For the spring 2008 semester, SVA is presenting its second Art in the First Person (AFP) lecture series. AFP kicks off on Tuesday, January 29, with a talk by Susana Martinez-Conde, a research scientist at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, who studies optical illusions; the lecture begins at 6:30pm at 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. (This event, along with other select AFP lectures, is co-sponsored by the Brainwave festival.)
The series will continue the following week with talks by sculptor Jeffrey Schiff (Tuesday, February 5, also 6:30pm in room 101C) and performance artist Allison Smith (Thursday, February 7, at 7pm in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor). AFP will also present artist Janine Antoni (February 19), magician Ryan the Conjurer (February 28), multimedia artist Beth B (March 25), a conversation between artist Mowry Baden and critic Robert Hullot-Kentor (April 1) and a panel discussion entitled The Narcissist and the Recluse: Dimensions of Self (April 3). All AFP events are free and open to the public; for more information, visit www.sva.edu/events.
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