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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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“We Fight Isolation With Community” Josh Fox’s The Truth Has Changed

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford “We Fight Isolation With Community” Josh Fox’s The Truth Has Changed

Josh Fox burst into wider American consciousness with his 2010 documentary Gasland, about fracking, and expanded his reach and activism with subsequent films like How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change; and Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock. It’s less well known but before his work as […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns August 23-25

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns August 23-25

It’s been a year since Cristyn Steward launched the Columbus Black International Film Festival. Does running a film festival get easier in its second year? In a word: No. “It’s easier in terms of navigating what needs to get done and how and when,” Steward says. “This year it was more of that. I know […]

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Wex Retrospective Celebrates Bergman’s 100th Birthday

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex Retrospective Celebrates Bergman’s 100th Birthday

Nine-time Oscar nomineengmar Bergman would have turned 100 years old on July 14. The Wexner Center for the Arts celebrates the visionary director’s big day with a retrospective of his work, running from Thursday, July 5 through Wednesday, August 15. The lineup today doesn’t look the way it might have in the past, says Chris […]

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Cinevent Classic Film Fest Celebrates 50 Years

Hope Madden Hope Madden Cinevent Classic Film Fest Celebrates 50 Years

Cinevent Classic Film Convention returns this Memorial Day weekend for a 50th anniversary celebration of silver screen films and memorabilia. Event chair Michael Haynes talks nostalgia, Maltin and Fritz the Nite Owl. Hope Madden: How has this Cinevent managed to stay fresh and popular for 50 years? Michael Haynes: I think that there’s always a […]

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Spring exhibition “Inherent Structure” at the Wexner Center for the Arts

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Spring exhibition “Inherent Structure” at the Wexner Center for the Arts

Historically, abstract painting has been associated with chance gesture, impulse, and aesthetic purity. With Inherent Structure, Michael Goodson, Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, brings together 16 contemporary artists whose respective works move beyond the formal considerations of abstraction, reflecting material, personal, and political concerns. […]

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