press release

Beeler Gallery
Columbus College of Art and Design

10.10.2019 - 15.03.2020

Opening 10 October 2019 at 6PM

Curated by Jo-ey Tang

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann's first solo exhibition in a North American institution titled 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 materialise. In traversing various nodes: the disappearance of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura by architect Junzo Sakakura's interstection with the craft and design history of architect Charlotte Perriand during World War II, both in Japan; 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, the artist in collaboration and dialogue with curator and writer Julia Trotta, presents 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?.

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, born in 1980 lives and works in Paris and London. A graduate of ENSA Paris-Cergy School of Art in 2006, she went on to win the AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions) 2017 prize. Her numerous solo and collective exhibitions include shows at Musée d'art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Rochechouart, France; Beeler Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA; Converso, Milano, Italy; MRAC, Sérignan, France; MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Maison Louis Carré, France; Syntax, Lisbon, Portugal; FUTURA, Prague, Czech Republic; Centre Pompidou, Metz and Paris, France; Hepworth Wakefield, United Kingdom; CAC Passerelle, Brest, France; La Galerie CAC, Noisy-Le-Sec, France; Benaki Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece and @KCUA Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.