Stanya Kahn: No Go Backs

Jan 22 - Apr 26, 2020

Presented by Wexner Center for the Arts
Stanya Kahn: No Go Backs

Making its world premiere in this solo exhibition, interdisciplinary artist Stanya Kahn’s short film No Go Backs (2020) follows teenagers who renounce the world they’re set to inherit and leave the city for the wild.

Shot on Super 16mm film and created with the support of a residency in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio, No Go Backs is an intensely visceral, highly compressed work that begins by following two teens, immersing viewers in fragments of their journey. The pair moves along sites of California’s water wars of the early 1900s—a political conflict over natural resources with still-unfolding consequences—and amid the Eastern Sierra’s monumental landscapes in a haze of adolescent distraction, malaise, and ultimately wonderment. When more kids take off for the wilderness, the film becomes an allegorical epic for an entire generation that must find a new way forward.

Known for experimental videos that play with fiction, reality, humor, pathos, and the uncanny, Kahn visited the Wex in April 2018 to present Stand in the Stream (2011–17). The celebrated film incorporates a mass collection of footage all shot or captured live onscreen by the artist, tracing the arc of her activist mother’s declining health and death and her own role as a parent amid rapidly shifting digital and political landscapes that span online chat rooms, street demonstrations, and her own home.

Kahn’s short, looped animations that use marks, motifs, and characters from her paintings and drawings will also be on view in our lower lobby.

Making its world premiere in this solo exhibition, interdisciplinary artist Stanya Kahn’s short film No Go Backs (2020) follows teenagers who renounce the world they’re set to inherit and leave the city for the wild.

Shot on Super 16mm film and created with the support of a residency in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio, No Go Backs is an intensely visceral, highly compressed work that begins by following two teens, immersing viewers in fragments of their journey. The pair moves along sites of California’s water wars of the early 1900s—a political conflict over natural resources with still-unfolding consequences—and amid the Eastern Sierra’s monumental landscapes in a haze of adolescent distraction, malaise, and ultimately wonderment. When more kids take off for the wilderness, the film becomes an allegorical epic for an entire generation that must find a new way forward.

Known for experimental videos that play with fiction, reality, humor, pathos, and the uncanny, Kahn visited the Wex in April 2018 to present Stand in the Stream (2011–17). The celebrated film incorporates a mass collection of footage all shot or captured live onscreen by the artist, tracing the arc of her activist mother’s declining health and death and her own role as a parent amid rapidly shifting digital and political landscapes that span online chat rooms, street demonstrations, and her own home.

Kahn’s short, looped animations that use marks, motifs, and characters from her paintings and drawings will also be on view in our lower lobby.

Funding for this event provided by:

Funded by GCAC Funded by OAC

Location Wexner Center for the Arts


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Stanya Kahn: No Go Backs

Jan 22 - Apr 26, 2020


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Wed, Jan 22
11:00 - 8:00 PM
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Thu, Jan 23
11:00 - 8:00 PM
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Fri, Jan 24
11:00 - 8:00 PM
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Sat, Jan 25
11:00 - 8:00 PM
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Sun, Jan 26
12:00 - 5:00 PM
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Tue, Jan 28
11:00 - 6:00 PM
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Wed, Jan 29
11:00 - 8:00 PM
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Thu, Jan 30
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Sat, Apr 11
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Sun, Apr 12
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Tue, Apr 14
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Wed, Apr 15
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