Curated by Paul O'Neill, Director of the Graduate Program, We are the Center for Curatorial Studies is both an exhibition and research project, a multi-year program incorporating artist projects, exhibitions, collaborations, and public and non-public programs.
We are the Center for Curatorial Studies perceives curating as a series of actions leading toward the emergence of an eventual exhibition-form. Its first iteration comprises a selection of extant artworks, new commissions, and ongoing art projects in a display relating to the "exhibitionary" and the "curatorial." More than 30 works will be on view, acting as a catalyst for discussions, public presentations, and teaching—shaping the core activities of CCS Bard and its graduate program. During this initial phase, artists will also spend time at CCS Bard teaching, lecturing, and developing projects with the graduate program and its students.
We are the Center for Curatorial Studies is constructed around six main speculative "Departments" entitled: The Department of Information (The Textual Core); The Department of Display (The Operational Core); The Department of Things (The Object Core); The Department of Images (The Visual Core); The Department of Waiting (The Attending Core); and The Department of Events (The Discursive Core).
These Departments intersect with one another to make up the content and structure of We are the Center for Curatorial Studies. Each will challenge the ways in which an exhibition gathers its form through a deep consideration of the juxtaposition of subjects, things, images, information, structures, and/or display spaces.
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
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Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000