2006 SPRING EXHIBITION SERIES — CURATED BY MASTER’S DEGREE CANDIDATES AT BARD COLLEGE’S CENTER FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES — CONCLUDES IN MAY AT THE CENTERANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—This spring a series of exhibitions at the Center for Curatorial Studies, curated by second-year students in its graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art, concludes with a group of three exhibitions in May. These are the culmination of the students’ work for the master’s degree. The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., on the Bard College campus. All the exhibitions and related programs are free and open to the public. Free transportation to and from New York City for the exhibition opening—May 7—is available via a chartered bus. Reservations are necessary. The third and final series of exhibitions will be on view from Sunday, May 7, through Sunday, May 21. (The opening reception at the CCS Museum is from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7.) IAMNOWHERE, curated by Erica Hope Fisher, questions whether we are assertively “now here” or elusively “nowhere” amid multiple technological influences in which possibilities and illusions collide to complicate communication, navigation, and self-exploration; Draw a straight line and follow it, curated by Anna Gray, presents new works by seven artists, responding to instruction-based art from the 1960s and 1970s; and Hot Topic, curated by Amy Mackie, features recent works informed by feminist strategies by Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Nicole Eisenman, Wynne Greenwood, K8 Hardy, LTTR, Ulrike Müller, Ridykeulous, Emily Roysdon, A. L. Steiner with Chicks on Speed, and Tracy + the Plastics. The graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College is the preeminent program of its kind in the United States, dedicated to training curators and critics of contemporary art. The curriculum is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating exhibitions of contemporary art, particularly in the complex social and cultural situations of present-day urban arts institutions. With state-of-the-art galleries, an extensive library and curatorial archive, and access to the remarkable Marieluise Hessel Collection of more than 1,700 works, students at the CCS have a unique opportunity to gain both an intellectual grounding and actual experience within a museum. The Center for Curatorial Studies was founded in 1990 by Marieluise Hessel and Richard Black. Limited free seating is available on a chartered bus that leaves from SoHo in New York City for each exhibition opening. The bus returns to New York City after the opening. Reservations must be made in advance by calling the Center at 845-758-7598. Bus transportation is provided through the generosity of Audrey Irmas. These exhibitions were made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund, the Friends of the Center for Curatorial Studies, and the Center’s annual benefit for student scholarships and exhibitions. Additional support for the spring exhibitions has been provided by the Monique Beudert Fund. For further information, call the Center for Curatorial Studies at 845-758-7598, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.bard.edu/ccs.
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