Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College (CCS Bard) announces seven new exhibitions opening in April

Beginning in March, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) presented 14 exhibitions and projects, including work by more than 25 leading and emerging contemporary artists such as Nina Katchadourian, Joachim Koester, Timur Si-Qin, and Danh Vo, all curated by second-year students. Presented in two groups, these projects focus on diverse concepts and themes and represent an international body of artists working in a variety of media. These exhibitions are the culmination of the students’ work for the master’s degree.

Exhibitions and Projects in the second group are:

Practice Revised
Curated by Helga Just Christoffersen
Motivated by the early discussions around the artist PhD in the US, Practice Revised expounds the potentials of an artist PhD as well as its relevance to curatorial practice.

Mad Garland
Artist: Jutta Koether
Curated by Jenny Jaskey
Jutta Koether continues Mad Garland with paintings and a book launch.

Artists: Aki Sasamoto and Agnes Martin
Curated by Leora Morinis
Bringing together performance, sculpture, film, text, and cooking, A LIKENESS HAS BLISTERS explores the form, logic, and capacity of metaphor in and through the work of Aki Sasamoto and Agnes Martin, and within the structure of the exhibition itself.

The myth is neither bad nor good, its potentials are unlimited
Artist: Donna Huanca
Curated by Andrew Rebatta
The myth is neither bad nor good, its potentials are unlimited is a sound-installation by Donna Huanca in the context of her Incan-Andean ancestry, questions of subjectivity, and the sonic legacy of Afrofuturism.

Reverse Desertification
Artists: Joachim Koester, Janice Kerbel
Curated by Robin Selk
An acid western

Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin
Artists: Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin
Curated by Agatha Wara
Adopting the language of global advertising and offering acute reflections on what it means to live under today’s historical conditions, Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin present images, objects, and texts that address our contemporary state of conflation: the value transitions between the biological and the cultural, from information into matter.

Damnatio Memoriae
Artist: Danh Vo with Julie Ault and James Benning
Curated by Amy Zion
Woe to him who says to the wood, “Awaken!”; to the dumb stone, “Arise!” Shall it teach? Behold it is overlaid with gold and silver, and no spirit is within it.

Student-curated 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 is 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 programs are free and open to the public.

Free chartered bus from New York City for the opening. For reservations call 845.758.7598, or write [email protected]

Please visit our website, for all related programming.

Also on view:

Matters of Fact
Hessel Museum of Art
March 18–May 27
Matters of Fact revisits a number of key encounters from the institutional history of the Hessel Museum: between collector and artist, curator and exhibition, art and art history.

A curatorial collaboration with Tom Eccles, Suzy M. Halajian, Marieluise Hessel, Nathan Lee, Alicia Ritson, and Kelly Taxter.

For more information, please call CCS Bard at 845.758.7598, write [email protected], or visit

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.

Founded in 1990, 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.

Center for Curatorial Studies and
Hessel Museum of Art
Bard College, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
[email protected]

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