JOE /

I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard by Matt Wolf
CCS Bard Video Gallery & CCS Bard Library, February 1 – February 26, 2012
 
I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard, a newly-commissioned video by Matt Wolf, reflects on the life and work of the artist and writer Joe Brainard. Based on audio recordings of Brainard reading from his celebrated poem I Remember, as well as recollections by his friend and collaborator Ron Padgett (author of Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard), Wolf’s video presents an archival montage sourced from Brainard’s personal archives alongside period footage. The installation is accompanied by a curated display of archival materials on view in the CCS Bard Library.
 
Joe Brainard: A Reading, by Ron Padgett, Anselm Berrigan, and Ann Lauterbach
CCS Bard Galleries, Thursday, February 9, 5-7pm
 
CCS Bard, in conjunction with the John Ashbery Poetry series, presents a reading of Brainard’s works by his friends, the poets Ron Padgett, Anselm Berrigan, and Ann Lauterbach (author of “Joe Brainard and Nancy” from The Nancy Book). The reading will be staged in the context of Retroactive, an exhibition by recent CCS Bard Artist-in-Residence Antonis Pittas, which was conceived as a platform for considering collective memory in the public sphere.

BRAINS /

BRAINS: A Journal of Egghead Sexuality
CCS Bard Library and Archives, March 5 – April 1, 2012
 
In 1990 the artists Nayland Blake and D.L. Alvarez produced BRAINS: A Journal of Egghead Sexuality. Lasting a single issue, BRAINS combined a frank celebration of queer sexuality with tongue-in-cheek intellectualism. Graphic designer Carl Williamson revisits BRAINS in a (re)publishing project that packages a reprint of issue one together with a facsimile edition of materials related to the never-produced second issue. A related display of archival materials will be simultaneously presented in the CCS Bard Library.

LAMAR

projectlamar.com/joebrainslamar
Online platform, ongoing
 
Conceived by CCS Bard graduate student Karly Wildenhaus in collaboration with curator Nathan Lee, this online platform reconfigures the exhibition website as a site to conflate mediation and the curatorial gesture, archival operations and real-time inquiry, documentation and production.
 
By pulling content live from Tumblr, this site presents images tagged on the blogging platform with the names of the artists and participants of Joe / Brains / Lamar as they are "remembered" in real time. projectlamar.com/joebrainslamar is a dynamic, evolving visual archive displayed in an interactive format reflective of the program's other components.

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