March 10, 2006

Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College: Spring Exhibitions 2006

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
Center for Curatorial Studies

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Phone: 845-758-7598

E-mail: [email protected]

Fax: 845-758-2442

Museum hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Spring Exhibitions 2006

The Center for Curatorial Studies presents eleven exhibitions this spring curated by second-year students in its graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art. The exhibitions are the culmination of the students’ work for the master’s degree.

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.

March 12-26, 2006


A selection of artist-made commodities that employ commercial strategies of sales, distribution, merchandising, and advertising.

Curator: William Heath

Art for our sake!

Recent work that reenacts moments of social and political protest in the United States.

Curator: Sarah Bachelier

Making the band

Video and other documents from performances by Black Leotard Front and My Barbarian that straddle the line between art and music.

Curator: Geir Haraldseth

Tales of Places

Autobiographical works exploring concepts of place and our intimate relationships with our surroundings.

Curator: Zeljka Himbele

April 9-23, 2006

Welcome to the limelight

Works by Jessica Craig-Martin, Instant Coffee, Christian Jankowski, David Kramer, Liisa Lounila, and Tony Matelli invite the viewer into spaces of entertainment and leisure.

Curator: Natalie Woyzbun

You don’t live here anymore

Works in which ideas of dwelling and building transform the site of art and its methods of construction.

Curator: Montserrat Albores Gleason


Video works that reveal uncomfortable social realities and challenge the viewer to consider the artists’ responsibility to the people they involve in the production of their art.

Curator: Kerryn Greenberg

In Other Words

Bilingual works that use collage and other visual devices to translate themselves into a foreign context.

Curator: Mariangela Méndez Prencke

May 7-21, 2006

Mediated worlds whose subjects find themselves caught between enlightenment and failure, reality and illusion.

Curator: Erica Hope Fisher

Draw a straight line and follow it

New works by seven artists respond to instruction-based art from the 1960s and 1970s.

Curator: Anna Gray

Hot Topic

Feminist strategies inform recent works by Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Nicole Eisenman, Wynne Greenwood, K8 Hardy, LTTR, Ulrike Müller, Ridykeulous, Emily Roysdon, A. L. Steiner, and Tracy the Plastics.

Curator: Amy Mackie

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 about the spring exhibitions or about the Center for Curatorial Studies, please contact:

Center for Curatorial Studies

Bard College

PO Box 5000

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Phone: 845-758-7598

E-mail: [email protected]

Fax: 845-758-2442


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