February 16, 2012 - Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College - Seven new exhibitions opening in March
February 16, 2012

Seven new exhibitions opening in March



March 18–April 15, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 1:00–4:00 p.m.


Beginning in March, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) will present 14 exhibitions and projects, including work by more than 25 leading and emerging contemporary artists such as Nina Katchadourian, Joachim Koester, Timur Si-Qin, and Danh Vo, all curated by second-year students. Presented in two groups, these projects focus on diverse concepts and themes and represent an international body of artists working in a variety of media. These exhibitions are the culmination of the students’ work for the master’s degree.

Exhibitions and Projects in the first group are:

Swells as it Advances
Artists: Sung Hwan Kim, Myriam Yates
Curated by Janine Armin
Swells as it Advances presents videos that call up multiple layers of duration through narration and its absence.

Artists: Peter Hutton, Tony Oursler, Olivia Plender, and Kiki Smith
Curated by Theresa Choi
A manifestation of the historical and spiritual Summerland at Bard College through a constellation of artworks by Olivia Plender, Tony Oursler, Peter Hutton, and Kiki Smith.

Three Evidentiary Claims
Artists: Erin Shirreff, Lesley Vance, and Michael Jones McKean
Curated by Rachel Cook
Three Evidentiary Claims examines the vexed relationship between images and objects, offering a set of triangulations as a reading strategy for how to see, think, and experience the creation of meaning within artworks.

These are not obligations but I want to (a response in two parts)
Artists: Simon Fujiwara and Dawn Kasper
Curated by Suzy M. Halajian
These are not obligations but I want to (a response in two parts) presents two site-specific commissions by artists Simon Fujiwara and Dawn Kasper whose performance-based works utilize personal storytelling as a way to complicate and restage the museum environment.

The Center for Short-Lived Phenomena
Artists: Nina Katchadourian, Danna Vajda, Swintak
Curated by Clara Halpern
The Center for Short-Lived Phenomena is a temporary institution, which will run inside and alongside CCS Bard. Artists Nina Katchadourian, Danna Vajda and Swintak have contributed projects that will unfold over the course of the institution’s month-long existence.

A Sudden, Sharp, Hot Stink of Fox
Artists: Lygia Clark, Carolee Schneemann and others
Curated by Alicia Ritson
A Sudden, Sharp, Hot Stink of Fox is a gathering of works wherein an encounter with the animal produces an ecstatic complication of being.

Ray Johnson: The Dover Street Years 1953–1960
Artist: Ray Johnson
Curated by Anastasia Rygle
it really isn’t necessary to see the moticos or know where it is because  i have seen them.  perhaps i might point them out to you.  the best way is to go about your business not thinking about silly moticos because when you begin seeing them describing what they are or where they are going is   so just make sure you wake up from sleeping and go your way and go to sleep when you will.   the moticos does that too and does not worry about you.  perhaps you are the moticos.—Ray Johnson What is a Moticos

Student-curated projects at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies; and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters, and Friends.  Additional support is provided by the Monique Beudert Award Fund.

The CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College are open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  All CCS Bard exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.

Free chartered bus from New York City for the opening.  For reservations call 845.758.7598, or write ccs [​at​] bard.edu

Please visit our website, www.bard.edu/ccs for all related programming.

Also on view:

Matters of Fact
Hessel Museum of Art
March 18–May 27
Opening Reception:
Sunday, March 18 1-4pm

Matters of Fact revisits a number of key encounters from the institutional history of the Hessel Museum: between collector and artist, curator and exhibition, art and art history.

A curatorial collaboration with Tom Eccles, Suzy M. Halajian, Marieluise Hessel, Nathan Lee, Alicia Ritson, and Kelly Taxter.

For more information, please call CCS Bard at 845.758.7598, write ccs [​at​] bard.edu, or visit www.bard.edu/ccs.

About the Center for Curatorial Studies
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition, education, and research center dedicated to the study of art and curatorial practices from the 1960s to the present day.

In addition to the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, the Center houses the Marieluise Hessel Collection, as well as an extensive library and curatorial archives that are accessible to the public. The Center’s two-year M.A. program in curatorial studies is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating contemporary art. Exhibitions are presented year-round in the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, providing students with the opportunity to work with world-renowned artists and curators. The exhibition program and the Hessel Collection also serve as the basis for a wide range of public programs and activities exploring art and its role in contemporary society.

Founded in 1990, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College opened its doors in 1992. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012, CCS Bard will present a series of exhibitions by students as well as a roster of international artists working in a range of practices.

Center for Curatorial Studies and
Hessel Museum of Art
Bard College, PO Box 5000 
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 

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