Saturday, May 19, 2018
A.I.R. is pleased to host the launch of issue four of aCCeSsions: the graduate student-led online journal of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard). To celebrate the latest issue, artist Peggy Ahwesh will screen a selection of her films, followed by a conversation between Ahwesh and artist Lucy Raven.
Issue four of aCCeSsions present new works by artists, poets, and writers, whose work explores interpersonal contact through various means including translation, conversation, reuse, and dedication. The issue features newly commissioned and translated work by manuel arturo abreu, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Anne Boyer, Jesse Darling, Tamara Díaz Bringas, Elisabeth Lebovici, Tavi Meraud, and Ian Wilson.
The launch event and screening program extends the concerns of the issue, featuring films and audio works by Ahwesh that stem from her personal and professional relationships. Continuing from the issues engagement with mediation, Ahwesh marks a specific relationship to media culture and materiality in her work, which will be explored in the screening and following conversation with Lucy Raven.
aCCeSsions is the graduate student-led online journal of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. The second year graduate students comprise the editorial board of Accessions. Together, they employ a collaborative approach to commissioning, editing, and curating new transdisciplinary writing and artworks for online space. aCCeSsions represents a culmination of each graduating class’ collaborative interests and concerns. The platform is a space in which graduate students may test the limits of curatorial practice over the course of an annual publication cycle. Past issues of aCCeSsions are available in the “Archive” section of the website. The website and each issue of the journal has been designed by Other Means in close collaboration with each graduating class at CCS Bard.