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Curators on Curating: Conserving Active Matter
Soon Kai Poh and Peter N. Miller
Friday, April 30, 2021
12 pm
Pay What You Wish; Free for Members

Curators on Curating goes behind the scenes of upcoming BGC exhibitions to give a window into the curatorial process. We invite you to think with us about exhibition making, material histories, and storytelling.

In this presentation, Soon Kai Poh, the Conservation as a Human Science Fellow at BGC, will introduce Conserving Active Matter, an exhibition that explores the practice of conservation as seen through the lens of matter’s activity. The objects in the exhibition span five continents and range in time from the Paleolithic to the present. Conserving Active Matter considers the many ways in which objects are active and envisions an expanded role for conservation in their care, now and in the future. The exhibition is scheduled to open in the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in the spring of 2022 and is the culmination of a ten-year project supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create new pathways for exchange and intellectual mingling between conservation and the human sciences.

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