Second Series of CCS Bard Spring Exhibitions, Featuring 20 Artists, On View through April 29

March 22, 2007


Three exhibitions—in someone else’s skin, Facts on the Ground, Stutter and Twitch—feature artists Allora & Calzadilla, Yael Bartana, Johanna Billing, David Claerbout, Nancy Davenport, Leon Golub, Adad Hannah, Kristan Horton, Bernard Khoury, Miguel Luciano, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Carlos Motta, Oscar Muñoz, Sarah Oppenheimer, Rosana Paulino, Sean Snyder, and the Spatial Information Design Lab

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—This spring CCS Bard presents a series of twelve exhibitions at the CCS Galleries, curated by second-year students in its graduate program in curatorial studies. The exhibitions are the culmination of the students’ work for the master’s degree. The CCS Bard Galleries are open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., on the Bard College campus. All the exhibitions and related programs are free and open to the public. Transportation provided to and from New York City for the exhibition openings—April 15 and May 13—is without charge, via a chartered bus.

The second group of three exhibitions, featuring 20 acclaimed artists, is on view from Sunday, April 15, through Sunday, April 29. in someone else’s skin, curated by Rebeca Noriega-Costas, examines how artists Allora & Calzadilla, Leon Golub, Miguel Luciano, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Carlos Motta, Oscar Muñoz, and Rosana Paulino disclose the ways social and political violence manipulate and transform individuals in unexpected ways. Facts on the Ground, curated by Amy Owen, presents projects by Bernard Khoury, Sarah Oppenheimer, Sean Snyder, and the Spatial Information Design Lab that retool social, political, and historical information systems of the city. Stutter and Twitch, curated by Chen Tamir, uses video and photographic works by Yael Bartana, Johanna Billing, David Claerbout, Nancy Davenport, Adad Hannah, Kristan Horton, and Jennifer and Kevin McCoy that revel in the suspension of time. The opening reception takes place on Sunday, April 15, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The third and final group of five exhibitions is on view from Sunday, May 13, through Sunday, May 27. Curated by Emily Zimmerman, from rest to rest presents four artists—Ricci Albenda, Peter Campus, David Rokeby, and Peter Rose—who work with digital media to call attention to our mobile presence in space. Novel Readings, curated by Florencia Malbrán, includes works by Glenn Ligon, Jorge Macchi, and Ernesto Neto, presented in association with novels and literary criticism, to raise questions about cultural contexts. Repeat Performances: Roni Horn and Ragnar Kjartansson, curated by Markús Thór Andrésson, includes a series of portraits by Roni Horn and an incessant performance by Ragnar Kjartansson, each questioning identity and difference. Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Intersubjectivity in Parallax, curated by Max Hernández Calvo, presents work by five artists who are close friends—José Miyashiro, Enrique La Cruz, Diego Lama, María Elena Alvarado, and Lara Alcántara—that explores the obsessions of the artists’ own intersubjective relations. Come On Pilgrim: A 110-mile Exhibition, curated by Laura Mott, is a map and audio companion that leads visitors to six commissioned projects by Robert Bryn, Karl Larsson, Joanna Malinowska, Lee Walton, and James Walsh that are physically placed between New York City and CCS Bard.

Limited free seating is available on a chartered bus that leaves from New York City for each exhibition opening. The bus returns to New York City after the reception. Reservations must be made in advance by calling CCS at 845-758-7598. 

These exhibitions were made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; Patrons, Supporters, and Friends of the Center for Curatorial Studies; and by the Center’s annual benefit for student scholarships and exhibitions. Additional support for the spring exhibitions has been provided by the Monique Beudert Fund and the Mondriaan Foundation.

About the Center for Curatorial Studies
The Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition and research center dedicated to the study of art and exhibition practices from the 1960s to the present day. The curriculum is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating exhibitions of contemporary art, particularly in the complex social and cultural situations of present-day urban arts institutions. In November 2006, CCS Bard inaugurated the Hessel Museum of Art, a 17,000-square-foot building for exhibitions curated from the Marieluise Hessel Collection of more than 1,700 contemporary works.

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CCS Bard Spring Thesis Exhibitions—Series Two
April 15–29, 2007

Opening reception Sunday, April 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CCS Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

The exhibition in someone else’s skin presents the works of artists Allora & Calzadilla, Leon Golub, Miguel Luciano, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Carlos Motta, Oscar Muñoz, and Rosana Paulino. The artists disclose how social and political violence can manipulate and transform individuals, often in unexpected ways. This exhibition explores the tangled possibilities of being human, in this case, from being a victim of oppression to becoming a perpetratror, and moving from apathy to empathy.
Curator: Rebeca Noriega-Costas

Facts on the Ground holds in tension the disciplines of art, architecture, and research. Culling from a range of histories, sites, archives, and statistical data, the artists and architects presented (Sean Snyder, Sarah Oppenheimer, Bernard Khoury, and the Spatial Information Design Lab) take information as their medium. With it, they retool and question conventional approaches to urbanism, raising themes such as reconstruction following natural disaster; historical recovery from war; the influence of government policy on cityscapes; and the implications of technology on architectural development. Through video, photography, maps, and installation, the exhibition suggests new ways of visualizing, and possibly even altering, the confines within which we exist, revealing an architecture of information rather than of built space.
Curator: Amy Owen

The video and photographic works by Yael Bartana, Johanna Billing, David Claerbout, Nancy Davenport, Adad Hannah, Kristan Horton, and Jennifer and Kevin McCoy in Stutter and Twitch make everything stop. Sort of. The works resist linear time by freezing action, remaining in limbo between the still and moving. They arrest development, stunt process, subvert system. These artworks make their viewers reconsider time by bringing in its opposite—not space, but stasis—and strange things happen in the interstices.
Curator: Chen Tamir