SVA’s ‘Art in the First Person’ Spring 2014 Lecture Series

January 10, 2014

SVA’s “Art in the First Person” lecture series kicks off again on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00pm at 136 West 21st Street, Room 418F with a talk by photographer Lois Greenfield, best known for her unique approach to capturing the human form in motion. greenfield200Her best-selling monographs Breaking Bounds (Chronicle, 1992) and Airborne (Chronicle, 1998) are classics of dance photography. Presented by the MPS Digital Photography Department.

On Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30pm at 133/141 West 21st Street, Room 101C, New York-based street artist ESSAM (a.k.a. Essam Attia, BFA 2011 Photography) and Svetlana Mintcheva, founding director of the Arts Advocacy Project at the National Coalition Against Censorship, talk about art in the street as distinct from art in a museum, regulations of public space and the relationship between an artist’s mission and the constraints of the law. Presented by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department.

essam425On Wednesday February 26 at 6:30pm at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, alumnus James Nares (1975 Fine Arts), whose works include films, paintings, performances, photographs and videos, chats with SVA’s Amy Taubin, a contributing editor to Film Comment and Sight and Sound and who writes frequently for Artforum. Taubin is also co-author of the forthcoming monograph James Nares (Rizzoli, 2014). Presented by the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department.

Ukrainian-born photographer Dina Litovsky (MFA 2010 Photography, Video and Related Media) talks about her work on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00pm at 136 West 21st Street, Room 418F. Litovsky documents New York City nightlife in its many incarnations—clubs, lounges, bars, as well as public and private parties. Presented by the MPS Digital Photography Department.

litovsky425Other highlights include artist, author, and MFA Fine Arts Chair Mark Tribe on January 29; artist Terence Gower with writer/scholar Claire Bishop on February 11; artist and MFA Fine Arts faculty member Marilyn Minter on February 12; artist, critic and curator Stephen Maine on March 26; and artist and filmmaker Johan Grimonprez (MFA 1992 Fine Arts) on April 23.

Most “Art in the First Person” events are free and open to the public. For more information on all 28 events, click here.

Images from top down: Lois Greenfield, ESSAM and Dina Litovsky.

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