February 3, 2011

The annual conference of the College Art Association (CAA) takes place February 9 – 12, at the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, and SVA will have a high-profile presence there. The College is one of more than 100 organizations represented at the CAA Book and Trade Fair, and SVA is presenting a booth (#108 in Americas Hall 1) that will provide information on the College’s academic, studio and special programs.

In addition, members of the SVA community are participating in sessions and events throughout the conference schedule. On Wednesday, February 9, 9:30am, MFA Design Criticism Department Chair Alice Twemlow is co-chairing What’s Art Got to Do With It? Design Writing in the Twenty-First Century; later that day, at 2:30pm, MFA Computer Art Department Chair Bruce Wands co-chairs Digital Craftsmanship: How Artists Are Making Physical Objects From Virtual Data; and Wands follows up at 6pm with a New Media Caucus showcase and reception, hosted by the MFA Computer Art Department, 133/141 West 23rd Street (room 101C and 10th floor), featuring presentations and screenings of work by 18 artists (separate registration required). On Thursday, February 10, 9:30am, alumnus Suzanne McClelland (MFA 1989 Fine Arts) is a panelist for Studio Art Open Session: Abstract Painting at 100; also at 9:30am, Penelope Umbrico (MFA 1989 Fine Arts) is part of ARTspace’s panel, Data as Medium. And on Saturday, February 12, 9:30am, BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department Chair Tom Huhn is part of the the panel Imitation, Copy, Reproduction, Replication, Repetition and Appropriation, Part I.

There is an additional event being presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department in conjunction with the conference. On Thursday, February 10, 7pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, composer Rhys Chatham and faculty member Joseph Nechvatal present Viral Venture, an event that features a digital art screening and discussion with the artists.

For more information on the CAA conference and its schedule of events, visit

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