CCS Bard Announces Fall 2012 Programming and Events 20th Anniversary YearOctober 1, 2012
Exhibitions, performances, talks, and other special events
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and New York City
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY, September 26, 2012 – The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) has announced their fall 2012 schedule of events and exhibitions, featuring programming in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and New York City.
This year marks the Center’s 20th anniversary and on this occasion it is presenting: From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick, curated by CCS Bard Executive Director Tom Eccles, and Anti-Establishment, curated by CCS Bard Graduate Program Director Johanna Burton, at the Hessel Museum of Art and the CCS Bard Galleries through December 21, 2012. This fall, in conjunction with Anti-Establishment, CCS Bard will also present a conversation about the role of dance in the art world with Johanna Burton, Tere O’Connor, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, and Trajal Harrell at The Kitchen in New York City, and a series of live performances at the CCS Bard Galleries by Trajal Harrell, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly.
Other programming highlights of the fall include an exhibition curated by Tirdad Zolghadr, LUMA Fellow and CCS Bard Senior Academic Advisor, and Fionn Meade, Independent Curator, along with first-year CCS Bard students, at Family Business, Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni’s exhibition space in New York City, opening on October 12, 2012; the CCS Bard Speakers Series, including Sarah Pierce, Gregg Bordowitz, and Julia Bryan-Wilson; and the Nova Benway Conference, Methods and Models: Experimental Education at the Hessel Museum of Art, on October 18, 2012. The full line-up of events and exhibitions is listed below.
FALL 2012 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE:
In conjunction with Anti-Establishment, CCS Bard and The Kitchen present a conversation about the role of dance in the art world, with Johanna Burton, Tere O’Connor, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly and Trajal Harrell.
The Kitchen, 146 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017
October 18, 2012:
Nova Benway Conference: Methods and Models: Experimental Education
This one-day conference invites Bard College faculty and program directors who have initiated or supported new teaching models to speak in depth, and in active conversation with students, about their pedagogical positions.
Speakers include Johanna Burton, CCS Bard Graduate Program Director; Maria Cecire, Assistant Professor of Literature, founder of the Experimental Humanities Initiative; Tom Keenan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Director, Human Rights Project; Joan Retallack, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities; and Tirdad Zolghadr, LUMA Fellow and Senior Academic Advisor, CCS Bard Graduate Program.
Topics to be discussed include: the impact of new technologies on learning and teaching the humanities; how new objects of study create new teachers and students; engagement with texts across disciplines and contexts; and the potentials and challenges of “peripheral” academic positions.
Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, 10:00am – 5:00pm (reception to follow)
October 22, 2012:
In conjunction with Anti-Establishment, CCS Bard presents Conspiracy of Performance, a performance by Trajal Harrell.
CCS Bard Galleries, 2:30 – 2:55pm
October 25, 2012:
In conjunction with Anti-Establishment, YES! Association presents a commemorative “Hannah Arendt Memorial Smoking Porch” sign, which will be permanently installed on the porch of the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College, during a ceremony hosted by Malin Arnell, Asa Elzén, and Annika Ruth Persson.
Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College, 12:30pm
October 12, 2012:
An exhibition curated by Tirdad Zolghadr, LUMA Fellow and CCS Bard Senior Academic Advisor, and Fionn Meade, Independent Curator, along with first-year CCS Bard students, will be on view at Family Business, Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni’s exhibition space in New York City.
On view through October 26, 2012
November 3, 2012:
In conjunction with Anti-Establishment, CCS Bard presents Retro/Verso, a performance by Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly.
CCS Bard Galleries, 4:30 – 5:00pm
CCS Bard Speaker Series
Each semester CCS Bard hosts a regular program of lectures by the foremost artists, curators, art historians, and critics of our day, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Lectures are open to students, faculty, and the general public, and will be documented through video and/or audio recordings, which will reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives.
Upcoming speakers include Sarah Pierce, Gregg Bordowitz, and Julia Bryan-Wilson. Please visit CCS Bard’s website for the full list of speakers.
CCS Bard, Mondays, 3:00 – 5:00pm
About the Center for Curatorial Studies
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition, education, and research center dedicated to the study of art and curatorial practices from the 1960s to the present day.
In addition to the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, the Center houses the Marieluise Hessel Collection, as well as an extensive library and curatorial archives that are accessible to the public. The Center’s two-year M.A. program in curatorial studies is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating contemporary art. Exhibitions are presented year-round in the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, providing students with the opportunity to work with world-renowned artists and curators. The exhibition program and the Hessel Collection also serve as the basis for a wide range of public programs and activities exploring art and its role in contemporary society.
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College opened its doors in 1992. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012, CCS Bard presents a series of exhibitions by students, as well as a roster of international artists, working in a range of practices.
General information on the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College can be found on its newly re-launched website at: www.bard.edu/ccs.
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