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CCS Bard Spring Thesis Exhibitions

CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York

From Rest to Rest. Five exhibitions curated by: Emily Zimmerman, Florencia Malbran, Markus Thor Andresson, Max Hernandez Calvo and Laura Mott.

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Is information embodied—inexorably linked to, and conditioned by, the material in which it finds expression? If so, what relationship does it bear to our own embodied status? from rest to rest seeks to investigate this relationship through the work of four artists: Ricci Albenda, Peter Campus, David Rokeby, Peter Rose. Each of their works acknowledges our presence, asking us to experience them through movement rather than rest.

Curated by: Emily Zimmerman

Novel Readings presents a selection of works by Glenn Ligon, Jorge Macchi, and Ernesto Neto, which defy the way we usually think about cultures and contexts. The artworks are presented in association with novels and literary criticism, in order to trigger relationships that would not otherwise come into perspective. What is the difference between literature and visual art? Is the distinction just a matter of form? Novel Readings puts forward tensions and similarities resulting in new readings, not just of the artworks themselves, but of the cultural contexts from which they emerged.

Curated by: Florencia Malbrán

Repeat Performances: Roni Horn and Ragnar Kjartansson consists of two major works, a photographic installation by Roni Horn and a commissioned performance by Ragnar Kjartansson. One hundred portraits of the actress Isabelle Huppert are juxtaposed with a live loop, continuing throughout the duration of the exhibition. The works offer a chance to experience very different approaches to contemporary questions of identity and difference, utilizing repetition, performance, and artistic practices outside the visual arts, namely film and theater. The exhibition also provides an opportunity to consider the role of the gallery space as a container for art, with one work relying on it completely and the other contesting it.

Curated by: Markús Thór Andrésson

In Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Intersubjectivity in Parallax five artists and friends—José Miyashiro, Enrique La Cruz, Diego Lama, María Elena Alvarado, and Lara Alcántara—obsess over their own subjectivities in their work. The exhibition takes on these inquiries on the self, aiming at unzipping the intersubjective bonds that dress up the self, and that sustain the social network that grounds the show.

Curated by: Max Hernández Calvo

Come On Pilgrim: A 110-mile Exhibition is devoted to experiential art practice and the use of journeys as an artistic medium. Five artists were commissioned to create a project in an area of interest between New York City and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard), located along a 110-mile route. Each work is the result of research and a journey through the region. The culmination of the project is the exhibition of experiential projects created for viewers who discover them by using a map, leading viewers on a journey of their own. Distance, navigation, logistics, and the unpredictable—all crucial elements of the artistic process—play an integral part in the viewer's experience of this art. Swedish artist Karl Larsson and curator Laura Mott also provide an audio companion of discussions about the artistic practice and stories from their own 10-day journey on foot throughout the region.

Curated by: Laura Mott

Bard Center for Curatorial Studies
Annandale-on-Hudson - New York

Two exhibitions
dal 21/6/2013 al 19/12/2013

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