Amnesic at Family Business

May 23, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Business Gallery - 520 West 21st Street, NYC

14 curators & 3 artists generate an experimental art show
challenging assumptions — both physical and psychological.
On view May 23-31

 In dreams our speech is slurred —

Deception of construction; obscurity of process.
Fading the lines of reality.
The process of becoming deceived is active.

Space is punctured by our perception
And raw truth always has a pinch of fiction.

There is violence in nature.
So tell me then, is nature our bitch?

Excuse me, Sir Real?
I am going to blow my brains out


1) – Please join us for the opening reception
Featuring music by The Jacobins

– Artists: Ryan Lemke, Kim Hoeckele, & Elizabeth Tubergen

– Curated by Ashley Abou-Suleiman, Lindsay Duddy, Paola Espinoza, Shari Griffith, Cate Kenworthy, Thea Lang, Marisa Lenetsky, Luis Lozano, Jackson Magee, Maya Moverman, Shantal Reyes, Jane Rossman, Dorian Wirz & Felice Yang.

520 West 21st Street New York, NY, 10011

This exhibition marks the culmination of a year-long collaboration between students in the college course “Museum as Medium” led by Professor Paula Burleigh at BHSEC-Manhattan and teaching fellow Robin Wallis Atkinson, MA Candidate at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Amnesic is an exhibition curated by students from Bard High School Early College, Manhattan. BHSEC enables talented and highly motivated students to earn an associates degree of arts from Bard College as well as a NY State Regents Diploma during their four year course of study. This project is the culmination of a year long collaboration between BHSEC-M and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Testing a new model for curatorial education, the two schools partnered in the creation of a curatorial practicum course in which students study contemporary art, the history of institutional critique, as well as various strategies for thinking about curatorial practice. Working with current students and recent graduates from the MFA Program at Hunter College, 14 BHSEC students selected three artists to stage an exhibition dealing with the distortion of material and psychological expectations in artworks, as well as exploring the distopic space between the reconstruction of memories and the reality of objects. 


Family Business is made possible with support from, Dakis Joannou, Antonella Rodriguez, and David Teiger.

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