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Follow the Mud: Water & Expoxure by Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann

Organized as a series of “instances” in a process of accumulation, each instance in Season Two: Follow the Mud at the Columbus College of Art & Design is accompanied by an installation and activated by performances, screenings, and dialogs both at Beeler Gallery and beyond.

Instance No. 1: Oct. 10, 2019, 6-8 p.m: Season Two: Follow the Mud opening
Paris-based artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann‘s project WATER is structured as an active score. Referring to water’s states from liquid to solid, from filtration to contamination, the artist is interested in how multiple voices from the past and the present materialize, in traversing various nodes: the disappearance of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan; the craft and design history of architect Charlotte Perriand during World War II; a performative tour of Glenbrow / Gunning House, a 1940 Usonian-style house in Blacklick, OH, built by sculptor Tony Smith, Theodore van Fossen (known for Rush Creek Village, Worthington, OH), and Laurence Cuneo; and a collaboration and dialog with curator and writer Julia Trotta, to present an installation of video vignettes of Forget to be afraid: A Portrait of Linda Nochlin, a film on her late grandmother, the pioneering art historian, known for her 1971 article “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”. Writing on the Instances with Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann will be conducted by Daniel Marcus.

Instance No. 2: Oct. 13, 2019, 1-4 p.m: Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: EXPOSURE; Gunning House / Glenbrow, Blacklick, OH (off-site)
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 the 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).
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Instance No. 4: Nov. 19, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m., Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann invites Julia Trotta, presenting Forget to be afraid: A portrait of Linda Nochlin


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

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. Instance No. 3 – Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann: EXPOSURE is presented in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO and with media sponsor Art in America.

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