The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects

Carment Winant


September 4th, 2015, 7:30 PM

  • Carmen Winant, Studio Detail

On Friday, September 4th COR&P presents a short evening of performative lectures organized by Carmen Winant. Along with Winant, Art Historian Danny Marcus and filmmaker Vera Brunner-Sung will each present on an unresolved and ongoing strain of their creative research. In addition to making visible an often unseen part of their practice, each lecturer will attempt to enact, rather than simply describe, their inquiry, making self conscious reference to the theatrical space of lecture. All presentations will consider the theme of object/non-object, in line with a year of related programming at COR&P.

This event is a collaboration with MOCA Cleveland. Carmen Winant is featured in the exhibition How to Remain Human, on view through September 5th.

About the Participants

Carmen Winant is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Winant has exhibited her work at at MOCA Cleveland and Kate Werble Gallery and delivered performative presentations at MoCA and 356 Mission in Los Angeles, Printed Matter, and Regina Rex, among other venues. Her artist book, titled My Life as a Man, was published by Horses Think Press this year. Winant is the Dean at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where she was a participant in 2010, as well as a frequent contributor to Aperture, Frieze, Artforum, and The Believer. Along with a visual portfolio, Winant’s essay on the feminist Germaine Greer will be appearing in Cabinet magazine this fall.

Vera Brunner-Sung is a filmmaker who uses experimental, documentary, and narrative techniques to explore the relationship between place and identity. Vera’s films, videos, and photographs have been presented at festivals, museums, and galleries in the U.S. and abroad, including the Torino Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, San Francisco International Film Festival, and Images Festival. Her first feature, Bella Vista, had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2014, and went on to win her the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award at the 15th San Diego Asian Film Festival. She is a 2015 Fellow with the Center for Asian American Media. In addition to making films, Vera is a writer and educator. Her essays, reviews, and reports have appeared in Sight & Sound, Moving Image Source, Cinema Scope, and Senses of Cinema. She is currently an assistant professor at The Ohio State University.

Daniel Marcus is a PhD candidate in the History of Art at UC Berkeley, where he is completing a dissertation entitled Modernism and the Making of Abstract Space, 1895-1934. His recent publications include essays on Fernand Léger, Katharina Grosse, and Amy Sillman. He is currently lecturing on the history of modern and contemporary art in the Department of Art at Oberlin College, having previously taught at Art Center College of Design and the California College of the Arts.