Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus Open Studio & Stage

The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University’s multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. The Wex will open up its Film/Video Studio during COSS for a special look at these artist residency and creative spaces not generally accessible to the public.

  • Curator Jennifer Lange will lead a tour of the space and discuss the 29-year history of this unique residency program, dedicated to supporting filmmakers and artists working in video, and preview some recently supported projects.
  • Columbus-based filmmaker and Wex editor Alexis McCrimmon will discuss her personal practice as well as a recently-finished project, Swirling, by Hope Ginsburg, an artist based in Richmond, VA. Swirling is a multi-channel video installation that explores an unusual coral reef restoration project in the Caribbean.
  • Mumbai-based artists Natasha Mendonca and Suman Sridhar will be in the Studio working on new live-cinema project, Land of the Breasted Women, which explores the intersection of Indian history, the legacy of colonialism and feminist resistance. Land of the Breasted Women will screen as a preview on Nov. 1 at the Wex.
  • Filmmaker and editor Paul Hill will discuss his experiences in the Studio and will be working on a new film, Bad Form: Queer, Broke & Amazing by Phoenix-based filmmakers C.A. Griffith and H.L.T Quan. Bad Form is a documentary that surveys the national network of grassroots queer activists around the country.

Tours of the Wexner Center for the Arts are available on Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. or Sunday, September 15 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Capacity/tour: 15 people

Approximate duration: 1 hour

Special info:
The Wex will be doing giveaways and snacks for COSS tour participants, and all-access passes will be available at the member price to two upcoming film series, Picture Lock and Unorthodocs.

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