Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College

Eight new exhibitions and projects opening in May

Yemenwed, “Woman Merges with Car,” 2010.

Eight new exhibitions and projects opening in May

Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College May 1–May 22, 2011 Opening: Sunday, May 1, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

This spring the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) presents 13 exhibitions and projects, including work by more than 25 leading and emerging contemporary artists such as A.K. Burns, Terence Koh, Marysia Lewandowska, Tevor Paglen, 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 second group are: The Object of Society Is Artist: Jenny Perlin Curated by Nova Benway Featuring a new film by Jenny Perlin, the exhibition results from research into the life and influence of Eleanor Roosevelt. The work draws inspiration from the literature and film that inspired Roosevelt, as well her own political and social rhetoric. Thinking About Flying Artist: Jon Rubin Curated by Karin Campbell Artist Jon Rubin’s new, site-specific project aims to catalyze a more direct relationship between the CCS and its potentially broad local audience, who are invited to share in the care of homing pigeons trained at Bard College. Not Necessarily in that Order: Curatorial questions about The Barnes Foundation’s move to Philadelphia Edited by Orit Gat Not Necessarily in that Order is a publication that explores the curatorial implications of The Barnes Foundation’s announced move from Merion, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. Dear Pratella, what do you hear? Artists: Rozalinda Borcilă, Jacob Kirkegaard, Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh, Hong-Kai Wang Curated by Michelle Y. Hyun Dear Pratella, what do you hear? is an exhibition-as-experiment that investigates the critical potential of sound-based art in various social, spatial, temporal, and discursive contexts. Counter-relief (CCS Bard 2011) Artists: Jimmy Robert in collaboration with Maria Hassabi Curated by Kelly Kivland For his first commissioned project in the United States, Brussels-based artist Jimmy Robert will collaborate with New York City-based choreographer Maria Hassabi to revisit and restage the third iteration of his live performance and installation work, Counter-relief. The performance will take place at the opening reception on Sunday, May 1st at 2pm; an Artists Talk will take place on Monday, May 2nd at 5pm. Double Session Curated by Natasha Llorens Double Session presents projects initiated by Mary Walling Blackburn and Douglas Paulson: a parasitic library of impossible sound and a public sculpture re-visioned as production space. www.doublesession.net (Re)Move/(Re)Frame Performances by: Brody Condon, Shana Moulton, and Yemenwed Curated by Courtney Malick (Re)Move/(Re)Frame presents three performances occurring at different times and places and explores the possibilities of exhibiting performance documentation inviting viewers to participate in the documentary process via the project’s accompanying website at: www.r-e-m-o-v-e.info—which will launch May 1st in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition at CCS. Brody Condon’s performance already took place, and the video of the performance will be on view at CCS the first week of the exhibition. Yemenwed will be performing on May 7 at Bard College, and Shana Moulton will perform on May 13 at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. What’s Past is Prologue Artists: A.K. Burns and MPA Curated by Julia Paoli Artists A.K. Burns and MPA select a series of works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection in order to create an evocative context that informs both their overall practice and their latest projects. On May 1st, 2011 MPA will present a live performance that responds to works from the Hessel Collection. 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 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. Limited free seating is available on a chartered bus that leaves from New York City for the May 1 opening. The bus returns to New York City after the opening. Reservations are required; call 845.758.7598 or email ccs@bard.edu. Please see our website, www.bard.edu/ccs for all related programming and further information. Also on view: CLAP Hessel Museum of Art March 27–May 22 CLAP is a curatorial collaboration between CCS Bard graduate students Nova Benway, Michelle Hyun, Nathan Lee, Dylan Peet, and CCS Bard Executive Director Tom Eccles. Featuring works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection—greatly expanded since the inauguration of the Hessel Museum of Art in 2006—the exhibition includes many recent acquisitions on view for the first time, as well as a new commission by Tony Oursler. The title takes its inspiration from minimalist composer Steve Reich’s Clapping Music (1972), an early example of “phasing” in which repetitive patterns or phrases of music fall in and out of unison with each other based on the subtle shift of one note. Rather than seeking to draw out the inner psychological life of artworks, CLAP asks what we can discern from their outsides—and what they can find in each other. Looking to gestures instead of identities, connections rather than histories, encounters versus explanations, CLAP is less about applause; rather it brings things together, making noise. For more information, please call CCS Bard at 845.758.7598, write ccs@bard.edu, or visit www.bard.edu/ccs. Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art Bard College, PO Box 5000 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 845-758-7598 ccs@bard.edu www.bard.edu/ccs
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