Interference presents fourteen graduate exhibitions curated by the M.A. candidates of the Class of 2022 at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard). For their entire first semester, in the fall of 2020, the class met under an open-air rental tent on the Center’s front lawn—some attended in person, seated six feet apart around long tables, and others were remote, projected in a grid on a standing screen. Collective conversation took place over wind and reverb. Under these hybrid conditions, change and adaptation became central to this cohort’s experience of curatorial studies and to the development of these exhibitions. Interference probes approaches to histories, archives, notions of embodiment, artistic production, and the gallery space itself. These inquiries unfold across exhibitions that build upon interdisciplinary collaborations within the evolving field of curatorial practice.
Interference will also present a selection of works by luminary artist, curator, and esteemed CCS Bard alum Jenni Crain (1991-2021) in the Lobby Atrium.
CCS Bard Class of 2022 Isabella Achenbach, Eduardo Andres Alfonso, Angelica Arbelaez, Eugenia Braniff, Junni Chen, Sofia D’Amico, Laura Hakel, Hana Halilaj, Min Sun Jeon, May Makki, Claire Sammut, Danni Shen, Dominika Tylcz, Guy Weltchek
The student-curated exhibitions and projects at CCS Bard are part of the requirements for the master of arts degree and 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. With support from the OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts at Bard for select exhibitions.
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