Columbus College of Art & Design

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.

Paris-based artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann and New York-based filmmaker, curator, and writer Julia Trotta conceive an installation of their works in dialogue. A work consisting of curtains spanning 380 feet by Badaut Haussmann traverses the gallery, around which Trotta shows on projections and screens her film-in-progress Forget to be afraid: A portrait of Linda Nochlin, on her late grandmother, a pioneering art historian.

Forget to be afraid: A portrait of Linda Nochlin is an archive of video clips shot over the last seven years of Nochlin’s life. The project offers an intimate, multifaceted view into the life and scholarship of the trailblazing feminist art historian. Within the footage, Nochlin discusses her groundbreaking 1971 article, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”, reads aloud her poetry, sings folk songs, learns how to use Facebook, meets with students, receives multiple lifetime achievement awards, visits friends in Paris, reflects on her love life, and battles cancer. At Beeler Gallery, a selection of vignettes have been selected 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.