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Paul Sietsema

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Edited by Christopher Bedford. Foreword by Sherri Geldin. Text by George Baker, Christopher Bedford, Bill Horrigan, Suzanne Hudson.

Paul Sietsema's work might be described as a sequence of multimedia suites, each of which begins with a phase of intensive research and results in a body of interrelated sculptures, photographs, drawings, collages, and films. In general, these suites, such as Empire (2003), have been discussed and exhibited individually. This publication, by contrast, brings together major elements from projects of the past decade, along with new works, which are being facilitated by the support of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award in visual arts. The publication, like the exhibition it accompanies, is the most comprehensive survey of Sietsema’s work to date.

Exhibition - Columbus, OH: Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, 05/04/2013-08/04/2013


Christopher Bedford, the curator of the exhibition on which this publication is based, is the the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. He was previously the chief curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

George Baker is an associate professor of Art History at UCLA, where he teaches modern and contemporary art and theory. He also works as an editor of the journal October and its publishing imprint October Books.

Bill Horrigan is curator-at-large at the Wexner Center for the Arts. From 1989 until 2010, he led the Wexner Center's film and video programs as curator and director of media arts. His publications include Chris Marker: Silent Movie and Chris Marker: Staring Back.

Suzanne Hudson is an assistant professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Southern California. Her writing has appeared in Parkett, Flash Art, Art Journal, and October, and she is a regular contributor to Artforum.

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