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Center for Curatorial Studies presents

Speakers Series : Andrea Kroksnes

Monday, November 12, 2012

In this talk Andrea Kroksnes will present some of her latest curatorial and research projects. From this personal point of departure she sets out to problematize the larger context of curatorial work. She will take up issues such as the curatorial work structure in European museums compared to independent curatorial work for biennials. Kroksnes will discuss with the students models of curatorial autonomy against models of shared responsibility in collaborations and networks. The training and focus of her curatorial work has been museum based and even traditional at times but she also has been invested in keeping alive a tradition of curatorial and institutional self-reflection that was initiated by the artists and curators of Institutional Critique - a big influence for Kroksnes. For her, working as a curator means very consciously maintaining a mixture of analysis and critical practice. On the whole, artistic and curatorial practices automatically oscillate between the r ole of the user of an already existing visual culture and the role of an active producer of critically revised conceptions of this culture. The project to establish a new mode of interdisciplinary and collaborative research into visuality is a crucial focus of her curatorial work. The analysis of present-day visual culture as a specific cultural, social, political and aesthetic phenomenon urgently raises the question of the legitimacy of traditional institutions and notions of art.

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.

For more information, call 845-758-7598, e-mail ccs@bard.edu,
or visit http://www.bard.edu/ccs.

Location: CCS Bard, Seminar Room 1