The School of Visual Arts Announces Array of Events

Category: Student/School News
New York City - The School of Visual Arts (SVA) has announced a wealth of lectures and events on various visual arts topics, including multimedia, social media, contemporary video art, changing design context, and more. Visit http://www.cgw.com for the full list of SVA lectures and events, many of which are free and open to the public.



LECTURES/EVENTS

Robin Winters
Multimedia artist Robin Winters works in painting, printmaking, performance, glass and installation and is the co-founder of the artist cooperative Colab. His artwork can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Stedelijk and Boymans museums in the Netherlands, and he has collaborated with artists including Kathy Acker, Gregory Corso, Jenny Holzer, Peter Nadin and Kiki Smith. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments.
Thursday, October 1, 7pm
209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
Free and open to the public

Artists Talk on Art Presents: Discourse and Practice: Aporias of Perfection
German curator Lukas Baden and artists Schirin Kretschmann, Wolfgang Ganter, Darren Baden and Christian Devietri will discuss the effect of both contemporary and traditional descriptive terms on non-discursive practices.
Friday, October 2, 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.

Abbott Miller: The In-Between of Form and Content
Designer, writer, curator and educator Abbott Miller is a partner at the international design consultancy Pentagram and recently co-curated the exhibition "Design for a Living World" at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department.
Tuesday, October 6, 6 - 7:30pm
136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2228 or dcrit@sva.edu.

Don Carli: Carbon Footprint of Social/Sustainable Media
Don Carli is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Communication, a nonprofit organization committed to developing the next generation of communication and media leaders to create green jobs, foster environmental restoration and improve quality of life in their communities. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Wednesday, October 7, 6 - 8pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu.

Artists Talk on Art Presents: Past Dreams and Future Visions: The South Bronx Art Scene in the 21st Century
A panel discussion on how the Bronx art scene has emerged, submerged and changed many times over the last 30 years and how it has served as a model for coordinated community artistic efforts. The panelists are John Ahearm, artist; Holly Block, director of Bronx Museum; Joe Lewis, dean of Alfred University's School of Art and Design; Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, artist and curator; Tim Rollins, artist and faculty member in the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA. Moderated by Barry Kostrinsky, founder of Haven Arts.
Friday, October 9, 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.

Naked Lunch at 50
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of William S. Burroughs' classic novel Naked Lunch, faculty member Regina Weinreich (author of Kerouac's Spontaneous Poetics (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002); co-producer/director of Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider (1993)) will host a program of readings, performances and screenings. The program will feature readings by poets Anne Waldman, Eric Andersen and Michael McClure. Music producer Hal Willner and special guests will perform scenes from Naked Lunch. The film screenings include the East Coast premiere of Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs on the Road directed by Lars Movin and Steen Rasmussen; The Beat Hotel directed by Alan Govenar; Japanese Sandman directed by Ed Buhr; and Nova Express directed by Andre Perkowski. Presented by the Humanities and Sciences and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments, in collaboration with Columbia University and New York University.
Saturday, October 10, 3:30 - 8:30pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

Kazys Varnelis: Network Culture: A Changing Context for Design
Kazys Varnelis is director of the Network Architecture Lab at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is co-founder of the conceptual architecture/media group AUDC, which published Blue Monday: Absurd Realities and Natural Histories (2007) and has exhibited widely in places such as High Desert Test Sites. He is editor of The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles (2008), Networked Publics (2008) and The Philip Johnson Tapes: Interviews with Robert A. M. Stern (2008). Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department.
Tuesday, October 13, 6 - 7:30pm
136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2228 or dcrit@sva.edu.

Sabine Flach: Do You See My Heart Beat? Lament in Contemporary Video Art
Sabine Flach will discuss two conceptual film works: Sam Taylor-Wood's Pent Up and Bill Viola's Silent Mountain. She is an art historian, head of research for arts and sciences at the Centre for Literature and Cultural Studies in Berlin and is known for her lecture series WissensKünste (The Arts of Knowledge and the Knowledge of the Arts), created in cooperation with Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin's Museum for Contemporary Arts. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department.
Tuesday, October 13, 6:30pm
133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C
Free and open to the public

Dave Gray
Dave Gray is the founder and chairman of XPLANE, an information design consultancy. Founded in 1993, XPLANE has grown to be the world's leading consulting and design firm focused on information-driven communications. Gray spends his time researching and writing on visual business, as well as speaking, coaching and delivering workshops to educators, corporate clients and the public. He is also a founding member of VizThink, an international community of visual thinkers. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Wednesday, October 14, 6 - 8pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu.

Donald Albrecht: The Power of Display
Curator Donald Albrecht will explore relationships between an exhibition's content and its design, both three-dimensional and graphic, as well as related means of communication such as brochures, catalogues and public programs. He is curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York and has worked as an independent curator for the Getty Center, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Vitra Design Museum and Yale University. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department.
Tuesday, October 20, 6 - 7:30pm
136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2228 or dcrit@sva.edu.

Kevin Slavin
Kevin Slavin is the managing director and co-founder of area/code, a company that makes cross-media games and entertainment. He has worked in corporate communications for technology-based clients, including IBM, Compaq, Dell, TiVo, Time/Warner Cable, Microsoft, Wild Tangent and Qwest Wireless and has written for various publications on games and game culture. His work has received honors from the AIGA, the One Show and the Art Directors Club, and he has exhibited internationally, including the Frankfurt Museum für Moderne Kunst. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Wednesday, October 21, 6 - 8pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu.

The Warrior
A performance of Jack Gilhooley's The Warrior, a one-woman play that examines the mental health of a Persian Gulf War veteran who has completed two tours of duty in Iraq. A Q&A will follow the performance. Presented by the Humanities and Sciences Department in conjunction with the Visions of War: The Arts Represent Conflict conference.
Thursday, October 22, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

The Camera Club of New York Presents: Lynn Saville
Lynn Saville photographs New York during the time of transition from day to night, moments when natural light gives way to streetlight, moonlight, window light and advertisement and surveillance lighting. Saville was educated at Duke University and Pratt Institute and she works primarily with medium format cameras and black and white or color negative film. A book signing of Saville's new book Night/Shift (The Monacelli Press, 2009) will follow.
Thursday, October 22, 7pm
209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
Free to CCNY members and SVA students, faculty and staff. General admission $10, $5 for other students with ID.

Social Change, Conflict and a New Photographic Paradigm
A panel discussion on the effectiveness of photography of conflict as a political tool and instrument for social change. The panelists are photographers Tim Davis, Tim Hetherington and An-My Lê. Moderated by Richard B. Woodward. Presented by the BFA Photography and Humanities and Sciences Departments in conjunction with the Visions of War: The Arts Represent Conflict conference.
Friday, October 23, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

After The Wars
A film series that explores the spiritual, emotional and psychological wounds of war hosted by BFA Film, Video and Animation Department Chair Reeves Lehmann in conjunction with the Visions of War: The Arts Represent Conflict conference. The following films will be screened: Soldier's Heart; Let There Be Light; The Landscaper's Daughter; and Waltz with Bashir. Beginning at 7pm there will be a panel discussion, The Scars of War: Healing Through the Arts, featuring filmmakers Brian Delate (Soldier's Heart), Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), author Dr. Edward Tick (War and the Soul), and retired Colonel Ann Wright, activist for female soldiers' rights; moderated by faculty member David Berry. Presented by the BFA Film, Video and Animation and Humanities and Sciences Departments.
Saturday, October 24, 2pm - 8:30pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

Blind Handshake
In a panel moderated by Gloria Kury, David Humphrey, Geoff Kaplan and Molly Nesbit will discuss their collaboration on two 2009 books about contemporary art--Humphrey's Blind Handshake and Nesbit's Midnight, The Tempest Essays. Kury is an art historian who has taught at Yale and SVA, and is the founder and director of Periscope Publications; Humphrey is a writer and visual artist who is a recipient of the Rome Prize and a senior critic at the Yale School of Art; Kaplan is a graphic designer at the General Working Group and teaches at California College of the Arts; and Nesbit is a professor of art at Vassar College and the J. Kirk T. Varnedoe Visiting Professor of 2007 at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Presented by the BFA Visual and Critical Studies and MFA Design Criticism Departments.
Tuesday, October 27, 6:30pm
133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C
Free and open to the public

Jason Fried
Jason Fried is co-founder and president of 37signals, a web-based software company. Fried co-wrote the book Getting Real: The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application and has been invited to speak around the world on entrepreneurship, design, management and software. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department.
Wednesday, October 28, 6 - 8pm
132 W 21 Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public. RSVP at http://interactiondesign.sva.edu.

Boys: Destruction as Creation
Faculty member Liz DelliCarpini, MAAT, ATR-BC, LCAT will discuss how the destructive components of creativity can be utilized to address social and biological factors that affect male emotional expression. Case studies and relevant theories will illustrate how a boy's age (8-18), developmental level, exposure to trauma and ability to attach relates to level of destruction in his art-making process. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department.
Thursday, October 29, 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.

Sylvère Lotringer: Paul Virilio: The Itinerary of Catastrophe
Writer and cultural theorist Sylvère Lotringer will give a talk on philosopher Paul Virilio's proposition of speed and catastrophe as the generative principle of contemporary society, following a screening of The Itinerary of Catastrophe, a filmed conversation with Virilio. Lotringer is professor emeritus at Columbia University, where he founded the influential journal Semiotext(e). He is the co-author of Pure War (Semiotext(e), 1983) and Crepuscular Dawn (Semiotext(e), 2002) and the author of Overexposed: Perverting Perversions (Semiotext(e), 2007). Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department.
Thursday, October 29, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public

Artists Talk on Art Presents: Theory and Practice: Encaustic Painting Today
Panelists will explore the growing popularity of encaustic painting over the last 15 to 20 years, and explain the revival of the use of this ancient method, in which pigments are combined with hot wax. The panelists are Richard Frumess, artist, founder and owner of R&F Encaustic Paints; Nancy Azara, encaustic sculptor and author; and Michael David, artist. Moderated by artist Ellen Koment.
Friday, October 30, 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.

Jason Fulford: LAND
Photographer Jason Fulford is co-founder of the non-profit 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.

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
209 East 23 Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
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 & 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 participants come from varied service backgrounds and military branches and have been meeting weekly to process the myriad issues of military and civilian life. This program is made possible by the generous support of anonymous donors. 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

Jake Barton: Post-Attention Span Audiences and Designing for Them
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, 2nd floor
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

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, in addition to informing design decisions. 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.

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 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.

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

MAT Art Education Department
Saturday, October 24, 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 Department
Saturday, October 24, 2 - 4pm

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

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

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

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

MFA Interaction Design Department
Saturday, October 24, 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 Social Documentary Film Department
Saturday, October 24, 2 - 4pm

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department--Special Session
Thursday, October 15, 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

Art & Health: Fostering Relationships
The MPS Art Therapy Department presents its 25th annual conference exploring the potential of art therapy within the community. Guest speakers Gussie Klorer, Ellen Speert and Dr. Larry Norton, will address the relationship between art and health and the important role this connection plays in our lives.
Friday, October 16, 9am - 4pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
For registration information please contact 212.592.2610 or arttherapy@sva.edu.

Visions of War: The Arts Represent Conflict
The Humanities and Sciences Department at SVA presents the 23rd Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, Visions of War: The Arts Represent Conflict. This conference examines the intersection of the arts and war in visual art, writing, photography, film, design and technology. In examining war, what do artists do, see and express that is similar to or different from military historians, cultural theorists and philosophers? How have representations of war evolved along with war itself? In conjunction with the conference, there will be a series of free public events including a performance of the play The Warrior, the panel discussion Social Change, Conflict and a New Photographic Paradigm and the film series After the Wars, which is followed by the panel discussion The Scars of War: Healing Through the Arts.
October 21 - 23
The Algonquin Hotel
59 West 44 Street, New York City
To register or receive more information, call Dr. Maryhelen Hendricks, conference director, at 212.592.2625.

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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