SVA’s ‘Underground Images’ Opens in Beijing

SVA’s ‘Underground Images’ Opens in Beijing

April 18, 2014

When it comes to taking the subway, New Yorkers and Chinese got another reason to bond last week, besides overcrowding. On Friday, April 11, students and faculty of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, one of the country’s premier educational institutions, gathered at the school for the opening reception for “Underground Images: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the Present.”  Spanning eight decades of design, illustration, photography, New York City and SVA history, the exhibition comprises 58 posters created by SVA faculty members.  Continue Reading…

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Charles Traub’s ‘Dolce Via’ Recaptures Italy in the 1980s

Charles Traub’s ‘Dolce Via’ Recaptures Italy in the 1980s

April 18, 2014

Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s is the latest book from photographer and MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Chair Charles Traub. A frequent visitor to Italy throughout the 1980s, Traub brings an outsider’s eye to cities like Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples—from Roman monuments to teenagers prancing around town in bikinis. The resulting photographs are marked by a candid intimacy that combines humor and spontaneity. “You see our foibles, strip us bare, make love through the camera, and then venerate us, ” said photographer Luigi Ghirri, Traub’s friend and guide throughout the country. Continue Reading…

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SVA Dustys at 25: Q&A with Alumnus Kaukab Basheer

SVA Dustys at 25: Q&A with Alumnus Kaukab Basheer

April 17, 2014

With the 25th Anniversary of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival just around the corner (May 10 – 13 at the SVA Theatre), SVA Close Up is checking in with some of the College’s many successful alumni making names for themselves in the world of film, video and animation. Continue Reading…

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