Elizabeth Povinelli and Sarah Rosalena in Conversation
January 23, 2024
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street
Join artist Sarah Rosalena and anthropologist and filmmaker Elizabeth Povinelli for a free discussion on the intersections of art, craft, and Indigenous futures.
This event celebrates Rosalena’s mid-career survey, Sarah Rosalena: In All Directions
, presented by the Columbus Museum of Art at The Pizzuti. Through the conversation, you’ll learn how Rosalena’s hybrid forms of textile, ceramic, and beadwork combine traditional and Indigenous techniques through emerging technologies. Her research and use of materials will leave you with questions to consider. What are the boundaries between the ancient and the futuristic, the human and the nonhuman, the handmade and the autonomous, the earthly and the otherworldly?
Povinelli, whose films the Wex has previously featured, contributed an essay on Rosalena’s anti-colonial art and technology practice for the exhibition catalogue. A film by Povinelli and her collaborators in the Karrabing Film Collective is also on view at the Columbus Museum of Art. A Q&A follows the program.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Ohio State’s Department of History of Art and the Columbus Museum of Art. This dialogue is part of the Arts, Technology and Social Change series, a micro-residency program sponsored by Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme.
Sarah Rosalena, Transposing A Form, 2020. Ceramic 3D print of MMS-2 Enhanced Mars Simulant, bentonite clay, aluminum-based glaze. Courtesy of Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo, photo by Jenalee Harmon