SVA Faculty and Alumni Exhibitions: Sarah Sze, Amy Sillman, Ei Arkawa, Marilyn Minter and More

August 15, 2014

Current exhibitions in and around New York City feature SVA faculty and alumni exploring everything from constant streams of information and the value of objects to the line between figuration and abstraction in art.

Sarah Sze‘s (MFA 1997 Fine Arts) Triple Point (Planetarium), which she originally created for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, is now on view stateside. Measuring at over 16 feet tall, Sze’s elaborate sculpture weaves together string, plastic, wood and other common materials and incorporates elements of architecture, painting and installation to examine the seemingly endless proliferation of objects and information in contemporary life. On view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, through August 24.

triple425Amy Sillman‘s (BFA 1979 Fine Arts) “one lump or two” features 90 works, including drawings, paintings, animated films and ‘zines documenting her artistic evolution over the past 25 years. Focused on the vitality and relevancy of Sillman’s catalog, the exhibition contains cartoons, diagrammatic line explorations and projects that toe the line between figuration and abstraction. On view at the Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, 33 Garden Road, Anandale-on-Hudson, New York through September 21.

SVA alumnus Ei Arakawa (BFA Fine Arts 2004), along with MFA Fine Arts faculty member Marilyn Minter and MFA Products of Design faculty member Elliott Montgomery, are among the select creators chosen to participate in NYC Makers: The Mad Biennial. Skilled craftspeople from culinary arts, choreography, fine arts and various artisanal disciplines display creative work in immersive tableaus, fashion shows and social practice projects. NYC Makers takes the viewer behind the scenes of diverse creative communities and levels traditional hierarchies by placing gallery-bound artworks alongside pre-production projects. On view at The MAD Biennial, 2 Columbus Circle, through October 12.

Image: Sarah Sze, Triple Point (Planetarium), 2013. Wood, steel, plastic, stone, string, fans, overhead projectors, photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, mixed media, 249 x 216 x 198 inches (632.5 x 548.6 x 502.9 cm). © Sarah Sze, courtesy of the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, and Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Photo: Jason Mandella.

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