Flashback 2010-2011 IN REVIEW
wexner center for the arts
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
“The Wex is an incredible art facility, perhaps the most adventurous major gallery in America. No other art institute of its size can boast of the extensive and proactive relationship with its artist community that the Wex enjoys. What an invaluable treasure for the nation!” —GUY MADDIN, FILMMAKER
The radiant and mesmerizing light installation FETCH by Erwin Redl animated the exterior of the Wexner Center throughout much of our 21st anniversary season. Its wondrous play of optical effects captured casual passersby and committed culture seekers alike. Vibrantly illuminating the white steel grid that has become such an iconic feature of our building, FETCH quickly became something of a magnet and campus landmark, while reflecting the sense of exuberance with which we at the Wex, and those in our extended community, marked our coming of age. And throughout the last year, we celebrated this milestone of “maturity” not with staid complacency, but with an ever-fresh commitment to the rambunctious and even irreverent spirit of creative discovery and innovation that has propelled the center from its inception. Our 2010–2011 season offered a veritable cornucopia of artistic treasures and pleasures for all tastes, whether conceived by newly emerging talents or the most highly respected forces in their fields. We launched the summer season with Cinema italiano, a lively mix of classics and new releases that delighted film fans of all ages. Dance and theater enthusiasts were riveted by the US premiere of les ballets C de la B’s Out of Context and the rollicking theatrics of the Rude Mechs’ Method Gun. The sound spectrum for music lovers in the fall stretched from the influential “krautrock” of acclaimed German band NEU! to the peerless compositional inventions of Van Dyck Parks. In our galleries, the Mark Bradford exhibition came to its triumphant conclusion in Columbus prior to inaugurating a five-venue tour, with Bradford himself returning to meet Ohio State students at our annual Welcome Week Student Party. The exhibition catalogue and pioneering website continued to win accolades and awards throughout the year. The months that followed brought visits from youthful film directors such as Dani Leventhal, Jesse McLean, and Matthew Porterfield—and
from veteran Hollywood maverick Joe Dante and such other established talents as Tamra Davis, Kevin Jerome Everson, Bill Plympton, and Jay Rosenblatt. Our film series celebrating 21stCentury Independents chronicled the resurgence of indie moviemakers in the US over the past decade. By contrast, Film History 101, a new (and ongoing) series introduced in January 2011, featured monumental cinematic achievements from the past. Its inaugural cinematic “syllabus” encompassed popular classics, including Orson Welles’s Magnificent Ambersons and Howard Hawks’s His Girl Friday, and such rarely seen treasures as Ingmar Bergman’s Persona, F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise, and Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon. That same vital mix of luminaries and new voices inflected the center’s roster of visual and performing artists last year as well. Solo theater sensation Anna Deavere Smith and the internationally acclaimed Abbey Theatre appeared on our stages, but so did Philippe Quesne/ Vivarium Studio’s L’Effet de Serge, which made its mark at New York’s Under The Radar festival. Swiftly rising musical talents continued to brand an ever more pace-setting Next@Wex series, while the suite of exhibitions entitled Six Solos featured artists just on the cusp of greater renown—Erwin Redl, Megan Geckler, Gustavo Godoy, Katy Moran, Joel Morrison, and Tobias Putrih/MOS. What more fitting moment than our 21st anniversary to underscore the Wexner Center’s persistent support of new, often experimental work by younger artists looking for opportunities to push their practice in new directions? At the same time, we seek to provide campus and community with access to the most compelling and influential work of the past fifty years or more. In that regard, we were enormously fortunate to present to Wexner Center audiences the intriguing exhibition Double Sexus, featuring works by the legendary Louise Bourgeois alongside those of surrealist Hans
Bellmer, and to further illuminate their work in this year’s Lambert Family Lecture, a remarkable conversation between renowned Italian curator Germano Celant and Jerry Gorovoy, Bourgeois’s longtime studio assistant and friend. Intensive and wide-reaching collaborations, both within and beyond the university community, enhanced the center’s reach this year across all program areas. But one compelling example was the seven-performance run of Anna Deavere Smith’s Let Me Down Easy at the historic Lincoln Theatre in downtown Columbus in February. At our invitation, the Office of Student Life “bought out” the entire house one evening as a special performance for Ohio State students. The Wexner Center also partnered with Ohio State’s Stress Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Program, an initiative of OSU’s Medical Center and the Department of Psychiatry, to present a joint benefit performance on another evening. And nearly fifty other campus and community organizations were engaged by the center to expand the reach of this unique experience. Appearances by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Life in Hell, and by famed graphic novelist Art Spiegelman, author of Maus and one of our Wexner Center Residency Award artists for 2010–11, were developed in partnership with our colleagues at Ohio State’s Billy Ireland
Cartoon Library & Museum. But perhaps the most extensive and sustained partnerships of the year were the truly transdisciplinary “creative campus” collaborations surrounding the residency of vanguard theater troupe The Builders Association, which enlisted participation from faculty and students in architecture, business, history, theater, agriculture, and other fields. This remarkable artistic residency comes to fruition in October 2011, with the world-premiere performances of the Builders’ HOUSE / DIVIDED, a powerful meditation on the recent mortgage crisis filtered through the Depression-era calamities of John Steinbeck’s classic Grapes of Wrath. As you page through this pictorial survey of the center’s 2010–2011 season, you’ll come across illustrations of many of the events I’ve mentioned here and many more besides. But some institutional milestones, even momentous ones, don’t lend themselves so readily to visual representation. I’m thinking, for example, of the truly transformative $100 million gift to Ohio State announced by Leslie and Abigail Wexner in February, the single largest philanthropic commitment in the university’s history. And also of the largely behind-the-scenes efforts made possible by the Shumate Family Endowment to enhance African American participation at the center.
“It’s a center for all kinds of art…a kind of transitional point between the university and the community at large.” —NEA CHAIRMAN ROCCO L ANDESMAN, ON VISITING THE WEXNER CENTER
Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin, Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, National Council on the Arts Member Charlotte Kessler, and National Endowment for the Arts Chair Rocco Landesman at the Wexner Center in September 2010. Landesman traveled to Ohio to learn about the role of the arts in creating and sustaining livable, vibrant urban and rural centers in the state. Kessler, an active arts patron and community volunteer in Columbus, hosted Landesman’s visit to the city.
Certainly the news in December that the Wexner Center and Ohio State were awarded a $782,300 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a multidisciplinary initiative focusing on the vibrant visual and media arts culture in Brazil was an another supremely gratifying moment of 2010–11. In the first months of this four-year effort, we have focused on initial research and on convening cross-campus collaborators alongside international experts in the field to help shape the scope of our inquiry. This grant could not have come at a more opportune moment in the life of the Wexner Center and the university, both of which are increasingly committed to innovative academic and cultural research, substantive international engagement, and transdisciplinary thinking and learning. For now, think of the Brazil project as a tantalizing promise of programs and events to watch for in forthcoming reports from the Wexner Center. So too with other such ambitious projects on which the Wexner Center’s staff and board worked feverishly in 2010–11 but whose public manifestations are still months or even years away. In addition to the Builders Association’s HOUSE / DIVIDED, such projects include Canadian director Guy Maddin’s feature film Keyhole with Isabella Rossellini, and artist Shimon Attie’s MetroPAL.IS., a multichannel, immersive HD video
installation featuring members of the Israeli and Palestinian communities of New York City. Maddin’s and Attie’s works were among the most notable projects to emerge from the Wex’s Film/Video Studio program in the past season; Keyhole will be introduced by Maddin in a preview screening for our members in September 2011 and MetroPAL.IS. is scheduled to be shown in our galleries in the 2012–13 season. These and so many more creative inquiries, artistic initiatives, and unique cultural experiences combine to have made the past year a memorable one in the life of the Wexner Center. But please don’t imagine that turning 21 will in any way diminish the vitality, exuberance, or even irreverence that you have come to expect from the Wex. With the continued moral, intellectual, and financial support of our patrons from near and far, the center’s commitment to bold and pioneering cultural practice remains robust and irrepressible. Sherri Geldin august 2011
The Tender Room, a new project by Pipilotti Rist, transformed the gallery into a sensuous space filled with enormous projected images and soft hues that shifted subtly according to the light passing through colored window gels. The expansive, site-specific work was the centerpiece of Ristâ€™s solo debut in Columbus. The noted Swiss artist is known for pioneering the use of video in immersive, sculptural installations.
The Wexner Center welcomes a global array of exceptional visual arts, dance, theater, music, and cinema to out galleries, stages, and screensâ€”and sends works created here on to delight distant audiences.
“A heart-stopping show…Remarkable.”
—THE OTHER PAPER ON DOUBLE SEXUS
The Cinema italiano series presented classics by such directors as Federico Fellini and Vittorio De Sica alongside contemporary films, including Luca Guadagnino’s passionate and exquisite I Am Love. Tilda Swinton offers a riveting performance in the sensation from the Venice, Toronto, and Sundance Film Festivals.
The Wexner Center was the sole North American venue for Double Sexus: Hans Bellmer and Louise Bourgeois, a provocative exhibition initially developed by the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, that examined parallels in the work of these two influential and historically significant artists. Pictured, Bellmer’s hand-colored photograph
La Poupée (1935) and an installation view with three works by Bourgeois: the marble sculpture Eyes (2001–05) and works on paper La Maladie de l’amour (#2–3) (2008).
The Wex hosted the US premiere of Out of Context—for Pina, the latest work choreographed by Alain Platel, of les ballets C de la B, an outstanding company from Ghent, Belgium. Dedicated to trailblazing dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, Out of Context furthers Platel’s quest to amplify human emotion through body language.
Joel Morrison’s gigantic, stainless steel sculpture Victor (rat trap) (2010) was one of several new works featured in the suite of autumn exhibitions collectively titled Six Solos. Morrison’s work often evidences a wry, dark-toned humor; in sculptures such as Victor it may also offer a commentary on our violent, dangerous world.
Famed for such popular hits as The Howling (1981) and Gremlins (1984), Joe Dante knows how to create giddy entertainments that are also sophisticated satires. During a retrospective series that spanned his most popular and less known projects, Dante visited to introduce Matinee (1993), a delightful tribute to moviegoing, youth, and the golden age of sci-fi that is set in Key West during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
“The Wexner Center took a whisper of an idea I had and helped me turn it into a roar.”—MARK BRADFORD, ARTIST
Presented by the distinguished Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Ireland, TERMINUS by playwright Mark O’Rowe is a breathtaking rollercoaster of high-impact emotions, black humor, and brilliant acting. One theater fan described the play as “dark, witty, moving, and wholly original” and dubbed it his “absolute highlight of the year.”
The Wexner Center’s Mark Bradford exhibition continued to win new fans and accolades as it toured to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago (pictured). The MCA’s Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn called the show “a powerful exhibition that does nothing less than make us rethink contemporary painting.”
Outstanding contemporary movies from around the globe are always a major component of the Wexner Center’s film/ video programming. Highlights from 2010–11 would definitely include Olivier Assayas’s Carlos, Patricio Guzmán’s Nostlagia for the Light, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, and Claire Denis’s White Material (pictured), with Isabelle Huppert.
Presentations by emerging and established filmmakers bring their works to life for our audiences. Dani Leventhal, a Columbus native who now lives and works in Brooklyn, introduced her diary collage film Hearts Are Trump Again, as part of a program of new shorts from across the country. Tamra Davis (pictured with Director of Film/Video David Filipi, Sherri Geldin, and a guest) introduced Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, her intimate portrait of the meteoric art star, in a screening for Wexner Center members.
Roger Guenveur Smithâ€™s solo performance Juan and John examines social change in the US through the relationship between baseball players Juan Marichal and John Roseboro, and his own memories of the turbulent 1960s.
Nathalie Djurbergâ€™s New Movements in Fashion was one of three videos by this intriguing international artist presented in the exhibition Human Behavior: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg, along with several examples of her meticulously crafted sculptural figures and sets.
Anna Deavere Smith’s offBroadway hit Let Me Down Easy incisively examines coping with illness, injury, survivorship, and mortality. The play’s seven-show run at the Lincoln Theatre on Columbus’s Near East Side offered opportunities for partnerships with Ohio State’s Office of Student Life and Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) program. Building on the theme of
the performance, the 2011 Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change presented Smith, renowned legal scholar, author, and commentator Patricia J. Williams, and Dr. Steven Gabbe, senior vice president for Health Sciences and chief executive officer at the Ohio State University Medical Center, in a lively conversation about the past, present, and future of medical care in America.
“A mesmerizing tour de force…full of heart, humor and quiet heroism.” —COLUMBUS DISPATCH ON LET ME DOWN EASY
The Box, the center’s viewing space for video, features many works made with support from the Film/Video Studio program. Ben Russell’s Trypps #7 (Badlands), screened there to coincide with a visit during which the artist introduced his first feature, Let Each One Go Where He May.
How “identical” are identical twins? Candice Breitz’s Factum examines this question in interviews with six pairs of twins. Three works from the series, including Factum Tremblay (2009), captivated many visitors when they were on view in the Wex’s lower lobby.
A retrospective of works by famed but hardly prolific filmmaker Terrence Malick featured The Thin Red Line, the director’s visionary epic about the battle for Guadalcanal in World War II—and one of the most philosophical war movies ever produced by Hollywood.
“We can always rely on the Wexner Center to bring passion and drama to our lives. If we’re looking for an inspiring film, the latest up-and-coming band, or an engaging exhibition, we simply review the myriad offerings on the Wex calendar and delight in knowing that we will be transported, enlightened, and entertained through our time spent at the center.” —ASHLEY & JAMIE BERSANI, DONOR CIRCLES MEMBERS
The popular Next@Wex music series included the boundaryblurring performance cabaret of The Blow, the artfully eclectic compositions of Van Dyke Parks, the dance-inducing grooves of YACHT, the literary rock of the Mountain Goats, and the beguiling, candid songs of Sharon Van Etten.
In one of the dance highlights of 2010–11, Gregory Maqoma and Shanell Winlock, both originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, presented duets choreographed by Maqoma and by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in the US premiere and only US performance of their Southern Bound Comfort program.
Research and Education
Artists across the disciplines create new works and explore new ideas and approaches at the Wexner Center, while audiences of all ages discover rewarding ways to think about and appreciate the arts and the world in which we live.
"Why have a creative arts center? Because the creative arts are also about research.... The Wexner Center and its residency program are among the crown jewels at Ohio State." —E. GORDON GEE, PRESIDENT, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSIT Y.
HOUSE / DIVIDED by The Builders Association, which juxtaposes our current foreclosure crisis with John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, will have its world premiere performances here in October 2011. But members of the company were actively at work on the project at Ohio State throughout 2010–11 as part of a major creative residency spearheaded by the
Wexner Center in collaboration with Ohio State’s Department of Theatre and many other departments on campus. The project was one of only six selected for funding (from 140 applicants) by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ Creative Campus Innovations grant initiative. Members
of the company and Wexner Center Director of Performing Arts Charles R. Helm (center, at left) met with numerous classes at the university. The Builders’ work with a School of Architecture class studying the Weinland Park neighborhood near campus (above) provided inspiration for the project’s set design.
The Wexner Center and Ohio Stateâ€™s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum share a strong interest in comics, graphic novels, and animation as significant forms of creative expression. In October 2010, the Wex cosponsored appearances by Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Life in Hell; top left) and Wexner Center Reisidency
Award recipient Art Spiegelman (Maus; bottom) as part of the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art. Spiegelman also visited a Wex Lab workshop focused on cartoon art during his time on campus, along with Jeff Smith (Bone), another noted cartoon artist and graphic novelist (below left).
Ohio Shorts, the Wex’s annual showcase of short films and videos made in Ohio, helps stimulate the creativity of veteran artists and young people alike, with a youth division, open to artists 18 and under, as well as a main program for adults. Monte Patterson’s Caught (top left) and Matt Meindl’s Independents’ Day
(top right) were featured in the 2011 adult showcase. Katie and Sophie: Museum Detectives (bottom left), by 10-year-old Olivia Smith, and Four Square (bottom right), by 17-year-old Tanner Stevens, won honorable mention and first prize, respectively, in the youth division.
Wexner Center Residency Award artist Sam Green, an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, introduced and performed Utopia in Four Movements, his epic multimedia piece that was one of the hits of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Alongside the images, Green offered his own narration and cued a live soundtrack and score by the Quavers, a band from Brooklyn.
Jerry Gorovoy, artist Louise Bourgeois’s assistant and friend for thirty years, and noted critic and curator Germano Celant traded memories and insights in Remembering Louise, a tribute to the legendary sculptor presented as the 2011 Lambert Family Lecture.
Guitarist Bill Frisell and pedal steel player Greg Leisz, along with bassist Dennis Crouch and drummer Don Heffington, premiered Not So Fast: The Music of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant in two sold-out shows. Commissioned by the Wex, the project offers Frisell and his collaborators’ interpretations
of the timeless country jazz of West and Bryant, which Director of Performing Arts Charles R. Helm first introduced to Frisell years ago. The musicians also performed selections from Not So Fast for high school students in the Pages program.
“I had to hear this.”
—DAVE HOEKSTRA, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Many educational opportunities at the Wexner Center focus on teenagers and college students. High school students in the Pages art and literacy program paused to talk with Wexner Center educator Tracie McCambridge in Tobias Putrih/ MOS’s Majestic while touring the Six Solos exhibitions.
Waste Land, a thoughtprovoking film about artist Vik Muniz and his work at one of the world’s largest landfills, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, was among the many documentaries about fascinating people and crucial contemporary issues presented at the Wexner Center in 2010– 11. The film screened as part of the ecologically focused Field & Screen series and also in a special program for middle school and high school students and teachers.
Mark Bradford (second from left), the 2009–10 Wexner Center Residency Award artist in visual arts, returned to the center in fall 2010 especially to meet and talk with Ohio State students and to attend the Wex’s annual Welcome Week Student Party, with Chief Curator of Exhibitions Christopher Bedford (far left) and Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee (center).
Summer workshops at the Wex in 2010 involved young people in collage and mural techniques suggested by Mark Bradford’s art, as in Take It to the Streets: Mural Team for grades six to eight and On the Wall for high school students, both taught by artist Keturah Bobo. Students attending the annual WorldView program watched the fascinating film Afghan Star, talked with members of the central Ohio Afghan community and faculty and staff from Ohio State’s Middle East Area Studies Center, and shared a lunch of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine.
“I love to come to the Wex because I feel like I will be taken seriously as an artist who is getting started.” —TEEN PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
Outreach and Engagement
Our varied programs spark engagement among many and diverse audiences, who find open discussion and creative problem solving at the Wex.
“Thank you for bringing this stunning piece of work to Columbus and to Franklin Park Conservatory.… One of those pivotal memories for me of an experience that I will not forget.” —JOY REILLY, WOSU ARTS COMMENTATOR
Susurrus by Glasgow playwright David Leddy is a unique audio play that needs to be presented in a botanical garden; audiences experience the play by listening to it on iPods while visiting different garden sites. To bring this international sensation to Columbus, the Wex partnered with Franklin Park Conservatory in a collaboration that also presented welcome opportunities for cross-pollination among our audiences.
Programs especially for our members remind them of their special place at the heart of the Wexner Center. The movie Bill Cunningham New York, about the New York Times’ intrepid fashion photographer and commentator, delighted viewers at a member-only screening. Artist Pipilotti Rist’s own engaging personality made her public conversation with author Lynne Tillman especially appealing to a large audience that included students, Wexner Center members, and art aficionados from throughout central Ohio.
“Having this kind of an arts center as the gateway of The Ohio State University is the clearest statement about the importance— and power—of original thinking and the freedom of expression that exists at this university and in this country.” —LESLIE H. WEXNER, CHAIR, WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION
Perhaps the most significant advancement news of 2010–11 for the Wexner Center and the university was a landmark gift of $100 million from Leslie H. Wexner, announced in February 2011 and the largest philanthropic gift in university history. The Wexner Center,
Ohio State University Medical Center, and Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute will be among the primary beneficiaries of this gift. Wexner framed the gift in terms of what Ohio State and his education there meant for his life.
He also encouraged other Ohio State alumni to consider their own lives “But for Ohio State” and follow his example of generosity in “giving back” to the university.
The area premiere of the acclaimed new documentary Stonewall Uprising, about the Greenwich Village bar raid that sparked the gay rights movement, at the Wex was accompanied by Last Address, a poignant short by Ira Sachs about the toll of AIDS on the New York
art community, and a panel discussion with Director of Film/Video David Filipi, Lyn Hegarty (senior lecturer in Ohio State’s Department of History), Ira Sachs, and Doug Whaley (professor emeritus in Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law).
The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy and Baobab, this year’s performances for young audiences, introduced many young people to live theater in shows for school groups and in public presentations for families and all ages. The Wex partnered with the Columbus
Collaborating with leading regional businesses is another aspect of the Wex’s outreach and engagement strategy. When Jeni Britton Bauer, Columbus ice cream maven (and longtime Wexner Center supporter), held a launch party for her first book, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, she brought the gathering to the Wex, along with a host of eager ice cream lovers.
Metropolitan Library to help raise awareness about Baobab, a tale from West Africa presented with live music on African instruments. A special after-school outreach performance of Baobab drew audiences from many area social service organizations.
“Wex at Gateway” screenings at the Gateway Film Center take our film programming into the community but with a concentrated approach that allows each film to run for one to two weeks. Among the films in the program in 2010–11 were the 50th anniversary restoration of Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless and Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Werner Herzog’s mesmerizing 3D documentary about a trove of prehistoric cave paintings.
Programs that families can enjoy together are part of the mix that welcomes first-time visitors to center and keeps patrons coming back time and again. Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus was a hit at the 2010 Zoom: Family Film Festival, which
helped set the stage for a month-long Chaplin retrospective in May. Movies such as In the Attic, a spooky tale from the Czech Republic, and cartoons from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animation combined with hands-on
activities at Zoom, which also featured a return visit from Jim Henson’s MuppetsTM. Local media company SpaceJunk created a promotional trailer for the festival, beginning a rewarding, ongoing partnership in support of Wex programs.
Outdoor movie screenings— Wex Drive-In style—offer a dynamic point of entry to the Wexner Center and our programs for the general public and for Ohio State students as part of the annual Student Welcome Week Party in September.
“Grab a friend and go to the Wex! Whether it’s an outdoor movie or the exhibitions, the Wex is a perfect conversation starter. Once you get the conversation started, don’t stop, ask questions and find opportunities to be involved in ways that are most meaningful to you.” —CAT SHERIDAN, WEXNER CENTER MEMBER AND GENWEX CO-CHAIR
Ohio State’s College of Public Health and the Wexner Center partnered to present a free screening of No Woman, No Cry, a documentary about the risks of giving birth without adequate care made by former supermodel, activist, and first-time film director Christy Turlington Burns, who
also participated in a panel discussion after the film. Additional cosponsorships from the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Optometry helped fill Mershon Auditorium for this insightful look at a major global health concern.
From Columbus Monthly, the Columbus Dispatch, and area radio and television outlets to Vogue.com, Artforum, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, L.A. Weekly, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and National Public Radio, the Wex received attention in hundreds of mainstream and specialized media outlets in 2010–11. The diversity of the Wexner Center’s programs attracted interest
from journalists and bloggers focused on business and retail concerns, education, food, GLBT issues, new media and web innovations, and tourism, as well as those who concentrate on arts and culture. This page shows only a few samples, including the story in Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil’s largest daily newspaper, about the major Mellon Foundation grant
that will support programs showcasing Brazilian culture at the Wex in coming years. Highlights of media coverage are also archived on wexarts. org. Such coverage in print, broadcast, and digital media plays a crucial role in spreading the word about our programs and events not only to local and regional audiences but to readers across the country and around the world.
What’s Changing— Change is the only constant at the Wex. What’s Growing Innovation and a drive for continual advancement guide our programs and our operations.
Reversing the brain drain since 1989.
Conventional wisdom ends here.
Artfully dodging daily drudgery, since 1989.
The Wexner Center turns 21 this year.
The Wexner Center turns 21 this year.
The Wexner Center turns 21 this year.
Like any 21 year old, we’re in a mood to celebrate— and think about what’s up next. Whether in film, music, dance, theater, exhibitions, or public and family programs, the only constant is change.
Like any 21 year old, we’re in a mood to celebrate— and think about what’s up next. Whether in film, music, dance, theater, exhibitions, or public and family programs, the only constant is change.
Like any 21 year old, we’re in a mood to celebrate— and think about what’s up next. Whether in film, music, dance, theater, exhibitions, or public and family programs, the only constant is change.
Join us throughout this year as we pause for just a moment to look back at images and videos from our past, and special events indicative of our future.
Join us throughout this year as we pause for just a moment to look back at images and videos from our past, and special events indicative of our future.
Join us throughout this year as we pause for just a moment to look back at images and videos from our past, and special events indicative of our future.
THE XX, PHOTO: RACHAEL BARBASH
The Wexner Center’s 21st Anniversary in November 2010, sparked an internal examination of how our institution can continue to mature and grow in stature without losing the youthful sparks and flexibility that have guided us through our first two decades. The Wex21 advertising campaign
“Columbus would be a significantly lamer place without GenWex.”—ALIVE!
The Off the Grid party, organized by the GenWex young patrons group as a fundraiser for family and youth programming, marked its second year in 2011—and saw major increases in corporate sponsorship, overall ticket sales, and attendance.
received an Expy Award from Experience Columbus in honor of the center’s achievements in creating “vibrant, distinctive experiences for visitors and residents.” The Ohio General Assembly also saluted the Wex for “an exemplary record of accomplishment” on the occasion of the 21st Anniversary.
The Wex iPhone app, based on initial development by an Ohio State student, was launched in 2010 as one of the first apps from Ohio State. Refinements continue to ensure that the app stays abreast of evolving technology and user needs.
The Wexner Center’s annual Anniversary Party, a thank you event for our most generous individual and business donors, is also constantly evolving to provide an enjoyably dynamic evening for our guests.
“When I am at the Wexner Center I always feel transported—not so much to another city, but to an enchanted land where curiosity is the currency and extraordinary moments are customary.” —KATHARINE MOORE, ON THE WEX21 WEBPAGE
The Market at 15th & High completed its first year and headed into its second, with more vendors and the addition of a different food truck or cart each week.
Mark Bradford * May 8–October 10, 2010 Organized by the Wexner Center. Exhibition catalogue copublished with Yale University Press. Brochure published by the Wexner Center. Website, pinocchioisonfire.org, coproduced with Resource Interactive.
Zoe Strauss: Works for Columbus, OH * May 8–August 15 Organized by the Wexner Center. Brochure published by the Wexner Center.
SIX SOLOS Megan Geckler: Spread the ashes of the color Erwin Redl: FETCH * (through May 30) Tobias Putrih/MOS: Majestic * SCREENING SCHEDULE Happy New Year: Memorial Project Vietnam II (Jun NguyenHatsushiba, 2003) November 9–28 Shirin (Abbas Kiarostami, 2008) November 29–December 26 I Want to See (Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, 2008) December 28–January 23 Peggy and Fred in Hell (Leslie Thornton, 1985–2010) January 24–February 13
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.
Pipilotti Rist: The Tender Room * March 26–July 31 Organized by the Wexner Center. Catalogue published by the Wexner Center.
Rineke Dijkstra: Annemiek May 13–August 14 Organized by the Wexner Center.
ON TOUR 2010–2011 Luc Tuymans Dallas Museum of Art, June 6–September 5, 2010 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, October 2, 2010–January 9, 2011 Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, February 10–May 8, 2011 Organized by the Wexner Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Catalogue copublished by the Wexner Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Mark Bradford Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, November 19, 2010–March 13, 2011
Gustavo Godoy: Fast-formal Object: Flayed White*
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, May 26–September 18, 2011
Katy Moran: Selected Works
+ Gallery Talk: Mark Bradford and Christopher Bedford on May 28, 2011. Wexner Center Residency Award Artist 2009–10.
Joel Morrison: Selected Works * November 9–February 13 Organized by the Wexner Center. Brochures published by the Wexner Center.
Candice Breitz: Factum February 4–May 8
WEXNER CENTER RESIDENCY AWARD ARTIST 2010–11 Paul Sietsema
Organized by the Wexner Center.
Human Behavior: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg March 26–July 31
*The featured artists or curators of these exhibitions participated in discussion sessions, master classes, or other programs with Ohio State students.
Organized by the Wexner Center. Brochure published by the Wexner Center.
Programs from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011
les ballets C de la B Out of Context—for Pina October 8 US Premiere.
Gregory Maqoma and Shanell Winlock * Southern Bound Comfort March 30–April 2
David Leddy/Fire Exit Susurrus October 14–31
Copresented with Franklin Park Conservatory.
Rude Mechs * The Method Gun + GenWex after party with the cast.
Roger Guenveur Smith * Juan and John April 7–10 Presented in conjunction with Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Mountain Goats with Megafaun
On Fillmore with Rachel Grimes July 17
Faye Driscoll * 837 Venice Boulevard November 18–20
Califone August 26
Philippe Quesne/Vivarium Studio * L’Effet de Serge February 3–6
Hallogallo 2010: Michael Rother & Friends perform the music of NEU! with Disappears September 7
Rez Abbasi’s Invocation Motherland February 19
Van Dyke Parks with Clare and the Reasons September 24
Anna Deavere Smith * Let Me Down Easy February 22–27
Blitzen Trapper with Pearly Gate Music October 2
Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Dennis Crouch, and Don Heffington * Not So Fast: The Music of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant February 26 World Premiere. Commissioned by the Wexner Center.
Abbey Theatre * TERMINUS by Mark O’Rowe March 9
Papercuts with Still Corners March 24 Here We Go Magic with Super Desserts March 29
Steve Lehman Octet October 31
February 23 performance cosponsored by The Ohio State University’s Office of Student Life and D-Tix. February 24 benefit performance for The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Stress Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Program and the Wexner Center featured a cocktail supper hosted by Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee (for major donors) before the show and a “Curtain Call” reception with Anna Deavere Smith afterward.
Akron/Family with Delicate Steve March 2
Olof Arnalds with Cheyenne Marie Mize October 15 Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan With Willy Mason October 21 The Joy Formidable with The Dig November 8 The Blow with Melissa Dyne special guest Blair November 12 Sharon Van Etten with Julianna Barwick January 21 Lost in the Trees with Audrey & Orwell January 30 Sam Amidon with Brian Harnetty February 18
+ In-Store signing with John Wurster.
April 11 YACHT with Light Asylum May 4 Junip featuring Elias Araya, José González, Tobias Winterkorn with Acrylics May 15 Cold Cave with alt May 21 The Low Anthem with Daniel Lefkowitz June 3 Michael Chapman with William Tyler June 4 WEXNER CENTER RESIDENCY AWARD ARTIST 2009–2010 The Builders Association* HOUSE / DIVIDED *These artists or representatives of these companies participated in discussion sessions, master classes, or other programs with Ohio State students.
Media Arts and Film/Video SERIES A Summer Abroad: Cinema italiano La dolce vita (Federico Fellini, 1960) Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, 1971) La signora di tutti (Max Ophüls, 1934) Mid-August Lunch (Gianni Di Gregorio, 2008) Umberto D (Vittorio De Sica, 1952) I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, 2009) Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970) Il posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961) The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970) Mafioso (Alberto Lattuada, 1962) Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973) Divorce Italian Style (Pietro Germi, 1961) Le amiche (The girlfriends) (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1955) Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966) Come September (Robert Mulligan, 1961) Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948) The Law (Jules Dassin, 1959) July 1–August 21 Wex Drive-In The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella, 1999) + GenWex Presents: Peronis on the Plaza
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953) Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) July 15 and August 19, 2010 June 16, 2011 The Talented Mr. Ripley and Roman Holiday were also part of the Cinema italiano series. Lost in Translation launched the Kinema Japan series, which continued in July and August 2011.
Retrospective: Joe Dante It’s a Good Life [from The Twilight Zone— The Movie] (1983) Mant! (1993) Small Soldiers (1998) Gremlins (1984) Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Homecoming (2005) The Second Civil War (1997) Matinee (1993) + Introduction by Joe Dante and post-screening discussion with Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog magazine.
The Movie Orgy (1968) October 1–10, Wexner Center The ‘Burbs (1989) Innerspace (1987) October 17, Gateway Film Center Explorers (Joe Dante, 1985) The Howling (1981)
October 24, Gateway Film Center Prints of Mant! and Gremlins courtesy of the Joe Dante and Jon Davison Collection at the Academy Film Archive. Print of The Second Civil War courtesy of the Joe Dante Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
Zoom Family Film Festival In the Attic (Jiri Barta, 2009) The Circus (Charles Chaplin, 1928) Kids Flix Mix + Breakfast Pajama Party and Family Events
The Crocodiles (Christian Ditter, 2009) Wende Flicks: Last Films from East Germany whisper & SHOUT (Dieter Schumann, 1988) The Architects (Peter Kahane, 1990) Burning Life (Peter Weiz, 1994) Herzsprung (Helke Misselwitz, 1992) The Mistake (Heiner Carow, 1991) The Land beyond the Rainbow (Herwig Kipping, 1991) + Wende Flicks: An East/Central European Context, a panel discussion with Barton Byg, Katarzyna Marciniak, John Davidson, and Jessie Labov.
October 13–29 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures. Special thanks to Senior Lecturer Andy Spencer. Organized by the DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
New Directions in French & Italian Holocaust Cinema Au revoir les enfants (Louis Malle, 1987) Night and Fog (Alain Resnais, 1955) The Truce (Francesco Rosi, 1997) A Secret (Claude Miller, 2007) + Lecture by Leah Hewitt
Facing Windows (Ferzan Ozpetek, 2003) + Lecture by Millicent Marcus
October 31–November 4 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Departments of French and Italian, Comparative Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Germanic Languages and Literatures, and History of Art, and the university’s Film Studies Program, and Melton Center for Jewish Studies. Organized by Distinguished Humanities Professor Judith Mayne and Assistant Professor Dana Renga, both in the Department of French and Italian.
More Muppet™ Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy Muppet Fairytales Muppets 101 Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault November 14
+ Ice Cream Social
Party Mix Aardman Animations: Award Winning Shorts Sing! The Music of Sesame Street Sesame Street at 40: Milestones on the Street Jim Henson & Friends: Inside the Sesame Street Vault +Super Sunday: Six Solos activities
December 2–5 Cinema Latino Carancho (Pablo Trapero, 2010) The Aztec Mummy vs. the Human Robot (Rafael Portillo, 1957) Leap Year (Michael Rowe, 2010) The Ship of Monsters (Rogelio A. González, 1959) Argentina Fútbol Club (Juan Pablo Roubio, 2010) The Planet of the Female Invaders (Alfredo B. Crevenna, 1965) Alamar (Pedro González-Rubio, 2009) The Wind Journeys (Ciro Guerra, 2009) January 7–27 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Center for Latin American Studies
Field & Screen 2011 Waste Land (Lucy Walker, 2010) Tar Creek (Matt Myers, 2009) Food Design (Martin Hablesreiter & Sonja Stummerer, 2010) Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994) American Dream (Barbara Kopple, 1990) Fast Food Nation (Richard Linklater, 2006) Eating, Energy, Environment: How We Got it Wrong the First Time + Introduction by Rick Prelinger
Related event: Market and CSA Preview (see the Community Events section) February 4–24 February 4 Waste Land screening was a Recyclemania Kick-off Event cosponsored by Ohio State’s Undergraduate Student Government, Office of Student Life, Facilities Operations and Development, and Students for Recycling. Series supported by community partners Dine Originals Columbus, Global Gallery, Local Matters, Slow Food Columbus, and Wayward Seed Farm.
21st-Century Independents Night Catches Us (Tanya Hamilton, 2010) Littlerock (Mike Ott, 2010) Afterschool (Antonio Campos, 2009) Putty Hill (Matthew Porterfield, 2010) + Introduction by Matthew Porterfield
Hamilton (Matthew Porterfield, 2006) Seven Songs About Thunder + Introduction by Jennifer Reeder
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (Damien Chazelle, 2009 All the Ships at Sea (Dan Sallitt, 2003) Ballast (Lance Hammer, 2008) Beeswax (Andrew Bujalski, 2009) Two Gates of Sleep (Alistair Banks Griffin, 2010) Decay of Fiction (Pat O’Neill, 2002) March 3–31 Retrospective: Charlie Chaplin A Dog’s Life (1918) Shoulder Arms (1918) The Great Dictator (1940) Sunnyside (1919) A Day’s Pleasure (1919) A Woman of Paris (1923) Pay Day (1922) Limelight (1952) The Kid (1921) The Gold Rush (1925/42) A King in New York (1958) The Circus (1928) City Lights (1931) Modern Times (1936) The Idle Class (1921) The Pilgrim (1923) Monsieur Verdoux (1947) May 5–26 Monsieur Verdoux print courtesy of Film Desk. All other prints courtesy of Janus Films.
Retrospective: Terrence Malick The New World (2005) The Thin Red Line (1998) Badlands (1973) Days of Heaven (1978) June 2–23
VISITING FILMMAKERS AND ARTISTS Brent Green and Donna K. Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then (Brent Green, 2010) August 11 Erin Cosgrove Selected Works: What Manner of Person Art Thou? (2004–08) and A Heart Lies Beneath (2004) November 12 Sam Green Utopia in Four Movements (2010) November 19 Multimedia performance with live music and narration. Wexner Center Residency Award Artist.
Ben Russell Let Each One Go Where He May (2009) January 13 Rajko Grlic Just Between Us (2010) February 3 Dani Leventhal and Jesse McLean Look at Our Life Now: The Eternal Quarter Inch (Jesse McLean, 2008) Hold Me Now (Michael Robinson, 2008) Hearts Are Trump Again (Dani Leventhal, 2010) Magic for Beginners (Jesse McLean, 2010) Cry When It Happens (Laida Lertxundi, 2010) These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us (Michael Robinson, 2008) Draft 9 (Dani Leventhal, 2003) In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (Fern Silva, 2010) February 16 Bill Plympton Idiots and Angels (2008) preceded by The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger (2010) + Book signing in the Wexner Center Store
April 15 Jay Rosenblatt I Just Wanted to Be Somebody (2006) The Smell of Burning Ants (1994) Human Remains (1998) King of the Jews (2000) The D Train (2011) Phantom Limb (2005) Afraid So (2006) The Darkness of Day (2009) April 29–30 Kevin Jerome Everson Artist’s Talk Erie May 24–25
CONTEMPORARY SCREEN Everyone Else (Maren Ade, 2009) July 23–24 Women without Men (Shirin Neshat, 2009) July 30–July 31 Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009) August 13–14 The Anchorage (Anders Edström & C.W. Winter, 2009) November 5 Army of Crime (Robert Guédiguian, 2009) November 10 Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010) November 21 Around a Small Mountain (Jacques Rivette, 2009) December 17–18 White Material (Claire Denis, 2009) preceded by Atlantiques (Mati Diop, 2009) January 21–22 Nine Nation Animation February 25 And Everything Is Going Fine (Steven Soderbergh, 2010) March 18–19 Poetry (Lee Chang-dong, 2010) April 1–2 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010) April 22–23 The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira, 2010) April 28 The Time That Remains (Elia Suleiman, 2009) May 3–4 Mère Folle (Crazy Mother) (Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker, 2010) May 13 Cosponsored by Project Narrative, an initiative of Ohio State’s Department of English.
Chronicle of a Disappearance (Elia Suleiman, 1996) Divine Intervention (Elia Suleiman, 2002) May 14
Poison (Todd Haynes, 1991) May 20–21
Ne Change Rien (Pedro Costa, 2009) February 11–12
Le Quattro Volte (Michelangelo Frammartino, 2010) June 17–18
Nostalgia for the Light (Patricio Guzmán, 2010) March 8–9
The Robber (Benjamin Heisenberg, 2010) June 24–25
Disco and Atomic War (Jaak Kilmi, 2009) April 7
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (Craig McCall, 2010)
Double Take (Johan Grimonprez, 2009) September 9–10 Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (Mark N. Hopkins, 2008) September 16–17 Cropsey (Joshua Zeman & Barbara Brancaccio, 2009) September 23–24 My Neighbor, My Killer (Anne Aghion, 2009) September 28–29 Stonewall Uprising (Kate Davis & David Heilbroner, 2010 Last Address (Ira Sachs, 2010) + Introduction by Ira Sachs and post-screening panel discussion with Ira Sachs, Doug Whaley, and Lyn Hegarty.
October 7–8 Two in the Wave (Emmanuel Laurent, 2009) October 14–15 Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medrea, 2009) + Introduction by Serge Bromberg
October 29 The Red Chapel (Mads Brügger, 2009) November 17 Enemies of the People (Thet Sambath & Rob Lemkin, 2010) November 30
Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today (Stuart Schulberg, 1948) + Introduction by restoration producer Sandra Shulberg
February 26–27 Every Man for Himself (Jean-Luc Godard, 1980) March 4–5 Shoah (First Era) (Claude Lanzmann, 1985) April 10
Shoah (Second Era) (Claude Lanzmann, 1985) April 17
Koryo Saram: The Unreliable People (Y. David Chung & Matt Dibble, 2007)
FILM HISTORY 101
+ A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1946)
+ Introduction by David Chung
May 10 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Institute for Korean Studies and Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
Behind Enemy Lines: The Real Charlotte Grays (Jenny Morgan, 2002) + Introduction by Jenny Morgan
May 18 Presented as part of the Camouflage Project, produced by Ohio State’s Department of Theatre and Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design (ACCAD) with support from the College of the Arts and Humanities, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and CocaCola Critical Difference for Women Grants. Visit camouflage.osu.edu for more information.
My Perestroika (Robin Hessman, 2010) June 3–4 Blank City (Céline Danhier, 2010) + Unmade Beds (Amos Poe, 1976) and Permanent Vacation (Jim Jarmusch, 1980)
The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942) January 18 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F. W. Murnau, 1927) February 22 His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940) preceded by One Week (Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, 1920) March 29 Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) preceded by Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943) April 12 Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990) May 17 Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953) June 21
June 10–11 FILM STUDIES LECTURES CLASSICS Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) August 6–7 Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson, 1970) September 3–4
Boxing Gym (Frederick Wiseman, 2010) December 10–11
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) November 26
Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg, 2010) January 28–29
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953) December 16 On the Bowery (Lionel Rogosin, 1957) + The Perfect Team (Michael Rogosin, 2009)
Giancarlo Lombardi Lost in Theory: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lost but Were Too Afraid to Ask Derrida, Foucault, and Lacan April 11 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of French & Italian.
Sean O’Sullivan The Perpetual Problem of British Cinema May 26
SECRET CINEMA Ski Troop Attack (Roger Corman, 1960) High School Caesar (O’Dale Ireland, 1960) August 10 Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur, 1957) December 9 Charley Varrick (Don Siegel, 1973) March 26 SPECIAL EVENTS A Map of the New Lands: Selected Shorts The Third Body (Peggy Ahwesh, 2007) dwarfs the sea (Stephanie Barber, 2007) Interior, New York Subway, 14th St. to 42nd St. (G. W. Bitzer, 1905) Ghost Algebra (Janie Geiser, 2009) There There Square (Jacqueline Goss, 2002) Walkway (Ken Jacobs, 2009) Junkopia (Chris Marker, 1981) horizon line (Katherin McInnis, 2009) Trains Are For Dreaming (Jennifer Reeves, 1999–2009) Ah! Liberty (Ben Rivers, 2008) The Coming Race (Ben Rivers, 2006) ^v^v^vVv^^v^^v^v^v^v^vV^^ (Stacie Sells, 2008) Hotel Cartograph (Scott Stark, 1983) October 21 Critics Choice: Scott Tobias of The Onion’s A.V. Club Miami Blues (George Armitage, 1990) October 22 Jerry Beck: The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons + Book signing with Jerry Beck
October 28 The Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival November 18 Night Train to Terror (Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, 1985) March 5
The Banff Mountain Film Festival April 5 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Recreational Sports Outdoor Adventure Center and Outdoor Source.
Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame + Introduction by David Filipi, Director of Film/Video
April 8–9 Special thanks to Jim Gates of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library and Rick Prelinger of Prelinger Associates, Inc.
Ohio Shorts and Ohio Shorts Youth Division + Reception
April 16 THE BOX 54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 Minutes (Dani Leventhal, 2009) July 57.600 seconds of invisible night and light (Flatform, 2010) August the inversion, transcription, evening track and attractor (Stephanie Barber, 2008) September
Abandon (Pouran Esrafily, 1998) May The Mirrored Curtain (Lori Felker, 2011) June WEX AT GATEWAY Waking Sleeping Beauty (Don Hahn, 2009) June 25–July 8 Trash Humpers (Harmony Korine, 2009) July 9–15 The Father of My Children (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2009) July 16–22 The Oath (Laura Poitras, 2010) July 23–August 5 The Thorn in the Heart (Michel Gondry, 2009) July 30–August 5 Mademoiselle Chambon (Stéphane Brizé, 2009) August 6–12
Equator (Amy Yoes, 2010) October
Restrepo (Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger, 2010) August 13–26
At Face Value (Zachary Formwalt, 2008) November
Mid-August Lunch (Gianni Di Gregorio, 2008) August 27–September 2
Last Address (Ira Sachs, 2010) December 1
Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, 2009) September 3–9
Day With(out) Art film screening.
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) September 10–16
Ohio Shorts Youth Division Highlights December 2–31 Trypps #7 (Badlands) (Ben Russell, 2010) January The Flight of Tulugaq (O Voo de Tulugaq) (André Guerreiro Lopes, 2010) February Tears Cannot Restore Her: Therefore, I Weep (Jennifer Reeder, 2010) March come lontano (As if Far Away) (Doug Ischar, 2010) April
The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector (Vikram Jayanti, 2009) September 17–23 Kings of Pastry (Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, 2009) September 24–October 7 Winnebago Man (Ben Steinbauer, 2009) October 8–14 Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) October 15–21
A Film Unfinished (Yael Hersonski, 2010) October 22–November 4
The Housemaid (Im Sang-soo, 2010) March 4–10
Stonewall Uprising (Kate Davis & David Heilbroner, 2010) November 5–11
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (Omar Majeed, 2009) March 11–17
Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields (Kerthy Fix & Gail O’Hara, 2010) November 12–18
Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong, 2007) March 18–24
Tibet in Song (Ngawang Choephel, 2009) November 19–24 Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, 2009) November 25–December 2 Enter the Void (Gaspar Noé, 2009) December 3–9 Last Train Home (Lixin Fan, 2009) December 10–16 Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010) December 17–23 Vision—from the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (Margarethe von Trotta, 2009) December 24–30
Cold Weather (Aaron Katz, 2010) March 25–31 Cracks (Jordan Scott, 2009) April 1–7 Whole Foods Market’s Do Something REEL Film Festival April 3 Into Eternity (Michael Madsen, 2009) April 8–14 Kaboom (Gregg Araki, 2010) April 15–21 Queen to Play (Caroline Bottaro, 2009) April 22–28 Rubber (Quentin Dupieux, 2010) April 29–May 5
Four Lions (Chris Morris, 2010) December 31–January 6
Cave of Forgotten Dreams [in 3D] (Werner Herzog, 2010) May 6–19
My Dog Tulip (Paul & Sandra Fierlinger, 2009) January 7–13
L’Amour Fou (Pierre Thoretton, 2010) June 17–23
Inspector Bellamy (Claude Chabrol, 2009) January 14–20
Nora’s Will (Mariana Chenillo, 2008) January 21–27
+Introduction by David Filipi
Hadewijch (Bruno Dumont, 2009) January 28–February 3
WEXNER CENTER RESIDENCY AWARD ARTISTS 2010–2011
The Cremaster Cycle (Matthew Barney, 1994–2002) February 4–10 Nénette (Nicolas Philibert, 2010) February 11–17 Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (Kenneth Bowser, 2010) February 18–24 Waste Land (Lucy Walker, 2010) February 25–March 3
Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame April 2011, BAMcinématek, Brooklyn
Sam Green Art Spiegelman FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM (FORMERLY ART & TECH RESIDENCY) ARTISTS Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS (2011) Phyllis Baldino: Absence Is Present: MayJuneJuly (2011) Marc Joseph Berg: Untitled (2010)
Barbara Bickart: WHEN: Kent State (in progress) Una-Kariim Cross: Same Difference and Other Meditations (2010) Moyra Davey: Les Goddesses (2011) Pouran Esrafily: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday (2011); The Sun Will Rise (2011) Kevin Everson: Ten Five in the Grass (in progress) Lori Felker: The Mirrored Curtain (2011) Jesse Aron Green: The Allies (2011) Sam Green: The Universal Language (2011) C. A. Griffith and H. L. T. Quan: América’s Home (2011) William E. Jones: various new works Shelley Jordan: Anita’s Journey 2011 Jeanne Liotta: Crosswalk (2010) Dani Leventhal: work-in-progress Lilla Locurto and Bill Outcault: Flaneur (2011) Marie Losier: The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011) Guy Maddin: Hauntings (in progress); Keyhole (2011) Michael Mercil: Covenant (in progress) Jennifer Reeder: Tears Cannot Restore Her: Therefore I Weep (2010) Susan Shaw: Gizmo Kaleidoscope (2010); Sibylline Fracture (2010) Deborah Stratman: ...These Blazeing Starrs! (2011) Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky: Almost There: A Portrait of Peter Anton (in progress) Jeff Wray: The Evolution of Bert (in progress) Amy Yoes: Equator (2010) Shimon Attie’s Metro.PAL.IS premiered in January 2011 at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and is on the Wexner Center exhibition schedule for 2012–13. Jeanne Liotta’s Crosswalk premiered at the 2010 New York Film Festival in the “Views from the AvantGarde” program. Maria Losier’s The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye won the feature film grand prize at the 2011 Festival IndieLisboa in Lisbon, Portugal; a Teddy Award for best documentary and the Caligari Film Prize in the vanguard “Forum” section of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival in Berlin, Germany; special mention for the Louis Marcorelles Prize and the Library Prize at the 2011 Cinema du Reel international documentary film festival in Paris, France; and the audience award at the 2011 BAFICI (Buenos Aires festival of international independent film), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Guy Maddin’s Hauntings premiered (as a work in progress) at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in an installation format. Maddin’s Keyhole is scheduled to premiere in Toronto in 2011 and will be presented at the Wexner Center in a special screening for members in September 2011.
Education and Public Programs PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS
PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS
Tours for school groups (Grades K–12)
In-service programs and networking/outreach with educators and teachers in training
Expanded Classroom: Contemporary Art in Practice (Grades K–8) Pages: An Art & Writing Program (Grades 9–12) Featured arts experiences: Six Solos (exhibition); Forbidden Lies (film); Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Dennis Crouch, and Don Heffington: Not So Fast: The Music of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant (performance). WorldView Winter 2011 (Grades 9–12) Film screening of Afghan Star with discussion and lunch afterward February 28 Presented in partnership with Ohio State’s Middle East Area Studies Center and Café Shish Kebab.
International Films for School Groups Waste Land School Screening February 4 (Grades 9–12) Doctors without Borders School Screening November 19 (Grades 9–12) Zoom School Screenings: The Crocodiles, Kids Flix Mix, Girls POV December 6, 8, and 10 (Grades K–8) International Performances for Outreach/School Groups (Grades K–12; adult learning programs) Théâtre Motus (Longueuil, Canada) Coproduced with Troupe SÔ (Mali) Baobab March 10–11 Slingsby (Adelaide, Australia) The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy May 11–13 Art & Environment (Grades 11–12) January 19–June 1 Interventions: Students Respond to the Environment (exhibition) May 26–June 1 Art Spiegelman: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale Talk for High School Students May 18
Global Institute for Teachers Welcome Reception Film Screening: Forbidden Lies Film in the Classroom Breakout Session August 3–4 Collaboration with Ohio State’s Office of International Affairs.
ThinkTank 2010 September 23–December 2 A graduate-level course offered through Ohio State’s School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education.
Teacher Open House 2010 With guest speaker Terry Barrett, professor emeritus, The Ohio State University September 30 Teacher Tour Night Featuring the Six Solos exhibitions November 17 Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom With Julian Lee October 15 Creating Reality: Exploring Digital Manipulation through Photoshop With Justin Luna January 15 Teacher Film Night Featuring A Touch of Greatness February 2 Stand Together to Make it Better: A Forum on Bullying for Educators and Families With Dante Brown and Liv Gjestvang March 5 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Multicultural Center in the Office of Student Life.
Teacher Tech Camp: Building a Media Rich Blog with Dan Gerdeman and Corey Aumiller June 8–10
FAMILY, YOUTH, AND TEEN PROGRAMS Summer Kids and Teen Arts Fusion workshops 2010 Summer Kids and Teen Arts Fusion workshops 2011 Fusion Fest 2010 August 12 Outreach Program with Kaleidoscope Youth Center 18 sessions; October–May Zoom: Family Film Festival (see complete program list in the film/video section) December 2–5 International Performances for Families Théâtre Motus (Longueuil, Canada) Coproduced with Troupe SÔ (Mali) Baobab
+ African Storytime at the Columbus Metropolitan Library (February 26) + Family puppet making activity, ASL interpretation, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (March 12 matinee)
March 11–12 Support provided by the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
Slingsby (Adelaide, Australia) The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy + Family puppet making activity
May 13–15 Wex Lab Workshops Comics & Graphic Novels (ages 7–13) With Julian Lee October 16 Don’t Just Sit There—Get Ready for Ohio Shorts (teens) With Alex Mangen February 12 Improv Theater (teens) With Robin Post May 21 The Other Prom May 14
SELECTED ADULT PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Group exhibition tours
With Ohio State Faculty Members Sandra Macpherson (English) and Shannon Winnubst (Women’s Studies) April 13
Walk-In Tours Artist’s Talks, Panel Discussions, and Endowed Lectures An Evening with Matt Groening October 16 Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum as part of the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art.
Art Spiegelman October 17 Wexner Center Residency Award Artist. Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum as part of the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art.
Tobias Putrih November 7 Erwin Redl November 18 Joel Morrison January 20 Gustavo Godoy January 27 Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change Anna Deavere Smith: Listening to America A Conversation about Let Me Down Easy With Special Guests Dr. Steven Gabbe and Patricia Williams + ASL interpretation; archived live-streamed video on wexarts.org
February 28 Pipilotti Rist with Lynne Tillman March 25 Lambert Family Lecture Jerry Gorovoy and Germano Celant: Remembering Louise Bourgeois + Archived live-streamed video on wexarts.org
April 26 Art Spiegelman Dick Tracy, Chester Gould, and More + Archived live-streamed video on wexarts.org
Double Take: Double Sexus
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.
Program for Arts & Humanities Development Gallery Presentations August 10 Organized by the Program for Arts and Humanities Development.
Envisioning Organization: Architecture + Information November 5–6 Organized by Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture, and cosponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Fisher College of Business.
Thinking About Race: Panel Discussion November 10 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Humanities Institute, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, and Wexner Center for the Arts.
David Wojnarowicz: A Fire in My Belly: Screening and Discussion December 9 Part of an impromptu, nationwide initiative to show and discuss several versions of this work in the aftermath of the controversy prompted by its inclusion in the Hide/Seek exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
How Do We Restore Civility? A Conversation with OSU President E. Gordon Gee March 2
Organized by Ohio State’s Humanities Institute.
Wexner Center Residency Award Artist. Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
No Woman, No Cry: A Film and Panel Discussion With the film’s director, Christy Turlington Burns April 13
Francoise Mouly: TOON Books and Young Readers May 20 Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Colleges of Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Optometry, and the Wexner Center.
Multicultural Comics: A Panel Discussion April 14 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Latino and Latin American Studies Space for Enrichment and Research (L.A.S.E.R.), Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Humanities Institute, Popular Culture Studies program, and the Wexner Center.
Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit 2011 (APTE) April 15 Presented by Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, and cosponsored by the Wexner Center.
Kaja Silverman: Behold the Invisible April 21 2011 Franklin M. Ludden Lecture. Presented by Ohio State’s Department of the History of Art, and cosponsored by the Wexner Center.
40 Years of the Humanities at Ohio State: Views of the Deans April 22 Presented by Ohio State’s Humanities Institute, and cosponsored by the Wexner Center.
Cosponsored Writer’s Readings Annie Cohen-Solal: Leo Castelli and His Circle Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Melton Center for Jewish Studies and the Departments of Comparative Studies, French and Italian, Germanic Languages and Literatures, and History of Art.
Justin Spring Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of English and the Sexuality Studies Program.
Claudia Emerson and Richard Bausch Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.
Cosponsored Artists’ Talks Suzanne Bocanegra, George Rush, Mark Tribe, Garnet Hertz, Shane Mecklenburger, Matt Kenyon, and For Todd DeVriese Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of Art.
Orly Genger and Judy Pfaff Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Graduate Student Art Club and the Department of Art.
Marshall Chapman Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Office of the President.
Selected Community and Member Events COMMUNITY EVENTS
OHIO STATE & STUDENT EVENTS
First Sundays Free Thursdays (after 4 pm)
OUAB Graduate and Professional Student Reception August 19
Private exhibition and building tours
Student Talk with Mark Bradford September 21
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Tamra Davis, 2010)
Super Sunday: Mark Bradford October 3 Super Sunday: Six Solos and Zoom December 5 Market and CSA Preview February 24 Presented in conjunction with the Field & Screen film series.
The Market at 15th & High Thursdays, July 1 to October 28; May 5 to June 30 Art Museum Day May 18 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home Book Release Party June 11
Welcome Week Student Party Featuring outdoor screening of Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968) September 21 Tamra Davis: Music Videos A Visiting Filmmaker Event for Students September 30 Photovoice (a photography and storytelling project for OSU students with disabilities) November–April 2011
+ Introduction by Tamra Davis
September 30 Bill Cunningham New York (Richard Press, 2010) April 14 Wexner Center 21st Anniversary Party November 6 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.
Cosponsored by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
Cosponsored with the Student Wellness Center, Office of Disability Services, and the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center.
Six Solos Preview Brunch for Members November 7
Best in Show: OUAB Art Festival May 20
Columbus Museum Partnership Day November 26
Eric Davidson on We Never Learn
Cosponsored with the Ohio Union Activities Board.
Member Appreciation Weekend December 2–5
+ Afterparty with DJ set by Eric Davidson and performances by the Ex-Whites, Necropolis, and Shorty Hognut.
July 9 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center Store and GenWex.
Trivia Nights September 15 April 13 A Rude After Party with Rude Mechs October 21
Wexner Center Student Council Meetings September 30, October 7, March 31, April 28 Ohio State Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days December 9, March 3, May 26
Spring Exhibitions Opening Celebrations March 25 Store Sales for Members August 20–September 5 September 23–30 December 2–5 March 3–6 June 2–5
Pecha Kucha Columbus November 10
CORPORATE/BUSINESS EVENTS For associates and clients of our Corporate Council members
Drink It In: Six Solos January 20
Private exhibition and building tours
Off the Grid With DJ sets by Shuttle (Nate of Passion Pit/Ninja Tune), DJ Patrick (O-GEE), live music and visuals from Shin Tower Music, and video projections by Rainer (DIG!) April 30
Private receptions before or after selected events
Totally Wired Happy Hour May 26 A collaboration with Agit Reader blog.
Business casual trivia nights (at the Wexner Center and off site)
Thanks to You— Our Donors CAPITAL AND ENDOWMENT GIFTS The Wexner Center for the Arts Building Fund Leslie H. Wexner in memory of Harry L. Wexner
SPECIAL PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS 2010–11 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences AEP Ohio American Airlines/American Eagle
Permanent Endowment Su Au Arnold Preservation and Maintenance Fund for the Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium
American Electric Power Foundation Arts Midwest
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
Aurora Capital Associates
Raven’s Glenn Winery
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Reed Arts The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Capgemini U.S. LLC
Rohauer Collection Foundation, Inc.
Corna•Kokosing Construction Company
Joyce and Charles Shenk Teiger Foundation Time Warner Cable
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP The Forbes Company
The Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change Endowment
Association of Performing Arts Presenters—Creative Campus Innovations
The Doris Duke Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
William Fung Family Endowment Fund
Battelle Big Lots
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Program Fund
The Blackwell Inn
Abigail and Leslie Wexner
Mall of America
Broad Art Foundation
Wolfe Associates, Inc.
The Anita and Michael Goldberg— Rite Rug Company and its founder, Duke Goldberg Endowment for Wexner Center Children and Family Programs
Thrive in Five The Trueman Family Village Family Medicine
Columbus Music Co-op
Glimcher Global Novations Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. LT Custom Furnishings Inc. The Macerich Company
Cisco Systems, Inc. The Columbus Dispatch
The Georgetown Company
PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS
The Olshan Family Oxford Properties Group
Contemporary Art Centers Network, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
Simon Property Group
Limited Brands Real Estate Division Fund for Architecture and Design Programs
The Columbus Dispatch
Sogeti USA, LLC
The Taubman Company
Dine Originals Columbus
Columbus Young Professionals Club
Tri Tech Laboratories/KDC
Ethel Manley Long Fund
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Dine Originals Columbus
Vee Pak, Inc.
The John McKitrick Family Fund for Mershon Auditorium
The Lawrence and Jean Mervis Education Endowment Fund
Evolution Security Solutions
American Electric Power
Germain Motor Company
The Ohio State University Department of Recreational Sports East Asian Studies Center Office of Student Life Multicultural Center
Artistic Carton Company
Carl E. Haas Trust The Lambert Family Lecture Series Endowment
The Ohio State University Class of 1934 Endowment Fund The Ohio State University Class of 1985 Endowment Fund
Nancy and Dave Gill Agnes Gund
The Jean E. Parish Endowment
Shumate Family Endowment Fund
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
The Mark T. Tappen Fund
The Japan Foundation
Tuckerman Family Endowment for Children’s Programs
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Harrison Koppel Wexner Endowment for Children’s Programs Wexner Center Foundation Trustees Endowment Fund GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT 2010–11 Greater Columbus Arts Council The Columbus Foundation William C. and Naoma W. Denison Fund Edith Doud Unrestricted Fund
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Homage KeyBank Mary G. and C. Robert Kidder John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker Bill and Sheila Lambert Toby Devan Lewis Dorothy Lichtenstein Limited Brands The McGraw-Hill Companies Meet the Composer Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Middle West Spirits
Ohio Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts National Performance Network New England Foundation for the Arts / National Dance Project Nimoy Foundation Ohio Arts Council The Ohio State University Department of French and Italian UniPrint
The Other Paper Outlook (614) Magazine Slow Food Columbus Spacejunk Media ThisWeek Community Newspapers Time Warner Cable Wayward Seed Farm CORPORATE COUNCIL 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 Mills James Resource Interactive
Orange Barrel Media
Pam’s Market Popcorn, LLC
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Pella Window and Door Ron and Ann Pizzuti
Ward & Olivo
Aronov Realty Avery Dennison Best Pacific Textile Ltd. Bocchi Laboratories Bogart Lingerie LTD Brandix Lanka Limited CB Richard Ellis CB Richard Ellis UK & EMEA Cisco Systems, Inc. Clover Group International Ltd. Colucci & Umans Cosmetic Essence, Inc. Diversified Distribution Systems, Inc. Firmenich Inc. Fontheim International, LLC Gregory Greenfield & Associates, Ltd. Hansoll Textile Ltd. Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate JP Morgan Chase The Kraft Group Live Technologies M/I Homes Foundation MAS Holdings (Pvt) Limited Sri Lanka Matrix Psychological Services, Inc. The MGHerring Group Namyang International Co., Ltd. Onyx Packaging Corporation Pioneer Elastic Regina Miracle International Limited Related Urban
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Nelson’s Seasonal Decor, LLC
New Bond Textiles Limited
Benefactors Circle $10,000–$24,999
Troutman Sanders LLP
ABM Janitorial Services
Armory Circle $5,000–$9,999
Vornado Realty Trust
Pacific Textiles Limited
Bailey Cavalieri LLC
Producers Circle $2,500–$4,999
Paramount Group, Inc.
Blossom Wealth Enterprises, Ltd.
Director’s Circle $1,500–$2,499
Parawin Industries Limited
The Boston Consulting Group
Vanguard Circle $1,000–$1,499
Perez & Morris LLC
Busana Apparel Group
Cerie International Ltd.
Alene Candles, LLC
Powell Family Foundation
DAVACO Retail Services
Mary G. and C. Robert Kidder
Precise Packaging, Inc.
DHX-Dependable Hawaii Express
Bill and Sheila Lambert
Atlas Industrial Electric
Primaris Management Inc.
Dove Building Services
The Pizzuti Family Foundation
Project Control Systems
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Marshall Rose and Candice Bergen
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.
Pyramid Controls, Inc.
Empire Express, Inc.
Joyce and Charles Shenk
Rexel Capitol Light
Empire Wave Limited
A. Alfred Taubman
Business Furniture Installations
Robin Enterprises Co.
Essential Ribbons, Inc.
Trueman Family Foundation
The Cafaro Foundation
Abigail and Leslie Wexner
Carmen’s Distribution Systems Inc.
Russco Retail General Contractors
Expeditors International of Washington Inc.
San-Mar Laboratories, Inc.
Expolanka USA LLC
Don M. Casto Foundation
Schenker, Inc./Star Global Division
Fenwick & West LLP
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Carol and David Aronowitz
Central City Title Agency, Ltd. Commercial Contractors, Inc.
Senn Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, LLC
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.
Continental Office Environments
H & Y Development Co., Ltd.
Cosmetic Laboratories of America
644 BRDY Realty
Interior Crafts, Inc.
Nancy Kramer and Christopher Celeste
Cousins Properties Foundation
South Coast Plaza
Paul Michael Schmucker
Crystal Martin (Hong Kong) Limited
Special Dispatch of California Inc.
Studio Russell James
Jiaxing Senchauang Fashion Co., Ltd
Doris International Inc.
The Superior Group
Kroll Associates, Inc.
Michael and Denise Glimcher
Eckinger Construction Co.
Linda Heasley and Stephen F. Coady
E. C. Provini Company, Inc.
New Plaza Garment Factory Co. Ltd.
Emerson Network Power/Liebert Corporation
Tainan Enterprises Co., Ltd.
NYK Line (North America) Inc.
James Henderson and Katherine Kuck
Travel Solutions Inc.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Huguette and Dennis Hersch
Esquel Enterprises Ltd.
Triangle Distribution Inc.
Permit Resources, Inc.
Toby Devan Lewis
Federal Realty Investment Trust
20 VIC Management Inc.
Phong Phu International JSC
Donna and Larry James
PIPP Mobile Storage Systems
Elizabeth and Craig Jarrell
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP
Merilynn and Tom Kaplin
PT. Golden Flower
Elizabeth Kessler and Gregory Henchel
Fortune Footwear, Inc.
DONOR CIRCLES MEMBERS
Yakjin Trading Corporation Trustees Circle $25,000+
Fullcharm Knitters Limited
RCS Logistics, Inc.
Forward Air Solutions
Sei Hoi Holdings (HK) Ltd.
Fragrance Resources, Inc.
Ann Arbor & Advanced Distribution, Inc.
Garlock Printing and Converting Corporation
Apropos Studio, Inc.
Sovereign Logistics, Inc.
Arent Fox LLP
The Gilbert Company
The Brickman Group
Golden Win Group, Ltd.
Commercial Cutting & Graphics, LLC
Winson Universal Limited
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
Coyote Management, L.P.
Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP
International Intimates Inc.
Davis Street Land Company
Jim Wilson & Associates LLC
Donovan & Yee LLP
Femina Lace International Co. Ltd.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Lambert Sheet Metal, Inc.
Hansae Co Ltd.
Law Office of John T. O’Rourke
Industrial Color Software
Lee Hecht Harrison
Madesin General Contractors Ltd.
Lee Smith & Associates Co. LPA
Luen Thai International Group Ltd.
Mainline Information Systems
MKM Distribution Services
Makalot Industrial Co., Ltd.
Noyon North American, Inc.
Shremshock Architects, Inc.
Merit Tat International Limited
Silver Threads Inc.
MJB Electric Service, Inc.
Steiner + Associates
MOL (America) Inc.
Morguard Investments Limited
Timothy J. O’Donnell Corporation
Fred Olivieri Construction Company
South Pacific Fashions Ltd.
Ann and John F. Wolfe
Loann W. Crane Nancy and Dave Gill
John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker Mary Lane and Ben Wolfe Nancy Wolfe Lane Mark A. Morrow and Jeffery D. Chaddock Lou Ann Moritz Ransom and H. R. Ransom Lynne and Martyn Redgrave Danielle and George Skestos Joy and Bruce Soll Ric Wanetik and David Hagans Producers Circle Karen Bell and Ben Maiden Ashley and Jamie Bersani Teresa and Dr. Brian Biernat Shelley Bird and Jerry Wiese Trish and John Cadwallader Sheila A. Clark and Elizabeth A. Boster Jerry and Jill Dannemiller Sherri Geldin DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Ellen Glimcher Linda and Bob Gorman
David G. Horn and Victoria E. Powers
Gerald M. McCue
Una Yuhua Tsou and Ken Hunter
Tibor and Gyongyi Nadasdy
Jack Jackson and Robert Storbeck
Rebecca and Sebastian Ibel
Kathy and Fred Ransier
Elizabeth and Karl Angerman
Mary and Tom Katzenmeyer
Marci and Bill Ingram
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Saxbe
Beth and Cris Assif
Amos R. Kipnis-Stephens
Vijaya Iyer and Jeff Smith
Catherine Strauss and John Lowe
Eliot and Elizabeth Bank
Java and Mark Kitrick
Susan and Michael Jeffries
Kent Thompson and Anne Valentine
Pamela and Jack Beeler
Robert F. Klaffky
Sarah and Edward Kistner
F. Leon Wilson
John Behal and Jim Elliott
Ellen and Edward Klopfer
Dr. and Mrs. Mark B. Landon
Jeffrey and Veronica Winwood
Mary Beth and Ron Berggren
Michele La Grego and Tony Whelan
Mary and Robert Lazarus
Yung-Chen and Katherine K. Lu
Fran Luckoff and Elliott Luckoff
Charles and Caroline McGuigan
Karin Lunau and Leigh Schmid
Mary Beth and David R. Meuse
Nancy and Tom Lurie
Mike Cadwell and Jane Murphy
Terry and John Morgan
Mary and James Lyski
Hon. and Mrs. Donald Calhoun, Jr.
Karen and Neil Moss
Peg Mativi and Donald Dick
Mr. Douglas J. Preisse
Pattiann and Aaron McAdams-Russell
Fellows Shannon and James Abel
Michael Mizenko AJ Montero
Drs. Joseph Alutto and Carol Newcomb-Alutto
Lynne and John Muskoff
Judith Korn Oppenheimer
Randy Arndt and Jeff Baker
Cicely Wylde-Oubrerie and José Oubrerie
James Bach and Kimberly Hutchinson
Robert Gray Palmer and Susan Lee Simms
Lisa and Rhodes Baker
Scott Henningsen and Kelly Mooney
Janet and Vikram Rajadhyaksha Shyam and Ram Rajadhyaksha Jane and Rich Ramsey Susan and Jerome Scott Heidi and Stefan Selig Linda B. and J. Scott Taylor Judy and Steve Tuckerman Randall Waters and Cynthia Mushrush Arlene and Michael Weiss Janice and Herbert Wolman Kathy and Fred Yaffe Alexandra and Chris Yessios and anonymous donors Director’s Circle Dr. and Mrs. Brent Adler Jamie and Steve Allen Greg Baker and Tom Ward Haley Boehning Kathy Bowman and Kim Seibert Mrs. Andrew Broekema Jeffrey and Michelle Byars Tina and Augie Cenname Sharon K. Cohodes Marjie and Jeffrey Coopersmith Paige and Michael Crane Rob and Shannon Crane Richard P. and Carole Crystal Foundation Lynnda-Maria and Steven Davis Roxana and Bill Deadman Jim and Gail Ferber Barbara K. Fergus Pia Ferrario Alex Fischer and Lori Barreras Gigi and Sam Fried Drs. Patricia and Steven Gabbe Dareth Gerlach Marcie and Ivan Gilbert 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 Dr. Robert and Marcia Hershfield Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer Charleen Hinson Lisa and Alan Hinson Celeste and John Holschuh
Lynne Bieber and Paul Grunden GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
Joan and Stephen Parrish
Ellen O’Connell Bazzoli and James Bazzoli
Heidi Popadych and Craig White
Dr. John Casterline
Sidney and Adrienne Chafetz
Bill and Suzanne Childs
Pam and Ed Rice
Beth Crane and Richard McKee
Tasi and Kent Rigsby
Julia Davis and Mark Wayda
Cordelia W. Robinson and Dr. Grant Morrow
Dr. William and Sara Jane DeHoff
Melanie Dheel and Scott Rhodes
Ann and L. Jack Ruscilli
Mike and Shireen Firouzian
Jerry Friedman and Julie Robbins
Dr. Scott and Mrs. Robin Schumann
Nancy Friedman and Charles Perin
Kristin Scott and James Dulick
Kate Gaylord and Dave Ungar
Patricia J. Shorr
Bernard and Donna Gehlmann
Eloise and Dennis Gerdeman
Carter Stewart and Michelle Alexander
Louise B. Guthman
Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky
Patricia and W. G. Jurgensen
Audrey W. Kaiser
Una Yuhua Tsou
Sharen and Charles Turney
Deborah Countiss Lindsay
Susan and Matthew Ungar
Jeff and Kathy Lipps
John K. Wakelin III and Anu Chauhan
Barb and Doug Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Wasserstrom Mr. and Mrs. Paul Watkins Douglas L. Williams Bob Wood Vanguard Circle
Jeni Britton Bauer and Charly Bauer Tom Bauer Tanny Crane and John Wolff Eugene C. D’Angelo, Jr. Ann and Ari Deshe Mr. and Mrs. Peter Edwards David Filipi and Dana Renga Michael Flamm and Jennifer McNally Mary L. and Richard Gray Karen and Jonathan Hook Gary and Teresa Katz Amber Ladd
Dr. Johanna S. DeStefano
Anne and Robert H. Jeffrey II
Melinda McClimans Jean Mervis Patricia and Robert Mueller Annegreth T. Nill Bethany Petryszak Rosanna and Pierluigi Porcu Jennifer Randle and Jason Shonk Mark and Susan Real Gary and Constance Saltus Scott W. Schiff Suzanne Scrutton and M. Reneé Bostick Thekla and Donald Shackelford Dr. Joan Simon and Dr. Hugh Clark Maurice Stevens and Michelle Clonch
Sharon Cameron and Carlo Battaglini Kendle Caputo Mark and Christine Conselyea Phylis and Ray Crook Bette and Jerry Dare Nicholas and Betsy DeFusco Anita and William Donaldson Carl Faller and Mary Finnegan Stacy and Matt Feeman Amery Fitch and Kathleen Fox Kristine A. Flaherty and Thomas E. Delach Lisa Florman and David Weinberg John Ford Allan and Carol Forsythe Domenico Franano Susan and Frank Franano Miriam Freimer and Edward Levine Mary and Reinhard Gahbauer Gladys Geanekopulos Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gonsiorowski Nathan Gordon Esther Gottlieb and Brian McHale Elaine Gounaris and Mark Winwood Lenore and Bernard Greenberg 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 Dr. Jeffrey Alan Jones Benita Kahn and George Peach Ira and Debby Kane 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 Kimberly S. Lightle Kristen and Jim Livecchi
Jack R. Marchbanks
Melissa and Ron Weber
David Whitaker and Roger Barker
Marta L. Morris Antonia Mulvihill and Fred Long
Wexner Center Staff Judith and Joseph Neidig Joe and Danielle Norton Patrick and Anita Osmer Xenia Palus Davies Andrew Partington and Richard Trevino Marquetta Peavy Edward Plunkett Robert R. Rice, Jr. Sandi and Arnie Richmond Larry and Janet Robertson Alan L. and Rochelle A. Rosen Don Ruben Robert Salmen Michael and Patty Schiff Lenore Schottenstein Sharon and John Seiling Hon. Robert N. Shamansky 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 Meridith St. John and George Schwindt Mark Stadnik
DIRECTOR/DEPUTY DIRECTOR Sherri Geldin, Director Jack Jackson, Deputy Director Jim Petsche, Administrative Associate, Director’s Office Misty Ray, Administrative Associate, Deputy Director’s Office COMPUTER SERVICES Sherri Finley, Senior Systems Manager Derrek Ludwig, Systems Specialist Don Nelson, Systems Specialist DEVELOPMENT Jeffery Byars, Director Sarah Cortell, Graduate Associate Nico Franano, Membership Manager Elaine Gounaris, Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving Philip Kim, Graduate Associate Chris Koenig, Corporate Relations and Campaign Manager Shaina Parrish, Development Assistant Lisa Wente, Senior Development Officer, Proposal Services Jeff Zelli, Development Assistant
Richard and Vicki Stoddard Ralph and Joan Talmage Sandra J. Tanenbaum Thomas G. Thacker Craig and Connie Tuckerman Louis Ungar Mutsuyo and James Unger
DESIGN Erica Anderson, Senior Graphic Designer Mike Greenler, Graphic Designer Chris Jones, Director Carrie Moradi, Graduate Associate
Kristi Vaughn and Derek Dodds Debbie and Bob Verona Donn F. Vickers Jeffrey Taylor Vincent Rita Volpi and Eric Brembeck Alexander Vu Joan Wallick 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 Aaron Zechman 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, 2011.
EDUCATION Zulal Akin, Graduate Associate Shelly Casto, Director Dionne Custer Edwards, Educator for School Programs Diana Gerber, Education Assistant Christina Mathison, Graduate Associate Tracie McCambridge, Educator for Teacher and Docent Programs Jean Pitman, Educator for Youth Programs Amanda Potter, Educator for Public and University Programs Rashana Smith, Graduate Associate EXHIBITIONS Christopher Bedford, Chief Curator Kristin Brockman, Curatorial Assistant Jill Davis, Director of Exhibitions Management Dave Dickas, Preparator Bill Horrigan, Curator at Large Zak Kelley, Preparator Katy M. Reis, Curatorial Assistant Christine Timney, Exhibitions Assistant Mark Van Fleet, 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
Mark Spurgeon, Manager, Ticketing Stephanie Varnacini, Coordinator, House Management/Ticketing Adam Vincent, Coordinator, House Management/Event Services Kim Webb, Patron Services Assistant
FILM/VIDEO Dave Filipi, Director Paul Hill, Studio Editor Jennifer Lange, Curator, Film/Video Studio Program Mike Olenick, Studio Editor Chris Stults, Associate Curator, Film/Video
PERFORMING ARTS Michael Pham, Program Assistant Chuck Helm, Director Sarah Swinford, Program Coordinator
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 Ben Mamphey, Accountant John Smith, Technical Services Manager Mike Sullivan, Design Engineer HUMAN RESOURCES Peg Fochtman, Manager MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Ann Bremner, Publications Editor Jerry Dannemiller, Director Jen Myers, Web and Interactive Coordinator Tim Fulton, Media Relations Producer Anne Langendorfer, Graduate Associate Charles (Tony) Pellerite, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator Erik Pepple, Community Engagement and Marketing Manager Molly Reinhoudt, Graduate Associate Karen Simonian, Director of Media and Public Relations Adam Tracht, Web and Digital Media Producer PATRON SERVICES Claudia Bonham, Manager, Event Services/Scheduling and Rentals Megan Cavanaugh, Director Helyn Dell, Manager, Manager, House Management/Event Services Joanna Hammer, Coordinator, Ticketing Ashley Hrovat, Coordinator, Store Matt Reber, Manager, Store
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. Lists current as of June 30, 2011.
Wexner Center Volunteers COMMUNITY DOCENTS Sonia Bazan Ellen Bazzoli Joy Benatar Dolores Blankenship Allison Buenger Carole Dale 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 Chris Skovron Angie Snapp Jeri Sutton Joan Tallan Irene Tesfai Debbie Verona Gisela Vitt VOLUNTEER USHERS Lisa Anfang Brieanne Billman Dolores Blankenship Denise Bohnert Diane Brant Elise Burgess Constance Carroll Beverly Carter Vicki Chay-Wilkins Ben Chenoweth Martel Coleman Amy Conley Esther Connors Patrick Copeland Mary E. “Missy” Creed Bridget Cunningham Jo Ann Damon Galia Davidovitch Doris Davis Jack Davis Pauline Dickey Mary Beth Donaldson Jim Dorsey Nancy Dorsey Allison Drda Diane Drotleff Dan Duffy Sam Folmar Christopher G. French Eva Goode Bill Gresham
Madeline Gresham Jennifer Grimmer Kara Gut Deborah Guy Anna Habib Mehrnaz Hadi Allie Hamilton Joey Hampton Dick Hendrix Rese Hendrix Vincent Herkender Rachel Herman Kirsten Houck Jessica Jackson Naomi Jacobs Bill Johnson Emily Kathe Cherie Kipp Kristi Kloss Natalia Krutovskaya Chelsea Kryscza R. Zina Landa Vadim Landa Alex Larson Faith Leibowitz Syd Lifshin Xinzi Long Holly C. Longfellow Heather Mackling Liz Martino Katie Massarella Anne McGorum Erin McGovern Krystle Merrow Marina Mogilevsky May Mok Faheem Najieb Maggie Neola Caryn Neumann Patrick O’Donnel Katie (Gibson) Parker Ryan Pavlovicz Marquetta Peavy Daniel Phillips Joe Pimmel Stephanie Poole Jim Portman John Prescott Marquita Queeley Michael Rex Virginia Reynolds Tammy Roberts Robin Robinson Matt Russo Kevin Ryan Stefanie Sellenraad Kevin Sheff Emily Siemer Laura Smales Catherine Smith Cathy Smith Christine Soliman Sarah Song Lexie Stoia Bryan Straub Yukari Sugiyama
Rachel Switlick Aditi Tagore Sanket Tavarageri James TettelbachWhitehouse Pamela Thomas Tracie Tuss Amjad Waheed Angie Walker Richard Warren Laura Wies Mike Wilkins Hertha Williams Meagan Winkelman Alla Yelkonovich Sofia Zinkovskaya INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS Philip Allen Lisa Alwes Patrick Ashmun Anastacia Bagnolo Catie Beach Becky Beerman Amanda Benowitz Brieanne Billman Jessica Boggs Jennifer Boguski Tiffeny Bowersock Caitlin Butler Patrick Copeland Lori Costabile Corinne Cullinan Stehanie Danyi Jen Davenport Julie Defossez Alexis del Sol Lisa Dietz Mary Beth Donaldson Youssef El Maraghy Jacob Foskuhl Dawn Gaietto Adrianne George Morgan Green Michael Greer Leah Grossart Mini Gu Chris Hartway Arika Hawkins Tamiko Hess Abigail Hollingshead Daniel Holt Tam Hua Jessica Jackson Liz Kengeter Julia Klein Sylke Krell Jenna Krivonic Amber Ladd Lindsey Lawrence Dana Martin Courtney Ruffalo Miller Carolyn Milsap Mia Miranda
Sarah Mutchler Teoma Naccarato Pat O’Brien Jamie Petrus Paige Phillips Amy Picknell Joe Pimmel Kaveri Raina Laura Ritz Nicole Rome Anna Roseberry Khari Saffo Kate Saup Ryan Schlagbaum Laura Sico Ruth Smith Sivan Silver-Swartz Jatin Srivatava Jamie Stamm Milanee Stephens Bethany Terry Megan Thompson Angelo Veto James Wagner Emma Warner Rachel Weiskittle Samantha Werner Alvin White Meagan Winkelman Amanda Zeimer Fang Zhao Miao Zhao
DONOR CIRCLES COUNCIL Joyce Shenk, cochair Judy Tuckerman, cochair Jamie Allen Lori Barreras Ashley Bersani Trish Cadwallader Sheila Clark Paige Crane Lynnda Davis Nancy Gill Ellen Glimcher Rebecca Ibel Lisa Hinson Jordanne Renner Janice Roth Patti Shorr Reneé Shumate Danielle Skestos SHUMATE ENDOWMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL Jennifer Beard Shellee Fisher Davis Raeanne Ellis-Baker Cynthia Harris Kai Landis Maggie Livisay Mark Lomax II Ruth Lomax Steven Moore Janel Perry Zoraba Ross Alex and Reneé Shumate Maurice Stevens Colby Taylor Gayle Troy Kalitha Williams GENWEX ADVISORY COMMITTEE Kareem Jackson, cochair Cat Sheridan, cochair Karim Ali Kellie Barnhill Katherine Blauser Michael Brown Jen Burton Daniel Crane Jessica Fallon Nicole Farrell Eric French Cynthia Harris Jennifer James Jordan Kuntz Chuck Lombardo Francisco Luttecke Erin Moore Betsy Pandora Kris Paulsen
Josh Quinn Jordanne Renner Katherine Robinson Reena Saucedo Matt Slaybaugh OFF THE GRID HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS Russell Baltes Alison Barret Ashley Bersani Andrew Clements Iris Coker Anthony Dempsey Natalie DiSabato Andy Dodson Lauren Emond Dave Gillespie Jessica Goldman Lyndsey Greer Katie Harben Courtney Jones Mario Joyce-Harper Stawn Kaufman Joey Lamb Gabe Mastin Glenn McEntyre Alan McKitrick Amanda McNutt Amy Neiwirth Elisia Newsom Scott Niemet Cortney Nolan Erica Ott Xan Palay Shailesh Pansari Edward Pauline Chelsea Penzone Jeff Pongonis Nikki Portman Candice Putter Ram Rajadhyaksha Christie Rose Maren Roth Alex Santer Beth Simonetti Lauren Stanko Tim Wolfe Starr Aaron Syler Donald Tidwell Zach Waymer Christina Williams Jacob Wooten Amanda Wurst Rainer Ziehm
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 David M. Aronowitz Shelley Bird Michael J. Canter Carl L. English Sherri Geldin Ann Gilbert Getty Michael P. Glimcher Elizabeth Kessler C. Robert Kidder Nancy Kramer James E. Kunk Bill Lambert Ronald A. Pizzuti Marshall Rose Robert H. Schottenstein Joyce Shenk Alex Shumate A. Alfred Taubman Barbara Trueman Ric Wanetik Abigail S. Wexner John F. Wolfe Ex Officio Joseph A. Alutto Karen A. Bell Bruce A. Soll Mark E. Vannatta
Wexner Center for the Arts The Ohio State University 1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210-1393 (614) 292-0330 WEXARTS.ORG
Photo/Image Credits Cover Erwin Redl, FETCH: 2010, site-specific LED light installation for the Wexner Center, courtesy of the artist and ACE GALLERY. Director’s Message Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin, with Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee, National Council on the Arts Member Charlotte Kessler, and National Endowment for the Arts Chair Rocco Landesman, photo Al Zanyk Exceptional Artistry Pipilotti Rist, The Tender Room: 2011, audio-visual installation, installation view, courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine, New York, photo Kevin Fitzsimons. I Am Love: image courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Hans Bellmer, La Poupée (The Doll): 1935, hand-colored vintage gelatin silver print on original binder’s board mount, 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 7/8 in., Ubu Gallery, New York, & Galerie Berinson, Berlin, © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Double Sexus installation view: Kevin Fitzsimons. Les ballets C de la B, Out of Context—for Pina: Chris Van der Burght. Matinee: image courtesy of Universal Pictures. Joe Dante introducing Matinee: Al Zanyk. Abbey Theatre, Terminus: Ros Kavanagh. Installation view of Mark
Bradford, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago. Six Solos opening: Jay LaPrete. White Material: image courtesy of IFC Films. Dani Leventhal: Wexner Center staff. Tamra Davis: Jay LaPrete. Hearts Are Trump Again: © Dani Leventhal, image courtesy of Video Data Bank—vdb.org. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child: image courtesy of Arthouse Films. Roger Guenveur Smith, Juan and John: Joan Marcus. Nathalie Djurberg, New Movements in Fashion (still): 2006, clay animation, digital video, 9 mins., 24 secs., edition of 4, music by Hans Berg, courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, and Giò Marconi, Milan. Lincoln Theater: Kevin Fitzsimons. Anna Deavere Smith, Let Me Down Easy: Joan Marcus. Ben Russell, Trypps #7 (Badlands): courtesy of the artist. Candice Breitz, Factum Tremblay: 2009, dual-channel installation: 2 Hard Drives, 78 mins., 8 secs., looped, commissioned by The Power Plant, Toronto; Commissioning Partner—Partners in Art, courtesy White Cube (London) + Kaufmann Repetto (Milan). The Thin Red Line: image courtesy of 20th Century Fox. The Blow; Van Dyke Parks; YACHT: Rachael Barbash. Gregory Maqoma and Shanell Winlock, Southern Bound Comfort: courtesy of John Hogg. Mountain Goats:
courtesy of D. L. Anderson. Sharon Van Etten: Mark Jasiuk. Research and Education The Builders Association, classroom discussion and architecture class in Weinland Park: Wexner Center staff. The Builders Association, HOUSE / DIVIDED: dbox. Matt Groening: Jay LaPrete. Jeff Smith and Art Spiegelman; and workshop class: Wexner Center staff. Art Spiegelman: Al Zanyk. Caught: image courtesy of Monte Patterson. Independents’ Day: image courtesy of Matt Meindl. Katie and Sophie: Museum Detectives: image courtesy of Olivia Smith. Four Square: image courtesy of Tanner Stevens. Sam Green, Utopia in Four Movements: Rachael Barbash. Jerry Gorovoy and Germano Celant: Remembering Louise, Lambert Family Lecture: Al Zanyk. Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Dennis Crouch, and Don Heffington, Not So Fast: The Music of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant performance for Pages students: Jay LaPrete. Pages students visiting the galleries: Jay LaPrete. Welcome Week Student Party: Ed Luna. Summer Kids workshop: Meredith Stone. Afghan Star: image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films. WorldView: Jay LaPrete. Outreach and Engagement David Leddy/Fire Exit, Susurrus: Erica Anderson. Les and Abigail Wexner with E. Gordon Gee
and Ohio State students (“But for Ohio State”); Pipilotti Rist: Kevin Fitzsimons. Bill Cunningham New York: image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films. Stonewall Uprising: image courtesy of First Run Features. Stonewall Uprising panel: Wexner Center staff. Slingsby, The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy: Andy Rasheed—Eyefood. Théâtre Motus, Baobab: Robert Etcheverry. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams book launch party; Gateway Film Center: Wexner Center staff. Breathless: image courtesy of Rialto Pictures. Cave of Forgotten Dreams: image courtesy IFC Films. The Circus: image courtesy of Janus Films. Zoom activities: Al Zanyk. In the Attic; Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death: image courtesy of gKids. Zoom trailer: image courtesy of SpaceJunk. Wex Drive-In: Wexner Center staff. No Woman, No Cry: image courtesy of Every Mother Counts. No Woman, No Cry panel: Jo McCulty. What’s Changing— What’s Growing GenWex Advisory Committee Cochairs Cat Sheridan and Kareem Jackson: Lisa Ragland; Off the Grid 2011: Chris Faytle and Rachael Barbash. 21st Anniversary Party: Kevin Fitzsimons and Al Zanyk. Market at 15th & High: Wexner Center staff.