ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-The Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS) will presents 12 exhibitions this spring, curated by students in its graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art. The exhibitions are the culmination of the students' work for the master's degree.
Five of the exhibitions-Against Our Will, Between Pass and Fail, Marine Hugonnier, Over Sight, and Seeing Double-will be presented in the Center's galleries from Sunday, March 6, through Sunday, March 20. In addition to the exhibitions, there will be special events, such as poetry readings and activities for families. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, March 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
This spring the Center begins construction of new galleries and other renovations; in light of this, seven of the master's exhibitions will be held elsewhere in the Hudson Valley and in New York City. Four exhibitions-a forest and a tree; Estranged Objects; Fragments of Time; and Looking Both Ways: Three Artists from Korea-will be presented at Yellow Bird Gallery in Newburgh from April 9 to May 8. One exhibition-Framing War-will be on view at the Center for Photography at Woodstock from April 9 to 24. Two exhibitions-Four by Four and Things Fall Apart All Over Again-will be on view at Artists Space in New York City from May 7 to June 4.
On Tuesday, April 26, a graduate colloquium featuring new work in criticism will take place at Bard. Students in the Center's graduate track in criticism, the visual arts, and exhibition will present their work for the master's degree. The colloquium will include discussion sessions moderated by members of the faculty. The topics include Curating Crossings in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region: inSITE 1992 to the Present; Rethinking the Future: The World Trade Center Memorial and the Politics of Memory; The Art of Desiring AIDS; and Transgression and Capitulation.
Thanks to gifts from the Center's founder, Marieluise Hessel, and other donors, including Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, Robert and Melissa Soros, as well as an anonymous donor, construction will begin this spring on a 16,000-square-foot gallery wing, as well as renovations of the library, storage areas, and mechanical systems at the Center for Curatorial Studies. James Goettsch and Nada Andric, architects of the existing Center building, are overseeing design of the new facilities, slated for completion by 2006.
Center programs and exhibitions are supported by the Center's Board of Governors, the Friends of the Center for Curatorial Studies, and the Center' s annual benefit for student scholarships and exhibitions. The Center is particularly grateful for the opportunity to present its spring exhibitions in collaboration with Yellow Bird Gallery, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Artists Space, and for additional support from the Monique Beudert Fund.