This Monday, April 17th at 6:30 pm – From Kashmir to Paisley: Excerpts from a textile’s journey – A talk with curator Melinda Watt

This Monday, April 17th at 6:30 pm – From Kashmir to Paisley: Excerpts from a textile’s journey – A talk with curator Melinda Watt

  From Kashmir to Paisley: Excerpts from a Textile’s Journey Monday, April 17 at 6:30 PM 133 W 21 St Room 101C Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies, this talk will trace the movement of the Paisley motif across the Eurasian continent and through the 19th century, using designs and textiles preserved in The Metropolitan […]

A video of “Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette” is now available here and on YouTube

A video of “Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette” is now available here and on YouTube

A video our recent Art in the First Person event Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette is now available online. In addition to Gillette’s talk, the video includes his post-lecture question-and-answer session with the audience. You can watch it below or on YouTube. –

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm – Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy

Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 PM – SVA Theatre, 333 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011: The art world is a microcosm of the society we live in. It should come as no surprise then, that structural racism and capitalism permeates how we look at art, it informs the work that gets prioritized as important […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Monday, November 21st at 6:30 pm: VCS presents “Artists, Artisans and Museums in Mexico” with Gobi Stromberg and Carla Stellweg

This Monday, November 21st at 6:30 pm: VCS presents “Artists, Artisans and Museums in Mexico” with Gobi Stromberg and Carla Stellweg

Artists, Artisans and Museums in Mexico Monday, November 21, 6:30–8:30 pm 133-141 West 21st Street, room 101C New York, NY 10011 BFA Visual & Critical Studies presents anthropologist and cultural activist Gobi Stromberg in conversation with SVA Art History faculty member Carla Stellweg on the issue of traditional and indigenous arts in the context of contemporary art […]

This Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30 pm: “Naturally Hypernatural” at the Austrian Cultural Forum

This coming Wednesday, VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn and several other members of the SVA community will be participating in the panel discussion Naturally Hypernatural at the Austrian Cultural Forum: – PROJECT PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION “NATURALLY HYPERNATURAL” WEDNESDAY NOV 09, 07:30 PM – 09:00 PM Naturally Hypernatural is a collaborative research project exploring the relation between “nature” and “art”. […]

Armin Medosch presents “New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 – 1978),” this Tuesday the 18th at 6 pm

Armin Medosch presents “New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 – 1978),” this Tuesday the 18th at 6 pm

MFA Computer Art, MFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual & Critical Studies present artist and curator Armin Medosch discussing his book, New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 – 1978), which was recently published by MIT Press. Armin Medosch, Ph.D., is a Vienna-based artist, curator and scholar working in art and media […]

This Monday, September 19th at 6:30 pm – A Theater and a Battleground: Professions of Childhood in the Arts and Public Policy of 1940s New York

This Monday, September 19th at 6:30 pm – A Theater and a Battleground: Professions of Childhood in the Arts and Public Policy of 1940s New York

Mon / Sep 19 / 6:30PM 131 W 21 St / Rm 101C BFA Visual & Critical Studies presents a talk by Sean McCann, author and professor of English at Wesleyan University. Professor McCann will discuss the political and historical reasons why urban childhood and adolescence came to be seen as important policy issues in […]

Our upcoming events in the fall 2016 Art in the First Person lecture series

Our upcoming events in the fall 2016 Art in the First Person lecture series

This semester, the Visual & Critical Studies Program is sponsoring three lectures as part of SVA’s ongoing Art in the First Person series. Here is a description of each event. I will post follow-up announcements as each approaches; you can also visit our events page for updates and additional information. As usual, all of our […]

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