Talk Day

April 5, 2010

Tuesday, April 6 may seem like just another day on the calendar, but at SVA it’s a day with three lectures by high-profile guests visiting the College. The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts is welcoming Kate Gilmore (MFA 2002 Fine Arts) and Marianne Vitale (BFA 1996 Film and Video) as part of the Distinguished Alumnus Lecture Series. The two video artists will speak about current and recent projects, including their videos chosen for the Whitney Biennial and currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through May 30. They will be introduced by artist, curator and fellow alumnus Lisa Kirk (BFA 1991 Fine Arts). The free lecture will take place at 7pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street.

The 3rd-floor amphitheater at 209 East 23rd Street will host the next installment of the Art in the First Person series: Cutting Edge: Still Sharp, a talk by faculty member Barbara London. London is a curator of media at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she founded the video exhibition program and collection. Her talk is presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, and takes place at 7pm; admission is free.

Finally, the MFA Design Criticism Department is presenting Defining the Story, a discussion with Brian Collins and John Fulbrook, from the branding agency COLLINS. The duo will talk about the creative processes at the core of two unique design projects: an interactive Microsoft store model and the strategy behind Al Gore’s Nobel Prize-winning The Alliance for Climate Protection. The talk takes place at 136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor, 6 – 8pm; admission is free, but please RSVP to 212.592.2228 or

Image: Marianne Vitale, Patron, 2009. Collection of the artist; Courtesy IBID PROJECTS, London.

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