Center for Curatorial Studies Presents
Monday, September 30, 2019
CCS Exhibition: Nil Yalter: Exile Is a Hard Job
Hessel Museum of Art
Exile Is a Hard Job is the first solo U.S. museum exhibition of work by Nil Yalter (b. 1938), who has been a pioneer of socially engaged art since the 1970s. She was one of the first artists in France to use video, when it first emerged as a new artistic medium. Born in Cairo, the artist grew up in Istanbul and has been living in Paris since 1965. Exile Is a Hard Job presents the diversity of her work, from previously little-known paintings to her early videos and multimedia installations, in which she combines photography, video, drawings, and sculpture into collages. Exile Is a Hard Job originated at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne as Yalter’s first major retrospective, opening March 8, 2019. The exhibition at the Hessel Museum of Art focuses on her prolific period from the late ’60s to the early ’80s, and includes more than 20 of her most significant projects from this time.
Guided tours of the exhibition are available on July 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 4:00 pm, no reservation required.
For more information, call 845-758-7598, e-mail email@example.com,
or visit https://ccs.bard.edu/museum/exhibitions/529-nil-yalter-exile-is-a-hard-job.
Location: Hessel Museum of Art