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"ON SITE: CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY OF PLACE," FEATURING THE WORK OF FIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS, OPENS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT THE CENTER FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES MUSEUM Works by Oliver Boberg, Sharon Harper, Tokihiro Sato, and the collaborative team of Andrea Robbi
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — "On Site: Contemporary Photography of Place," curated by six students from the History of Photography Program at Bard College, will be on view at the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum at Bard College from Sunday, February 13, through Sunday, February 27. The exhibition begins with an opening reception on Sunday, February 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
"On Site" was curated by six juniors and seniors in Laurie Dahlberg's seminar "Photographic Exhibitions." The students are Eric Ahern, Tatiana Brockman, Krissy Foley, Andra Russek, Kris Stanley, and Tessa Van Der Werff. They have created the exhibition based on the concept or experience of "place" in the post-industrial landscape. The photographers represented in the exhibition are Oliver Boberg, Sharon Harper, Tokihiro Sato, and the collaborative team of Andrea Robbins and Max Becker. Their photographs depict the contemporary experience of landscape as mediated by our culturally conditioned ways of seeing the land and treat landscapes that are artificially constructed in some way. The worldwide shift away from viewing landscape as inherently natural is demonstrated by the international representation of photographers from Germany, Japan, and the United States in "On Site."
Laurie Dahlberg, faculty adviser, is assistant professor of photography at Bard College. She is also a lecturer and assistant in instruction at Princeton University and was curator of exhibitions at University Galleries, Illinois State University. She has contributed to the following publications: The Sevres Porcelain Manufactory: Alexander Brongniart and the Triumph of Art and Industry, The Florence Gould Foundation Collection of Nineteenth-Century French Photographs at Princeton, and Thomas Eakins and the Heart of American Life, among others.
A catalog of "On Site" with essays by the student curators will be available at the exhibition. The exhibition is on view in the Prints and Drawings Gallery of the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum. For further information, call the Center for Curatorial Studies at 914-785-7598.
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