March 29, 2008 - Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College - Spring Exhibitions April 13 – 27
March 29, 2008

Spring Exhibitions April 13 – 27

From left to right: Tacita Dean, Kodak, 2006, courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (Loverboy), 1989, courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery and The Estate of Felix Gonzalez-Torres; Jen DeNike, Flag Girls, 2006, courtesy of Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York.

Spring Exhibitions in the CCS Galleries
April 13 – 27, 2008
Opening reception: Sunday, April 13, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Center for Curatorial Studies and
Hessel Museum of Art

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

Another Time
Chen Chieh-jen, Tacita Dean, and Peter Hutton

The three films in Another Time are poetic visions of disappearing technology and industries. By slowing down the viewer’s experience of time, the films encourage reflection on the personal and collective loss connected to notions of linear history, progress, technological advancement and global economies.
Curated by Milena Hoegsberg

(loverboy), sleep, shatter, handheld bird
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, Barry Le Va, and Charles Ray
Four works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, Barry Le Va, and Charles Ray are brought together based on a series of affective relationships, emphasizing a central concern of both the art on view and the exhibition’s organizing premise: the charged space of encounter between materials, objects, bodies, or experiences, and the new meanings that come from their meeting.
Curated by Daniel Byers

Under the Influence
John Baldessari, Jen DeNike, Nancy Holt, Tim Jackson, Joan Jonas, David Jones, Jill Magid, Rachel Mason, Michele O’Marah, and Robert Smithson
In every relationship—be it lover, student, teacher, friend, colleague—there exists a tension, a psychological push-pull, a subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) tug-of-war between dominance and submission. These frictions can surface under stress, but also amidst seemingly playful moments. Under the Influence considers what happens when this aspect of life enters the art-making process. Opening day performances by: Rachel Mason, snowboots, and Arctic Circle.
Curated by Anat Ebgi

Museum Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Free transportation is available on a chartered bus that leaves from New York City for the opening reception. The bus returns to New York after the opening. For reservations, call 845.758.7598 or write

For more information, call CCS Bard at 845.758.7598, write , or visit

Also on view: Second Thoughts
Hessel Museum of Art, March 16 – May 25

Second Thoughts presents exhibition as revision. Curated by 14 graduate students at the Center for Curatorial Studies, it is a direct response to Exhibitionism (October 20, 2007 – February 3, 2008), a series of autonomous and idiosyncratic micro-exhibitions that were curated by Matthew Higgs for each of the 16 galleries in the Hessel Museum of Art. By engaging amplification, erasure, extension, and redress, Second Thoughts seeks to alter the strategies utilized by Higgs in Exhibitionism to progressively revise the
entire exhibition.

French artist Marcelline Delbecq (b. 1977) contributes a new work for Second Thoughts that will interact with the preceding exhibition, Exhibitionism, thus incorporating the history of the site into the structure of her work. Additionally, New York–based artist Jaime Isenstein (b. 1975)—whose video work was recently brought into the Hessel Collection—will present a durational performance in the Museum (April 13, 1:00–4:00 p.m.) where she transforms herself into the arms and legs of a wingback chair.

Artists: Rita Ackermann, David Altmejd, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Laurie Anderson, Carl Andre, John Baldessari, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Robert Beck, John Bock, Alighiero e Boetti, Cosima von Bonin, Jonathan Borofsky, David Bunn, Gary Burnley, Scott Burton, John Cage, Paul Chan, Cecelia Condit, John Currin, Marcelline Delbecq, Donna Dennis, Carroll Dunham, Valie Export, Fischli and Weiss, Saul Fletcher, Isa Genzken, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Graves, Philip Guston, Rachel Harrison, Rachel Harrison, Matthew Higgs, Gary Hill, , Thomas Hirschhorn, Desiree Holman, Jamie Isenstein, Valerie Jaudon, Donald Judd, Martin Kippenberger, W. Imi Knoebel, Christopher Knowles, Joseph Kosuth, Robert Kushner, Carter Kustera, Sean Landers, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Louise Lawler, Sol LeWitt, Ardele Lister, Robert Longo, Kim MacConnel, Robert Mangold, Robert Mapplethorpe, Virgil Marti, Martina Mullaney, Allan McCollum, Shana Moulton, Dennis Oppenheim, Gabriel Orozco, Blinky Palermo, Jorge Pardo, A. R. Penck, Adrian Piper, Seth Price, Robin Rhode, Tom Roda, Peter Saul, Ilene Segalove, Cindy Sherman, Ned Smyth, Rosemarie Trockel, Nicola Tyson, Kelley Walker,
Joe Zucker

Curators: Mireille Bourgeois, Summer Guthery, Anaïs Lellouche, Christina Linden, Katerina Llanes, Gene McHugh, Fionn Meade, Kate Menconeri, Zeynep Öz, Marion Ritter, Bartholomew Ryan, Hajnalka Somogyi, Wendy Vogel, and Jess Wilcox

These exhibitions were made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund, Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg, and the Patrons, Supporters and Friends of the Center for Curatorial Studies. Additional support provided by the Monique Beudert Award and the French Embassy in the US. Special thanks to the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

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