The College’s 2008 Art in the First Person (AIFP) lecture series is in full swing, and the fall semester will see more than a dozen lectures, presentations and panel discussions on the SVA campus. This Tuesday, October 7, 6pm, at 136 West 21st Street, 2nd floor, the MFA Design Criticism Department presents writer and educator Jenni Sorkin, who will give a talk exploring the history and significance of the 1952 Pottery Seminar at Black Mountain College, which introduced its American audience to Zen and brought together several legendary potters of the postwar period. (To RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, as seating is limited at this venue.) Also on Tuesday, 6:30pm, at 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C, is In Real Time, an AIFP event featuring a conversation with longtime champion of contemporary art David Ross and BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker. The two will discuss the function of the museum in the 21st century and other timely topics.
More AIFP talks will take place throughout the fall, including an Honors Program lecture focusing on street art (Tuesday, October 28); a panel discussion about contemporary arts journalism (Thursday, November 6); and an evening with art scholar and author W.J.T. Mitchell (Thursday, December 11). All AIFP events are free and open to the public; for more information on these and other SVA events, visit www.sva.edu/events.
Image: Elbow-Toe, Icarus, 2008; the artist will be part of the October 28 Honors Program lecture.