Spring Exhibitions and Projects: Group 1

March 18, 2012 - April 15, 2012

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 1 – 4 p.m.

Free chartered bus to and from New York City for the opening.  For reservations, call 845.758.7598, or write ccs@bard.edu

The Center for Curatorial Studies presents exhibitions and projects curated by second-year students in its graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art.  The students have organized these exhibition and projects as part of the requirements for the master of art’s degree.


Swells as it Advances

Artists: Sung Hwan Kim, Myriam Yates
Curated by Janine Armin

Swells as it Advances presents videos that call up multiple layers of duration through narration and its absence.



Artists: Peter Hutton, Tony Oursler, Olivia Plender, and Kiki Smith
Curated by Theresa Choi

A manifestation of the historical and spiritual Summerland at Bard College through a constellation of artworks by Olivia Plender, Tony Oursler, Peter Hutton, and Kiki Smith.


Three Evidentiary Claims

Artists: Erin Shirreff, Lesley Vance, and Michael Jones McKean
Curated by Rachel Cook

The exhibition triangulates the site of the gallery, a panel discussion, and an object-idea handout, all of which bring the idea of indeterminacy into a particular frame to consider the problem of creating meaning within artworks.


These are not obligations but I want to (a response in two parts)

Artists: Simon Fujiwara, Dawn Kasper
Curated by Suzy M. Halajian

These are not obligations but I want to (a response in two parts) presents works by Simon Fujiwara and Dawn Kasper, artists whose performance-based works enact personal storytelling as a way to complicate and restage the museum environment.

The Center for Short-Lived Phenomena

Artists: Nina Katchadourian, Swintak, and Danna Vajda
Curated by Clara Halpern

The Center for Short-Lived Phenomena is a temporary institution, which will run inside and alongside CCS Bard. Artists Nina Katchadourian, Danna Vajda and Swintak have been invited to contribute projects over the course of the institution’s month-long existence.


A Sudden, Sharp, Hot Stink of Fox

Artists: Lygia Clark, Trisha Donnelly, Carolee Scheemann and Rosemarie Trockel
Curated by Alicia Ritson

A Sudden, Sharp, Hot Stink of Fox is a gathering of works wherein an encounter with the animal produces an ecstatic complication of being. 


Ray Johnson: The Dover Street Years 1953-1960

Artist: Ray Johnson
Curated by: Anastasia Rygle

it really isn’t necessary to see the moticos or know where it is because  i have seen them.  perhaps i might point them out to you.  the best way is to go about your business not thinking about silly moticos because when you begin seeing them describing what they are or where they are going is   so just make sure you wake up from sleeping and go your way and go to sleep when you will.   the moticos does that too and does not worry about you.  perhaps you are the moticos.  –Ray Johnson What is a Moticos


Student-curated exhibitions 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 Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies; and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters, and Friends.  Additional support provided by the Monique Beudert Award Fund.


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