Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College announce Deviance Credits Footnotes

Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College present Deviance Credits Footnotes, thirteen exhibitions and projects curated by second-year students in its graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art. The students have organized these exhibitions and projects as part of the requirements for the master of arts degree. On view April 13–May 25, 2014.

The concept of deviance credits, developed by Ira Shor as part of a strategy for empowering educators, argues for “one foot firmly planted in the institution so that the other foot can deviate from the norm.” It proposes an essential hinge between a full investment in an institution and an opening of space for challenging or critical practices. The thesis projects organized by the CCS Bard class of 2014 are wide-ranging in their investments, but linked by a similar kind of negotiation with notions of institution in support of individual and collective commitments.

Free chartered bus from New York City for the April 13 opening. For reservations call T +1 845 758 7598, or write [email protected] The CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College are open Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm. All CCS Bard exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.

The exhibitions in Deviance Credits are:

Turn on the bright lights
Artists: Kajsa Dahlberg, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Lamelas, Jason Mena, Trevor Paglen
Curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates

The Third Idiom
Camel Collective, the TEACHABLE FILE, and Wendy Tronrud
Curated by Lindsey Berfond

Managing Object Expectations
Artists: Nairy Baghramian, Zilla Leutenegger, Seth Price, Michael St. John, Chris Thorson, and Rosemarie Trockel
Curated by Sabrina Blaichman

Where The Streets Have No Name
Artists: Claudio Bueno, VALIE EXPORT, Milton Machado, and Teresa Margolles
Curated by Thiago Carrapatoso

Popcorn, Pepsi, Petabytes
Lynn Hershman Leeson, Aleksandra Domanović, Michele Abeles, with a soundtrack by Ugnius Gelguda & Maria Minerva
Curated by Neringa Černiauskaitė

A collaboration between Malene Dam, Bridget de Gersigny, and Ted Kerr

The Development
Curated by Jocelyn Edens

Dark Velocity (1)
Curated by Victoria Ivanova
(1) Courtesy of Gean Moreno

We owe each other everything
Artists include Malin Arnell, Kerry Downey, Jen Rosenblit, Joanna Seitz, and Constantina Zavitsanos
Organized by Andrew Kachel

Is It Really Working?
A physical symposium on materiality and queer practices/strategies
Curated by Clara López Menéndez

Artist: Gian Maria Tosatti
Curated by Cloé Perrone

And Now a Word from Our Sponsors
Artist: Matthew Barney
Curated by Nicola Ricciardi

Artist: Tom Burr
Curated by Javier Sánchez

Center for Curatorial Studies and
Hessel Museum of Art
Bard College, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
T +1 845 758 7598
[email protected]