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March 22, 2018
CCS Bard Presents the 2018 Spring Exhibitions and Projects
Press Contact:
Mark Primoff
CCS Bard Contact:
Ramona Rosenberg

15 Exhibitions Curated by CCS Bard Master’s Degree Candidates

Featuring the work of more than 50 major international and emerging contemporary artists including Frances Barrett, Bernadette Corporation, Youmna Chlala, Susan Cianciolo, Moyra Davey, Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, Glen Fogel, Hervé Guibert, Leigh Ledare, Park McArthur, and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

On view April 8 – May 27, 2018

Opening reception on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY, March 2018– The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) presents fifteen exhibitions curated by second-year students in its graduate program, organized as part of the requirements for the master of arts degree.

Conceived and organized over fifteen months, the exhibitions present bold, original arguments, and take the form of focused solo exhibitions, thematic group shows, and even ambitious reconsiderations of earlier movements or artistic tendencies. Research for student exhibitions was often anchored in CCS’ unique and extensive Library and Archives, and several shows include work from the Marieluise Hessel Collection.

The exhibitions open on Sunday, April 8, with a reception from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and is on view through Sunday, May 27. The exhibitions are: Born Losers, curated by Laura Brown; Her split body is a crack in our community (Bard), curated by Levi Easterbooks; Not Quite Verbatim, curated by Max Fields; The skin of the sounds, curated by Talia Heiman; So long ago it feels like a memory of someone else, curated by Andrew Hibbard; An unbound knot in the wind, curated by Alison Karasyk; To clear the gound of weeds, curated by Sabrina Maltese; Measures of Authority, curated by Selby Nimrod; Everything is going to be fine, curated by Thomas Patier; I have become direction, curated by Santiago Silva Daza; In and Out of Place, curated by Hannah Spears; Fashion Work, Fashion Workers, curated by Jeppe Ugelvig; L’impudeur, curated by Janique Préjet Vigier; More than mere jelly, curated by Amelia Wallin; and Counting the Waves, curated by Ruiyu Xu.

For detailed information on each exhibition go to:

Student-curated exhibitions and projects at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies; the CCS Bard Arts Council; and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters, and Friends.

Also on view:

Warhol: Unidentified, presenting 74 Polaroid portraits by Andy Warhol that feature people who remain unknown. The exhibition is part of Warhol x 5, a collaboration of five Hudson Valley university art museums who participated in the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.

The CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College are open Thursday through Sunday from 11:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All CCS Bard exhibitions and public programs are free and open to the public. Limited free seating is available on a chartered bus from New York City for the April 8th opening. Reservations are required; call +1 845-758-7598 or email Transporation is wheelchair accesible with a limited number of wheelchair spots, so please let us know when making your bus reservation if you will have one.

About the Center for Curatorial Studies The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) was founded in 1990 as an exhibition and research center for the study of late twentieth-century and contemporary art and culture and to explore experimental approaches to the presentation of these topics and their impact on our world. Since 1994, the Center for Curatorial Studies and its graduate program have provided one of the world’s most forward thinking teaching and learning environments for the research and practice of contemporary art and curatorship. Broadly interdisciplinary, CCS Bard encourages students, faculty and researchers to question the critical and political dimension of art, its mediation and its social significance. CCS Bard cultivates innovative thinking, radical research and new ways to challenge our understanding of the social and civic values of the visual arts. CCS Bard provides an intensive educational program alongside its public events, exhibitions, and publications, which collectively explore the critical potential of the institutions and practices of exhibition-making. It is uniquely positioned within the larger Center’s tripartite resources, which include the internationally renowned CCS Bard Library and Archives and the Hessel Museum of Art, with its rich permanent collection.