School of Visual Arts Events Announced

Category: Student/School News
New York - The School of Visual Arts has unveiled its event listings for the months of November and December. The listing includes various lectures, artist talks, open studios, and conferences--many of which are free and open to the public.

LECTURES/EVENTS

Jason Fulford: LAND
Photographer Jason Fulford is co-founder of the non-profit publisher J&L Books. He is a contributing editor to Blind Spot magazine, and his photographs have been featured in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, Time and on book jackets for Don DeLillo, Richard Ford, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell and John Updike. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department.
Tuesday, November 3, 6 - 7:30pm
136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2228 or dcrit@sva.edu.

All Things Redesigned: Crafting NPR's Digital Voice
This summer, NPR launched a complete overhaul of its Web presence to help editors better translate the NPR radio experience to the digital realm. Four speakers from the project team will discuss the redesign of the Web site's visual interface and content management system, which created a flexible presentation model and greater integration of multimedia elements. The speakers are Kelsey Libner, senior analyst/information architect; Callie Neylan, senior product designer; Scott Stroud, senior analyst/information architect; and Dave Wright, senior product designer. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Wednesday, November 4, 6 - 8pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/events

Distinguished Alumnus Lecture: Elizabeth Peyton
Elizabeth Peyton (BFA 1987 Fine Arts) is known for stylized portraits of her close friends, pop icons and European royalty and is often credited with the resurgence of figurative painting in the contemporary art world. In 2008, the New Museum of Contemporary Art organized a mid-career retrospective of her work "Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton," which has since traveled to Minneapolis, London and the Netherlands. Presented by the The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts.
Thursday, November 5, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

Roger Ballen in Conversation with Darius Himes
Photographer Roger Ballen has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, for almost 30 years. He worked as a geologist and mining consultant before starting his photographic career by documenting small villages in rural South Africa. Ballen's books include Outland (Phaidon, 2001), which was named Best Photographic Book of the Year at PhotoEspaña 2001, and the newly released Boarding House (Phaidon, 2009). Editor and publisher Darius Himes has contributed to Aperture, Blind Spot, Bookforum, BOMB, PDN and American Photo. Presented by the BFA Photography Department and Dear Dave, magazine.
Monday, November 9, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

Martin Beck: Selected for their Implications
Conceptual artist Martin Beck will speak about working with design history from an artistic perspective, including his reconstruction of George Nelson's modular Struc-Tube system. He has exhibited work around the world, including Graz, London and New York City and is the author of About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe (Four Corners Books, 2007). Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department.
Tuesday, November 10, 6 - 7:30pm
136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2228 or dcrit@sva.edu.

Lucio Pozzi: The Next 475 Years of My Art and Life
Multimedia artist Lucio Pozzi will present The Next 475 Years of My Art and Life, a lecture and work of art that he has been developing over three decades. He is a member of the faculty of the MFA Fine Arts and BFA Fine Arts Departments, and his work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago among others. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department.
Tuesday, November 10, 7pm
209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
Free and open to the public

Women Veterans Art Exhibition: "Tears Dried Solid"
An exhibition of work by participants of the Women Veterans Art Therapy Group, which has been running at the School of Visual Arts since January 2008. The 10 female participants range in age from their 20s to 50s and have served in the United States Army and United States Air Force in deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. Each week, the women are given a safe space to process issues related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and to externalize memories and emotions that are difficult to put into words. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department.
Wednesday, November 11, 10am - 8pm; reception: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Lyons Wier Gallery, 175 Seventh Avenue
Free and open to the public

Artists Talk on Art Presents: She: Visions of Women by Taiwanese Artists
This panel discussion explores feminine imagery found within the diverse practices of contemporary Taiwanese artists based in the U.S. Panelists include: Jonathan Goodman, Fay Ku, Wong-Kai Wang and Nien Nien Yang; moderated by Thalia Vrachopoulos.
Friday, November 13, 7 - 9pm
209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors. RSVP to atoarsvp@gmail.com.

Scott Berkun: Confessions of a Public Speaker
Scott Berkun will discuss the power of communication and persuasion in this talk based on his upcoming book, Confessions of a Public Speaker (O'Reilly, 2009), drawn from his experience as a manager at Microsoft, where he worked on the user interface for the first five versions of Internet Explorer, and his career as a writer and public speaker. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Tuesday, November 17, 11am - 12pm
136 West 21 Street, 1st floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://svaixd-berkun.eventbrite.com

Jake Barton: Collaborative Storytelling and the Dissolution of Technology
Jake Barton is founder and principal of Local Projects, an award-winning media design firm for museums and public spaces. He is recognized as a leader in the field of interaction design for physical spaces and in the creation of collaborative storytelling projects where participants generate content, including the 9/11 Memorial Museum, StoryCorps and the Official NYC Information Center. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department.
Tuesday, November 17, 6 - 7:30pm
136 West 21 Street, room 102
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2228 or dcrit@sva.edu.

Eleanor Heartney: Art Today: Tales of Plastic Surgery, Genetically Altered Rabbits & Other Acts of Art
Critic Eleanor Heartney will present a talk that examines the critical framework for art in an era of extreme pluralism. Heartney received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism in 1992 and is a past president of the American International Art Critics Association (AICA-USA). She is a contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress and author of Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art (Midmarch Arts Press, 2004), and Art and Today (Phaidon Press, 2008). Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department.
Tuesday, November 17, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

Matt Mullenweg: Fireside Chat on Design, Entrepreneurship and Open Source
Matt Mullenweg is best known as the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software he guided from a handful of users to the most widely used open source blog tool. In late 2005, he left CNET to found Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Akismet.com and Gravatar. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Wednesday, November 18, 6 - 8pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/events

Camera Club of New York Presents: Deborah Turbeville
Fashion photographer Deborah Turbeville is known for her soft-focus images and grainy, pointillist printing technique. Her influential, cinematic work appears regularly in American, British, French, Italian and Russian editions of Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue and W magazine, among others, and her work has been exhibited internationally. She is the author of several books, including Past Imperfect (Steidl, 2009) and Casa No Name (Rizzoli, 2009). A book signing will follow.
Tuesday, November 17, 7pm
209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty and staff; General admission $10, $5 for other students with ID.

Steve Portigal: Getting Generative: User Research Applied to Business Decisions
Steve Portigal will lead an interactive discussion about using research to address a range of business challenges such as organizational structure, process, branding, positioning, design language, new product/service opportunities and features. He is principal of Portigal Consulting, a San Francisco Bay Area firm, and writes regularly for Interactions magazine and Core77. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Friday, November 20, 12 - 1pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/events

Andy Budd: Designing the User Experience Curve
Andy Budd will look at five key factors that go into designing the perfect customer experience. Budd is one of the founding partners at the user experience design consultancy Clearleft. Andy curates dconstruct.org, one of the most popular design conferences in the UK. He is also responsible for UX London, the UK's first dedicated usability, information architecture and user experience design event. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Friday, November 20, 6 - 8pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu.

Artist Talk on Art Presents: Artist in Conversation: Robert Lazzarini
A talk by sculptor Robert Lazzarini, who challenges normative perspective through distortion and reconfiguration in his work. Lazzarini has exhibited at Deitch Projects and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. The New York Times has called him "one of America's most exciting young artists." The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Peter Duhon, director of programming, ATOA and director, Art Comments.
Friday, November 20, 7 - 9pm
209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors. RSVP to atoarsvp@gmail.com.

Katie Salen: Everyone Knows Something: Design of Participation
Writer and educator Katie Salen will discuss how modern communication and collaboration tools can lead to collective authorship, discovery and invention. She is a professor in the Design and Technology Program at Parsons The New School for Design, director of the Center for Transformative Media at The New School, executive director of the Institute of Play and co-editor of The International Journal of Learning and Media (MIT Press). Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department.
Tuesday, December 1, 5:45 - 7:15pm
136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2228 or dcrit@sva.edu.

Modernism and the Global Diaspora
In a panel discussion moderated by critic David Ross, Homi K. Bhabha, Thelma Golden, Hou Hanru and Vasif Kortun will examine the impact of the global art scene on Modernism. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Department of English, and director of the Humanities Center at Harvard University; Golden is executive director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Hanru is the director of exhibitions and public programs at the San Francisco Art Institute; Kortun is the director of the Platform Garanti Contemporary Arts Center in Istanbul; and Ross is editor-at-large for the online magazine FLYP, former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a faculty member in the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department in conjunction with the exhibition "Octet" on view November 24 - December 23 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor.
Tuesday, December 1, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

Peter Merholz: Designing is Easy; Delivering it is Hard
When it comes to product and service development, designing is the easy part. Getting those designs out into the world is what takes real work. Peter Merholz will share some lessons learned for enabling designs to be used by real people. Merholz is founding partner and president of Adaptive Path, an experience strategy and design firm, and he co-authored Subject To Change: Creating Great Products and Services for an Uncertain World (O'Reilly, 2009). Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Wednesday, December 2, 6 - 8pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/events

Ethics and Art Therapy
Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, will address issues of ethical professional conduct for the art therapist. Specific topics will include how the therapist can maintain professional boundaries in the workplace, at home, in private practice and in supervision. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department.
Thursday, December 3, 6:30 - 8pm
133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2610 or arttherapy@sva.edu

Phong Bui and Friends: On the Teaching of Meyer Schapiro
Artist and curator Phong Bui will moderate a panel of former students of the great art historian Meyer Schapiro, following the screening of a short film of Schapiro teaching. Bui is a curatorial advisor at the P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, where he has presented award-winning installations. He is editor and publisher of the The Brooklyn Rail and has exhibited work at museums and galleries across the country. Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department.
Thursday, December 3, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

Artists Talk on Art Presents: NY Portraits: Artists with Disabilities
This panel discussion begins with the introduction of NY Portraits, a project by artist and panel moderator Gordon Sasaki. Over the past few years, he has been compiling a collection of portrait photographs of New York City artists with disabilities. The series explores the subjects at an intimate and individual level, challenging issues of representation and stereotypes of people with disabilities. The panelists are artists Laura Ferguson, Ralph Mindicino and Diana Naftal.
Friday, December 4, 7 - 9pm
209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors. RSVP to atoarsvp@gmail.com.

Peter Hall: Writing Design History: Problems and Provocation
Peter Hall, design critic and senior lecturer in design at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the relationship between writing design criticism and writing design history. He has been a contributing writer for Metropolis magazine since 2000 and has written for publications including Print, I.D. Magazine, The New York Times and The Guardian. He wrote and co-edited the books Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist; Sagmeister: Made You Look; and Pause: 59 Minutes of Motion Graphics. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department.
Tuesday, December 8, 6 - 7:30pm
136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2228 or dcrit@sva.edu.

Rob Tannen: Ergonomics for Interaction Designers
The convergence of digital user interfaces with physical products (e.g., touch screens, gestural interfaces) puts interaction designers in a position where knowledge of ergonomics is valuable, if not essential, for creating effective solutions. This lecture by Rob Tannen is an introduction to anthropometric design and research methods, including explanations of fundamental ergonomic design principles and myths, along with case studies at the intersection of product and user interface design. Tannen is director of research at the design firm Bresslergroup and is creator and editor of designingforhumans.com, a reference site for user researchers. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Wednesday, December 9, 6 - 8pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/events

Artists Talk on Art Presents: Supercraft: The New Insider Folk Art
Writer Noah Sudarsky will moderate a panel discussion based on his January 2009 article for the New York Press entitled "Supercraft: The New Insider Folk Art." Sudarsky defines "Supercraft" as "a kind of frugality, resourcefulness and outsider inventiveness." The panelists are Orly Cogan, artist; Don Porcella, artist; and David McFadden, curator of the Museum of Arts and Design. Sudarsky has written for The Village Voice, New York Press and Whitehot Magazine, among others.
Friday, December 11, 7 - 9pm
209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors. RSVP to atoarsvp@gmail.com.

Antenna Design: Design for Activation
Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger are co-founders and partners at Antenna Design New York Inc. Together they will speak about their belief in design's power to activate people--both physically and intellectually--and to stimulate social interaction. For Antenna Design, "people-centered" design means recognizing people as complex beings with the potential to learn and grow and to be responsible, creative and reflective. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department.
Tuesday, December 15, 6 - 7:30pm
136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2228 or dcrit@sva.edu.

Svetlana Alpers, James Hyde and Barney Kulok: Paintings/Photographs/Problems/Possibilities
Svetlana Alpers, James Hyde and Barney Kulok discuss their own work and a collective project entitled Painting Then For Now, a series of photographic prints. Alpers is an art historian, critic and artist whose books include The Vexations of Art: Velázquez and Others (Yale, 2005) and The Art of Describing (Chicago, 1983). Hyde is a multimedia artist whose work is in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Denver Art Museum. Kulok is a photographer whose recent solo exhibitions include Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC (2009) and Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris (2008). Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments.
Tuesday, December 15, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

OPEN STUDIOS

Open studios are an opportunity to see new works by current students in the studio setting and are free and open to the public

MFA Fine Arts Department
133/141 West 21 Street, 8th and 9th floors
Friday, December 18, 12 - 8pm
Saturday, December 19, 12 - 6pm
Reception: Thursday, December 17, 5 - 9pm

BFA Fine Arts Department: Sculpture/Digital/Video
335 West 16 Street, Cellar, 1st and 2nd floors
Monday, December 14, 5 - 10pm

BFA Fine Arts Department: Painting
133/141 West 21 Street, 4th floor
Thursday, December 17, 5 - 10pm

GRADUATE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

Information sessions are for prospective students for the following graduate programs and include panel discussions, facilities tours and Q&A sessions. Free and open to the public. All attendees must RSVP at www.sva.edu/gradopenhouse/app.

MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4pm

MPS Art Therapy Department
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4pm

MPS Branding Department
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4pm

MFA Computer Art Department
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4pm

MFA Design Criticism Department
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4pm

MPS Digital Photography Department
Saturday, November 7, 1 - 4pm

MPS Digital Photography Online/Summer Residency Program
Thursday, December 3, 7 - 8:30pm
Note: This is an online event.

MFA Fine Arts Department
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4pm

MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4pm

MPS Live Action Short Film Department
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4pm

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 4pm

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department--Special Session
Thursday, December 10, 1 - 3pm
The department chair and faculty members will be present to review work. Prospective students must bring a portfolio, photographic prints or video DVD to these sessions. All attendees must register with the department at 212.592.2360 or mfaphoto@sva.edu.

CONFERENCES

MediaModes
Presented by the MFA Computer Art and MFA Art Criticism and Writing Departments, MediaModes is a graduate student conference examining the dialogue between art and technology. Twenty-five graduate students from institutions around the world will present their papers in six panels, moderated by SVA faculty members. Jonathan Crary, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address on the human and social consequences of 24/7 technological culture. A reception and book signing will follow Professor Crary's address.
Saturday, November 14
Conference Panels: 10am - 3:30pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, 10th floor
Keynote Address: 4 - 6pm, SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public



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