The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College
(CCS Bard) Announces 2012 Spring Exhibitions and Projects
Featuring the work of more than 25 major international and emerging contemporary artists including Tony Oursler, Kiki Smith, Jutta Koether, Aki Sasamoto and Simon Fujiwara, among others
Group One: On view March 18 – April 15, 2012 in the CCS Bard Galleries
Group Two: On view April 29 – May 27, 2012 in the CCS Bard Galleries
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY, March 2, 2012 – The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) has announced details on its spring exhibitions and projects, the annual exhibition series showcasing the curatorial work of CCS Bard master’s degree candidates. The presentation will include 14 solo and group exhibitions and projects featuring the work of more than 25 established and emerging contemporary artists working in a variety of media.
This presentation is part of CCS Bard’s lineup of exhibitions and events taking place during, and celebrating, its 20th anniversary year. CCS Bard opened its doors in 1992 and has had some of the world’s most important contemporary art curators through its program. The spring exhibitions and projects feature the work of a new generation of curators, and exemplify the high caliber of curatorial practice that continues to be realized at CCS Bard. Exhibition themes range from the mysteries of the human memory and psyche, to notions of storytelling, humanity, and spirituality, while artistic media varies from performance, multi-media installations and sculpture, to painting and drawing.
The spring exhibitions and projects will be presented in two separate groups, with the first on view from March 18 through April 15, 2012. Curated by CCS Bard graduate students Janine Armin, Theresa Choi, Rachel Cook, Suzy M. Halajian, Clara Halpern, Alicia Ritson, and Anastasia Rygle, these exhibitions will feature the work of artists including Tony Oursler, Lygia Clark, Kiki Smith, Simon Fujiwara, and Ray Johnson, among others. The opening reception will take place on Sunday, March 18 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
The second group of exhibitions will be on view from April 29 through May 27, 2012, with an opening reception taking place on Sunday, April 29 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Curated by CCS Bard graduate students Helga Just Christoffersen, Jenny Jaskey, Leora Morinis, Andrew Rebatta, Robin Selk, Agatha Wara, and Amy Zion, these exhibitions will feature the work of artists including Jutta Koether, Aki Sasamoto, Agnes Martin, Maria Chavez, Joachim Koester, and Janice Kerbel.
Student-curated exhibitions and projects at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies; and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters and Friends. Additional support has been provided by the Monique Beudert Award Fund.
The CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College are open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. All CCS Bard exhibitions and public programs are free and open to the public. Limited free seating is available on a chartered bus from New York City for the March 18 and April 29 openings. Reservations are required; call +1 845-758-7598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Center for Curatorial Studies
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition, education, and research center dedicated to the study of art and curatorial practices from the 1960s to the present day.
In addition to the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, the Center houses the Marieluise Hessel Collection, as well as an extensive library and curatorial archives that are accessible to the public. The Center’s two-year M.A. program in curatorial studies is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating contemporary art. Exhibitions are presented year-round in the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, providing students with the opportunity to work with world-renowned artists and curators. The exhibition program and the Hessel Collection also serve as the basis for a wide range of public programs and activities exploring art and its role in contemporary society.
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College opened its doors in 1992. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012, CCS Bard will present a series of exhibitions by students as well as a roster of international artists working in a range of practices.
General information on the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College can be found on its newly re-launched website at: www.bard.edu/ccs.
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