Wexner Center for the Arts hosts Time exhibition February-April 15

We are delighted to announce that the Wexner Center for the Arts, on OSU’s Columbus campus, will shortly open its spring exhibition (Feb 3-April 15, 2018) and it is all about time.


From the Wexner Center‘s website:

“Experience the fusion of art, science, and history, and explore thought-provoking ideas about time in this spectacularly immersive installation by acclaimed artist William Kentridge. Combining projections of his evocative, often-humorous hand-drawn animations and live-action sequences with music and sculpture, The Refusal of Time is as visually stunning as it is mind-opening.

The project evolved from Kentridge’s conversations with Harvard professor Peter Galison about revolutions in the conception of time around the dawn of the 20th century—from Albert Einstein’s radical theory of relativity to new attempts to standardize time, a means of asserting control and fortifying colonization. The latter is an ongoing theme for Kentridge, who lives and works in South Africa.

For The Refusal of Time, Kentridge transforms the space of a gallery into a vibrant theater of activity where you’ll move among screens, dispersed crates and chairs, large megaphones, and at the center, a mysteriously imposing wooden device. Appearing to breathe, the machine seems to power the images and sounds that fill your senses.”

Since our conference takes place in the final week of this exhibition, perhaps those who wish can arrange to see the exhibition together on the Friday following the conference, or on a day preceding it. It will be wonderful to discuss together.


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