The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is very pleased to announce the launch of a new online journal, Red Hook: An Online Journal for Curatorial Studies. The first issue is edited by CCS Bard LUMA Fellow, Tirdad Zolghadr, and includes a new web-based commission by Berlin-based artist Katya Sander, as well as contributions from Peio Aguirre, Claire Barliant, Johanna Burton, Meg Cranston, Sarah Demeuse, Diedrich Diederichsen, Bruce Hainley, Ed Halter, Thomas Lawson, Suhail Malik, and Tom Morton. The journal can be found here.
In addition, the newly updated CCS Bard website is now live and can be viewed at www.bard.edu/ccs
Red Hook: An Online Journal for Curatorial Studies
Instead of a barrage of good points on timely topics, Red Hook is a reflection of the key concerns of its host institution: the title of the journal comes from the town in upstate New York that is closest to the Bard campus. The journal will eschew the master tropes of curatorial folklore—personal profiles, cosmopolitan assurances, thematic group exhibitions—in favor of a conversation that is both more rudimentary and more important. How can curating be rigorously addressed—politically, historically, materially—without forging a new discipline, in keeping with a field that is as much in transition today as it was forty years ago? What are the working conditions, political partialities, unrecognized jargons and professional myths that create the common denominators today?