Last semester, SVA invited a group of leading curators, critics and artists to speak at Modernism and the Global Diaspora, a panel discussion on the changing terrain of contemporary art in light of globalism, led by BFA Fine Arts Department faculty member David Ross and featuring Thelma Golden, executive director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Hou Hanru, director of exhibitions and public programs at the San Francisco Art Institute; Susan Hefuna, an artist based in Egypt and Germany; and Vasif Kortun, director of the Platform Garanti Contemporary Arts Center in Istanbul.
For those who missed it, now there’s another chance. New York’s WNET Channel 13 has launched the new THIRTEEN Forum, a Web site presenting the best lectures and debates taking place around the city. They are currently featuring the video of “Modernism and the Global Diaspora.”
“On any given day in New York you can attend hundreds of fascinating talks, lectures or panel discussions, but you usually can’t find the time to get to them,” explains Debbie Adler, director of online marketing for Thirteen.org. “The goal of Forum is to share that wealth of content,” she says, “and we look forward to collaborating with the School of Visual Arts.”