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Stanya Kahn: No Go Backs

January 22

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until April 26, 2020 12:00 am

Making its world premiere in this solo exhibition, interdisciplinary artist Stanya Kahn’s short film No Go Backs (2020) follows teenagers who renounce the world they’re set to inherit and leave the city for the wild.

Shot on Super 16mm film and created with the support of a residency in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio, No Go Backs is an intensely visceral, highly compressed work that begins by following two teens, immersing viewers in fragments of their journey. The pair moves along sites of California’s water wars of the early 1900s—a political conflict over natural resources with still-unfolding consequences—and amid the Eastern Sierra’s monumental landscapes in a haze of adolescent distraction, malaise, and ultimately wonderment. When more kids take off for the wilderness, the film becomes an allegorical epic for an entire generation that must find a new way forward.

Kahn’s short, looped animations that use marks, motifs, and characters from her paintings and drawings will also be on view in our lower lobby.
On view January 22, 2020 through April 26, 2020.

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