- LAST CHANCE: “Transformations,” an exhibition of work by students in the BFA Interior Design Department, housed in a “gallery within a gallery” created by students in the department’s Design/Build course. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, through Saturday, April 11.
- LAST CHANCE: “OFF-ROADING: The Reinvention of the American Gas-Guzzler,” an exhibition for which 3D Design students in the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department transformed an unwanted 1980 Chevy “Monster” pick-up truck into a wide array of home furnishings. Curated by 3D Design Chair Kevin O’Callaghan. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, through Saturday, April 11.
- “Mentors,” an exhibition of work by BFA Photography Department students inspired by their mentorship with key figures in the New York arts community. The 2008-2009 mentors include creative director Fabien Baron, cinematographer and SVA alumnus Harris Savides, New York Times writer Philip Gefter, and photographers Ari Marcoupolis, Sally Gall and Gregory Crewdson, among others. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, April 10 – 25; Reception: Tuesday, April 14, 6 – 8pm.
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- 2009 Visual Music Marathon: The MFA Computer Art Department, the New York Digital Salon and the Department of Music and Multimedia Studies at Northeastern University present the New York premiere of the Visual Music Marathon, a 12-hour festival showcasing 120 works by contemporary digital artists and composers from around the world. Saturday, April 11, 10am – 10pm, SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. Free and open to the public.
- Conversations: Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg with Susan Bright: The BFA Photography Department and Dear Dave, magazine present photographers Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg in conversation with Susan Bright, an independent curator, author of Art Photography Now (Thames & Hudson, 2005) and faculty member. Monday, April 13, 7pm, SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. Free and open to the public.
- Geoff Manaugh: Designing the Post-Terrestrial: Geoff Manaugh is the author of BLDGBLOG, a blog that speculates on architecture, urbanism and landscape, and senior editor of Dwell magazine. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, April 14, 6 – 8pm, 136 West 21st Street, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212.592.2228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Camera Club of New York Presents: Arne Svenson: During the past 20 years photographer Arne Svenson has explored a range of subjects, from turn-of-the-century California prisoners to sock monkeys. His work as both an artist and author focuses on the specific themes of taxonomy, evidence and reanimation. Tuesday, April 14, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff. General admission $10, $5 for other students with ID.
- The Influencers: In anticipation of its fall 2009 opening, the MFA Interaction Design Department at SVA presents “Dot Dot Dot,” a monthly public lecture series exploring interaction design, business and aesthetic inspiration. This month, lecturers will discuss how different designers have influenced their work and make predictions about the next generation of design leaders. The speakers are Steven Heller, co-chair, MFA Design Department at SVA, co-founder of the MFA Interaction Design and MFA Design Criticism Departments at SVA; Hillman Curtis, designer and filmmaker at hillmancurtis inc.; and Jason Santa Maria, web designer and consultant at jasonsantamaria.com. Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 – 8:30pm, White Rabbit, 145 Houston Street. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/rsvp-theinfluencers.
- Countering Violence with Compassion: Suellen Semekoski, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC will discuss how art therapists can go beyond resolution of trauma to help clients replace violence with compassionate understanding and action. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department. Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, Room 101C. Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2610 or email@example.com.
- Irving Sandler: The foremost historian of postwar American art revisits the heyday of the New York School in conjunction with the release of his new book, Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience: a Reevaluation (School of Visual Arts and Hard Press Editions, in association with Hudson Hills Press, 2009). Sandler will be introduced by legendary painter Alex Katz and interviewed by Raphael Rubinstein, art critic, SVA faculty member, and editor of the new book. A Q&A and book signing will follow the talk. Thursday, April 16, 6:30pm, SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. Free and open to the public.
For a complete list of SVA events, visit sva.edu/events.
Image: Alessandra Belfiore, Untitled, 2009; from “Transformations.”