April 22, 2016 - Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College - Chapter two of the spring exhibitions and: Receipt of a Magical Agent
April 22, 2016

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Design: Studio Maricris Herrera. Commissioned by the CCS Bard class of 2016.

Chapter two of the spring exhibitions and
Receipt of a Magical Agent
May 8–29, 2016

Opening: May 8, 1–4pm

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
33 Garden Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504-5000
United States

T +1 845 758 7598


Beginning on May 8, the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) presents chapter two of the 17 exhibitions curated by second-year students in its graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art, alongside the student-curated Marieluise Hessel Collection show entitled Receipt of a Magical Agent.

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 public programs are free and open to the public. For a seat on the free chartered bus from New York City for the May 8 opening please call T +1 845 758 7598 or email ccs [​at​] bard.edu. Reservations are required.

The spring exhibitions in chapter two, opening on May 8, are as follows:

Mother lode
Artists: Jenny Holzer, Porpentine & Neotenomie, Hayley Silverman, and Slavs and Tatars
Curated by Adriana Blidaru 

We Are All Traitors
Artists: Bunny Rogers and Cosima von Bonin
Curated by Tim Gentles

Praising the Surface
Artists: Oliver Laric, Amalia Pica, Alan Segal, and Juan Tessi
Curated by Rosario Güiraldes

Third Nature
Artists: Nina Canell, Marjolijn Dijkman, Femke Herregraven, Basim Magdy, and Suzanne Treister
Curated by Laura Herman  

Spooky Action
Artists: Charles Atlas in collaboration with Philippe Decoufle, Gunther Forg, Jutta Keother, Mark Leckey, Laurie Simmons, and Rosemarie Trockel
Curated by Patricia Margarita Hernandez

Abstract Sex*
Artists: Juliette Bonneviot, Jesse Darling, Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite, and Marian Tubbs
Curated by Dana Kopel

Artists: Faivovich & Goldberg, Mario García Torres, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Fritzia Irízar, Gonzalo Lebrija, Jorge Méndez Blake, Gabriel Orozco, R. H. Quaytman, Danh Vo, and Andrea Zittel 
Curated by Humberto Moro

what is left of what has left
Contributors: John Akomfrah and Trevor Mathison, DJ/rupture, Tony Cokes, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Lamin Fofana, and Val Jeanty
Produced by Bhavisha Panchia

Also on view:
Receipt of a Magical Agent
April 3–May 29, 2016

Presenting works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection curated by the class of 2016 MA candidates at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Receipt of a Magical Agent employs the structure of the fairy tale as a curatorial approach, drawing from the morphology devised by 20th century Russian folklorist Vladimir Propp. By utilizing Propp’s method, whereby each tale is divided into 31 essential functions, Receipt of a Magical Agent explores how narratives are woven across an exhibition, between artworks, and within the single work of art.

Some of the artists included in the exhibition are Vito Acconci, Janine Antoni, Richard Artschwager, Matthew Barney, Roger Brown, Sarah Charlesworth, Anne Chu, Francesco Clemente, Moyra Davey, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, April Gornik, Kojo Griffin, Walter Hampel, Rachel Harrison, Mona Hatoum, Imi Knoebel, Louise Lawler, Allan McCollum, Tatsuo Miyajima, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Blinky Palermo, Allen Ruppersberg, Kiki Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, and Nicola Tyson.

Please visit our website for any related programming.

Student-curated projects at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies; and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters, and Friends.  


Media contact:
Andy Cushman, Blue Medium, Inc
T +1 212 675 1800 / acushman [​at​] bluemedium.com

Bard College contact:
Mark Primoff, Director of Communications
T +1 845 758 7412 / primoff [​at​] bard.edu 

CCS Bard contact: 
Ramona Rosenberg, Director of External Affairs                                                            
T +1 845 758 7574 / rrosenberg [​at​] bard.edu

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