Columbus College of Art & Design

arms ache avid aeon

As part of arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified, Beeler Gallery works closely with the artists to conceive public events, such as talks, performances, and a symposium, to contextualize their practices and affinities.

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Opening of Season One
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Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
5:30 p.m. artists’ tour with Jo-ey Tang, Director of Exhibitions
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. reception
Beeler Gallery (60 Cleveland Ave.)
Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design dedicates a five-month long season to the individual art practices of the four members of fierce pussy, the New York-based queer art collective formed in 1991 by Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka. Season One: arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified opens Oct. 2, 2018, and continues through March 17, 2019. It includes painting, photography, sculpture, installations, performances, talks, and more. The season opens with a tour by the artists and Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang at 5:30 p.m. and a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Downtown Art Sunday
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 12 – 6 p.m.
Beeler Gallery (60 Cleveland Ave.)
Timed to daylight-saving Sunday, this event brings together downtown art spaces for a day of art with special programming. Participants include Angela Meleca Gallery, Appendix, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, Cultural Arts Center, Hawk Galleries, OSU Urban Art Space, and OAC Riffe Gallery. At Beeler Gallery, programming includes the launch of a book acquisition initiative called second shelf and a Harlem Renaissance poetry reading. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee provided by Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar. 

Launch of second shelf
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 12 – 6 p.m.
Beeler Gallery (60 Cleveland Ave.)
Beeler Gallery presents the launch of second shelf, a collaborative book acquisition initiative to be housed at the library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp with a mirror site at Beeler Gallery and CCAD’s Packard Library. The project will acquire a new collection of books by female, non-white, and non-heterosexual artists. It’s part of a project organized by Brussels-based German artist Heide Hinrichs. Beeler Gallery Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang serves as an advisor to the book selections for the library, and the selection at CCAD is inspired by fierce pussy and the Harlem Renaissance. Artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, who participated in Season Zero and will be one of the focus artists of Season Two (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020), conceives new structures for the launch. The event is free and open to the public and is part of Downtown Art Sunday, an event that brings together downtown Columbus art spaces for a day of art. The event is free and open to the public.

Harlem Renaissance Poetry Reading
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 2 p.m.
CCAD Canzani Center Screening Room (60 Cleveland Ave.)
Beeler Gallery and Columbus College of Art & Design’s Writing, Literature, and Philosophy department are hosting a poetry reading by local poets and writers reflecting on the influence of the Harlem Renaissance. Vernell Bristow, Marcus Jackson, and Negesti Kaudo will read from the work of key Harlem Renaissance figures, as well as from their own work. The event is free and open to the public and is part of citywide celebration, I, Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100. It’s also happening on Downtown Art Sunday, an event that brings together downtown Columbus art spaces for a day of art. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Mx Justin Vivian Bond
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 | 8 p.m.
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Public tickets start at $25. To purchase, please go to Ticketmaster.
*A free ticket is available in advance with a current CCAD ID. RSVP here.
Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-genre artist living in New York City. Mx Vivian Bond is a Tony-nominated performer whom The New Yorker called “the best cabaret artist of (their) generation.” They are the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, and their albums include Kiki and Herb: Do You Hear What We Hear?, Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall, Dendrophile, and Silver Wells. Their sculptural installations and live art have been presented by the New Museum, New York, as part of the exhibition titled Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon (2017). They are invited by the queer art collective fierce pussy, whose work is on view in arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified at Beeler Gallery.

Co-sponsored by Stonewall Columbus.

 

arms ache avid aeon: A Symposium
March 2, 2019, Time TBD
Beeler Gallery (60 Cleveland Ave.)
Beeler Gallery presents a symposium in collaboration with the queer art collective fierce pussy. The event features artist and art historian Jill H. Casid, art historian and writer Elisabeth Lebovici, Beeler Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang, and more. Casid is a 2018 – 19 Clark Art Institute Fellow and Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she founded and served as the first director of the Center for Visual Cultures. Lebovici is the author of What AIDS Has Done to Me: Art and Activism at the End of the 20th Century, which won the Pierre Daix Prize, an award given to an art history book covering modern or contemporary art in France. Lebovici also served as the arts and culture editor for the daily newspaper Libération from 1991 to 2006. The event is free and open to the public.

Support for programming is made possible by The Skestos Endowment Fund for Visiting Artists and Lectures.