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Center for Curatorial Studies presents

Marginalia

Friday, December 13, 2013

The marginalia are deliberately penciled, because the mind of the reader wishes to unburden itself of a thought.
- Edgar Allan Poe
Marginalia is the first of two exhibitions in an extended exercise in reading and re-reading the Marieluise Hessel Collection. Much like Edgar Allan Poe’s adage, Marginalia is an unburdening of certain conceptual urgencies brought to the fore by the creation of an exhibition from this permanent collection. Curated by ten graduate students at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, unique yet overlapping exhibition segments become notes, commentaries and illuminations spatially written into the margins of the institution’s history. These inscriptions will undoubtedly affect future readings of the collection—just as past readings have now influenced these critical agendas. Together the exhibitions question the existence of a logic inherent to the collection, and how much of this logic is framed by the notes from the margins.

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

Location: CCS Galleries