Visual & Critical Studies

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This Tuesday, January 24th from 6 to 8 pm: the opening reception for The Thin Edge of the Wedge

This Tuesday, January 24th from 6 to 8 pm: the opening reception for The Thin Edge of the Wedge

This Tuesday, January 24th, the Visual & Critical Studies Department will host the opening reception for The Thin Edge of the Wedge, our 2017 senior thesis exhibition. The reception will take place in the from 6 to 8 pm in the Flatiron Gallery at 133/141 West 21st St, and is free and open to the […]

This Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm – Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette

This Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm – Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette

Frank Gillette Art in the First Person Lecture Monday, January 23, 2017 6:30 pm SVA Visual & Critical Studies 133/141 West 21st Street Room 101C New York Merging a rich visual sensibility with an almost scientific engagement with taxonomy and ecological systems, Frank Gillette is a video pioneer whose multi-channel installations and tapes focus on […]

Meet the seniors in The Thin Edge of the Wedge

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Exhibitions, Profiles, Thesis, VCS Students | No Comments
Meet the seniors in The Thin Edge of the Wedge

In the days leading up to the opening of our thesis exhibition The Thin Edge of the Wedge, the VCS department has been introducing each of the participating seniors on our Facebook page. Each new timeline entry in the series profiles four students with portraits and a brief description of the work they’ve made for […]

A call for submissions to the 2017 Hope Art Competition

SVA’s Office of Student Health and Counseling Services just sent out the following call for submissions for the 2017 HOPE Art Competition. This year, VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn will be the judge for the contest, and the finalists’ designs will be featured in an exhibition at the SVA Flatiron Gallery in February. This year’s […]

Chaerin Ahn’s work on the cover of the latest issue of Visual Opinion

Chaerin Ahn’s work on the cover of the latest issue of Visual Opinion

VCS senior Chaerin Ahn has an ink painting on the cover of the latest edition of Visual Opinion, SVA’s issue-oriented student art magazine. The new volume is titled “Voice,” and features student works related to political and social activism. This is the third issue of VO that has included Chaerin’ work. Last year, another one of her […]

This Tuesday, January 10th at 6:30 pm – the spring 2017 information session for the Visual and Critical Studies program

This Tuesday, January 10th at 6:30 pm – the spring 2017 information session for the Visual and Critical Studies program

As part of out kickoff for the new semester, The VCS Department is hosting our latest information session on Tuesday, January 10th. Here’s more about the presentation from the SVA calendar: – Artist: Anette Lieberman (image via sva.edu) Tuesday January 10, 2017 6:30 – 8:30pm Room 402C, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York, NY Free […]

Announcing The Thin Edge of the Wedge, the 2017 Visual & Critical Studies BFA Thesis Exhibition at the SVA Flatiron Gallery

Announcing The Thin Edge of the Wedge, the 2017 Visual & Critical Studies BFA Thesis Exhibition at the SVA Flatiron Gallery

– The Thin Edge of the Wedge 2017 Visual & Critical Studies BFA Thesis Exhibition The School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st St New York City Sat Jan 21-Fri Feb 11 Opening reception: Tues Jan 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – The School of Visual Arts presents The Thin Edge of the Wedge,* an […]

Frame loom weavings from Amy Wilson’s Fiber Arts course

Frame loom weavings from Amy Wilson’s Fiber Arts course

Today’s post features images from a recent assignment in Fiber Arts, a third-year VCS elective taught by Amy Wilson. The weavings shown below were made on frame looms that the students built by hand under Wilson’s guidance. The caption for each image identifies the creator of that particular piece (many of the students in this […]

An open call for submissions to The Nasty Women Art Exhibition, a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood next month at The Knockdown Center

An open call for submissions to The Nasty Women Art Exhibition, a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood next month at The Knockdown Center

Earlier this week, VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff forwarded us the following open call for The Nasty Women Art Exhibition, a show to benefit Planned Parenthood that will take place at The Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens next month: – — Nasty Women Art Exhibition, Jan 12-15, 2017 | The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NYC […]

Coming up January 6th – a performance of The Afield by Rebecca Fischer and Anthony Hawley at National Sawdust

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Events, Film and Video, Music, Performance | No Comments
Coming up January 6th – a performance of The Afield by Rebecca Fischer and Anthony Hawley at National Sawdust

On December 1st, artist Anthony Hawley paid a visit to the VCS department to meet with the seniors and give an artist’s talk in one of our thesis classes. A couple days ago, he let us know about an upcoming performance of The Afield, a multidisciplinary collaboration with violinist Rebecca Fischer that will be part […]

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