January 23, 2018

How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD.

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design

How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD. Photo: © 2017 Jiahao Peng.

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design presents How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD., on view February 1 through March 25, 2018.

The season marks new Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang’s first season at Beeler Gallery.

How can aesthetic, political, and intellectual urgency be conveyed and designed in the present moment? We look back at materials not as artifacts but as first encounters. How well do we behave towards materials? How well do materials behave back? What resonances and resistance are there for the here and now? What responsibilities does a gallery situated in an art and design school have in the present moment?

Micro-histories and graphic identity of art and design school galleries. Including Portikus, Städelschule (Frankfurt), Villa Arson (Nice), ÉCAL (Lausanne), Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills), and California Institute of the Arts (Valencia).

Archive of Black & Red Books and Detroit Printing Co-Op, with the first unauthorized English edition of Guy Debord’s 1967 book The Society of the Spectacle. Curated by Danielle Aubert (with Maia Asshaq).

1970 issue of art tabloid Culture Hero founded by Les Levine, dedicated to The Village Voice dance critic Jill Johnston, featuring writings by Meredith Monk and Yvonne Rainer.

New York and Los Angeles-based fashion designers Eckhaus Latta’s runway invitations from 2013 to 2018, designed by Eric Wrenn, design director for Artforum.

Philosopher Alain Badiou’s lecture notes on love are installed in Schema Corridor, informing the moving image programming, including works by Sable Elyse Smith, Vier5, Ephraim Asili, and Les Levine.

Amenities: Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann’s seating arrangements. Chris Domenick and Em Rooney’s coat racks.


January 29, February 1 & 26, March 5, 19 & 26
Our Book to Come (this week, last year)
Richard Fletcher
, Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University, leads a discussion based on his blog Minus Plato, exploring the process of turning blog posts into a book.

February 6
Wager of Word
An event by writer Jennifer Teets on fictocritique, materialism, and tone, with Michael Van den Abeele (artist and member of Établissement d’en face, Brussels), writer Dodie Bellamy, and Gean Moreno (Curator of Programs, ICA Miami).

February 15
Listening to: Pop Resistance
A listening event led by Robert Loss, Assistant Professor at CCAD, about Afrofuturism and pop music since 2000.

February 24 & 25
An Art Book Affair
Columbus’ first art book fair, with the participation of the Detroit Art Book Fair, Copenhagen’s One Thousand Books fair, Mexico City’s Index Art Book Fair, and independent publishers.

Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series

February 8
Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, and Carrie Yamaoka of the New York-based queer women collective fierce pussy (formed with Zoe Leonard in 1991) speak ahead of the four members’ upcoming seasons in fall 2018 and spring 2019. Moderated by Jill Casid, Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

February 16
Jo-ey Tang speaks with predecessors Michael Goodson (Senior Curator, Wexner Center for the Arts), James Voorhies (Dean of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts), and Assistant Director Ian Ruffino about the role of art school galleries and what it means to “take over” a space. Moderated by Michael Mercil, Professor, Interim Chair of the Department of Art at The Ohio State University.

February 22
Neil Goldberg speaks on embodiment, sensing, mortality, and the everyday in his work. Co-sponsored by CCAD Graduate Studies.

March 1
Artist Les Levine in conversation with Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Curator at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

March 3
Dushko Petrovich, artist and co-founder of Paper Monument, speaks and launches The Daily Gentrifier flyover flyer edition.

March 23
Sable Elyse Smith, whose practice calls attention to confining structures in society and the often invisible ways in which they shape our minds or direct our bodies, focusing on quotidian violence in the institution of language and the carceral system.

All events are free and open to the public.

Organized by Jo-ey Tang and Ian Ruffino.

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