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Berlin’s Zvizdal: [Chernobyl – So Far So Close] Makes US Debut at Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Berlin’s Zvizdal: [Chernobyl – So Far So Close] Makes US Debut at Wexner Center

On December 25-26 in 1986, in the northern Ukranian town Pripyat, a safety test led to a level seven nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant. For more than three decades hence, “Chernobyl” has been synonymous with the hubris of man and the devastating potential of technology. The Belgian troupe, Berlin, spent five years visiting […]

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The Confluence Cast: Muralist Adam Hernandez

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Muralist Adam Hernandez

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBeing a working artist isn’t easy. Thankfully, there are plenty of folks in Columbus to show you the way. Muralist Adam Hernandez talks about how he found his way here, the importance of mentors, and being a “real” person in business. Shownotes for this episode This Confluence Cast episode […]

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The Columbus Foundation Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Free Bus Rides and Museum Admission

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Columbus Foundation Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Free Bus Rides and Museum Admission

On Dec. 29, The Columbus Foundation will invite Columbus residents to explore the city for the celebration of its 75th anniversary. A day-long event dubbed “The Big Explore,” free COTA bus rides and admission to six Columbus museums and cultural centers will be available as a “thank you.” “It is the people of this community […]

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“The body goes through incantations of itself” | Jaamil Olawale Kosoko Brings Seancers to the Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford “The body goes through incantations of itself” | Jaamil Olawale Kosoko Brings Seancers to the Wexner Center

The Wexner Center closes out the 2018 performing arts schedule on a high note with Séancers, a righteous, provocative piece from Detroit-born poet and performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Kosoko’s work exemplifies the blend of artistic disciplines with globally-minded thought, connections to local scenes, and an intensely personal point of view that’s the best of […]

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“The Stories We Tell Are A Currency for Meaning and Living” | The White Album Comes to the Mershon Stage

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford “The Stories We Tell Are A Currency for Meaning and Living” | The White Album Comes to the Mershon Stage

No one is creating more interesting, moving, experimental theatre work in the present moment than Los Angeles-based artist Lars Jan. I saw his cavalcade of raw emotion, intellectual rigor, and dazzling spectacle, The Institute of Memory, at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar festival in 2016, and it was the most heard-of piece through the […]

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Wex’s Unorthodocs Program Explores Documentary Form

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex’s Unorthodocs Program Explores Documentary Form

There is more to nonfiction filmmaking than what your garden variety documentary may suggest. Last year, the Wexner Center for the Arts set out to explore all that documentary could mean in terms of content and form. Thursday, Oct. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 27 they revisit the topic with their second annual Unorthodocs program. “The […]

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“There’s truth in this break” André Zachery Brings Untamed Space to the Wexner

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford “There’s truth in this break” André Zachery Brings Untamed Space to the Wexner

Some of the most exciting art the Wexner Center has brought to Columbus over the years has been from the realm of modern dance. Going back to Merce Cunningham and William Forsythe to more recent cutting-edge works from Faye Driscoll, Pavel Zustiak, and Joanna Kotze, it’s been an eye-opening ride for myself and many others […]

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