The BFA Art History and Fine Arts Departments present Reinventing Allegory, a roundtable discussion on the meaning and use of allegory, in which images refer to something entirely different from what they depict. Often used in the past to circumvent censorship, this artistic mode keeps reinventing itself in the context of new taboos that require new kinds of indirect speech. Panelists include Richard Brilliant, art historian and writer; Michèle C. Cone, SVA faculty member and art critic; Tom Huhn, philosopher and chair of the Art History Department; and Theresa Kelley, an author and professor at the University of Wisconsin. The event takes place on Thursday, April 12, 7pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor, and is free and open to the public.
Off campus, MFA Computer Art Department Chair Bruce Wands is moderating a panel discussion entitled Art of the Digital Age. On Thursday, April 12, 7 – 9pm, at the New York Institute of Technology, 16 West 61st Street, Wands will lead the discussion, featuring SVA faculty members Victor Acevedo and Joseph Nechvatal and fellow digital artists W. Bradford Paley and Robert Michael Smith. The event is based on Wands’ recent book, also titled Art of the Digital Age (Thames & Hudson), which features contributions from the panelists. Free and open to the public.