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Kara Rooney: Run from the Shadows, on display through March 23rd at HIT Gallery in Bratislava

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Exhibitions, Faculty | No Comments
Kara Rooney: Run from the Shadows, on display through March 23rd at HIT Gallery in Bratislava

VCS faculty member Kara Rooney’s solo exhibition Run from the Shadows just opened at HIT Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia, and will be up though March 23rd. The gallery’s website provides the following descrtiption: – “The horizon of the infinite” is no longer the horizon of the whole, but the “whole” (all that is) as put […]

Caitlin Ladd and Lily Maslanka just named recipients of the 2017 SVA Alumni Society Scholarship Award

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Awards, VCS Students | No Comments
Caitlin Ladd and Lily Maslanka just named recipients of the 2017 SVA Alumni Society Scholarship Award

VCS seniors Caitlin Ladd and Lily Maslanka were just named recipients of the 2017 Alumni Scholarship Award, along with over 70 students from SVA’s other undergraduate programs. The award provides students who are in their final year at SVA with funds to help cover expenses for their final projects (for more information including application guidelines, […]

A reception for the 2017 HOPE Art Competition and Exhibition, this Friday, February 17th at 5:30 pm

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Events, Exhibitions, Faculty | No Comments

This Friday at 5:30 pm, the SVA Flatiron Gallery will host the opening reception for “Expressing Your Unique Identity,” this year’s HOPE Art Competition exhibition. During the reception, Tom Huhn’s selections for the 2017 first-, second-, and third-place winners will be announced.  Here’s more about the exhibition from the SVA calendar: – HOPE Art Competition and […]

Reminder: SVA in Rome information session, 12:30 tomorrow (February 15th) in the lower level media room at 340 East 1st Avenue

Reminder: SVA in Rome information session, 12:30 tomorrow (February 15th) in the lower level media room at 340 East 1st Avenue

Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 15th) at 12:30 pm, VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn will host an information session about the spring semester SVA in Rome program; the session will take place in the lower level media room at 340 East 1st Avenue. For more information about SVA in Rome, see this page.  

VCS alumnus Taylor Baker’s “Systems” in the Flatiron Project Space, opening this Thursday, February 16th at 6 pm

VCS alumnus Taylor Baker’s “Systems” in the Flatiron Project Space, opening this Thursday, February 16th at 6 pm

Taylor Baker: Systems February 16 – March 15, 2017 Reception: Thursday, February 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM SVA Flatiron Project Space  133/141 West 21 Street, New York The Department of Visual & Critical Studies and the Flatiron Project Space are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of recent works by Taylor Baker (SVA in Rome 2014, BFA […]

Introducing “Symbols in Arts, Religion and Culture: The Soul of Nature,” a new book by Farrin Chwalkowski

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Faculty Writings | No Comments
Introducing “Symbols in Arts, Religion and Culture: The Soul of Nature,” a new book by Farrin Chwalkowski

Today’s post introduces Symbols in Arts, Religion and Culture: The Soul of Nature, a new book by architect, designer, and VCS faculty member Farrin Chwalkowski that was published early last month by Cambridge Scholars Press. The following description from the publisher’s website presents a brief description of the book, and you can find a substantial […]

Steve DeFrank on humor in art: a new interview on Romanov Grave

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Faculty, Interviews | No Comments
Steve DeFrank on humor in art: a new interview on Romanov Grave

An illustrated interview with VCS faculty member Steve DeFrank was posted late last week on the art site Romanov Grave. In the post, he responds to the question “Is humor valid in artwork?” Here are a couple brief excerpts: “Why is it hard for some people to take humor seriously? Scholars and critics are reluctant […]

A call for proposals for “We Love Decay,” the upcoming inaugural edition of a new VCS-sponsored performance series

A call for proposals for “We Love Decay,” the upcoming inaugural edition of a new VCS-sponsored performance series

The BFA Visual & Critical Studies department is seeking proposals for the inaugural edition of a new performance series to be housed in the Flatiron Project Space. The 2017 edition of the series will run from April 18th through the 22nd. The goal of the series is to promote non-object based work and short-term, ephemeral […]

This Monday, February 13th – Hoarding, or Adventures in Form, a talk by Gregg Horowitz

This Monday, February 13th – Hoarding, or Adventures in Form, a talk by Gregg Horowitz

  Gregg Horowitz is Professor of Philosophy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He writes on aesthetics and the philosophy of art, psychoanalysis, and political theory. His publications include the books Sustaining Loss: Art and Mournful Life (Stanford, 2001) and The Wake of Art: Philosophy, Criticism and the Ends of Taste (Routledge, 1998, with Arthur […]

Storm Ascher in “We need to talk…” at Petzel Gallery through February 11th

Storm Ascher in “We need to talk…” at Petzel Gallery through February 11th

VCS student Storm Ascher is has a video piece on display in the group exhibition We need to talk… at Petzel Gallery, which opened early last month and is on display through Saturday, February 11th. Here is a description that Storm provided of her work, followed by gallery’s description of the show: “The week that […]

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