Vieland and John Oberg Jeffrey Taylor Vincent Rita Volpi and Eric Brembeck Alexander Vu Lisa R. Wente Amy Wharton Mr. and Mrs. Tom Winters Bea Wolper and Dick Emens Bernard and Miriam Yenkin Richard Yepsen and Tanya Straker Yepsen Colleen Yuhn Kelly and Robert Zwink and anonymous donors We have made every effort to recognize all of our generous donors in this listing. If we have failed to acknowledge a gift accurately, please accept our apologies and call (614) 292-2620 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, 2012.
Wexner Center Staff
Wexner Center Volunteers
Sherri Geldin, Director Jack Jackson, Deputy Director Jim Petsche, Administrative Associate
Dave Filipi, Director Paul Hill, Studio Editor Jennifer Lange, Curator, Film/Video Studio Program Mike Olenick, Studio Editor Chris Stults, Associate Curator, Film/Video
Sonia Bazan Joy Benatar Dolores Blankenship Allison Buenger Carole Dale Olga Danilova Diane Driessen Monica Dunn Joan Folpe Sylvan Frank Susie Gerald Herb Gross Chris Hill Gisela Josenhans Amber Ladd Sue Levin Becky Lowther Justin Luna Jim McCorkle Shaina Meyers Judie Nevai Pat Pound Cindy Puckett Neil Rector Angie Snapp Jeri Sutton Joan Tallan Irene Tesfai Debbie Verona Gisela Vitt
COMPUTER SERVICES Sherri Finley, Senior Systems Manager Derrek Ludwig, Systems Specialist Don Nelson, Systems Specialist DEVELOPMENT Jeffery Byars, Director Chris Koenig, Corporate Relations and Campaign Manager Shaina Parrish, Development Assistant Jenna Phillips, Membership Assistant Katy M. Reis, Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving Lisa Wente, Senior Development Officer, Proposal Services Jeff Zelli, Development Assistant
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION Scott Austin, Design Engineer Bill Barto, Mershon Auditorium Stage Manager Bruce Bartoo, Projectionist Melanie Dheel, Controller Kevin Hathaway, Senior Accountant Andy Hensler, Performance Space Stage Manager Steve Jones, Design Engineer John Smith, Technical Services Manager Mike Sullivan, Design Engineer HUMAN RESOURCES Peg Fochtman, Manager
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Erica Anderson, Senior Graphic Designer Mike Greenler, Graphic Designer Chris Jones, Director Carrie Moradi, Graduate Associate
Ann Bremner, Publications Editor Jerry Dannemiller, Director Tim Fulton, Digital Media Coordinator Charles (Tony) Pellerite, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator Erik Pepple, Community Engagement and Marketing Manager Karen Simonian, Director of Media and Public Relations Thao Thai, Graduate Associate Adam Tracht, Web and Digital Media Producer Jennifer Wray, Marketing and Media Assistant
EDUCATION Shelly Casto, Director Kelly O’Gorman DeVore, Graduate Associate Dionne Custer Edwards, Educator for School Programs Diana Gerber, Education Assistant Christina Mathison, Graduate Associate Tracie McCambridge, Educator for Docent and Teacher Programs Uttara Manohar, Graduate Associate Jean Pitman, Educator for Youth Programs Amanda Potter, Educator for Public and University Programs EXHIBITIONS Christopher Bedford, Chief Curator David Crane, Curatorial Assistant Jill Davis, Director of Exhibitions Management Dave Dickas, Preparator Bill Horrigan, Curator at Large Zak Kelley, Preparator Cheryl-Lynn May, Curatorial Assistant Christine Timney, Exhibitions and Film/Video Assistant Mark Van Fleet, Registrar Mary VanWassenhove, Assistant Registrar Patrick Weber, Chief Preparator FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING Tim Steele, Facilities Support Specialist Jayne Williams, Director of Facilities Management & Engineering Marlin Hauff, Office Associate
PATRON SERVICES Claudia Bonham, Manager, Event Services/ Scheduling and Rentals Megan Cavanaugh, Director Joanna Hammer, Coordinator, Ticketing Ashley Hrovat, Coordinator, Store Helyn Marshall, Manager, House Management/ Event Services Matt Reber, Manager, Store Mark Spurgeon, Manager, Ticketing Stephanie Varnacini, Coordinator, House Management/Ticketing Adam Vincent, Coordinator, House Management/Event Services PERFORMING ARTS Chuck Helm, Director Justin Lintelman, Program Assistant Sarah Swinford, Program Coordinator Special thanks also to all the Wexner Center’s student employees and part-time staff, as well as to the officers and staff of the university’s Division of Security and Fire Prevention Services. List current as of June 30, 2012.
DONOR CIRCLES COUNCIL Joyce Shenk, Co-chair Judy Tuckerman, Co-chair Jamie Allen Lori Barreras Ashley Bersani Trish Cadwallader Sheila Clark Amy Corna Paige Crane Lynnda Davis Nancy Gill Ellen Glimcher Rebecca Ibel Lisa Hinson Jordanne Renner Janice Roth Patti Shorr Reneé Shumate Danielle Skestos GENWEX ADVISORY COMMITTEE Karim Ali Kellie Barnhill Katie Blauser Michael S. Brown Dan Crane Jessica Fallon Cynthia Harris Jordan Kuntz Chuck Lombardo Erin Moore Betsy Pandora
Josh Quinn Jordanne Renner Reena Saucedo Matt Slaybaugh Carri Twigg
Zoraba Q. Ross Alex Shumate Reneé Shumate Toya Spencer Kalitha Williams
OFF THE GRID 2012 HOST COMMITTEE
Karim Ali Kellie Barnhill Alison Barret Ashley Bersani Katherine Blauser Jen Burton Andrew Clements Iris Coker Dan Crane Katie DeWitt Natalie DiSabato Lauren Emond Jessica Fallon Nicole Farrell Dan Gerken Dave Gillespie Jess Goldman Kareem Jackson Jennifer James Courtney Jones Lance Keeney Tyler Kocher Jordan Kuntz Andrew Levitt Francisco Luttecke Erin Moore Elisia Newsom Scott Niemet Cortney Nolan Xan Palay Betsy Pandora Shailesh Pansari Kris Paulsen Chelsea Penzone Jeff Pongonis Nikki Portman Candice Putter Josh Quinn Jordanne Renner Christie Rose Maren Roth Randy Sharma Cat Sheridan Tim Wolfe Starr Zach Waymer Christina Williams Jacob Wooten Jenny Ziessman
Lisa Anfang Rachel M. Barnes Brieanne Billman Diane Brant Jeanne Budde Constance Carroll Beverly Carter Vicki Chay-Wilkins Ben Chenoweth Ginny Cipolla Kate Clements Lee Cohen Amy Conley Esther Connors Patrick Copeland Emily Corturillo Mary Creed Bridget Cunningham Jo Ann Damon Galia Davidovitch Jack Davis Doris Davis Greg Dew Pauline Dickey Mary Beth Donaldson Allison Drda Diane Drotleff Kathleen Finneran Sam Folmar Christine Gilmore Eva Goode Bill Gresham Kara Gut Deborah Guy Mehrnaz Hadi Rick Hatem Rese Hendrix Dick Hendrix Kristen Houck Meredith Hurst Jessica Jackson Naomi Jacobs Yuxiao Jiang Bill Johnson Emily Kathe Mary Jane Kibby Kristi Kloss Danielle Kohan Natalia Krutovskaya Zina Landa Eleanor Lees Yakun Li Faith Liebowitz Syd Lifshin Xinzi Long Holly Longfellow Katie Massarella Anne McGorum Erin McGovern
SHUMATE ENDOWMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL Jennifer Beard Raeanne Ellis-Baker Kai Landis Maggie Livisay Dr. Mark Lomax, II Ruth Lomax Steven Moore
Lamce Mitchell Marina Mogilevsky May Mok Joan Moore Jennifer Myers Maggie Neola Caryn Neumann Sitong Pan Marquetta Peavy Danielle Petrosa Daniel Phillips Joe Pimmel Stephanie Poole Jim Portman Marquita Queeley Michael Rex Virginia Reynolds Sam Ricciardi Tammy Roberts Robin Robinson Laura Smales Christine Soliman Lexie Stoia Rachel Switlick Aditi Tagore Sanket Tavarageri Alexis Thomas Alondra Thompson Aaron Vaughan Pamala Vincent Mariona Vitans Amjad Waheed Saisai Wang Richard Warren Mike Wilkins Hertha Williams Meagan Winkelman Charlie Wu Alla Yelkonovich Sofia Zinkovskaya INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS Bethlehem Aderajew Maddie Albanese Isabel Andrews Emily Biesemeier Dariel Bustos-Chaves David Crane Evgenii Dvoretckii Alison Easter Sara Eilert Jacob Foskuhl Elizabeth Ginther Mike Greer Marlin Hauff Ashanté Hill Cecilia Jaquith Meagan Jones Anne Keener Amanda Keeton Chris Laster Duane McCoy Meleah Moore Sarah Mutchler Patrick O’Brien Gabriel Quick
Kaveri Raina Hayden Richer Sue Ridolfo Nicole Rome Jessica Sarber Dorrika Simmons David Thill Alyssa Tortorete Adam Wintz Dalong Yang Beryl Zhao Chelsea Zoellner
Lists reflect volunteers active between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
WEXNER CENTER INTERNATIONAL ARTS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Leslie H. Wexner, Chair E. Gordon Gee, Vice Chair James Lyski, President
Kutlug Ataman Petra Blaisse Iwona Blazwick Anne Bogart Ken Brecher Ian Buruma Maria de Corral Peter Gelb Susanne Ghez Yuko Hasegawa Philip Kaufman Barbara Kruger Phillip Lopate Bruce Mau Josiah McElheny Joseph V. Melillo Bebe Miller Michael Morris Jonathan Sehring Catharine R. Stimpson Lynne Tillman Billie Tsien John Vinci John Waters Lawrence Weschler
Trustees Nicholas K. Akins David M. Aronowitz 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 Robert H. Schottenstein Joyce Shenk Alex Shumate A. Alfred Taubman Barbara Trueman Abigail S. Wexner John F. Wolfe Ex Officio Joseph A. Alutto Mark Shanda Bruce A. Soll Mark E. Vannatta
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Photo/Image Credits Cover The Builders Association House / Divided, photo: dbox. Directors Message A Way Forward forum, photo: Kevin Fitzsimons, University Photo Services. Exceptional Artistry The Builders Association House / Divided opening night, photo: Jay LaPrete. Marie Losier by Bertrand Jacquot. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, courtesy of Marie Loiser and Bernard Yenelouis. Omer Fast installation: Katie Spengler. Elliott Hundley installation: Kevin Fitzsimons. Catalogue image: Mike Greenler. Guy Maddin’s Keyhole: Steve Ackerman, courtesy of Entertainment one. Film/ Video staff with Guy Maddin, image courtesy David Filipi. (Inset) Ernst Caramelle preliminary drawing for Wexner Center installation, 2011, pencil, watercolor on paper, courtesy of the artist, © Ernst Caramelle, 2011. Ernst Caramelle at work: Tim Fulton. Ernst Caramelle installation: Mark Steele. Film strips courtesy David Gatten. Catalogue image: Mike Greenler. (Inset) Alina Szapocznikow, Untitled (From the series Human Landscape), c.
1971–1972, watercolor and felt-tip pen on laid paper watermarked “extra strong,” 11 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches, courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanisławski, © The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, Image courtesy Piotr Stanislawski and Galerie Gisela Capitain GmbH, Cologne, photo by Fabrice Gousset, Paris. Installation image: Katie Spengler. Alexis Rockman, Biosphere: Orchids, 1993, oil on wood, 18 x 24 inches, Collection of Chuck and Joyce Shenk, © Alexis Rockman, photo courtesy of the artist. John Jasperse: photo courtesy of Tony Orrico. The Box: Anita’s Journey (Shelley Jordon, 2011), image courtesy of the filmmaker. Karrabing! Low Tide Turning (Liza Johnson and Elizabeth A. Povinelli, 2012), image courtesy of the artists. Expanded Cinema: Al Zanyk. Georges Méliès’s A Trip to the Moon (and Serge Bromberg’s The Extraordinary Voyage), courtesy Serge Bromberg & Eric Lange. Margaret, image courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. House of Pleasures, image courtesy of IFC Films. Miguel Zenón, photo: Al Zanyk. Donny McCaslin, image courtesy of the artist. David Smith installation, photo by Mark Steele. Group image, M. Christopher Jones. Sarah
Morris, Points on a Line, 2010, Red, MPEG 2, 35 minutes, 48 seconds, photo courtesy of the artist and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. tUnE-yArDs and Bill Callahan by Rachel Barbash. Feist by Mary Rozzi. Wex designers, image courtesy Columbus Society of Communicating Arts. Research and Education Pan Pan, image by Ros Kavanaugh. Nearly Lear by Doug Firster. Kinema Japan image courtesy Magnolia Pictures. (Inset) Juilliard School expansion, photo by Iwan Baan. Liz Diller image by Al Zanyk. Students in gallery, image by Jay LaPrete. Student artworks, courtesy of the artists. Return conversation image by Al Zanyk. Jon Shenk photo by Al Zanyk. The Island President, image courtesy Samuel Goldwyn Films. Art in Action image by Jay LaPrete. Art Mix Project, image courtesy Jean Pitman. Bill Frisell live, image courtesy Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois. The Great Flood film image, courtesy Fox Movietone University of South Carolina Newsfilm Library. (Inset) image of Bill Morrison by Blair Perry. Art & Environment student images by Al Zanyk.
Outreach and Engagement (Inset, top left) The Interrupters (violence interrupter and panelist Ameena Matthews pictured at right), image courtesy of Cinema Guild. (Inset, right) The Interrupters panel and Mershon Auditorium crowd, images by Al Zanyk. Trivia Night image by Blair Perry. Zoom images, top left, courtesy G Kids; top right courtesy Tradewind Pictures; bottom left by Blair Perry; bottom right by Al Zanyk. Wex-STAR benefit, images by Kevin Fitzsimons. Off the Grid images by Rachel Barbash, except 3-D image by Blair Perry. Cinema Latino image (Chico & Rita) courtesy G Kids. A Tribute to Ed Sabol & NFL Films, image by Kevin Fitzsimons. Heirloom food image by Jodi Miller, Heirloom chef’s garden image by M. Christopher Jones, and John and Kimberly Skaggs, image courtesy the Columbus Dispatch. Paula Hayes rooftop garden image by Katie Spengler. Anniversary Party images by Kevin Fitzsimons (top left), Al Zanyk (top right, bottom right), and Jay LaPrete. Additional photos and images by Wexner Center staff.
Highlights from the 2011-2012 fiscal year at the Wexner Center for the Arts