School’s out for summer, and many SVA students are hitting the road. Members of the MFA Fine Arts Department’s class of 2007 wanted to show their work after graduation and start a dialogue with art audiences outside of NYC, so more than 30 recent graduates have taken their thesis projects on tour. Currently at Boots Contemporary Art Space in St. Louis, Missouri (through Friday, July 6), the “MFA Road Show” will stop at the Finesilver Gallery in San Antonio, Texas, July 13 – 27, before touching down in New Orleans for an exhibition at Arthur Roger Project Space, August 4 – September 1. Several of the artists are personally transporting the exhibition, which is curated by faculty member and independent curator Dan Cameron; the work originally appeared at SVA’s Visual Arts Gallery in two separate thesis shows: “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “$960,000+.”
There’s also a current student who is traveling this summer, this time to Africa. Oliver Jevremov, who will be a senior in the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department, is in Uganda. His trip is sponsored by the Association of Volunteers in International Services (AVSI), a humanitarian organization based in Italy. For his senior thesis project, Jevremov is making a documentary about the work of AVSI in Uganda, which will be screened at the United Nations in New York City next year. AVSI provides crucial support to developing nations in the areas of education and child development, health and disability, agriculture and food security, and emergency relief; Jevremov is tracking his travels with AVSI on a blog, olijevremov.blogspot.com.
Image: Eun Woo Cho, Box w/ Video – Red Skirt Project, video installation, 2007.