Nikki S. Lee
Camilla Pignatti Morano
Jyeong Yeon Kim
Curated by first-year students in the Center's graduate program, the exhibitions present works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, on permanent loan to the Center.
Curated by First-Year Graduate Students
Assemblance; If it's not love, it's the bomb; and
suspendedstate are on view from February 1 through 15
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.--Three exhibitions of contemporary art--Assemblance; If it's not love, it's the bomb; and s u s p e n d e d s t a t e--will be exhibited at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, February 1-15. Curated by first-year students in the Center's graduate program, the exhibitions present works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, on permanent loan to the Center.
An opening reception is planned for Sunday, February 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The exhibitions and the reception are open to the public without charge.
Assemblance--curated by Paula Bigboy, Paul Brewer, Nicole Caruth, Davida Ingram, Camilla Pignatti Morano, Ramona Piagentini, and Erin Salazar--focuses on the artists' interest in the body. Featuring works by Vanessa Beecroft, Patty Chang, Cheryl Donegan, Nikki S. Lee, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ana Mendieta, Mariko Mori, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler, Daniela Rossell, Cindy Sherman, and Coco Fusco (in collaboration with Guillermo GÃ³mez-PeÃ±a), the exhibition investigates the borders between the social and the individual within an image-based culture.
If it's not love, it's the bomb--curated by Cecilia Alemani, Lyra Kilston, Jyeong Yeon Kim, Risa Puleo, Yasmeen Siddiqui, and Pelin Uran--surveys works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection that utilize different media to address political and cultural traumas. The selected works attempt to reconcile difficult histories through the resurrection of personal and cultural memories. This survey crosses experiential divides and examines the artists' continued proximity to the events they depict. Artists include Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mona Hatoum, Jenny Holzer, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Doris Salcedo, and Kenneth Shorr.
s u s p e n d e d s t a t e--curated by Judy Ditner, Jen Mergel, Shariann Michael, Jenny Moore, Meg Shiffler, and Simone Subal--explores how a viewer's own expectations may be held and manipulated through such devices as narrative ambiguity, physical instability, and psychological insecurity. Including artists Janine Antoni, Peter Campus, Mona Hatoum, Robert Longo, and AÃ¯da Ruilova, among others, the exhibition presents works that provoke feelings of anticipation, curiosity, and wonder through the use of images as varied as a tightrope walker, a pointed gun, or a figure in pursuit.
Image: a work by Christian Boltanski
Bard Center for Curatorial Studies