Columbus College of Art & Design

Wager of Word

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Writer and thinker Jennifer Teets conceives an evening on fictocritique, materialisms and tone, in a conversation with Michaël Van den Abeele (artist and co-founder of Établissement d’en face, Brussels), writer Dodie Bellamy, and curator Gean Moreno (Curator of Programs, ICA Miami). Jennifer Teets‘s self-reflection on the evening will be available in the form of a text on beelergallery.org in late 2018.

Jennifer Teets is a curator, writer, researcher and performer known for her research on cheese, mud, and terra-sigillata – their transitioning towards materiality and entity and their ability to become something else when put in an exhibition or an essay. Since 2014, she co-hosts, with Margarida Mendes, The World in Which We Occur (TWWWO) www.twwwo.org and carries out an inquiry (ethnographic, materialist) on geophagy and clays with forgotten origins titled “Elusive Earths” with Lorenzo Cirrincione. Elusive Earths was awarded the International Gallery Prize (w/ Parallel Oaxaca) to exhibit at NADA, NYC in March, 2018.

Michaël Van den Abeele is a Brussels-based artist whose activities include painting, writing, furniture, objects and installations. In 2017, he participated in the Chicago biennial in collaboration with Peter Wächtler and the architecture Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen. He recently published Forked Apologies with FOREST publications. He teaches at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Dodie Bellamy writes genre-bending works that focus on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions between fiction, essay, and poetry. Her most recent collection is When the Sick Rule the World, from Semiotext(e).  Her chapbook, The Beating of Our Hearts, was published in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial.  With Kevin Killian she edited for Nightboat Books Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997 (2017).

Gean Moreno is Curator of Programs at ICA Miami, where he founded and organizes the Art + Research Center. At ICA, he has also curated exhibitions dedicated to Hélio Oiticica, Terry Adkins, and Larry Bell. He was on the Advisory Board of the 2017 Whitney Biennial and serves as co-director of [NAME] Publications. Between 2014-2016, Moreno was Artistic Director at Cannonball, where he developed pedagogical platforms and public commissions.

Please check back for auto-reflections by Jennifer Teets as part of our post-season PDF bulletin.