WE ARE THE (EPI)CENTER…
Organized with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
11 November 2016 to 22 December 2016
Opening reception: Friday, 11 November, 6–8pm, with a performance by Harold Offeh
Exhibiting artists include: Can Altay, David Blamey, Katarina Burin, Jasmina Cibic, Céline Condorelli, Marjolijn Dijkman, Chris Kraus, Gareth Long, Ronan McCrea, Harold Offeh, William McKeown, Eduardo Padilha, Sarah Pierce, Richard Venlet, Grace Weir, and many others.
“We are the (Epi)center…”is a two-month project at P! that brings together a range of international artists to rethink art’s relationship to its forms of exhibition and propose new models. Co-organized with Paul O’Neill and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard),
“We are the (Epi)center…”
is both an evolving, cumulative exhibition and a research project. It incorporates short-term displays, events, performances, artist-led discussions, and other public programs that are developed in collaboration with students from the graduate program at CCS Bard.
“We are the (Epi)center…”approaches curating as a series of actions that lead toward the emergence of an eventual exhibition-form. Its first iteration on 11 November will comprise a selection of existing artworks, new commissions, and ongoing art projects in a display relating to ideas of the ‘exhibitionary’ and the ‘curatorial.’ For the months of November and December, P! will function as a conceptual outpost for We are the Center for Curatorial Studies — a multi-year project, also curated by Paul O’Neill, which opened at the Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College on 15 October and continues through 16 December (see also http://weareccsbard.com).
The presentation at P! explores six intersecting, speculative ‘departments.’ It is an exhibition that gathers form through an accumulation of artworks and discrete spaces of display, juxtaposing subjects, things, images, information, structures, and discursive events. Over the course of the show, the space at P! will be transformed on a weekly basis, with no singular phase representing a ‘conclusive’ exhibition.
From left to right:
Street view of P! gallery’s façade. Curtain of safety debris netting and stitched patterns in various colours; size-H 260 x L 380 cm
Interior of the gallery and detail