Deviance Credits and Footnotes

Deviance Credits and Footnotes

The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Camel Collective, Trialectic Stage (detail), 2014. Painted MDF. Installation view, Deviance Credits, 2014.

March 31, 2014

Deviance Credits

April 13–May 25, 2014

Opening: Sunday, April 13, 1–4pm 

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

T +1 845 758 7598
ccs [​at​]

Beginning on April 13, the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) presents thirteen exhibitions and projects curated by second-year students in its graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art. The students have organized these exhibitions and projects as part of the requirements for the master of arts degree.

The concept of deviance credits, developed by Ira Shor as part of a strategy for empowering educators, argues for “one foot firmly planted in the institution so that the other foot can deviate from the norm.” It proposes an essential hinge between a full investment in an institution and an opening of space for challenging or critical practices. The thesis projects organized by the CCS Bard class of 2014 are wide-ranging in their investments, but linked by a similar kind of negotiation with notions of institution in support of individual and collective commitments.

Free chartered bus from New York City for the April 13 opening. For reservations call T +1 845 758 7598, or write ccs [​at​] The CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College are open Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm. All CCS Bard exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.  

The exhibitions in Deviance Credits are:

Turn on the bright lights
Artists: Kajsa Dahlberg, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Lamelas, Jason Mena, Trevor Paglen
Curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates 

The Third Idiom
Camel Collective, the TEACHABLE FILE, and Wendy Tronrud
Curated by Lindsey Berfond

Managing Object Expectations
Artists: Nairy Baghramian, Zilla Leutenegger, Seth Price, Michael St. John, Chris Thorson, and Rosemarie Trockel
Curated by Sabrina Blaichman 

Where The Streets Have No Name
Artists: Claudio Bueno, VALIE EXPORT, Milton Machado, and Teresa Margolles
Curated by Thiago Carrapatoso

Popcorn, Pepsi, Petabytes
Lynn Hershman Leeson, Aleksandra Domanović, Michele Abeles, with a soundtrack by Ugnius Gelguda & Maria Minerva
Curated by Neringa Černiauskaitė 

A collaboration between Malene Dam, Bridget de Gersigny, and Ted Kerr 

The Development
Curated by Jocelyn Edens

Dark Velocity (1)
Curated by Victoria Ivanova
(1) Courtesy of Gean Moreno

We owe each other everything
Artists include Malin Arnell, Kerry Downey, Jen Rosenblit, Joanna Seitz, and Constantina Zavitsanos
Organized by Andrew Kachel 

Is It Really Working?
A physical symposium on materiality and queer practices/strategies
Curated by Clara López Menéndez 

Artist: Gian Maria Tosatti
Curated by Cloé Perrone 

And Now a Word from Our Sponsors
Artist: Matthew Barney
Curated by Nicola Ricciardi

Artist: Tom Burr
Curated by Javier Sánchez 

Also on view:

Hessel Museum of Art

With works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, co-curated by the class of 2015 MA candidates at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College: Xavier Acarin, Kathleen Ditzig, Amber Esseiva, Roxana Fabius, Lee Foley, Wang Jing, Elizabeth Larison, Robin Lynch, Park Myers, and Natalia Zuluaga.

Please visit our website for all related programming.

About the Center for Curatorial Studies
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) was founded in 1990 as an exhibition and research center for the study of late twentieth-century and contemporary art and culture and to explore experimental approaches to the presentation of these topics and their impact on our world. Since 1994, the Center for Curatorial Studies and its graduate program have provided one of the world’s most forward-thinking teaching and learning environments for the research and practice of contemporary art and curatorship. Broadly interdisciplinary, CCS Bard encourages students, faculty and researchers to question the critical and political dimension of art, its mediation and its social significance. CCS Bard cultivates innovative thinking, radical research and new ways to challenge our understanding of the social and civic values of the visual arts. CCS Bard provides an intensive educational program alongside its public events, exhibitions, and publications, which collectively explore the critical potential of the institutions and practices of exhibition-making. It is uniquely positioned within the larger Center’s tripartite resources, which include the internationally renowned CCS Bard Library and Archives and the Hessel Museum of Art, with its rich permanent collection.


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