Columbus College of Art & Design

Season Two: Follow the Mud

Oct. 10, 2019 – March 15, 2020
Opening reception: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Opening sound performance: C. Spencer Yeh (two sets at 6:20 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.)

Beeler Gallery is ALWAYS FREE and open to the public. Free parking available.

Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann
Heide Hinrichs
Laura Larson
Julia Trotta
C. Spencer Yeh
Ryland Wharton
and more

Organized as a series of “instances” in a process of accumulation, each instance in Season Two: Follow the Mud is accompanied by an installation and activated by performances, screenings, and dialogs both at Beeler Gallery and beyond. Through voices and sounds, objects, spaces, images, movements, and text, we accumulated and uncovered hidden, suppressed, and forgotten histories in art, architecture, and politics, in order to allow individual subjectivities and personal narratives to re-emerge and intersect.

Paris-based artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann‘s project WATER is structured as an active score. Referring to water’s states from liquid to solid, from filtration to contamination, the artist is interested in how multiple voices from the past and the present materialize, in traversing various nodes: the disappearance of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan; the craft and design history of architect Charlotte Perriand during World War II; a performative tour of Glenbrow / Gunning House, a 1940 Usonian-style house in Blacklick, OH, built by sculptor Tony Smith, Theodore van Fossen (known for Rush Creek Village, Worthington, OH), and Laurence Cuneo; and a collaboration and dialog with curator and writer Julia Trotta, to present an installation of video vignettes of Forget to be afraid: A Portrait of Linda Nochlin, a film on her late grandmother, the pioneering art historian, known for her 1971 article “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”.

The collaborative project Staples and Rubber Bands (1969-2019) of Ohio-based artist Michael Stickrod and New York-based French artist Michel Auder include sculptural installations by Stickrod that set the scene in the gallery for the viewers of Auder’s video works, including May ’68 in ’78, a newlyedited and newly subtitled video of never-before-seen interviews on the reverberation of the student movement in France in 1968, shot 10 years after. Also on view is Michel Auder’s Cleopatra (1970), which based its characters’ improvisation on Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1963 version of the film that starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Auder’s cast included many in the milieu of Andy Warhol’s factory, including Auder’s former wife Viva as the queen, Louis Waldon, Taylor Mead, Nico, Ondine, Ultra Violet, Andrea Feldman, Gerard Melanga, and Christopher Walken.

Brussels-based German artist Heide Hinrichs presents a series of drawings as part of second shelf, her multi-institutional collaborative book acquisition project that began in 2018 at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, and partnering with Beeler Gallery / Packard Library at Columbus College of Art & Design, and University of Bristol, UK. As part of the process of publishing a book on the project, Beeler Gallery / Packard Library and these partner institutions will participate in the Classroom Series at New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 on September 20, 2019.

The graphic identity for Season Two is by Vier5, the graphic design duo known for their irreverent take on design for institutional communication and their work for the quinquennial contemporary art exhibition documenta 14, which took place in Kassel, Germany and Athens, Greece in 2017. Their collaboration with Beeler Gallery is their first American project.

Writing on the Instances with Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann will be conducted by Daniel Marcus. Writing on the Instances with Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod will be conducted by Robert Slifkin. Writing on each Instance will appear in the form of posters designed by Vier5

Season Two: Follow the Mud is conceived by Jo-ey Tang, and co-curated with Ian Ruffino and Marla Roddy.

Instance No. 0
: Sept. 20, 2019, 1-2 p.m, shelf talk #8; NY Art Book Fair, Classroom Series, MoMA PS1 (off-site)
Instance No. 1: Oct. 10, 2019, 6-8 p.m, Season Two: Follow the Mud opening; sound performance by C. Spencer Yeh
Instance No. 2: Oct. 13, 2019, 1-4 p.m., Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: EXPOSURE; Gunning House / Glenbrow, Blacklick, OH (off-site – RSVP details to follow. Space is limited.)
Instance No. 3: Nov. 10, 2019, 12-6 p.m., Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod present May ’68 in ’78, as part of Downtown Art Sunday
Instance No. 4: Nov. 19, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m., Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann invites Julia Trotta, presenting Forget to be afraid: A portrait of Linda Nochlin
Instance No. 5: Dec. 12, 2019, 6-8 p.m., Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod present Cleopatra (1970)
Instance No. 6: Jan. 30, 2020, 6-8 p.m., Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod present Subversive Historian (2019)
Instance No. 7: Feb. 1, 2020, 2-3 p.m, Heide Hinrichs and second shelf
Instance No. 8: Feb. 29, 2020, 10am-6pm and March 1, 2020, 10am-4pm, 2nd edition of An Art Book Affair, with a special presentation by Vier5, Onomatopee, performances by VOIDGIG (Gina Osterloh, Liz Roberts, Melissa Vogley Woods), Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, and Suzanne Silver and more

Details of Instance with Vier5 and the 2nd edition of An Art Book Affair to be announced.

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: WATER is supported by the Cultural Services of French Embassy in the United States and is realized in co-production with Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, France; Ghost House and DICRéAM. This project was made possible by a residency at Villa Kujoyama, part of Institut Français du Japon and benefits from the support of Fondation Bettencourt Schueller and the Institut Français. Architectural consultant: Andrew Cruse. Set-building: Catco. Instance No. 2 – Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: EXPOSURE is presented in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO and with media sponsor Art in America. Downtown Art Sunday media sponsor: Columbus Underground.