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Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-The Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS) at Bard College will present a series of thesis exhibitions this spring. Graduate students have organized 10 exhibitions as part of their final master's degree projects. In addition to these, Amada Cruz, director of the CCS Museum, will curate an exhibition of works drawn from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, on permanent loan to the CCS, which will be on view from March 17 through April 28. The CCS Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The first group of three M.A. exhibitions will be on view from Sunday, March 17, through Sunday, March 31, with an opening reception on March 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shift, curated by Luiza Interlenghi, includes works by Franklin Cassaro, Fernanda Gomes, Ernesto Neto, and Lucia Koch. Landscaping Ahead, curated by Kelly Lindner, will include works by Jessica Bronson, Teresita Fernández, Peter Gould, Arturo Herrera, and Shirley Tse. Minor Alterations, curated by Kristen Evangelista, includes works by Cristian Alexa, Francis Alÿs, Jane Benson, Sophie Calle, Minerva Cuevas, Gabriel Orozco, and Tim Thyzel.

The second group of three thesis exhibitions will be on view from Sunday, April 14, through Sunday, April 28, with an opening reception on April 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Present Tense, curated by Jill Winder, includes works by Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani, Anna Klamroth, Anton Olshvang, and Anatolij Shuravlev. Hard to Read, curated by Liu Feng, includes works by Xu Bing, Seong Chun, Udomsak Krisanamis, and Qiu Zhijie. Liminal Spaces, curated by Cassandra Coblentz, includes works by Ceal Floyer, Charles LaBelle, Steve Roden, and Julianne Schwartz.

The final group of four thesis exhibitions will be on view from Sunday, May 12, through Sunday, May 26, with an opening reception on May 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Slip, curated by Elizabeth Fisher, includes works by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Jo Lansley and Helen Bendon, and Anneè Olofsson. High Performance: The First Five Years, 1978?1982, curated by Jenni Sorkin, includes photographs, videos, artists' books, and other objects documenting the first international magazine devoted exclusively to performance art. Any where, curated by David Chan, includes works by Claire Barclay, Louise Hopkins, Lin Yilin, Ellen Pau, Wong Kar-wai, and Zhu Jia. Oral Fixations, curated by Sandra Firmin, includes works by Janine Antoni, Patty Chang, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ann Hamilton, Emiko Kasahara, and Charmaine Wheatley.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Programs at the Center, including the spring exhibitions, are supported by the Friends of the Center for Curatorial Studies and by the Center?s annual benefit for student scholarships and exhibitions. Additional support for the spring exhibitions has been provided by the Monique Beudert Fund and Marieluise Hessel.

For further information, call the CCS at 845-758-7598, e-mail, or visit the website

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This event was last updated on 03-05-2002