April 13, 2009 - Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College - Spring Exhibitions and Projects, opening April 19
April 13, 2009

Spring Exhibitions and Projects, opening April 19

Images left to right:
Ursula Mayer, Interiors, 2006. © Ursula Mayer and Monitor, Rome
Adam Putnam, Untitled (headbox), 1994. Courtesy the artist and Taxter and Spengemann Gallery
Leslie Hewitt, Riffs on Real Time (1of10), 2008. Courtesy the artist and D’Amelio Terras Gallery

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
Spring Exhibitions and Projects, Series 2

April 19 – May 24

Opening Reception Sunday, April 19, 1 – 4 p.m.
Center for Curatorial Studies and
Hessel Museum of Art

Bard College, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
ccs [​at​] bard.edu


Toronto-based video, audio, radio, and text-based artist Christof Migone revisits past works in a new context. Curated by Mireille Bourgeois

Changing Light Bulbs In Thin Air
Including works by Christian Andersson, Tauba Auerbach, Brian Clifton, Zak Kitnick, Runo Lagomarsino, Adam Putnam, Matthew Sheridan Smith, Mungo Thomson, and Garth Weiser. A constellation of works by nine artists interested in shifts and breaks in the flow of comprehension and perception.
Curated by Summer Guthery

About the object
An ambiguously labeled Egyptian artifact in New York inspired an installation about production and spectatorship within the exhibition space featuring newly commissioned video work by Amy Patton.
Curated by Christina Linden

Noise Pollution
Brooklyn-based artist Marisa Olson addresses the twin concerns of increased informational “noise” and the largely hidden costs of technology on the natural environment.
Curated by Gene McHugh

the everyday
Balancing formal play with perspective, optics, and materiality, the everyday highlights Leslie Hewitt’s interest in fluid notions of time, meaning, and the futility of documenting or trying to hold life still.
Curated by Kate Menconeri

The following projects will be represented through documentary materials and ephemera during the opening on April 19.

Including works by Erick Beltrán, Bernd Krauss, Jens Haaning, Interboro, Sydney Schrader & Joseph Verrill, and Dexter Sinister.

A series of commissions created specifically for the Poughkeepsie Journal, a daily local newspaper in Dutchess County, New York. The works will appear in the paper between April 10 and May 24.
Curated by Marion Ritter

Dealing in Futures
An artist residency with Melanie Gilligan and a conference
Gilligan will research and produce a project that focuses on caricature as a form of political action, while a conference, Dealing in Futures, which is coordinated by Bard’s Science, Technology, and Society Program, will look at how information infrastructures are used to make political policies.
Curated by Zeynep Oz

A three part radio series broadcast live from WXBC Bard Radio (wxbc.bard.edu), that considers 21st century strategies for the manifesto with interviews, conversations, commissioned works, readings, and debates with artists, academics, and curators. Participants include Janet Lyon, Alejandro Cesarco, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and many others. April 28, May 5, and May 12, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Curated by Bartholomew Ryan

Gets Under the Skin
Including works by Bernd Behr, Johanna Billing, Michael Blum, Josef Dabernig, Domènec, Miklós Erhardt, Terence Gower, Pierre Huyghe, Lars Laumann, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Caitlin Masley, Ursula Mayer, Anna Molska, Saide Murdoch, Pia Rönicke, Anri Sala, Caspar Stracke, and Judi Werthein, at the Storefront for Art and Architecutre (New York City, April 23, April 30, and May 7) and Preston Theater, Bard College (May 13, 6-8pm). Complete with live conversations, this series of screening programs presents a wide array of contemporary artistic responses to the concepts and products of modernist architecture.
Curated by Hajnalka Somogyi

SESSIONS: Con Verse Sensations
Envisioning art as play, SESSIONS: Con Verse Sensations will be released as a print-it yourself book as the first installment of SESSIONS, a feminist collaborative art project that re-imagines the act of conversation as a politic for self-directed learning.
Curated by Katerina Llanes

Limited free seating is available on a chartered bus that leaves from New York City for the April 19 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 ccs@bard.edu.

Also on View:

In A Room Anything Can Happen
Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College
March 17 – May 24

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, George Inness, Neil Jenney, Donald Judd, William Kentridge, Charles LeDray, Tatsuo Miyajima, Martina Mullaney, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Nam June Paik, Jorge Pardo, 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

These exhibitions and projects are curated by graduate students at the Center for Curatorial Studies.

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

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.


Olafur Eliasson’s parliament of reality
Opening May 15 &16
Permanent Installation
A new, permanent outdoor installation created specifically for Bard College, will be inaugurated on May 15 and 16 with a series of special programs, debates, and discussions with Olafur Eliasson and invited guests. Conceived specifically with the life of the College in mind, the parliament of reality draws attention to our surroundings, both man-made and natural, while challenging the way we perceive and act in the world. The project is inspired by the Althing, or Icelandic Parliament, the oldest national democratic institution in the world. The work is located on the North end of Bard’s campus, near the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.

Rachel Harrison, Consider the Lobster
Saturday, June 27, 2009 – Sunday, December 20, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday, June 27, 2009

This summer, CCS Bard will present the first major survey of New York based artist Rachel Harrison. Entitled Consider the Lobster, after an essay by the late David Foster Wallace, this survey exhibition will encompass over ten years of large-scale installations by Harrison, all of which will be reconfigured for the CCS Bard galleries, as well as a number of the autonomous sculptural and photographic works for which she is best known. In addition to the survey of Rachel Harrison’s work in the CCS Bard Galleries, we have also invited five artists, including Nayland Blake, Tom Burr, Harry Dodge, Alix Lambert, Allen Ruppersberg, and Andrea Zittel, to collaborate with her to re-install works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection. Consider the Lobster is a collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery in London where the exhibition will be on view from April 27 through June 20, 2010.

Center for Curatorial Studies and
Hessel Museum of Art

Bard College, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000


Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art

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