- Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, January 25, Is Video Art New Again? Artists Liselot van der Heijden and Stephanie Lempert examine the state of video art with Louky Keijsers, director of LMAK Projects, a gallery focusing on interdisciplinary practices with an emphasis on film and video art. ATOA events take place at 7pm in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
- Jeffrey Schiff Lecture: Schiff is a New York-based sculptor whose work reveals itself in the relationships between objects. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, February 5, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
- Camera Club of New York Presents: Judy Linn: Fine art photographer Judy Linn is best known for pictures of her friends Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith and Sam Shepard, among other New York artists. She also spent much time in the ‘70s documenting the early punk scene in New York City. Tuesday, February 5, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free for SVA students and Camera Club members; other students (with ID) $5; regular admission $10.
- Allison Smith Lecture: Artist Allison Smith organized and directed the public art event The Muster. Inspired by the aesthetic and performative qualities of American Civil War reenactments, Smith enlisted an army of participants from the art and queer communities who fashioned uniforms, built campsites and declared their causes publicly to an audience of spectators. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Thursday, February 7, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
- Where the Truth Lies: A symposium on propaganda today, featuring a keynote by SVA’s Acting Chairman Milton Glaser, a panel moderated by PBS’ David Brancaccio and more. The event is organized by Hunter College’s Stuart Ewen and Mary Jeys, and SVA’s MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller, and presented by SVA in cooperation with the PhD Programs in History and Sociology of the Graduate Center, CUNY. Friday, February 15, 9am – 4pm, Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street; $35 general admission/$20 students.
- Janine Antoni Lecture: The Bahamian-born artist makes work by way of intimate collaborations with her own body. Her works confound the usual boundaries between the internal and external, leaving them unbalanced just enough to restore some connection between the artist and her observers. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, February 19, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
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