Jun 23 -
Dec 21 2012
Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies
Opening Reception: Jun 23 2012
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) announces Anti-Establishment, a group exhibition curated by Johanna Burton, CCS Bard Graduate Program Director, featuring the work of Wynne Greenwood, Trajal Harrell, H.E.N.S. (Arlen Austin & Jason Boughton), Jacqueline Humphries, Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly, Chelsea Knight (with Elise Rasmussen), Pam Lins, Scott Lyall, Tere O’Connor, Mai-Thu Perret, Sarah Pierce, Elisabeth Subrin, and YES! Association.
The works in Anti-Establishment investigate artistic practices that, in various ways, radically utilize and recommit to the notion of “the institution”, while demanding new functions and effects of them. Institutions are very often discussed via shorthand, conflated with the “establishment”—monolithic, static, and hierarchical societal systems against which avant-garde and countercultural productions can be seen. Yet, this exhibition sets the two apart, arguing for institutions as more limber sites, perpetually de- and re-constructed by those that create, inhabit, and dismantle them.
Photo: Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, REUSABLE PARTS/ENDLESS LOVE (2011), performance still.