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Two Histories, of Aesthetics and Diasporas, at Bard College


A still from Seth Price’s 2003 video “Holes,” part of “Picture Industry.”

Seth Price/Petzel Gallery, New York

Two exhibitions opening on Saturday, June 24, at the conjoined Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., promise unfamiliar artists and revisionist viewpoints. The larger of the two, “Picture Industry,” is a sprawling show organized by the artist Walead Beshty that spans from the late 19th century to the present. It will represent some 80 artists with photographs, slide projections, film, historical documents and more. Through Dec. 15.

The second show, “No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects,” presents works dating from 1990 to the present, by 28 artists of Arab heritage living and working around the world, all from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates. Photo-based and video works are favored. And the destabilization of the region since the Iraq-Kuwait war frequently registers. Through Oct. 29. (bard.edu/ccs/)

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