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Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College (CCS Bard) announces 2012 Fall Programming

CCS Bard and Family Business present: Raspberry Cargo
On view October 5–26 at Family Business, 520 West 21st Street, NYC
Raspberry Cargo features work by artist Duane Linklater, a reading, a conversation, a drive-in, and a raspberry garden. Events associated are:

October 5th at 5pm: Project opened with Duane Linklater & Will Heinrich
October 12th at 7pm: Musical performance, and reading with Layli Longsoldier
October 26th at 7pm: Drive-In

Untitled (Raspberry Garden for West 21st Street)
CCS Bard and Family Business are pleased to present Duane Linklater’s new site-specific installation Untitled: Raspberry Garden for West 21st Street. The garden is a collaboration between graduate students at CCS Bard and artist Duane Linklater, recent Bard MFA graduate and participant in dOCUMENTA (13).

On October 5th at 5pm, Linklater, in conversation with writer Will Heinrich, framed the installation by means of a performance that engaged the phasing out of history as a result of naming and renaming.

On October 12th at 7pm, writer Layli Long Soldier will read “Whereas,” a response to President Barack Obama’s apology to Native American peoples. A musical performance addressing the berries follows.

West 21st Street Drive-In (Leave Your Car at Home)
On October 26 at 7pm, CCS Bard students present a reconfigured drive-in at Family Business. As a response to a very particular set of institutional and practical parameters, a cargo van will project work sourced from Bard MFA graduates on West 21st street, displacing the gallery framework and repurposing the function of the vehicle as a presentational device. The content stems from the decision to bring together the Bard MFA and CCS Bard programs, in a forced but perhaps fruitful collaboration.

About Family Business:
Family Business is a new exhibition space initiated by Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni. Located in Chelsea at 520 West 21st Street, Family Business is a guest house—a place where friends and enemies are invited to present the works of artists they support and projects they believe in.

Speakers Series
Each semester the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College hosts a regular program of lectures by the foremost artists, curators, art historians, and critics of our day, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. All lectures and other public programs are documented through video and/or audio recordings, which reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives.
Below is a list of this season’s speakers—for detailed information please see

Speakers Series occur every Monday from 3–5pm at CCS Bard.

October 15
Sarah Pierce

October 22
Trajal Harrell

October 29
Montserrat Albores Gleason

November 5
Hendrik Folkerts

November 12
Andrea Kroksnes

November 19
Roger Berkowitz

November 26
Gregg Bordowitz

December 3
Gideon Lester

December 10
Julia Bryan-Wilson

December 17
Maria Lind

Currently on view at CCS Bard
From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick
June 23–December 21
Hessel Museum of Art

On view at the Hessel Museum of Art, From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick is a survey of Gillick’s work from the early 1990s that pushed for a new awareness of how art institutions function. Curated by Tom Eccles, CCS Bard Executive Director, this exhibition features works that are being shown for the first time in the United States. The exhibition will revisit a formative period of Gillick’s production in Europe, particularly France, Germany, Italy, and England, prior to his move to New York in 1998. It will offer a specifically selected survey of Gillick’s seminal projects and installations that challenged the orthodox presentation and reception of art and its methods and practices during the 1990s. Considering the relationship between the artist, the institution, and the audience as mutually co-dependent in the creation of meaning, Gillick created situations in which the outcome was incomplete without involving the institution and questioning the expanded role of the exhibition visitor.

June 23–December 21
CCS Bard Galleries

Curated by Johanna Burton, CCS Bard Graduate Program Director, and on view in the CCS Galleries, Anti-Establishment features the work of Wynne Greenwood, Trajal Harrell, H.E.N.S. (Arlen Austin & Jason Boughton), Jacqueline Humphries, Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly, Chelsea Knight, Pam Lins, Scott Lyall, Tere O’Connor, Mai-Thu Perret, Sarah Pierce, Elisabeth Subrin, and YES! Association. The works in Anti-Establishment investigate artistic practices that, in various ways, radically utilize and recommit to the notion of “the institution,” while demanding new functions and effects of them. Institutions are very often discussed via shorthand, conflated with the “establishment”—monolithic, static, and hierarchical societal systems against which avant-garde and countercultural productions can be seen. Yet this exhibition sets the two apart, arguing for institutions as more limber sites, perpetually de- and re-constructed by those that create, inhabit, and dismantle them.

Always on View: The Red Hook Journal
The Red Hook Journal, an online journal for curatorial studies is always on view here.

Over time, this journal will raise questions of curatorial specificity in an educational context. What are the terminologies, exhibition histories, political stakes, aesthetic biases, professional mythicizing and self-mythicizing that create the common denominators? And how can this best be addressed without forging a new discipline, in keeping with the spirit of a field that is as much in transition today as it was forty years ago? In other words, this journal eschews the master tropes of curatorial folklore—group exhibitions, personal profiles, cosmopolitan excitement—in favor of a conversation that is both more rudimentary and, dare we say, more “urgent.”

We’ve decided to stagger the content of our journal over time—links will go live as content is uploaded—in order to accommodate a broader range of possible engagements, and to make the most of our structural potentials as an online platform. Check back often.

Edited by TIrdad Zolghadr.

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 presents 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 relaunched website at

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

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