Visual & Critical Studies

A Multidisciplinary BFA Studio Program

Welcome to the 2016/2017 academic year

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Art education, General VCS Info | No Comments

The 2016/2017 academic year begins today at SVA, and we’d like to welcome our faculty and all new and returning students in the Visual & Critical Studies program back to campus for the fall 2016 semester.

Opening today: “c/d/e/no f/g” at the Flatiron Project Space

Opening today: “c/d/e/no f/g” at the Flatiron Project Space

The Flatiron Project Space is pleased to present “C, D, E, No F, G” a group show of work by emerging artists Michael Caudo, Luiz D’Orey, Justin Elm and Kayla Gibbons. The exhibition opens on September 3rd, through the 21st, with a reception for the artists on Thursday, September 8th, 6–8PM. The gallery is located […]

Announcing the VCS scavenger hunt, starting now

To celebrate the start of the new academic year, we’re holding a scavenger hunt for all incoming and returning students in the Visual & Critical Studies program. In the competition, two-person teams will take selfies showing both team members at specified locations and will post them to Instagram or Twitter with a special hashtag; the […]

An interview with Jennifer D’Arbenzio on the Erica Tanov website

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Alumni News, Interviews, VCS Alumni | No Comments
An interview with Jennifer D’Arbenzio on the Erica Tanov website

VCS alumna Jennifer D’Arbenzio was profiled earlier this month in an interview on the Erica Tanov website, which also carries some of her ceramic work. Here’s the site’s introduction to Jen and her ceramics: Jennifer D’Arbenzio is a ceramicist based out of Brooklyn, New York. We fell in love with the way Jennifer re-imagines the […]

Jonathas Nazareth at REVEAL, this Thursday, August 18th at The Warsaw

Jonathas Nazareth at REVEAL, this Thursday, August 18th at The Warsaw

This Thursday evening, VCS alumnus Jonathas Nazareth will be participating in REVEAL, live art event at The Warsaw in Brooklyn. I’ve posted an event announcement from Jon below, and here’s a page featuring some of his work on the REVEAL website. Admission pre-sales for REVEAL will be deducted from his participation fee, so here’s the link […]

Santiago Chavez and Julia Stoddard awarded the 2016 Leipzig Residency

Santiago Chavez and Julia Stoddard awarded the 2016 Leipzig Residency

At the end of each academic year, the Visual & Critical Studies Program awards a six-month residency at the Leipzig International Art Programme (LIA) to a recent graduate. Earlier this summer, the department awarded LIA two residencies for next year, scheduled to begin in January and July of 2017. The application process was very competitive […]

Images from the exhibition 0~100%, curated by Haesoo Jeong

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Exhibitions, Images, VCS Students | No Comments
Images from the exhibition 0~100%, curated by Haesoo Jeong

Recently, VCS student Haesoo Jeong curated an exhibition in the gallery at Art Book lounge B-Platform in Seoul, South Korea. Here are Haesoo’s comments about the show, along with some images she sent us and a gif from the B-Platform website. — This was my first time curating anything so it was very rocky experience […]

This Monday at 6 pm: a reception for Inertia: New work by Teresa Lundgren, Jongil Ma, and Riccardo Vecchio, curated by Lisa A. Banner

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Events, Exhibitions, General VCS Info | No Comments
This Monday at 6 pm: a reception for Inertia: New work by Teresa Lundgren, Jongil Ma, and Riccardo Vecchio, curated by Lisa A. Banner

– – INERTIA New work by Teresa Lundgren, Jongil Ma, and Riccardo Vecchio Curated by Lisa A. Banner 2-30 August 2016 Flatiron Project Space School of Visual Arts 133 W 21st Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Opening reception: 8 August, 6:00 PM INERTIA examines artistic interpretations of a property of matter defined by Sir […]

Amy Wilson interviewed for a WNYC report on the Jersey City mural controversy [updated with an interview on the artist’s contract]

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 [updated with an interview on the artist’s contract]

[See update below.] 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 […]

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 […]

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