(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.
Shuttle pickup and introduction: Beeler Gallery | 60 Cleveland Ave. (Entrance on E. Gay Street)
Meet at Beeler Gallery at 1 p.m. for a preamble in the gallery, followed by shuttle service to the Gunning House. Please note that all visitors must take the shuttle to the Gunning House.
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 3.5 years and received a State of Ohio Preservation Award in 2018.
Through photographs, sculptural installations, and interventions of architectural spaces, Badaut Haussmann maps out the unconscious undercurrents of design in the human condition. She “translates” the Gunning House into a site where multiple voices and histories can pass through, contest, coalesce, and break away.
Baduat Haussmann has conceived a special cocktail in collaboration with Brothers Drake Meadery, and sustenance will be provided by Harriet Gardens. Drinking glasses design in collaboration with graphic design team Vier5. A poster designed by Vier5, including a text by art historian Daniel Marcus on Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: EXPOSURE will be available.
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: Exposure is presented in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO. Media sponsor: Art in America. Additional support by Brothers Drake Meadery and Harriet Gardens. 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 for Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: WATER at BEELER GALLERY: Andrew Cruse. Broken arrowheads from the collection of Wendell Taranto. Lamps from Flat Planes, Columbus.