This year, the College is partnering with Artists Talk on Art (ATOA), a prestigious nonprofit organization that has been organizing panel discussion series for the last 30 years and is making a home in SVA’s Amphitheater at 209 East 23rd Street for its 2004 – 2005 season. ATOA has just released its lineup for Fall/Winter 2004, which will kick off on Friday, October 15, 7pm, with a panel discussion about the New Art Dealers Association that will be moderated by Gorney Bravin + Lee’s director, Sheri Pasquarella. After that, ATOA will present several panels a month on such topics as Jean-Michel Basquiat, environmental art, independent art fairs and a special lecture on Friday, December 3, by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. All ATOA presentations will be open to the public for an admission price of $7; SVA students and faculty will be admitted free; $3 for students of other colleges and seniors. Visit www.atoa.ws for more details.
In other art-talk news, Lorna Simpson (BFA 1982 Photography) will speak at the American Federation of Arts’ ArtTalks lecture series on Thursday, September 30, 6:30pm, 41 East 65th Street. Admission is $15; $10 for AFA members and students with valid ID. For reservations, call 212.988.7700, ext. 64. Simpson currently has work on display in the “Beginning Here: 101 Ways” exhibition at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 1502, through Saturday, October 16.
Image: Lorna Simpson, Corridor (Chair), 2003; from “Beginning Here: 101 Ways.”