- Artists Talk on Art Presents: The Art of the 1970s…Now: The aesthetics of the 1970s were based on experimentation, exploration, re-evaluation and a rejection of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism. This panel of artists, whose careers began in the 1970s, look back on their work and discuss the impact of those strategies on the art world today; moderated by Michael Klein, co-founder, Talking Point Films. Friday October 31, 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.
- Elyssa Dimant: In Rogue: Crafting Fashion Criticism: Fashion historian and writer Elyssa Dimant will speak about the nuances of writing a fashion column, specifically the balance between artistic criticism and social commentary. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, November 4, 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].
- Les Grands Magasins and the Petite Magazine: Notes on Arts Journalism: A discussion of the role of the art magazine in the larger context of contemporary art, featuring: Sina Najafi, editor in chief, Cabinet; Betsy Sussler, editor in chief, BOMB Magazine; Walter Robinson, editor in chief, artnet.com; and Dieter von Graffenried, publisher, Parkett. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Thursday, November 6, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
- James Sanders: Begin with the Screen: Using Film to Explore Issues of Architecture and Design: James Sanders is a New York-based architect, designer and writer whose landmark study on architecture and film, Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies, became the basis for a major multimedia exhibition at Grand Central Terminal in 2007. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, November 11, 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].
- John von Bergen Lecture: U.S.-born, Berlin-based artist John von Bergen (BFA 1996 Illustration and Cartooning) works primarily in sculpture, installation and works on paper. His work has been presented in venues throughout Europe, including a solo exhibition, “THE ITCH,” at Galerie Lena Bruening in Berlin. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Tuesday, November 11, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
- From Sketching to Experience: The first installment of the Dot Dot Dot lecture series features Tom Bodkin, design director, The New York Times; Jake Barton, founder and principal, Local Projects; Andrew Sloat, graphic designer and videomaker; and Christopher Fahey, forthcoming faculty member for Interaction Design Fundamentals, who will discuss methods of sketching to production from their design processes. Presented by the MFA Interaction Design Department. Thursday, November 13, 6pm, White Rabbit, 145 East Houston Street. To RSVP, click here.
- Carol Becker: What We Do: Values Implicit in Schools of Art and Design: Focusing on art and design as instruments for social change, Professor Becker will discuss the relationship between the two, from their independent intrinsic values to their shared interest in sustainability, the urgencies of the planet and other pressing contemporary issues. Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department. Thursday, November 13, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
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