In this evening’s discussion Sarah Pierce will introduce some ideas that allow us to think about the curatorial — not what the curatorial is or whose work the curatorial refers to – but rather as a mode of being that functions at different levels of articulation, at different times and in different capacities throughout what might be called the staging of an exhibition. Part artist-talk and part speculative-paper, the discussion will focus on aspects of Pierce’s work and research.
Sarah Pierce lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Since 2003, she has used the term The Metropolitan Complex to describe her practice which involves different working methods including performance, self-publishing, workshops, and installation. Selected exhibitions in 2011 include: A Terrible Beauty is Born, 11th Biennale de Lyon; Push and Pull, Tate Modern, London and Mumok, Vienna; Appeal for Alternatives, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen K21+K20, Düsseldorf; and Neighborhood, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. In 2010 she was resident artist at Charlottenborg Kunsthal in Copenhagen and a DIVA fellow with the Museet for Samtidskunst and the University of Copenhagen. Pierce is currently working towards a PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
About The Speakers Series: Each semester the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College 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 and faculty, as well as to the general public, and will also be documented through video and/or audio recordings, which will reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives.