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Beginning in March, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) will present 13 exhibitions and projects, including work by more than 25 leading and emerging contemporary artists such as Terence Koh, Marysia Lewandowska, Trevor Paglen, and A.K. Burns, all curated by second-year students. Presented in two groups, these projects focus on diverse concepts and themes and represent an international body of artists working in a variety of media. These exhibitions are the culmination of the students' work for the master's degree.

Exhibitions and Projects in the first group are:

Break My Body, Hold My Bones Artists: Malcolm Lomax and Daniel Wickerham (DUOX) Curated by Nathan Lee Combining the digital and the analogue, performance and collage, this newly commissioned installation examines the forms, affects, and capacities of the queer body in a "post-AIDS" culture.

The action of things Artists: Rubén Grilo, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Cristóbal Lehyt, Trevor Paglen, and Jorge Satorre Curated by Manuela Moscoso The action of things is a group exhibition presenting work—that investigates inanimate things—more specifically, stones and stars-while challenging the passivity commonly attributed to such objects.

Taking Pleasure for a Ride Artists: Glen Fogel, Terence Koh, Laurel Nakadate, Jennifer Reeder, and Conrad Ventur Curated by Dylan Burritt Peet Taking Pleasure for a Ride presents five video works that use various camp strategies to create irresolvable crises of judgment, complicating notions of taste, desire, representation, and resistance.

We Have The Technology Participants: Marysia Lewandowska, Konst & Teknik, and Laurel Ptak Curated by Laurel Ptak in collaboration with Stockholm-based design office Konst & Teknik. A sustained platform for dispersed communication, research, and knowledge production online, invites artist Marysia Lewandowska as its inaugural resident to explore the intersection of intellectual property and art.

Harboring Tone and Place Artists: Dennis McNulty, Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain Curated by Clark Solack "Harboring Tone and Place" presents Approaching Breezewood by Dennis McNulty, and The 25 Brightest Stars by Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain. Both works translate typologies and geographies by creating durational atmospheres through specific engagements with sound and the projected image.

Student-curated projects at CCS Bard 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 Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies; and by the Center's Patrons, Supporters, and Friends. Additional support is provided by the Monique Beudert Award Fund.

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Student-Curated Exhibitions: Group 1
Kuratoren: Nathan Lee, Manuela Moscoso, Dylan Burritt Peet, Laurel Ptak, Clark Solack

Künstler: Malcolm Lomax & Daniel Wickerham, Ruben Grilo, Joao Maria Gusmao & Pedro Paiva, Cristobal Lehyt, Trevor Paglen, Jorge Satorre, Glen Fogel, Terence Koh, Laurel Nakadate, Jennifer Reeder, Conrad Ventur, Marysia Lewandowska, Konst & Teknik , Laurel Ptak, Dennis McNulty, Angela Detanico, Rafael Lain