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CENTER FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES MUSEUM DIRECTOR AMADA CRUZ WILL GIVE SPECIAL TOURS OF SARAH SZE AND TONY FEHER EXHIBITIONS THIS SUMMER Solo exhibitions feature substantial new works from leading contemporary artists

Darren O'Sullivan
845-758-7649
osulliva@bard.edu
06-20-2001

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Amada Cruz, director of the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum at Bard College, will lead special tours of the museum's summer exhibitions on Thursdays from June 28 through September 6, except on July 26 and August 2, when there are no tours. The solo exhibitions feature the first large-scale outdoor piece by Sarah Sze and the largest solo show to date by Tony Feher. Both artists use found objects and ordinary items to evoke the beauty of everyday objects. The Thursday tours will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the museum's lobby. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Both the exhibitions and the special tours are free and open to the public.

Sarah Sze's exhibition is a large-scale outdoor piece conceived especially for the CCS Museum. It consists of three craters that resemble an archaeological site and create the appearance that meteors or UFOs have fallen from the sky, narrowly missing the building and landing in the meadow in front of the CCS. Sze, who lives and works in New York City, began exhibiting her work in 1996. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 2000 Whitney Biennial and the 1999–2000 Carnegie International Exhibition. She has also had solo shows at the Cartier Foundation in Paris (1999–2000), Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (1999), and Institute of Contemporary Art in London (1998).

Tony Feher's exhibition at CCS is a site-specific project featuring new works that will fill all of the CCS Museum galleries. Feher, who is based in New York, first drew attention in the 1990s with a body of sculptural work that transforms discarded and often overlooked objects—such as plastic bottles, packing crates, glass jars, and marbles—into poetic evocations. His work, which has been compared to that of minimalist artists Carl Andre and Donald Judd, has been included in numerous exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at Wooster Gardens (1993), The New Museum of Contemporary Art (1996), and Wesleyan University (1997).

The CCS exhibitions will be accompanied by catalogues that will be the most comprehensive and substantial publications on each artist's work.

For further information about the exhibition and the special tours, call the Center for Curatorial Studies at 845-758-7598, e-mail ccs@bard.edu, or visit the website at www.bard.edu/ccs.

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(6.20.01)

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This event was last updated on 06-22-2001