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

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Spring Exhibitions 2004

Center for Curatorial Studies

Bard College, PO Box 5000

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Phone: 845-758-7598

Fax: 845-758-2442

Email: ccs@bard.edu

Website: www.bard.edu/ccs

Image: Maja Bajevic, Women at Work – Under Construction, 1999 Still from a digital video installation with sound, Courtesy of the artist On view March 7 – 21, Support for artist’s participation provided by the Monique Beudert Fund

The Center for Curatorial Studies presents twelve exhibitions curated by second-year students in the Center’s graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art.

March 7-21, 2004

Opening reception: Sunday, March 7 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

ECONOMIES OF SCALE

Small works about money by J. S. G. Boggs, Lars Fisk, Randy Gaetano, Daniel Gordon, Matt Johnson, Main Street Museum, Ryan McGinness, Gabriel Orozco, Max Schumann, Clay Weiner, and Lawrence Weiner.

Curator: Pascal Spengemann

FLOCK

Five indigenous artists offer personal and collective perspectives on First Nations, sovereignty, and subjectivity.

Curator: Ryan Rice

THE HAPPY WORKER

Commissions and interventions by Francis Alys, Maja Bajevic, Mircea Cantor, and Gabriel Kuri prompt questions about the difference between doing and making.

Curator: Yasmil Raymond Ventura

BETWEEN ABOVE AND BELOW

Photographs and works in video by Robert Mapplethorpe, Gary Hill, Sam Taylor-Wood, Annee Olofsson, and Mark Wallinger explore the resonance of Christian iconography in a secular society.

Curator: Elizabeth Zechella

April 4-18, 2004

Opening reception: Sunday, April 4 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

THE PAST RECAPTURED

Films, videos, and photographic works exploring the relationship between history and narrative and the challenges inherent in representing the past.

Curator: Caroline Knebelsberger

CHANSCHATZ

Painting, animation, and other work by ChanSchatz (Eric Chan and Heather Schatz) that trace their development of a unique visual archive.

Curator: Mary Katherine Matalon

ASTONISHING KNOWLEDGE

Starting with scientific data, Jill Baroff, lnigo Manglano-Ovalle, Spencer Finch, and Anna Von Mertens evoke the romantic sublime, but with a twenty-first century twist.

Curator: Claire Barliant

MASTER BLASTER

Alex Bag, David Burrows, Louise Lawler, Yasumasa Morimura, Bob and Roberta Smith, and Le Tigre use humor and noise to puncture art world dogma and resist cultural authority.

Curator: Stacey Allan

May 9-23, 2004

Opening reception: Sunday, May 9 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

as yet unnamable

Catherine Richards, David Rokeby, Marek Walczak and Martin Wattenberg initiate interactive experiences to explore the social impact of technology.

Curator: Steven Matijcio

FAR AWAY SO CLOSE

Works by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Rodney Graham, Raymond Pettibon, Jack Pierson, Steven Shearer, and Susanna Vapnek examine nostalgia and melancholy in fans’ relationships to pop cultural icons.

Curator: Tairone Bastien

GREAT WHITE

Glenn Ligon, Kori Newkirk, and Nadine Robinson explore the dualities of whiteness through paintings, sound, and mixed-media installations.

Curator: Joanna Montoya

USUAL

Photographs and other works that playfully record remains of the everyday and capture extraordinary moments in the ordinary. Curator: Mayumi Hirano

Programs at the Center are supported by the Friends of the Center for Curatorial Studies and by the Center’s annual benefit for student scholarships and exhibitions. Additional support for the spring exhibitions has been provided by the Monique Beudert Fund and Marieluise Hessel. The students have organized these exhibitions as part of the requirements for the master’s degree.

Travel to Bard College

Bard College is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, about 90 miles north of New York City. Amtrak provides train service from New York’s Penn Station and other points to Rhinecliff, which is nine miles from Annandale; taxi service to the College is available at the Rhinecliff station. By car, Bard can be reached from the Taconic State Parkway or the New York State Thruway. Please call the Center for directions.

Buses for Openings

Limited free seating is available on a chartered bus that leaves from SoHo in New York City for each exhibition opening. The bus returns to New York City after the opening. Reservations must be made in advance by calling the Center at 845-758-7598. Bus transportation is provided through the generosity of Audrey Irmas.

For further information about the spring exhibitions or the Center for Curatorial Studies, please contact:

Center for Curatorial Studies

Bard College

PO Box 5000

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Phone: 845-758-7598

Fax: 845-758-2442

Email: ccs@bard.edu

Website: www.bard.edu/ccs