SculptureX Symposium 2014
The Social Political Object
The Social Political Object
SCULPTUREX 2014: THE SOCIAL POLITICAL OBJECT will examine social and cultural activism carried out
through the mechanisms of art and culture.
Hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design on Saturday, Oct. 11, The Social Political Object will
present artwork and research that explore designation, the object, and the system an object
is held within. Artists, academics, community members, and cultural practitioners will come
together for discussions intended to illuminate both historical work and current activity.
Keynote speaker Sharon Hayes is an internationally renowned artist whose work looks at
gender by demonstrating how historical gender affiliations have embedded themselves in our
collective memory and are played out in current political situations. Her work has been shown in
museums, galleries, and performance spaces around the world, including the New Museum, the
Tate Modern in London, Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna, and the Deutsche Guggenheim in
Founded in 2010, SculptureX is a teaching and networking resource that serves as a catalyst for
collaboration among Midwestern arts institutions and seeks to build awareness of Midwestern
visual art programs both regionally and nationally. It promotes the intellectual pursuit of
empathetic thinking, uncovering new forms and definitions of visual communication and
assistant professor at Cooper Union www.shaze.info
SculptureX 2014 Keynote Guest Sharon Hayes’ cross-disciplinary artwork and research mine the
intersections of history, politics, and speech, eliciting a response between public and private
historical realities and raising questions about the complexity of today’s collective affiliations
around gender. Her conceptual and methodological approaches borrow from artistic and
academic practices including theater, film, anthropology, linguistics, and journalism.
Her work has been shown at institutions including the New Museum for Contemporary Art,
the Guggenheim, P.S. 1, Art in General, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Dance Theater Workshop, the
Joseph Papp Public Theater, the Tate Modern, Museum Moderner Kunst, and the Deutsche
Guggenheim. Locations include California, Florida, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Bogotá,
Berlin, Copenhagen, Malmö, Vienna, Vancouver, Zagreb, and 45 lesbian living rooms across the
United States. She took part in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, the 2009 Istanbul Biennial, the 2008
Yokohama Triennial and Guangzhou Triennial, and PERFORMA05.
Her collaborative piece 9 Scripts from a Nation at War, made with Andrea Geyer, Ashley
Hunt, Katya Sander, and David Thorne, was shown in Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany, and
subsequently at the Tate Modern in London and REDCAT in Los Angeles. Hayes is represented by Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin.
assistant professor of Art History at Georgia State University
Susan Richmond’s research and teaching focus on questions of gender, sexuality, and class
in modern and contemporary U.S. art and visual culture. Her new book on Lynda Benglis
(forthcoming from Tauris Press) will provide the first in-depth art historical analysis of the
artist’s career and her vital contributions to contemporary sculptural practices.
She is currently working on a project about the roles of sentimentality and love in Ree Morton’s
sculptural installations; this research is part of a larger study on the gendering of aesthetic
taste in post-war American art. In 2009, she co-curated Losing Yourself in the 21st Century, an
exhibition of new media works by emerging female artists that debuted at the Welch Art Gallery
before travelling to Maryland Art Place in Baltimore in 2010.
Nereida Garcia Ferraz is a painter, photographer, and video maker. She graduated from the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited work in numerous museums and
galleries around the U.S. and abroad, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and
Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City. nereydagarciaferraz.com
Jillian Hernandez, founder of Women on the Rise!, is professor, curator, and community arts
educator. Her research centers on racialization, sexualities, embodiment, girlhood, and cultural
production ranging from hip hop to visual and performance art. She is assistant professor of
Ethnic Studies and Critical Gender Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
Anya Wallace’s research investigates the intersections of art theory, social justice, literature,
and women’s health. She also works with photographic field study document social activism
related to Black female youth. She is a PhD candidate in Art Education and Women’s Studies at
Pennsylvania State University.
9am – 10am Registration
10am – 4pm Symposium
Official Schedule will be announced soon!
DISCUSSIONS ON COLLABORATION, PERFORMANCE, AND TIME-BASED SCULPTURE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 2013 - SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2013
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARTIN KERSELS
HOST: COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
Canzani Center 60 Cleveland Ave. Columbus, OH 43215
Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), in partnership with The Sculpture Center, will host the 2013/2014 Annual SculptureX Symposium, an intensive learning event that encourages collaboration among arts educators and artists, and addresses evolving ideas about sculpture within a broad cultural context. The two-day event "Participatory Objects and The Everyday Spectacular" will include a keynote address by Martin Kersels, an accomplished sculptor and installation artist, and Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Sculpture at Yale University School of Art.
SculptureX 2013/14 highlights include noted art historian Terry Smith (University of Pittsburgh), Chido Johnson, Youmna Chlala, Osman Khan, Lilian Beidler, and exhibitions of work by emerging artists.
Hosted by Columbus Love Librarians, Danielle Julian Norton and Erin McKenna
October 11, 2013 - November 9, 2013
The object of affection takes the form of a book—individual artists’ interpretations of “love” concealed and superficially homogenized as romance novels. For more information, click here .
CCAD Broad Street Gallery
October 11, 2013 - November 9, 2013
With work by emerging artists who are enrolled in or have recently completed their BFA or MFA, including Zimra Beiner, Eli Blasko, Eric Charlton, Lindsey Dezman, Leah Frankel, Taylor Hawkins, Anne Keener, Ginny Martin, Sean Pearson, Paige Phillips, Greg Ponchak, Liz Roberts, Pallavi Sen, and Zac Weinberg.
October 11, 2013 - January 10, 2014
Investigates the recent history of the intersection of painterly abstraction and the object. With work by Richard Aldrich, Claire Ashley, Anna Betbeze, Sarah Braman, Todd Brandt, Tom Burckhardt, Tom Burr, Kathy Butterly, Sarah Cain, John Chamberlain, Cheryl Donegan, Michel François, Joe Fyfe, Katharina Grosse, Mary Heilman, Chris Johanson, Ross Knight, Jim Lambie, Chris Martin, Davis Rhodes, Matt Rich, Cordy Ryman, Nancy Shaver, Amy Yoes, and Tamara Zahaykevich.