This Sunday at 7 pm – Amy Wilson in the panel discussion “Arts as a Catalyst for Change,” sponsored by the Jersey City Theater Center

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Activism, Events, Faculty | No Comments
This Sunday at 7 pm – Amy Wilson in the panel discussion “Arts as a Catalyst for Change,” sponsored by the Jersey City Theater Center

This Sunday evening at 7 pm, artist, activist, and VCS faculty member will participate in “Arts as a Catalyst for Change,” a half-hour panel discussion sponsored by the Jersey City Theater Center as part of a weekend-long series of events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour (JCAST). In the […]

Recommended reading: “Shellyne Rodriguez’s Drawings Expand the Definition of ‘Essential Workers’,” an interview by Valentina Di Liscia in Hyperallergic

Posted by on Aug 18, 2020 in Activism, Alumni News, Faculty, Images, Press | No Comments
Recommended reading: “Shellyne Rodriguez’s Drawings Expand the Definition of ‘Essential Workers’,” an interview by Valentina Di Liscia in Hyperallergic

Yesterday, Hyperallergic published an article by Valentina Di Liscia about a recent series of drawings and paintings by VCS faculty member Shellyne Rodriguez that depict some of her fellow political organizers and members of her immediate community in the Bronx. It’s an excellent profile, and extremely timely. Here are a few excerpts and images from […]

UPDATE: Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin is now available to view on the SVA Library’s Kanopy page

Posted by on Jul 12, 2020 in Activism, Faculty, Film and Video | No Comments
UPDATE: Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin is now available to view on the SVA Library’s Kanopy page

A little over a week ago, I wrote about a three-part series that Jeremy Cohan posted to SVA’s social media accounts in honor of Pride Month and Black Lives Matter. The post included a recommendation for the documentary Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin, which is available via Kanopy but was not […]

Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and Bayard Rustin – recommended listening, reading, and viewing for the weekend from Jeremy Cohan

Posted by on Jul 3, 2020 in Faculty, Other | No Comments
Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and Bayard Rustin – recommended listening, reading, and viewing for the weekend from Jeremy Cohan

UPDATE, 7/1/2020: the SVA library now has access to Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin on Kanopy. You can watch it at this link. The post below has been edited to reflect the film’s availability.   In addition to being Director of the Honors Program at SVA, Jeremy Cohan has been acting […]

“What Will It Take to End the Policing Crisis? Against the Technological Fix,” a talk by Cedric Johnson, author of author of Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics

“What Will It Take to End the Policing Crisis? Against the Technological Fix,” a talk by Cedric Johnson, author of author of Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics

  Honors Program Director Jeremy Cohan sent along a link to a video of “What Will It Take to End the Policing Crisis? Against the Technological Fix,” a talk given last November at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California by Cedric Johnson, associate professor of African American Studies and Political Science at the University of […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Monday, January 27th at 7 pm – Magda Szcześniak: Young Polish Artists Beyond the Neoliberal Normal

Monday, January 27th at 7 pm – Magda Szcześniak: Young Polish Artists Beyond the Neoliberal Normal

  Magda Szcześniak Young Polish Artists Beyond the Neoliberal Normal A talk on how young Polish artists are addressing their political past and economic conditions in a moment of growing disillusionment Monday, January 27, 7pm 133 W. 21st St., room 101C RSVP at Eventbrite or by emailing art-pol@sva.edu Free & Open to the Public   […]

VCS presents WHO OWNS THE CITY? REAL ESTATE -VS- ART, ARCHITECTURE & THE PEOPLE – this Monday, December 9th at 7 pm

VCS presents WHO OWNS THE CITY? REAL ESTATE -VS- ART, ARCHITECTURE & THE PEOPLE – this Monday, December 9th at 7 pm

WHO OWNS THE CITY? REAL ESTATE -VS- ART, ARCHITECTURE & THE PEOPLE Monday, December 9 133 W. 21st St., 101C RSVP at Eventbrite or art-pol@sva.edu   Sam Stein, author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State, joins SVA faculty member and activist Shellyne Rodriguez and architect Georg Windeck for a roundtable on power, […]

This Friday, January 18 from 7 to 9 pm – Benjamin Y. Fong: Aggressivity, Technology and the Crisis of Thinking

–   Benjamin Y. Fong: Aggressivity, Technology and the Crisis of Thinking Friday, January 18, 2019 7:00 – 9:00pm Room 600, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York Free and open to the public RSVP here BFA Visual & Critical Studies and MA Critical Theory and the Arts present writer and educator Benjamin Y. Fong, who will examine the role social […]

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