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 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. 5

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

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. 8

Applications are now open for the 2nd Edition of An Art Book Affair, on Saturday Feb. 29 and Sunday March 1, 2020, at Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design. 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus OH, 43215, USA

Applications will be open until December 16, 2019 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

MINT Collective (Columbus); Archive of Black & Red Books and Detroit Printing Co-op, An Art Book Affair at Beeler Gallery, 2018
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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. 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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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.)

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. Various artist projects circulate, intersect, and accumulate throughout the five-month long season.

Michel Auder + Michael Stickrod
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann
Heide Hinrichs

Julia Trotta (invited by Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann)
C. Spencer Yeh (invited by Michael Stickrod)

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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

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MEET Stephanie Cristello

Editor-in-chief of THE SEEN, Artistic Director at EXPO CHICAGO, Director of Chicago Manual Style

Tuesday, July 9
2-3 p.m.

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH
(entrance on E. Gay Street)

*Free parking, ADA accessible

Come join us at Beeler Gallery to meet Chicago-based critic and curator Stephanie Cristello over coffee. As Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Stephanie will speak about arts writing in the Midwest as a site for connectivity, as well as her wide-ranging curatorial work as Director / Curator of Chicago Manual Style, which operates out of a residential garage, and Artistic Director at EXPO CHICAGO.

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2019 MFA & MDES Thesis: Replacing The Sun?

Replacing the Sun?
2019 CCAD MFA & MDes Thesis Exhibition
April 5-28, 2019
Beeler Gallery hours for Replacing the Sun?: Tues-Sun 12-6 p.m., Thurs 12-8 p.m.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019, 6-9 p.m.

Each spring, Beeler Gallery hosts Columbus College of Art & Design’s Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions. The 2019 iteration, Replacing the Sun?, takes place in the atrium and inside Beeler Gallery. This year, the candidates of Master of Design in Integrative Design will present their thesis during the opening night in the Auditorium on Friday, April 5, 6-7 p.m.

MFA Candidates: Yajim Amadu, Joey Bee, Alexandria Carlton, Liyao (Rose) Chen, Neil Curran, Susanne Dotson, Sahar Fadaian, Jacs Fishburne, Quintin Gleim, Faith Goodman, Julia Hamilton, Amanda Ho, Grace Ko, Grace Korandovich, Yae Reem Lee, Rich McKinley, Xiaoshuo (Eric) Mei, Alissa Ohashi, Jiahao Peng, Danielle Michaux Wells, and Chenxuan Zhang.

MDes Candidates: Elyse Applewhite, Shielaugh Divelbiss, Weeraya Jirawongwaris, Priya Mehta, Elle Miller, Joseph Owens, Christopher Rabineau, Kendra Rabineau, and Maurshell Stokes

For more information on CCAD’s MFA program, here.
For more information on CCAD’s MDes program, here.


Season One

Oct. 2, 2018 – March 17, 2019


Nancy Brooks Brody
Joy Episalla
Zoe Leonard
Carrie Yamaoka

: fierce pussy amplified

Opening: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
Artists’ tour with Jo-ey Tang, Director of Exhibitions: 5:30 p.m. Reception: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Beeler Gallery dedicates Season ONE to the individual art practices of the four original core members of fierce pussy, the New York-based queer art collective – Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka.

Chapter TWO (clockwise from left): Carrie Yamaoka; Nancy Brooks Brody; Zoe Leonard; Joy Episalla


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second shelf

Launch: Sunday Nov. 4, 2018 as part of Downtown Art Sunday.
Now: Housed at CCAD Packard Library after Nov. 4, 2018

In the 1970s, American artist Elaine Sturtevant (1924 Lakewood, OH – 2014 Paris, France) began operating an art practice in which she meticulously copied selected works of her male colleagues, as a critique of the culture of the art world in which she was working.

The collaborative research and book acquisition project second shelf (2018-20), initiated by Brussels-based, German artist Heide Hinrichs, explores those influence of that culture on the library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium, and asks how alternative canons can be generated in the library. The core of the project is the formation of a new collection of books in the library of the Royal Academy that document the work of artists – women, of gender spectrum, queer, and of color – and related theoretical text. This collection of books are also simultaneously acquired through Beeler Gallery’s initiative with Packard Library at Columbus College of Art & Design, and at University of Bristol, UK.

Part of this process of raising awareness is thinking about the creative networks that libraries make evident (and sometimes conceal), and about the economy of art and of publishing. This is being explored through institutional relationships and through the second shelf ‘mirror site’ at the Beeler Gallery and CCAD Packard Library.

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On Board(hers)

On Board(hers)
Open Rehearsal #1: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Open Rehearsal #2: Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.

PRESS: Columbus Alive

Beeler Gallery presents On Board(hers), an all-women dance performance based on the recorded voices of 15 female immigrants’ testimonies and choreographed by Lucille Toth, Assistant Professor of French at The Ohio State University Newark campus. Two open rehearsals take place at Beeler Gallery on Dec. 11, 2018, and March 28, 2019, both followed by Q&A with the performers and refreshments.

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Day With(out) Art

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 | 12-6 p.m.
Screening on a looping presentation
Beeler Gallery screening room

In solidarity with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art, Beeler Gallery presents ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, which highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism and advocacy today by commissioning compelling short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. The program represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis. This event is free and open to the public.

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Tyler Coburn: Richard Roe

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

A reading and the unveiling of an orchid.

Richard Roe is a multi-part work, comprising an orchid hybrid named by New York-based artist Tyler Coburn and a “memoir” of a legal person. The project builds on a convention particular to Singapore, wherein orchid hybrids are named after politicians and celebrities—in effect, as a means of cultural diplomacy.


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Mx Justin Vivian Bond

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 | 8 p.m.
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St., Columbus, OH)

“A gender-bending, truth-telling illusionist. The best cabaret artist of [their] generation.” — Hilton Als, The New Yorker

Beeler Gallery presents the first Midwest concert by the queer legend and Tony-nominated Mx Justin Vivian Bond at the historic Southern Theatre. Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans activist and trans-genre artist living in New York City. They are invited by the queer art collective fierce pussy, whose work is on view in arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified at Beeler Gallery.

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Downtown Art Sunday 2018

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 12 – 6 p.m.
Timed to daylight-saving Sunday, this event brings together downtown art spaces for a day of art with special programming.

Angela Meleca Gallery, Appendix, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, Cultural Arts Center, Hawk Galleries, OSU Urban Art Space, and OAC Riffe Gallery. At Beeler Gallery, programming includes the launch of a book acquisition initiative called second shelf and a Harlem Renaissance prose and poetry reading.

The event is free and open to the public. Coffee provided by Brioso Coffee. Media sponsor: Columbus Underground.

Special programming details for all venues can be found on

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Season One Events

arms ache avid aeon

As part of arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified, Beeler Gallery works closely with the artists to conceive public events, to contextualize their practices and affinities.

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Event / Publication Launch

The Daily Gentrifier FLYOVER FLYER (Columbus Edition)

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 | 2 p.m.

Dushko Petrovich, artist, writer, and Chair of New Arts Journalism at The School of Art Institute of Chicago, is launching The Daily Gentrifier FLYOVER FLYER (Columbus Edition), a publication featuring writing on the current state of art and gentrification in Columbus by local artists, writers and curators, including Marisa EspeDaniel Marcus, Left Handed Sophie, MINT art collective, James PayneLiz Roberts, and Maritt Vaessen.

The publication is free. The event is free and open to the public.

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SEASON ZERO: Conversation One

fierce pussy

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, and Carrie Yamaoka of the New York-based queer women artist collective fierce pussy (formed with Zoe Leonard in 1991) speak ahead of the four members’ upcoming seasons at Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design in fall 2018 and spring 2019, which will be devoted to the resonances amongst their individual practices and the way in which the abstraction in their works activates perceptual and political agencies. Moderated by Jill Casid, Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Moving Image

Feb. 1 – Mar. 25, 2018 

Free and open to the public.

French philosopher Alain Badiou’s handwritten lecture notes and diagrams on love, which formed the basis for his book In Praise of Love (2012), are installed in Schema Corridor, informing Season Zero’s moving image programming at Beeler Gallery.

Videos by graphic designer duo Vier5 (of Documenta 14, Athens), artist Les Levine, filmmaker Ephraim Asili, and artist Sable Elyse Smith, screened on rotation during selected weekends in the galleries.

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