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Opening Reception Sunday, April 19, 1 - 4 p.m.

Fixation Toronto-based video, audio, radio, and text-based artist Christof Migone revisits past works in a new context. Curated by Mireille Bourgeois

Changing Light Bulbs In Thin Air Including works by Christian Andersson, Tauba Auerbach, Brian Clifton, Zak Kitnick, Runo Lagomarsino, Adam Putnam, Matthew Sheridan Smith, Mungo Thomson, and Garth Weiser. A constellation of works by nine artists interested in shifts and breaks in the flow of comprehension and perception. Curated by Summer Guthery

About the object An ambiguously labeled Egyptian artifact in New York inspired an installation about production and spectatorship within the exhibition space featuring newly commissioned video work by Amy Patton. Curated by Christina Linden

Noise Pollution Brooklyn-based artist Marisa Olson addresses the twin concerns of increased informational "noise" and the largely hidden costs of technology on the natural environment. Curated by Gene McHugh

the everyday Balancing formal play with perspective, optics, and materiality, the everyday highlights Leslie Hewitt's interest in fluid notions of time, meaning, and the futility of documenting or trying to hold life still. Curated by Kate Menconeri

The following projects will be represented through documentary materials and ephemera during the opening on April 19.

COLUMN: Including works by Erick Beltrán, Bernd Krauss, Jens Haaning, Interboro, Sydney Schrader & Joseph Verrill, and Dexter Sinister.

A series of commissions created specifically for the Poughkeepsie Journal, a daily local newspaper in Dutchess County, New York. The works will appear in the paper between April 10 and May 24. Curated by Marion Ritter

Dealing in Futures An artist residency with Melanie Gilligan and a conference Gilligan will research and produce a project that focuses on caricature as a form of political action, while a conference, Dealing in Futures, which is coordinated by Bard's Science, Technology, and Society Program, will look at how information infrastructures are used to make political policies. Curated by Zeynep Oz

PILOT A three part radio series broadcast live from WXBC Bard Radio (, that considers 21st century strategies for the manifesto with interviews, conversations, commissioned works, readings, and debates with artists, academics, and curators. Participants include Janet Lyon, Alejandro Cesarco, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and many others. April 28, May 5, and May 12, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Curated by Bartholomew Ryan

Gets Under the Skin Including works by Bernd Behr, Johanna Billing, Michael Blum, Josef Dabernig, Domènec, Miklós Erhardt, Terence Gower, Pierre Huyghe, Lars Laumann, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Caitlin Masley, Ursula Mayer, Anna Molska, Saide Murdoch, Pia Rönicke, Anri Sala, Caspar Stracke, and Judi Werthein, at the Storefront for Art and Architecutre (New York City, April 23, April 30, and May 7) and Preston Theater, Bard College (May 13, 6-8pm). Complete with live conversations, this series of screening programs presents a wide array of contemporary artistic responses to the concepts and products of modernist architecture. Curated by Hajnalka Somogyi

SESSIONS: Con Verse Sensations Envisioning art as play, SESSIONS: Con Verse Sensations will be released as a print-it yourself book as the first installment of SESSIONS, a feminist collaborative art project that re-imagines the act of conversation as a politic for self-directed learning. Curated by Katerina Llanes

Spring Exhibitions and Projects, Series 2

Christof Migone
Kurator: Mireille Bourgeois

Changing Light Bulbs In Thin Air
Christian Andersson, Tauba Auerbach, Brian Clifton, Zak Kitnick, Runo Lagomarsino, Adam Putnam, Matthew Sheridan Smith, Mungo Thomson, Garth Weiser
Kurator: Summer Guthery

About the object
Amy Patton.
Kurator: Christina Linden

Noise Pollution
Marisa Olson
Kurator: Gene McHugh

the everyday
Leslie Hewitt
Kurator: Kate Menconeri