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ACF SUPPORTED | EXHIBITION
Not Again, “Making History” Reimagined
SUNDAY, APR 11 2010 - SUNDAY, MAY 23 2010
Andrea van der Straeten at CCS Bard
Curated by Sarah Demeuse
April 11, 2009 | 1PM - 4PM Exhibition Opening
The beginning: 18 installation shots, a press release, a gallery leaflet. These remainders of “Making History,” a 1999 CCS Bard exhibition, are the backbone of Andrea van der Straeten’s unusual inquiry into a past show’s propositions. Her 2010 tweaked reinterpretation emerges out of conversations and collaborative research with the curator, eager to know and use what came before. “Not Again” takes place in the same gallery space but appears as an echo and functions as cabinet of interpretations.
Immersing themselves in the aural and textual situation, visitors will meander in between past and present exhibitions. “Not Again” suggests repetition, but refuses exact reproduction. Instead, it heightens ephemerality and explores the differences in subjective memory, interpretation and observation.
Working from Vienna, Andrea van der Straeten’s distance from the original exhibition is both of a temporal and spatial kind. Her work at Bard continues her ongoing research into informal an uncertain forms of communication. In “Not Again,” she combines her longstanding interest in literature and communication science into a temporary gallery installation.
The museum is free and open to the public Wed-Sun 1-5pm.
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