SVA’s “Art in the First Person” lecture series continues on September 22 with two events that are sure to generate some lively discussion. At 6:30pm in the SVA Amphitheater, 209 East 23 Street, the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department in partnership with Professional Women Photographers present “The Role of Women in Photography: Are We There Yet?” Moderator Elisabeth Bondi, former visuals editor for The New Yorker, will be joined by curator and writer Lyle Rexer; photography critic Vince Aletti; and photographers Martine Fougeron, Sarah Silver, and Lisa Kereszi.
Across town at 7 pm at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street, the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Department hosts “Making It Visible,” a talk by Robert Storr, critic, curator, artist, and Dean of the Yale University School of Art. Storr will reflect on Gerhard Richter’s painting September, a work that powerfully evokes 9/11, and compare it to Robert Ryman’s paintings, which pose alternatives to “realism.”
On October 12 at 7pm at the SVA Theatre, the BFA Photography Department presents “Unseen in The Unseen Eye” in conjunction with the release of author, curator, collector and SVA faculty member Bill Hunt’s new book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious. Hunt will discuss the book, his life as a collector, and his passion for photography with fellow author, curator, and faculty member Susan Bright. On October 13 at 7pm at the SVA Theatre, the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Department welcomes artist Carolee Schneemann as she explores the “Mysteries of the Iconographies” during what promises to be a stunning visual lecture.
As part of Performa 11, the BFA Fine Arts Department and the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department present “I Feel Your Pain,” a new multimedia performance by artist Liz Magic Laser based on the idea of a “living newspaper.” Laser’s politically charged work will be performed at 8pm on Sunday, November 13 and at 8pm on Monday, November 14 at the SVA Theatre.
Most “Art in the First Person” events are free and open to the public. For more information on the more than 20 events, visit sva.edu/artinthefirstperson.
Images: (top) Photo of Robert Storr by Lyle Ashton Harris. (bottom) A still from “I Feel Your Pain” by Liz Magic Laser.