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The Body is Present: Negotiating Expectations
December 7 – December 15, 2017
→ CCS Bard Galleries
Curated by
  • Giorgia von Albertini
  • Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick
  • Susannah Faber
  • Zhenting Feng
  • Jinglun Zhu
Part of
Exhibition Category
Student Curated Projects, Hessel Collection Exhibitions

The Body is Present: Negotiating Expectations considers bodies in multiple forms. By making use of strategies such as exaggeration, abstraction, abject form, and humor, these works subvert ideals of strength and aesthetic purity, thereby illustrating their permeability. Navigating the exhibition becomes a means for reflecting on the many ways by which physical and emotional presence can be reached: color can be louder than scale, surface can be more immediate than form, the indeterminate can be more visible than the finite.

Including artworks by John Currin | Nicole Eisenman | Hans-Peter Feldmann | Rachel Harrison | Marilyn Minter | Ernesto Neto | Rosemarie Trockel