Wex Previews New Exhibition with Offsite Installations
The Wexner Center for the Arts kicks off its 30th anniversary year of exhibitions with “HERE,” featuring artists Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer and Maya Lin.
The exhibition will present site-specific installations throughout the center’s galleries and beyond, the latter of which can be previewed this evening, Friday, Sept. 20, just before the exhibition’s opening tomorrow.
An electronic ticker at the corner of Broad and High Streets will share texts from two art projects by Holzer, including her best-known work, “Truisms,” as well as “Survival,” a more recent body of work selected from first-hand accounts of mass shootings. The installation will be on view through the run of the exhibition, and at 6 p.m., an LED truck featuring animation of text from “Survival” will loop between the University District and the Short North from 6 to 7:15 p.m., before parking at the Wexner Center through to 9 p.m.
In addition, there is a billboard on the side of 82 N. High St. with the image “Barn Owl” from Hamilton’s project “when an object reaches for your hand,” and a blowup of the image “Sandpiper” from the series has been placed on the north side of Mershon Auditorium on campus.
Images created by Hamilton will also be shared during the show’s run on digital kiosks that throughout the Short North.
“HERE” will be on view from September 21 to December 29 at the Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. For more information, visit wexarts.org.