The SVA campus is buzzing with events this week, giving students, faculty, staff and the NYC community many additional chances to engage with leading figures from the professional art world. First is the debut of the Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) series. ATOA is 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. The series kicks off with a discussion of the New Art Dealers Alliance, moderated by Gorney Bravin + Lee director Sheri Pasquerella, and featuring a panel drawn from the Alliance’s galleries and artists. The panel will take place on Friday, October 15, 7pm. Admission is $7; free to SVA students and faculty; $3 non-SVA students and seniors.
The Film, Video and Animation Department has been selected for the second year in a row for On Set with French Cinema, a program that brings some of France’s leading directors to American colleges for first-hand cultural and artistic exchange. Screenings and Q&A with the directors will take place on Tuesday, October 19 (with Benoit Jacquot), 7 – 10pm, in the Gene Stavis Theatre, 209 East 23rd Street, room 502; and Monday, November 1 (with Claire Denis), 3 – 6pm, in the Amphitheater. The department is also hosting a presentation from the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting on Thursday, October 21, 1 – 3pm, in the Stavis Theatre; and the Russian Nights Festival, Young Filmmaker’s Forum on Friday, October 29, 3 – 6pm, in the Amphitheater.
Finally, the Art History Department is presenting a panel discussion entitled Beyond Sculpture on Thursday, October 21, 7pm, in the Amphitheater. Faculty member Deborah A. Goldberg, Ph.D., will moderate a discussion on current practices in architecture, sculpture and design. Admission is free.