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Wexner Center Reopens Theater

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wexner Center Reopens Theater

It is movie season—the first in over a year to be celebrated at the actual movies rather than on your couch—but there was one last holdout, one last Columbus independent theater that hadn’t yet reopened its doors. Well, the wait is over. The Wexner Center for the Arts reopens its in-house film/video program on Friday, […]

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Preview: Wexner Center Presents Virtual Premiere of Raja Feather Kelly’s ‘Hysteria’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Preview: Wexner Center Presents Virtual Premiere of Raja Feather Kelly’s ‘Hysteria’

During the pandemic, choreographers and dance organizations have created some of the most consistently exciting and vibrant work in new media.  Raja Feather Kelly, a poet-choreographer-performer, came to this new landscape uniquely positioned for the times and challenges. His company, the feath3r theory, identifies as a dance-media company, and he’s won “Bessie” awards and a […]

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Wex’s Ohio Shorts via Drive-In and Online

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex’s Ohio Shorts via Drive-In and Online

25 years? “It does seem crazy, doesn’t it?” Jennifer Lange, Curator of the Film/Video Studio Program at the Wexner Center for the Arts, can’t quite believe it’s been that long since the Wex first celebrated homegrown filmmaking with their Ohio Shorts program. Ohio Shorts consists of a set of the best short films submitted by moviemakers […]

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Art Review: Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment

It’s fair to say that the current exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts is more focused on exploration than exposition; more inclined towards discovery than didactics. Given that Associate Curator Lucy Zimmerman has based the entirety of the exhibition on a series of expansive questions, this isn’t altogether surprising. Determining the purpose of […]

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The Confluence Cast: Wexner Center for the Arts

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Wexner Center for the Arts

Contemporary art and the presentation of it has traditionally been a class-based endeavor. The Wexner Center for the Arts is trying to change that through its programs and the type of work that they present. I spoke with Johanna Burton, the Center’s Executive Director about what the Wexner Center is and how you should view […]

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Wex’s Cinema Revival Goes Virtual

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex’s Cinema Revival Goes Virtual

If there was going to be one annual film program unlikely to make the leap to virtual presentation, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ Cinema Revival would probably be the one, right? Their yearly celebration of the art and outcome of an industry’s painstaking efforts to find, preserve and archive film seems a misfit for […]

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‘As a Matter of Black’: Documentary Connects Art and Activism in Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘As a Matter of Black’: Documentary Connects Art and Activism in Columbus

As a Matter of Black, a new documentary by filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes, will be screened with other local films at Sundance Film Festival’s first-ever program of constellation theaters, taking place at Gateway Film Center. The film from Woods-Spikes documents the movements taking place inside of Columbus and spotlights artists and activists, while highlighting the intersection […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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