Thursday, July 05, 2007

Martin Creed's Feelings opens at Bard Hessel Museum, 7.7.07

Martin Creed has taken over the two spaces that make up the CCS Bard/ Hessel Museum building up at Bard College in Annandale on Hudson.

"Feelings", the second exhibit to be installed in the new Hessel Museum consists of essentially two exhibits. The first half, situated in the galleries of Hessel is essentially a Creed-intervention of selections from the Hessel collection which have been installed along with a few Creed pieces. The second part of the exhibit focuses on Creed's work which is arrayed in the CCS galleries, the CCS Library, the front lawn, hallways and cloak room.

The exhibit opens Saturday July 7 with a reception from 5 to 7pm. Martin Creed's band is performing at Bard's SummerScape Speigeltent after the opening at 8:30. Tickets for the performance are $25.

Creed's exhibit extends to Chelsea with "Small Things", an exhibit of two large scale pieces at 508 W 25 St.
Information on the exhibits can be found at the CCS Bard/Hessel website.

Creed's own website, has extensive images of work and samples of his sound pieces and music. I was clued in by Peter Acheson to an interesting interview Martin gave to a New Zealand radio program which is also available on the website.

Itunes has one of Martin Creed's songs in its catalogue. If you search for Martin Creed, you'll also hear a song called "Martin Creed" listed under two different performers; Jonathan Ian and Negative Sock Boy. In the song, the singer claims that Creed is "part of the problem" and he is "as empty as your room with the flickering light."

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