Bard Day’s Night: Partying in the Parliament of Reality

CCS Bard's 20th-anniversary conference

  • Amtrak, you might say, summoning your best theory-speak, is known for its eternal deferrals. Arriving at Penn Station for a 7:15 a.m. departure, Gallerist found the Toronto-bound train indefinitely delayed. Mercifully, “indefinite” in this case meant “one hour,” and before we knew it we were shuttling north, glancing every once in a while across the aisle, where a 22nd Street gallery director was deeply absorbed in Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick: like us, she was headed to Bard College for a day of panels, openings and performances celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Center for Curatorial Studies. (“I should get a book jacket!” she exclaimed later.)
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  • Paddy Johnson. (Courtesy PatrickMcMullan.com)

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