CCS Bard and Family Business present: Raspberry Cargo
On view October 5 – 26 at Family Business, 520 West 21st, NYC
Raspberry Cargo features work by artist Duane Linklater, a reading, a conversation, a drive-in, and a raspberry garden. Events associated are:
October 12th at 7pm: Musical performance, and reading with Layli Longsoldier
October 26th at 7pm: Drive-In
Untitled (Raspberry Garden for West 21st Street)
CCS Bard and Family Business is pleased to present Duane Linklater’s new site-specific installation Untitled: Raspberry Garden for West 21st Street. The garden is a collaboration between graduate students at CCS Bard and artist Duane Linklater, recent Bard MFA graduate and participant in Documenta13.
On October 5th at 5pm, Linklater, in conversation with writer Will Heinrich, frames the installation by means of a performance that engages the phasing out of history as a result of naming and renaming.
On October 12, an audio recording will be played consisting of Layli Long Soldier reading an excerpt of Whereas, her 29-poem response to President Barack Obama’s 2009 apology to the Native American people. Long Soldier’s text is part of a larger project exploring the process of apology and forgiveness.
Leyna Papach will perform an improvision on violin activating Untitled (Blueberry Garden for Bard College). Papach’s improvisation follows Linklater’s performance with Will Heinrich a week earlier in which they discussed the structures of language that frame assumptions about animacy and agency. As such, Papach’s performance will address the raspberry bushes as animate beings.
West 21st Street Drive-In (Leave Your Car at Home)
On October 26 at 7pm, CCS Bard students present a reconfigured drive-in at Family Business. As a response to a very particular set of institutional and practical parameters, a cargo van will project work sourced from Bard MFA graduates on West 21st street, displacing the gallery framework and repurposing the function of the vehicle as a presentational device. The content stems from the decision to bring together the Bard MFA and CCS Bard programs, in a forced but perhaps fruitful collaboration.
About Family Business:
Family Business is a new exhibition space initiated by Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni. Located in Chelsea at 520 West 21st Street, Family Business is a guest house – a place where friends and enemies are invited to present the works of artists they support and projects they believe in.
Family Business is a collaboration between CCS Bard, artist Maurizio Cattelan, and curator Massimiliano Gioni.
Family Business is made possible with support from, Dakis Joannou, Antonella Rodriguez, and David Teiger.