We are the Center for Curatorial Studies
Paul O’Neill, 2016-2017
Curated by Paul O’Neill, The Hessel Museum of Art, the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS), Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA.
The Hessel Museum and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2016-18.
Conceptual Outline: We are the Center… for Curatorial Studies is a two-year research project, a series of artist residencies, and three distinct exhibition phases culminating in a major exhibition in 2018 based upon the research. Each individual exhibition phase will partly contribute towards the evolution of a final exhibition-form to be accompanied by a publication documenting the research process. The project will both reflect upon and propose new ideas and directions for a center for curatorial studies led by artist projects and taking the medium of the exhibition-form as pivotal to its futures. We are the Center… will gather its eventual form over two years whilst reflecting upon ‘curatorial studies’ during this time of its emergence. Over two years, artworks and related materials will be arranged by a number of organizational principles in collaboration with a number of artist and critical thinkers: art works, research projects, and related material will be organized into five discrete departments situated within and across the Hessel Museum and CCS galleries during three distinct phases.