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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Whitney Biennial 2014: Amy Sillman

Whitney Biennial 2014: Amy Sillman

April 16, 2014

For the run of the exhibition, SVA Close Up is highlighting members of the SVA community selected for the 2014 Whitney Biennial (March 7 – May 25). This is the fifth installment in the series.

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