‘Stations of the Elevated’: High Praise for Manfred Kirchheimer’s  Classic Graffiti Documentary

‘Stations of the Elevated’: High Praise for Manfred Kirchheimer’s Classic Graffiti Documentary

October 16, 2014

Longtime BFA Film and Video faculty member Manfred Kirchheimer’s groundbreaking graffiti documentary Stations of the Elevated (watch a trailer below), which was shot on 16mm in 1977 and first screened in 1981, has been recently restored and is having a weeklong run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (October 17 – 23). Featuring music by Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin, Kirchheimer’s film captures the birth of an era in New York City and is racking up rave reviews.

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A Flexible New Space for MA Curatorial Practice at SVA

A Flexible New Space for MA Curatorial Practice at SVA

October 15, 2014

The windows are huge, the kind every New Yorker dreams about, and light streams into the sleek, somewhat futuristic-looking space. There are textured surfaces, glass walls, girders and ducts. A kitchen. Quiet nooks. Walls pivot and slide, turning classrooms into galleries. Equipment retracts out of view, and furniture can be reconfigured with a flip.

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Q&A: SVA Alumnus Joana Avillez on Illustrating Lena Dunham’s New Book

Q&A: SVA Alumnus Joana Avillez on Illustrating Lena Dunham’s New Book

October 14, 2014

Joana Avillez’s (MFA 2012 Illustration as Visual Essay) illustrations in Lena Dunham’s highly anticipated memoir Not That Kind of a Girl recently hit stores and gadgets worldwide. Continue Reading…