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Setup: Bard MFA Class of 2019 Thesis Exhibition

Founded in 1981, Bard MFA is a nontraditional master’s degree program for visual, written, and time-based arts. At Bard, the community itself is the primary resource for the student—serving as audience, teacher, and peer group in ongoing dialogue. In interdisciplinary group critiques, seminars, and all-school presentations, as well as in-discipline caucuses and one-on-one conferences, the artist students engage with approximately sixty noted faculty members as they develop their individual studio practices. The program probes a diversity of approaches and fosters imaginative responses and insights to aesthetic concerns across the disciplines of film/video, writing, painting, sculpture, photography, and music/sound. The MFA is low residency and takes place over two years and two months. Students complete three consecutive eight-week summer sessions on campus and two independent study sessions off campus during the intervening winters.

The Class of 2019 thesis exhibition, Setup, was on view July 21–29, 2018 at the Bard College Exhibition Center/UBS Gallery in Red Hook, New York. Presentations of performance, readings, and screenings of time-based works took place on the Bard College campus during the evenings of July 23–25, 2018.

The 2019 MFA candidates are:
Film/Video: Madeline Hollander, Alan Segal, Jon Wang, Alisha Wormsley.
Writing: Sarah Reiter.
Painting: Anne Cousineau, Colt Hausman, Ranee Henderson, Austin White.
Sculpture: Violet Dennison, Onur Gökmen, Rin Johnson, Robert Keil, Lu Yim, John-Elio Reitman, Marina Xenofontos.
Photography: Qais Assali, Charlotte Bonjour, Wei Leng Tay, Matt Waples.
Music/Sound: Nadia Botello, Richard Kennedy, Stefan Maier, Ragnhild May, Tyler Wilcox.

Setup was coordinated by Line Ebert, Curatorial Studies, Städelschule / Goethe University.

Unless otherwise noted, all images courtesy of Peter Mauney, 2018.

Participating artists

Qais Assali
Charlotte Bonjour
Nadia Botello
Anne Cousineau
Violet Dennison
Onur Gökmen
Colt Hausman
Ranee Henderson
Madeline Hollander
Rin Johnson
Robert Keil
Richard Kennedy
Lu Yim
Stefan Maier
Ragnhild May
Sarah Reiter
John-Elio Reitman
Alan Segal
Wei Leng Tay
Jon Wang
Matt Waples
Austin White
Tyler Wilcox
Alisha Wormsley
Marina Xenofontos


 

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Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College

MFA

July 21–28, 2018

Bard College Exhibition Center/UBS Gallery
29 O’Callaghan Lane
Red Hook, NY
www.bard.edu/mfa/

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