Unless Otherwise Noted


Contributors: John Cullinan, Ivana Králíková & Marta Dauliute, Falke Pisano, Reto Pulfer, Arden Sherman, Rebecca Stephany, and Julia Valle.
Curated by Marina Noronha.


March 24–May 26, 2013
Center for Curatorial Studies
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


Instead of artworks, Unless Otherwise Noted curates three curatorial strategies—conversations, the inclusion of plants in the exhibition setting, and algorithmic selection. Each of these strategies shifts the perspective we usually bring to looking at and classifying artworks, as well as testing the abilities of artworks to relate to one another. The project’s overall focus is on repeated curatorial intervention, which emphasizes that the exhibition setting is not a fixed space, and meaning is always contingent. Here, conversations, plants, and an algorithm involve a constant curatorial maintenance as the materials of curating.

This is a two-year-long project about the curatorial process—of practicing at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard), while training to be a curator. Every element here is intended to challenge not only the conventions of an exhibition space, but also what we usually understand by art, and by artworks themselves.


Image credit: Detail of installation view of the exhibition "New Acquisitions and Extended Loans: Cubist and Abstract Art." March 25, 1942 through May 3, 1942. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photographic Archive. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.