Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod present May ’68 in ’78, as part of Downtown Art Sunday. Michel Auder’s newly edited video of never-before-seen interviews on the reverberation of the student movement in France in 1968, shot 10 years afterward. This work, which makes its premiere at Beeler Gallery, emerged in the summer of 2018 when the artists retrieved a box Auder left behind in the Rhône Valley in 1968, when he first left for New York, his base since 1970.
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann invites Julia Trotta, presenting Forget to be afraid: A portrait of Linda Nochlin. A collaboration and dialog between Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann 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?”.
Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod present Cleopatra (1970). An installation by Stickrod with screening of 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.
Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod present Subversive Historian (2019), a video filmed in rural Ohio, upstate New York, New York City, Paris, and Pommiers, France as part of their collaborative project Staples and Rubber Bands, sculpture and video (1967-2019).
Second edition of An Art Book Affair, a weekend of art books by local and international publishers. Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, March 1, 10-4 p.m. On Feb 29, a special presentation by Vier5, the graphic design team behind the graphic identity for Season Two, known for their irreverent take on design for institutional communication and their work for the quinquennial contemporary art exhibition documenta 14. Their collaboration with Beeler Gallery is their first American project.