Columbus College of Art & Design

COVID-19 Update

March 13, 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters of Beeler Gallery,

In keeping with the recommendations on the development of coronavirus (COVID-19) by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and Ohio Department of Health, Beeler Gallery is temporarily closed effective immediately. This aligns with the public health response of the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)’s COVID-19 Coordination Team.

This brings Season Two: Follow the Mud, originally ending on March 15, to a close. Please check our website and social media channels for an overview and documentation. We would like to thank you for your support for Beeler Gallery’s programming and all the artists who have contributed their voices to Season Two.

CCAD’s MFA thesis exhibition, originally taking place on April 3-26 at Beeler Gallery, will be rescheduled for April 14–25. For all CCAD event updates, please visit here. For CCAD Public Health updates, please visit here.

For other inquiries, please email beelergallery@ccad.edu and we will respond as soon as possible.

With gratitude and in good health,
Beeler Gallery

Event

Instance No. 8

Saturday Feb. 29 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday March 1 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


60 Cleveland Ave. (Entrance on E. Gay Street) | Columbus
Free Admission. Free Parking.

A weekend of artists’ books, print editions, zines, and more from local, national, and international art book publishers, artists, and artist-run spaces. The 2nd edition of An Art Book Affair is situated within Season Two: Follow the Mud. Special programming include a presentation by the Season Two graphic design team Vier5, known for their work for Documenta 12 and 14, one of the most important international art exhibitions, and the launch of a special issue of Fairy Tale Magazine*, a fashion magazine featuring Columbus, and a Beeler Gallery supplement with reflections on Season Zero by Yin Ho, and photography by JiaHao Peng. Performances will be activated in the galleries, including Paris-based artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann in collaboration with art historian Daniel Marcus; Columbus artist Suzanne Silver; Minus Plato and Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan); and live music by Voidgig (Gina Osterloh, Liz Roberts, and Melissa Vogley Woods).

From 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m., Tibetan Momo Food Truck (Saturday) and Willowbeez Soulveg (Sunday) will be on site. Complimentary coffee provided by Brioso Coffee.

*100 free copies available for Columbus College of Art & Design students, with a valid ID, at 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 & 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐛𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐬 table by the entrance of the gallery.

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Galleries

Instance No. 7

Heide Hinrichs and second shelf

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 | 2–3 p.m.

60 Cleveland Ave. (Entrance on E. Gay Street)
Columbus, Ohio

On view until March 15, 2020

Join us for a gallery tour and conversation with Heide Hinrichs and Columbus artist Laura Larson. Complimentary coffee provided by Brioso Coffee.

second shelf, initiated in 2018 by Brussels-based German artist Heide Hinrichs, is a collaborative book acquisition project and multi-institutional, international effort to increase library holdings of publications by non-binary, female, and queer artists and artists of color. At the project’s core is the formation of a new collection of books in the library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, and simultaneously acquired through Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design’s initiative with Packard Library, and at University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

As part of Season Two: Follow the Mud, Heide Hinrichs installs more than 100 drawings, Inscriptions (2006–2020), based on drawings by artists in second shelf. In dialogue with these drawings is a selection of Columbus artist Laura Larson’s photographic series All the Women I Know. Larson’s book Hidden Mother (Saint Lucy Press, 2017) is part of second shelf.

For more info on second shelf, please visit www.second-shelf.org

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Instance No. 6

Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod present Subversive Historian (2020)

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 | 6–8 p.m.

60 Cleveland Ave. (Entrance on E. Gay Street)
Columbus, Ohio

On view until March 15, 2020

Gallery tour with artists Michael Auder and Michael Stickrod, moderated by Columbus artist Liz Roberts, followed by a reception.

Subversive Historian (2020) is a new video commission by Ohio-based artist Michael Stickrod and part of the collaborative project Staples and Rubber Bands (1969-2019) with New York-based French pioneer video artist Michel Auder.

Filmed in rural Ohio, upstate New York, New York City, Pommiers and Paris, France, Subversive Historian (2019) was shot around Stickrod and Auder’s recent trip to retrieve the long-lost archive of photographs and documents in the Rhône valley, France. C. Spencer Yeh‘s performance, Improvisation on Amplified Violin, for the opening of Season Two: Follow the Mud, forms part of the soundtrack.

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STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art

Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1 | 12–6 p.m. on looping presentation in the gallery

Beeler Gallery is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. In 1989, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art, a call to the art world for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. For Day With(out) Art’s thirtieth year, over 100 institutions worldwide will screen STILL BEGINNING, recognizing the important and necessary work of artists, activists, and cultural workers who have responded to AIDS while emphasizing the persistent presence of the epidemic. 

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Instance No. 5

Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod present Cleopatra (1970)
Thursday, Dec. 12 | 6–8 p.m.

60 Cleveland Ave. (Entrance on E. Gay Street) | Columbus, Ohio

*Screening everyday 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. until January 26, 2020

A rare screening of Michel Auder’s Cleopatra (1970, 126 minutes) in a room filled with goldenrod culled from Michael Stickrod’s home in McKean Township, Ohio.

Out of public view for many years, New York-based French artist Michel Auder’s Cleopatra based its characters’ improvisation on Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1963 film of the same name starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton—the most expensive film ever at the time of its making. Auder’s cast includes many from and around Andy Warhol’s Factory, including Auder’s former wife, Viva, as the queen, Louis Waldon, Taylor Mead, Nico, Ondine, Ultra Violet, Andrea Feldman, Gerard Malanga, and Christopher Walken. 

A commissioned text by Robert Slifkin on Instance No. 5 will be available in a free takeaway poster designed by Vier5.

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Instance No. 4

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann invites Julia Trotta, presenting Forget to be afraid: A portrait of Linda Nochlin

Tuesday, Nov. 19 | 6–7:30 p.m.
On view until Jan. 26, 2020.

BEELER GALLERY is ALWAYS FREE and OPEN to the public.

Paris-based artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann and New York-based filmmaker, curator, and writer Julia Trotta conceive an installation of their works in dialogue as part of Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: WATER, the artist’s larger project for Season Two: Follow the Mud. Trotta selects vignettes of her film Forget to be afraid: A portrait of Linda Nochlin, on her late grandmother, the pioneering art historian known for her groundbreaking 1971 article, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”, in resonance to a work and impact of a life that is, and could be, forever in progress

Experience the installation starting at 6 p.m., and, at 6:30 p.m., the artists, who maintain a longstanding friendship, will hold their first public dialogue, on the topics of porous narratives, intimacy that resists sentimentality, representation of reality, and feminism. Please join us for a reception after the conversation.

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Instance No. 3

Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod present May ’68 in ’78

Sunday, Nov. 10 | 12–1 p.m. (Beeler Gallery is open from 12-6 p.m.)

Beeler Gallery is ALWAYS FREE and open to the public. Free parking available. We encourage visitors to take public transportation. 150 COTA Free DayPasses will be distributed at BEELER GALLERY starting at noon.

At 12 p.m., enjoy hand-poured coffee station by Brioso Coffee. At 12:30 p.m, join Ohio-based artist Michael Stickrod and Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang for an introduction of the collaborative project Staples and Rubber Bands (1969-2019) by Michael Stickrod and New York-based French artist Michel Auder. Throughout Season Two: Follow the Mud, sculptural installations by Stickrod set the scene for Auder’s video works. Instance No. 3 on Nov. 10 is a world premiere of May ’68 in ’78, a newlyedited and newly subtitled video of never-before-seen interviews with artists, workers, police, tax collectors, grocers, and his mother, among others, on the reverberation of the student movement in France in 1968, shot 10 years after. Seen in the context of the present cultural and political moment, how will May ’68 in ’78 read 50 years later, in 2019?

This is part of Downtown Art Sunday, which brings together downtown art spaces for a day of art with special programming. Participants include Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of ArtCultural Arts CenterHawk GalleriesOSU Urban Art Space, OAC Riffe Gallery and Contemporary Art Matters. Itinerary and programming begins at Beeler Gallery, with hand-poured coffee station by Brioso Coffee at noon.

For more details on this year’s programming and suggested itinerary, please visit Downtown Art Sunday website.

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Off-Site

Instance No. 2

RSVP: here
(Thank you for your support! The event is now FULL. Due to limited capacity, a waiting list is available and notification will be sent out on Oct. 11 if a space becomes available.)

Instance No. 2: Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: Exposure
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 | 1–4 p.m.
Glenbrow/Gunning House | Blacklick, Ohio

This is a FREE event. Free parking available at Beeler Gallery.

Join Paris-based artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann for a performative and interpretive tour of the Gunning House, also known as Glenbrow, a 1940 Usonian-style home east of Columbus designed by Tony Smith ((known for his contributions to Minimalist sculptures), Theodore van Fossen (known for Rush Creek Village in Worthington, Ohio), and Laurence Cuneo (who became art director for the television show I Love Lucy). Located on a 2.5-acre parcel, the house appeared on several endangered lists, including The Cultural Landscape Foundation and Columbus Landmarks. In 2014, Dorri Steinhoff and Joseph Kuspan purchased it. Their restoration took more than three and a half years and received a State of Ohio Preservation Award in 2018.

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Instance No. 1

Instance No. 1: Opening reception
Thursday, Oct. 10 | 6–8 p.m.

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

Sound performance: C. Spencer Yeh (two sets at 6:20 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.)

ABOUT THE SEASON
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.

ARTISTS
Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann
Heide Hinrichs
Laura Larson
Julia Trotta
Vier5
C. Spencer Yeh
Ryland Wharton

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Off-Site

Instance No. 0

Instance No. 0: shelf talk #8
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 | 1-2 p.m.

The Classroom (in the Basement Theater)
NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

second shelf, initiated in 2018 by Brussels-based German artist Heide Hinrichs, is a collaborative book acquisition project and multi-institutional, international effort to increase library holdings of publications by non-binary, female, and queer artists and artists of color. The core of the project is the formation of a new collection of books in the library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, and simultaneously acquired through Beeler Gallery’s initiative with Packard Library at Columbus College of Art & Design, and at University of Bristol, UK.

Since October 2018, a series of interventions, shelf talks, have taken place in the library of Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, where Hinrichs teaches. These interventions are gestures of care and attention that creatively highlight the presence of the new collection and contextualize its ambitions. This shelf talk #8 will take place at New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1. second shelf advisors are convening in person for the first time during New York Art Book Fair as part of the public programming of The Classroom. The conversation about publishing, libraries, and artistic and institutional identities will inform a future publication on the project. A website that functions as an inventory is at second-shelf.org.

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Open Call

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: EXPOSURE Open Call

OPEN CALL
Please apply by August 29, 2019

Beeler Gallery seeks 5 performers to work with Paris-based artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann to perform EXPOSURE, part of her larger project titled WATER, for Beeler Gallery’s Season Two: Follow the Mud. Created in collaboration with the artist and the location, EXPOSURE will take place in the Gunning House on Sunday, October 13. Also known as Glenbrow, the Gunning House is a 1940 Usonian-style home east of Columbus. Designed by architects Tony Smith (a renowned sculptor), Theodore van Fossen (known for Rush Creek Village in Worthington, Ohio), and Laurence Cuneo (who became art director for the TV show I Love Lucy), this historic house is imagined as a layered space in which the private and professional lives of its various owners fuse and interact.

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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.

ABOUT THE SEASON
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.

ARTISTS
Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann
Heide Hinrichs
Laura Larson
Julia Trotta
Vier5
C. Spencer Yeh
Ryland Wharton
and more

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

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