Visual & Critical Studies

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Amy Wilson interviewed for a WNYC report on the Jersey City mural controversy

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Faculty, public art | No Comments
Amy Wilson interviewed for a WNYC report on the Jersey City mural controversy

Yesterday afternoon, WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez interviewed VCS faculty member Amy Wilson for a story about the ongoing controversy over the removal of a Jersey City public art piece on Monday. The four-minute report also includes an interview with mural artist Mr. AbiLLity, and comments from Svetlana Mintcheva from the National Coalition Against Censorship. It’s […]

Amy Wilson in a new Hyperallergic article on public art and censorship

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Activism, Faculty, Interviews, public art | No Comments
Amy Wilson in a new Hyperallergic article on public art and censorship

Late yesterday, Hyperallergic posted an article by Claire Voon about the unannounced removal of a publicly funded street mural in Jersey City on Monday. The artwork generated a lot of controversy during its brief existence, due to protest by a handful of community members over some of its contents; subsequent demands made by city officials […]

Opening Tuesday the 26th: LIFEFORCE at The Untitled Space, with artwork by Maggie Dunlap

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Exhibitions, VCS Students | No Comments
Opening Tuesday the 26th: LIFEFORCE at The Untitled Space, with artwork by Maggie Dunlap

VCS student Maggie Dunlap has work in the group exhibition LIFEFORCE, which opens this Tuesday evening at The Untitled Space in Tribeca. The following rxhibition announcement is quoted from the gallery’s website: – – THE UNTITLED SPACE presents LIFEFORCE A Group Show of 24 Female Artists Curated by Kelsey and Rémy Bennett OPENING RECEPTION July 26th | 6pm […]

Jamie Kelly in O / U, through August 20th at P! and ROOM EAST

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Alumni News, Exhibitions, VCS Alumni | No Comments
Jamie Kelly in O / U, through August 20th at P! and ROOM EAST

VCS alumnus Jamie Kelly has work in the new two-gallery group exhibition O / U, on display through August 20th at the Lower East Side spaces P! and ROOM EAST. Here’s a description of the show from the galleries’ joint press release [PDF]: – O — U – 15 July – 20 August 2016 Opening […]

“Five Questions With Maggie Dunlap” in Amuse magazine

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Interviews, Press, Profiles, VCS Students | No Comments
“Five Questions With Maggie Dunlap” in Amuse magazine

VCS student Maggie Dunlap was just featured in an interview with Kristen Cochrane in the current issue of Amuse magazine. The short Q&A covers Maggie’s work and some of its iconography; her upcoming group show LIFEFORCE at The Untitled Space in Tribeca; the challenges of being a young artist on the contemporary scene; her love of […]

Benjamin Lee Sperry and Julia Stoddard in Conjoining Islands, opening July 21st at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Alumni News, Exhibitions, VCS Alumni | No Comments
Benjamin Lee Sperry and Julia Stoddard in Conjoining Islands, opening July 21st at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

Recent VCS graduates Benjamin Lee Sperry and Julia Stoddard will have works on display later this month in the four-person exhibition Conjoining Islands at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, running from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, August 28, 2016 with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on the 21st. Here is the […]

“The Met as a Mirror,” a retrospective post by Peter Hristoff on his residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Faculty, Faculty Writings, Residencies | No Comments
“The Met as a Mirror,” a retrospective post by Peter Hristoff on his residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Peter Hristoff’s tenure as Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is nearing its end, and he has written a final essay for the museum’s website that looks back at his time there. In addition to covering some of the projects he was involved with over the last few months and his engagement […]

Photos from the Spring 2016 Honors trip to Poland

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Faculty, Images, Other | No Comments
Photos from the Spring 2016 Honors trip to Poland

In addition to serving as Chair of the Visual & Critical Studies and Art History Departments, Tom Huhn is also coordinator of SVA’s Honors Program, a curriculum “designed to bring talented, intellectually ambitious students together to work closely with one another and with specially selected studio and liberal arts professors, this small, interdisciplinary program unites […]

Artist’s Journal at the Met

Artist’s Journal at the Met

Here’s a collection of images from Peter Hristoff, showing students in The Artist’s Journal during several visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art last semester. While they were there, they learned about various art historical styles, materials, and techniques from members of the Met’s staff, and spent time sketching in some of the museum’s galleries […]

An update on Peter Hristoff at the Met – Exploring What Matters: Art by The Met High School Interns

An update on Peter Hristoff at the Met – Exploring What Matters: Art by The Met High School Interns

As part of his ongoing residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff was involved with the organization of the new exhibition Exploring What Matters: Art by The Met High School Interns, which is on display at the Met Fifth Avenue through August 14th. The following description and video are taken […]

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