Visual & Critical Studies

A Multidisciplinary BFA Studio Program

Check out the VCS Summer 2020 Continuing Education course schedule – registration open now

Check out the VCS Summer 2020 Continuing Education course schedule – registration open now

Eager to learn through the quarantine? Visual and Critical Studies is offering Continuing Education! Take a deep dive into philosophy, history and criticism. Explore current and emerging art practices like performance, conceptual art and new media. Classes are open to beginners, the curious, and the non-traditional. Register today: Visual & Critical Studies Summer 2020 Continuing […]

Weekend reading: a State of Politics article about proposed legislation for a WPA-style jobs program in New York State

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Faculty, Other | No Comments
Weekend reading: a State of Politics article about proposed legislation for a WPA-style jobs program in New York State

Jeremy Cohan recently sent along a short article from State of Politics about a recent bill introduced by New York State Assemblywoman Pat Fahy, aimed at helping Millennials laid off from their jobs due to the COVID-19 shutdown. The legislation would create a new WPA-style program that would provide employment in fields like “contact tracing, […]

An interview with Ilana Kruger from this morning’s TODAY show on NBC

An interview with Ilana Kruger from this morning’s TODAY show on NBC

This morning, VCS alumna Ilana Kruger was featured in an interview with Dylan Dreyer on NBC’s TODAY show. During the four-minute segment, Ilina talks about the creation of her portable single-serve coffee system Dripkit and her current program that facilitates donations of Dripkit sets to healthcare workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. You can watch […]

This Tuesday, June 2nd at 6 pm – The Inventory Game: Virtual Drawing Marathon #3 with Peter Hristoff

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in Events, Faculty, General VCS Info | No Comments
This Tuesday, June 2nd at 6 pm – The Inventory Game: Virtual Drawing Marathon #3 with Peter Hristoff

  Virtual Drawing Marathon #3 THE INVENTORY GAME   BFA VIsual & Critical Studies is happy to announce the third in a series of virtual drawing events this summer run by faculty member Peter Hristoff. Virtual Drawing Marathon #3 The Inventory Game Virtual Drawing Marathon #3: The Inventory Game will take place on Tuesday, June […]

“Do It Yourself / Do It Together: Bookmaking & Self Publishing,” a video from Printed Matter featuring Elektra KB

“Do It Yourself / Do It Together: Bookmaking & Self Publishing,” a video from Printed Matter featuring Elektra KB

Late last month, Printed Matter posted a video by alumnx Elektra KB (VCS 2012/MFA Hunter College, CUNY 2016) to its YouTube channel as part of on ongoing series titled “Do It Yourself / Do It Together.” In the video, Elektra discusses the role that self-publishing, zine making, and activism have played in their work over […]

Grandma Susan & Pop-pop, a suite of four paintings by Mona Monahan

Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Calls for submissions, Images | No Comments
Grandma Susan & Pop-pop, a suite of four paintings by Mona Monahan

First-year Design student Mona Monahan recently submitted a series of small paintings she made for one of Paloma Crousillat’s classes for me to post. Here’s her description: Grandma Susan & Pop-pop Created for Paloma’s History and Theory of Art class final, this piece reflects on readings from the past year including Avant-Garde and Kitsch and […]

Lucía Hinojosa profiled in a recent piece on the SVA Features blog about her ongoing bilingual arts and literature publication diSONARE

Lucía Hinojosa profiled in a recent piece on the SVA Features blog about her ongoing bilingual arts and literature publication diSONARE

VCS class of 2013 alumna Lucía Hinojosa was recently featured in a profile published a week ago on the SVA Features site. The piece focused on diSONARE, the bilingual arts and literature publication she founded back in 2014, and was excerpted from an article in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Visual Arts Journal about three SVA […]

Jeremy Cohan featured in an article in The New Yorker about an ongoing rent strike at the building in Brooklyn where he lives

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Activism, Faculty, Interviews, Press | No Comments
Jeremy Cohan featured in an article in The New Yorker about an ongoing rent strike at the building in Brooklyn where he lives

Honors Program Director Jeremy Cohan was interviewed recently for a new article by Emily Witt in The New Yorker about an ongoing rent strike at the apartment building were he lives in Brooklyn. Here are a couple excerpts from the piece that include some of his comments: The buildings at 18, 20, and 22 Goodwin […]

Stills from “Cocoon,” a video performance by Julia Colletes

Stills from “Cocoon,” a video performance by Julia Colletes

This is last of three posts presenting recent submissions from VCS third-year student Julia Colletes. This is Julia’s description of the images below: Stills from my video performance, “Cocoon,” in which I sew myself shut into a fabric cocoon. You can click to enlarge each image in a new tab. –

This Thursday, May 21st at 3 pm – Mana Contemporary presents “Curatorial Talks: Carmen Hermo and Amy Wilson”

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
This Thursday, May 21st at 3 pm – Mana Contemporary presents “Curatorial Talks: Carmen Hermo and Amy Wilson”

Here’s an announcement from faculty member Amy Wilson about a live online artist’s Q&A she’ll be doing this Thursday afternoon:  * * * Hello! I hope you’re holding up under these crazy circumstances reasonably well.  I wanted to let you know about an online Q&A I’m doing with Brooklyn Museum curator Carmen Hermo on Thursday, […]

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