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"THE IDEOLOGY OF SELECTION" A PANEL DISCUSSION, SET AT THE CENTER FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES, BARD COLLEGE, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Panel is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Never/ Exhibited, curated by first-year graduate students at the center

Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— A panel discussion on "The Ideology of Selection" will be held at the Center for Curatorial Studies on Sunday, February 20, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The panel, which has been organized by first-year graduate students at the Center for Curatorial Studies, will investigate the criteria of selection as central and fundamental to the practices of collecting, dealership, and curating contemporary art. A reception will follow the panel discussion. Both the panel and reception are free and open to the public.

This public discussion is intended to elaborate on the topics of the exhibition Never/Exhibited, which focuses on the preconditions and effects of selection procedures. The exhibition draws upon the Marieluise Hessel Collection, on permanent loan to the Center for Curatorial Studies, and presents works by artists in the collection who have not previously been shown at the Center Museum.

Gallery owner Roland Augustine, curator Linda Norden, and art consultant Thea Westreich will present their perspectives on the theme of selection criteria. An open discussion will follow, moderated by artist John Knight.

Roland Augustine is president of Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York. Previously he was director of Galleri Bellman, New York (1982–85), and director of Wally Findlay Gallery, New York (1979–82). He cochairs the Advisory Council of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

John Knight is an artist based in Los Angeles. Since the late 1960s he has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including in documenta 5 (1972) and documenta 7 (1982), the 74th American Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (1982), Magiciens de la Terre at Centre Georges Pompidou and Parc La Vilette, Paris (1988), and Reconsidering the Object of Art: 19651975 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1995). He has public art commissions at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville (1998), The Hague’s Center for Visual Arts, The Netherlands (1991), and FRAC Rhone-Alps, Lyon (1989).

Linda Norden is Barbara Lee Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. Between 1992 and 1998 she served on the faculty of the Center for Curatorial Studies. Norden’s first exhibition at the Fogg, Landmark Pictures: Ed Ruscha and Andreas Gursky, is currently on view. She is also working on exhibitions featuring the work of Ike Ude, Mel Bochner, Cy Twombly, Nan Goldin, Vibeke Tandberg, and Wolfgang Tillmans, as well as an exhibition entitled Extreme Connoisseurship. Norden has written essays on Eva Hesse, Cy Twombly, Roni Horn, Lucy Lippard, Francesco Clemente and Richard Tuttle.

Thea Westreich founded Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services, a private consultancy to individuals building fine art collections. Since 1982 Westreich has advised private collectors throughout the United States and Europe. She has curated collections in video and new media, vintage photography, drawing, and works on paper, in addition to the more traditional media of painting and sculpture. She has curated exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Aspen, and Cologne. Westreich also produces book and special editions, working with Sophie Calle, Larry Clark, Georg Herold, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Peter Nadin, Albert Oehlen, and Mayo Thompson, among others.

Free bus transportation on February 20 is available from New York City to the Center for Curatorial Studies. A Premier Coach bus will leave from the corner of Wooster and Grand Streets in SoHo at 11:00 a.m. on the day of the panel and depart from the center at 4:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the center at 914-758-7598 no later than Friday, February 18. Transportation is provided through the generosity of Howard and Donna Stone.

Never/ Exhibited is on view at the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Wednesday through Sunday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., from Sunday, February 13, through Sunday, February 27. For further information, please contact the Center for Curatorial Studies at 914-758-7598 or e-mail:

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This event was last updated on 03-02-2001