Don’t Miss: 4/17/09 – 4/23/09

April 17, 2009

In the SVA Galleries:

  • “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, through Saturday, April 25.
  • Foundation Painting and Photography Exhibition, a juried exhibition of work by first-year students at SVA. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, and Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, April 18 – 25; Reception: Friday, April 17, 5 – 7pm.

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Upcoming events:

  • Artists Talk on Art Presents: Theory and Practice: The Artifice of Abjection. Moderated by Peter Duhon, director,, the panel will examine the state of trauma discourse in art and theory today and the implications of abject art during the current global economic crisis. Friday, April 17, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • BFA Interior Design Department Thesis Exhibition: An exhibition featuring thesis projects by students in the BFA Interior Design Department. April 20 – April 24; Reception: Tuesday, April 21, 5:30 – 7:30pm. The Art Directors Club, 106 West 29th Street. Free and open to the public.
  • Wystan Curnow: In a lecture entitled That Will Do for Now: Vito Acconci and the Conceptualist “Pre-text,” independent critic, curator and educator Wystan Curnow will discuss the Brooklyn-based architect, landscape architect and installation artist Vito Acconci and how his work has influenced conceptual art. Presented by the BFA Visual and Critical Studies and MFA Art Criticism and Writing Departments. Tuesday, April 21, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • MFA Designer as Author Thesis Forum: Students in the MFA Design Department will pitch, demonstrate and answer questions about the products created for their thesis projects. A reception will follow. Wednesday, April 22, 9:30am – 8pm, SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. Free and open to the public on a drop-in basis.

For a complete list of SVA events, visit

Image: Allison Barnes, Pygmy Pines, 2008; from “Mentors.”

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