Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Drifting Histories
Including work by Julieta Aranda, Rosa Barba, Andrea Geyer, and Korpys/Löffler, Drifting Histories addresses how geography and memory can offer alternative mappings of history.
Curated by Anaïs Lellouche

Vital ArchiveRevisiting Group Material’s AIDS Timeline
A selection and presentation of artwork, documentation, archival material, and new research around the historical exhibition AIDS Timeline (1989) created by New York City-based artist collaborative Group Material (1979-1996).
Curated by Sabrina Locks

Including work by Cosima von Bonin, Tom Burr, Catherine Sullivan, and Artur Żmijewski, this group exhibition looks at how four artists adopt and often invert elements of theater and dramaturgy in their work.
Curated by Fionn Meade

Lora Sana: I Was There and Not There
A solo project by Carola Dertnig
Lora Sana: I Was There and Not There presents the fictive figure of Lora Sana (the lost female Viennese Actionist) through images, text, and performance.
Curated by Wendy Vogel

How to do things with Words
Including work by Sharon Hayes, Jenny Holzer, Glenn Ligon, Adam Pendleton, Lawrence Weiner, and Carey Young, How to do things with Words explores the social and political consequences of language in contemporary society.
Curated by Jess Wilcox

Limited free seating is available on a chartered bus that leaves from New York City for the March 8 opening. The bus returns to New York City after the opening. Reservations must be made in advance by calling CCS Bard at 845.758.7598 or e-mailing

Opening March 17
In A Room Anything Can Happen
March 17 – May 24
Opening reception: Tuesday, March 17, 5 – 7:00 p.m.

An exhibition of the Marieluise Hessel Collection, including work by Janine Antoni, Joseph Beuys, Alighero e Boetti, A. A. Bronson, David Bunn, Paul Chan, Nigel Cooke, William Copley, Martin Creed, Valie Export, Saul Fletcher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rachel Harrison, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Matthew Higgs, Jim Hodges, Vlatka Horvat, Neil Jenney, Donald Judd, William Kentridge, Charles LeDray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tatsuo Miyajima, Mariko Mori, Martina Mullaney, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Nam June Paik, Jorge Pardo, Raymond Pettibon, Do-Ho Suh, Rosemarie Trockel, Bill Viola, Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool, Kohei Yoshiyuki, and Rhonda Zwillinger.

In A Room Anything Can Happen considers the parallels between museums and hotels as modern institutions that came of age during the 19th century, when the concept of public space entered into social consciousness. The hotel offers depersonalized privacy in public, while the museum allows a personal encounter with objects in the midst of the public realm. They both are stationary pursuits offering transitory experiences which break the routine of the everyday.

Curated by Sandra Cerisola, Michal Jachula, Sohrab Mohebbi, Gabi Ngcobo, Carlos Palacios, Francesca Sonara, Diana Stevenson, and Yulia Tikhonova

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These exhibitions and projects at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; and by the Patrons, Supporters, and Friends of the Center for Curatorial Studies. Additional support provided by the Monique Beudert Award Fund and the Poughkeepsie Journal. Special thanks to the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

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