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FIGURE, DOOR, PASSAGE
May 1 – May 16, 2021
→ CCS Bard Galleries
Curated by
  • Eduardo Alfonso
  • Eugenia Braniff
  • Hana Halilaj
  • Claire Sammut
Part of
Exhibition Category
Student Curated Projects, Hessel Collection Exhibitions

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FIGURE, DOOR, PASSAGE presents artworks in the Marieluise Hessel Collection that question the thresholds between home and work. The exhibition proposes that this division is complicated by memory, technology, and social structures, which can blur the line between home and workplace.

The exhibition moves from public to private spaces, beginning with the architectural reference to a doorway. Works by Do Ho Suh, Pierre Huyghe, Eberhard Havekost, and Lyle Ashton Harris frame this entry as a familiar and spectral space layered with meaning. Next, works by Magali Reus and Cameron Rowland run along the walls behind the initial doorway. Both works evoke and document devices that mark time “on the clock.” Ending with visual narratives of domestic labor, pieces by R.H. Quaytman, Daniela Rosell, and Eric Fischl address the gendered and racialized intersection between home and work that occur primarily in private spaces.

This sequence of artworks traces the material, social, and affective thresholds that cut across spaces of production and domesticity.