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September 26, 2008
  • Artists Talk on Art Presents: Controversial Art: Past and Present: Elga Wimmer, director of Elga Wimmer Gallery and Elga Wimmer PCC; Marek Bartelik, art historian, critic, poet and co-president of AICA-USA; Richard Vine, senior editor of Art in America; and artists Carolee Schneemann and Federico Solmi will explore religion and taboo in art. Friday, September 26, 7 – 9pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • Tony Palladino Lecture: In celebration of Tony Palladino’s gift to the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at SVA, this longtime SVA faculty member will speak about his work and career at a special public lecture. Thursday, October 2, 10:30am, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
  • Klaus Ottmann: What is Art?: Klaus Ottmann, faculty member, author of The Genius Decision and the Postmodern Condition and The Essential Mark Rothkoand curator of over forty exhibitions internationally, will explore the definition of art in a culture that conflates art, entertainment and global economies. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Thursday, October 2, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
  • Jenni Sorkin: The Pottery Seminar at Black Mountain College, 1952: With its East-West theme, Black Mountain College’s 1952 Pottery Seminar introduced its American audience to Zen and brought together three legendary potters of the postwar period: Bernard Leach (England), Shoji Hamada (Japan) and Marguerite Wildenhain (US). Jenni Sorkin, a PhD candidate in the History of Art Department at Yale University and regular contributor to Frieze magazine, will discuss these artists and their significance in the history of the college. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, October 7, 6pm, 136 West 21st Street, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited at this venue. To RSVP, please contact [email protected].
  • David Ross: In Real Time: A conversation with David Ross and Suzanne Anker, chair, BFA Fine Arts Department, on the function of the museum in the 21st century and what some consider the disconnect between what is happening in “real life” and the art world. David Ross has played a prominent role in the museum world since 1971, serving as the director of both the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, October 7, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
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September 19, 2008
  • Artists Talk on Art Presents: Theory and Production: Art Criticism Today: Robert Ayers, former senior editor of Artinfo.com, and Jonathan T.D. Neil, art journalist and critic for Art Review, will discuss the challenges and relevance of contemporary art today. The panel will consider the current environment in which the curator and collector frequently supplant the art critic’s influence, as well as the effects of convergent media and blogs on the public discourse of art. Peter Duhon, executive editor of Art Comments, will moderate. Friday, September 19, 7 – 9pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • SVA Alumni Society Auction: The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts presents an auction to provide scholarships to SVA students and honor individuals who have made significant artistic contributions to SVA and New York City. This year the Alumni Society will honor Gregory Crewdson, photographer and BFA Photography Department mentor; Lorna Simpson, photographer and SVA alumnus; and Lynda Benglis, sculptor and SVA faculty member. Live & Silent Auctions: Tuesday, September 23, 6 – 9pm; Preview: September 12 – 20, 10am – 6pm. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor. To purchase tickets for the September 23 benefit, please contact Caroline Babson at 212.868.8450 ext. 211 or via e-mail at [email protected]. Tickets are $1000 (Director), $500 (Sponsor), $200 (Patron) and $100 (SVA students, alumni, faculty and staff).
  • Tony Palladino Lecture: In celebration of Tony Palladino’s gift to the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at SVA, this longtime SVA faculty member will speak about his work and career at a special public lecture. Thursday, October 2, 10:30am, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
  • Klaus Ottmann: What is Art?: Klaus Ottmann, author of The Genius Decision and the Postmodern Condition and The Essential Mark Rothko and curator of over forty exhibitions internationally, will explore the definition of art in a culture that conflates art, entertainment and global economies. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Thursday, October 2, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
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September 12, 2008
  • Ethical Considerations for Art Therapists: Art therapist and SVA faculty member Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, will give a presentation on issues of ethical professional conduct for practicing art therapists. The lecture and interactive discussion will cover topics such as how to maintain professional boundaries in the workplace, at home, in private practice and in supervision. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department. Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public; attendees must RSVP and bring photo ID. To RSVP, contact [email protected] or 212.592.2610.
  • Sheila Metzner Lecture: Renowned photographer Sheila Metzner will show and discuss selections from a celebrated body of work spanning fashion photography, landscapes, still lifes and portraiture. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition “Time Line: Sheila Metzner.” Tuesday, September 16, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
  • Slide Slam: Five photographers and video artists will present their work in a fast-paced format followed by a Q&A session with the audience; hosted by Allen Frame, faculty member, BFA Photography Department. Thursday, September 18, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
  • Artists Talk on Art Presents: Theory and Production: Art Criticism Today: Robert Ayers, former senior editor of Artinfo.com, and Jonathan T.D. Neil, art journalist and critic for Art Review, will discuss the challenges and relevance of contemporary art today. The panel will consider the current environment in which the curator and collector frequently supplant the art critic’s influence, as well as the effects of convergent media and blogs on the public discourse of art. Peter Duhon, executive editor of Art Comments, will moderate. Friday, September 19, 7 – 9pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • SVA Alumni Society Auction: The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts presents an auction to provide scholarships to SVA students and honor individuals who have made significant artistic contributions to SVA and New York City. This year the Alumni Society will honor Gregory Crewdson, photographer and BFA Photography Department mentor; Lorna Simpson, photographer and SVA alumnus; and Lynda Benglis, sculptor and SVA faculty member. Live & Silent Auctions: Tuesday, September 23, 6 – 9pm; Preview: September 12 – 20, 10am – 6pm. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor. To purchase tickets for the September 23 benefit, please contact Caroline Babson at 212.868.8450 ext. 211 or via e-mail at [email protected]. Tickets are $1000 (Director), $500 (Sponsor), $200 (Patron) and $100 (SVA students, alumni, faculty and staff).
  • Tony Palladino Lecture: In celebration of Tony Palladino’s gift to the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at SVA, this longtime SVA faculty member will speak about his work and career at a special public lecture. Thursday, October 2, 10:30am, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
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September 5, 2008
  • Katy Siegel: Millions of artists, and all pretty good…: As contemporary art increasingly becomes a global business and producers are growing in number, artists in training compete not only with peers from other BFA and MFA programs, but with artists around the world. Siegel’s talk examines how this “crowd scene” affects the individual artist. Katy Siegel is an associate professor of art history at Hunter College, a contributing editor to Artforum and an acclaimed curator. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, September 9, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • 5 x 5: New Mexican Short Films: The BFA Film, Video and Animation Department is collaborating with Celebrate Mexico Now, a citywide festival of contemporary Mexican art and culture, to screen the work of Mexico’s top independent filmmakers. The program features five innovative shorts by recipients of Tribeca Film Institute Media Fellowships, who have also been recognized during the first five years of Mexico’s Morelia International Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. Friday, September 12, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
  • Ethical Considerations for Art Therapists: Art therapist and SVA faculty member Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, will give a presentation on issues of ethical professional conduct for practicing art therapists. The lecture and interactive discussion will cover topics such as how to maintain professional boundaries in the workplace, at home, in private practice and in supervision. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department. Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public; attendees must RSVP and bring photo ID. To RSVP, contact [email protected] or 212.592.2610.
  • Sheila Metzner Lecture: Renowned photographer Sheila Metzner will show and discuss selections from a celebrated body of work spanning fashion photography, landscapes, still lifes and portraiture. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition “Time Line: Sheila Metzner.” Tuesday, September 16, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
  • Slide Slam: Five photographers and video artists will present their work in a fast-paced format followed by a Q&A session with the audience; hosted by Allen Frame, faculty member, BFA Photography Department. Thursday, September 18, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
  • Artists Talk on Art Presents: Theory and Production: Art Criticism Today: Robert Ayers, former senior editor of Artinfo.com, and Jonathan T.D. Neil, art journalist and critic for Art Review, will discuss the challenges and relevance of contemporary art today. The panel will consider the current environment in which the curator and collector frequently supplant the art critic’s influence, as well as the effects of convergent media and blogs on the public discourse of art. Peter Duhon, executive editor of Art Comments, will moderate. Friday, September 19, 7 – 9pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • SVA Alumni Society Auction: The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts presents an auction to provide scholarships to SVA students and honor individuals who have made significant artistic contributions to SVA and New York City. This year the Alumni Society will honor Gregory Crewdson, photographer and BFA Photography Department mentor; Lorna Simpson, photographer and SVA alumnus; and Lynda Benglis, sculptor and SVA faculty member. Live & Silent Auctions: Tuesday, September 23, 6 – 9pm; Preview: September 12 – 20, 10am – 6pm. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor. To purchase tickets for the September 23 benefit, please contact Caroline Babson at 212.868.8450 ext. 211 or via e-mail at [email protected]. Tickets are $1000 (Director), $500 (Sponsor), $200 (Patron) and $100 (SVA students, alumni, faculty and staff).
  • Tony Palladino Lecture: In celebration of Tony Palladino’s gift to the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at SVA, this longtime SVA faculty member will speak about his work and career at a special public lecture. Thursday, October 2, 10:30am, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
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