To celebrate the launch of aCCeSsions issue three, the journal’s editorial team will host an event featuring DJ sets from artists Juliana Huxtable, James Hoff and HD at the Knockdown Center. aCCeSsions is the online journal edited by the graduate students at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Issue 3: “Transmissions”
Digital Launch: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Launch Party: Saturday March 18, 7pm
Featuring DJ sets by James Hoff, Juliana Huxtable, and HD
Event is free and open to the public
Issue 3 contributors: Armen Avanessian, Dora Budor, Lauren Duca, Miriam Felton-Dansky, Anna Friz, Chrissie Iles, Daniel Llano Parra, Christopher Roth, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta.
The latest issue of aCCeSsions features nine new commissions from artists, curators, critics, journalists, and scholars. Articles, artworks, and interviews address the ways ideas are packaged and the politics latent in their dissemination. “Transmissions” considers what happens when information is intercepted, mediated, or fragmented. The high stakes of curating discourse and technological secrecy are discussed in an interview with Armen Avanessian and expanded upon in his film with Christopher Roth, Discreet, which will stream exclusively on aCCeSsions. Chrissie Iles’ interview discusses the construction of community in cinema and her curatorial approach to crafting of a total viewing experience, while Lauren Duca’s essay raises questions about the circulation of the Pepe the Frog meme and the ways the cartoon character has been co-opted as a malicious mascot. This third issue of aCCeSsions assembles interdisciplinary perspectives that reassess the concept of transmission.
This issue also marks the redesign of the aCCeSsions website by Other Means, a graphic design studio in New York City. The revamped format features animated content and visual interventions that seek to redefine the experience of this online publication. The journal’s redesign also marks the introduction of BackTalk, a bi-monthly selection of personal trains of thought and ruminations shared by our student editors and found in aCCeSsions.
aCCeSsions is the graduate student-led online journal of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
The second year graduate students comprise the editorial board of aCCeSsions. Together, they employ a collaborative approach to commissioning, editing, and curating new transdisciplinary writing and artworks for online space. These new visual, text-based, and aural contributions revolve around a new theme each issue. The journal also includes a new section called BackTalk. Here, each individual editor will publish a compilation of links related to their trains of thought, on a bi-monthly basis.
aCCeSsions represents a culmination of each graduating class’ collaborative interests and concerns. The platform is a space in which graduate students may test the limits of curatorial practice over the course of an annual publication cycle.
Past issues of aCCeSsions are available in the “Archive” section of the website. The website and each issue of the journal has been designed by Other Means in close collaboration with each graduating class at CCS Bard.