REMODELING SYSTEMS : VLATKA HORVAT, PABLO HELGUERA, & ALON LEVIN

February 7, 2010 - February 21, 2010
CCS Bard Galleries

This exhibition explores, through the works of Vlatka Horvat, Pablo Helguera, and Alon Levin, attitudes and practices that engage social systems, ideological dynamics of individual practices, and collective agency. The artists participate in relationships that reveal State, education, and media discourses as well as specific cultural positions. Cultural infrastructures of importance include Biennales, non-profits, grants, and teaching positions that provide an economic base for their art activities. Their experiences of differing diasporas, define their entry into fields of subjective decision-making and other discerning choices. Individual methodologies are co-constructed by their infrastructure interaction, offering interpretive opportunities for further investigation.

Performance + artist-led walk-through:

Thursday, March 11, 3:30 p.m.
CCS Bard Galleries
Artist guided tour with Vlatka Horvat who will speak about her works in relation to the system and networks

Wednesday, March 17, 1 p.m.
CCS Bard Galleries
Pablo Helguera will perform “Wakefield” based on a famous short story of the same title by Nathaniel Hawthorne, which will consist of Helguera’s narration of the original text, and employs elements from both theater and film.

Remodeling Systems is curated by Yulia Tikhanova as part of the requirements for the master of arts degree in curatorial studies.

Student-curated projects at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies, and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters, and Friends. Special thanks to the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.