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March 28, 2008
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, March 28, Philip Pavia and The Artists Club: an illustrated presentation by Philip Pavia’s widow, Natalie Edgar, will explore Pavia’s life as a leading sculptor and as a steward of The Artists Club in the 1940s, 50s and early 60s; and Friday, April 4, Glass Art: Beyond the Glory Hole: artists Ellen Blakeley, Sam Wiener and Joy Wulke will share their creative experiences inspired by the many facets of working with glass. Lynne Mayocole, ATOA president and sculptor, will moderate. 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.
  • Mowry Baden and Robert Hullot-Kentor: Mowry Baden has influenced a generation of sculptors in Canada and the United States through his engaging, participatory installations. For almost 40 years, he has challenged notions about contemporary sculpture through a staggering number of projects and artworks that borrow from psychology, architecture and performance. Robert Hullot-Kentor is a critic, philosopher and translator whose recent book, Things Beyond Resemblance (Columbia University Press, 2006), collected his essays about philosopher Theodor W. Adorno. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, April 1, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • The Narcissist and the Recluse: Dimensions of Self: A panel discussion that addresses the mutability of identity and multi-faceted nature of personality. By debating fixed and fluctuating aspects of the self, the panelists will discuss such topics as individuality, the archetype and the “symbolic real.” Moderated and organized by educator Loretta Lorance, with panelists Laurie Adams, professor of art history at John Jay College, CUNY; Frédérique Joseph-Lowery, author and critic; and David Hoddeson, licensed psychoanalyst and associate professor of literary modernism/postmodernism at Rutgers University-Newark. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments, in conjunction with NYC’s Brainwave Festival. Thursday, April 3, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • MPS Art Therapy Lecture: In a lecture entitled Childhood Traumatic Grief: How to Go Beyond Scared and Sad, Robin Goodman, ATR-BC, PhD, will address the current conceptualization of childhood traumatic grief and discuss how art-based techniques can be integrated into trauma and grief-focused interventions to help children find the courage to go beyond being scared and sad. Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public; attendees must RSVP to [email protected] or 212.592.2610.

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March 21, 2008
  • Beth B Lecture: Working in a variety of artforms and media, including video, feature film and installation, Beth B creates provocative narratives that mine the violence below the surface of contemporary life. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NYC’s Brainwave Festival. Tuesday, March 25, 7pm, Amphitheater (new location), 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • Design Criticism Reading Night: The MFA Design Criticism Department presents its third reading night at KGB Bar in the East Village. Readers who will look at design through the murky lens of evil include: editor and writer Andrea Codrington; D-Crit co-founder and SVA MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller; and Metropolis columnist Philip Nobel. Thursday, March 27, 7pm, KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street. Free and open to the public.
  • Telling Tales Out of School: A multimedia storytelling competition and event, presented by the Humanities and Sciences Department. Students will present their “visual stories” for a panel of judges; hosted by Billy Altman, music critic, journalist and Humanities and Sciences Department faculty. Thursday, March 27, 7 – 9pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • MPS Art Therapy Spring Benefit: The MPS Art Therapy Department presents a spring benefit with proceeds supporting AT Focus: Creative Partnerships, a program that provides free group art therapy services to community-based organizations in New York City and professional training for students with financial need. The benefit will be presented in conjunction with the department’s first juried exhibition, “Visual Reflections,” on view March 27 – 29th at The Guild. Thursday, March 27, 6 – 9pm, The Guild, 45 West 21st Street, 2nd floor, Suite 39. Suggested donation: $5 – 15.
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, March 28, Philip Pavia and The Artists Club: an illustrated presentation by Philip Pavia’s widow, Natalie Edgar, will explore Pavia’s life as a leading sculptor and as a steward of The Artists Club in the 1940s, 50s and early 60s. 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.
  • Mowry Baden and Robert Hullot-Kentor: Mowry Baden has influenced a generation of sculptors in Canada and the United States through his engaging, participatory installations. For almost 40 years, he has challenged notions about contemporary sculpture through a staggering number of projects and artworks that borrow from psychology, architecture and performance. Robert Hullot-Kentor is a critic, philosopher and translator whose recent book, Things Beyond Resemblance (Columbia University Press, 2006), collected his essays about philosopher Theodor W. Adorno. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, April 1, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • Barry Schwabsky: Art as Project: This lecture will explore the idea that art is neither image nor object, but a project. Schwabsky is the author of many works of art criticism, including The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (Cambridge University Press) and contributions to Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon Press), Jessica Stockholder (Phaidon Press) and Gillian Wearing: Mass Observation (Merrill Publishers). He has taught at Goldsmiths College, New York University and Yale University and is a regular contributor to Artforum. Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department. Tuesday, April 1, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.

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March 7, 2008
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, March 14, The Independent Curator: a panel discussion on the evolution and trends of the independent curator. Panelists include: Susan Hapgood, director of exhibitions, Independent Curators International; Margaret Mathews-Berenson, independent curator; Michael Neff, photographer and independent artists’ agent; and Lilly Wei, independent curator, essayist and critic. 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.
  • Beth B Lecture: Working in a variety of artforms and media, including video, feature film and installation, Beth B creates provocative narratives that mine the violence below the surface of contemporary life. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NYC’s Brainwave Festival. Tuesday, March 25, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • Design Criticism Reading Night: Part of a series of bi-monthly readings, organized in anticipation of the MFA Design Criticism Department’s launch in fall 2008, speakers will look at design through the murky lens of evil. Thursday, March 27, 7pm, KGB Bar, 85 East 4 Street. Free and open to the public.
  • Telling Tales Out Of School: A multimedia storytelling competition and event, presented by the Humanities and Sciences Department. Students will present their “visual stories” for a panel of judges; hosted by Billy Altman, music critic, journalist and Humanities and Sciences Department faculty. Thursday, March 27, 7 – 9pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.

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