Video now available of the Art & Politics roundtable discussion “Who Owns the City? Real Estate v. Art, Architecture and the People”

Video now available of the Art & Politics roundtable discussion “Who Owns the City? Real Estate v. Art, Architecture and the People”

A video is now available of last December’s Art & Politics Lecture Series roundtable discussion “Who Owns the City? Real Estate v. Art, Architecture and the People” fearuring writer Sam Stein, architect Georg Windeck, and artist, activist, and VCS feculty member Shellyne Rodriguez. You can watch it below or at this link. I’ve included a […]

Kris Graves: Race and Place in Contemporary American Photography – this Friday, December 11th from 7 to 8 pm EST (register here to attend)

Kris Graves: Race and Place in Contemporary American Photography – this Friday, December 11th from 7 to 8 pm EST (register here to attend)

  Announcing this semester’s final entry in the Art & Politics Lecture Series:     Kris Graves: Race and Place in Contemporary American Photography   Friday, Dec 11th, 2020; 7:00 – 8:00pm EST on Zoom Register here   Kris Graves creates artwork that deals with what he views wrong with American society and aims to […]

Recently in The New York Times – Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice by Benjamin Y. Fong

Recently in The New York Times – Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice by Benjamin Y. Fong

Honors Program Director Jeremy Cohan sent along a link to the recent New York Times opinion piece “Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice” by writer and educator Benjamin Y. Fong, who delivered a lecture on activism and social media for the BFA Visual & Critical Studies and MA Critical Theory and the Arts programs at […]

Video now available of FRANCES FOX PIVEN on ELECTION 2020 – What Just Happened, and What Now? – View it here

Video now available of FRANCES FOX PIVEN on ELECTION 2020 – What Just Happened, and What Now? – View it here

A video is now available of the recent talk FRANCES FOX PIVEN on ELECTION 2020 – What Just Happened, and What Now? If you were unable to make it to the live talk on November 13th, you can watch it below.     Frances Fox Piven, one of the “nine most dangerous people in the […]

Coming up this Friday, November 13 at 7:00 pm – FRANCES FOX PIVEN on ELECTION 2020 – What Just Happened, and What Now?

Coming up this Friday, November 13 at 7:00  pm – FRANCES FOX PIVEN on ELECTION 2020 – What Just Happened, and What Now?

  FRANCES FOX PIVEN on ELECTION 2020 – What Just Happened, and What Now? Frances Fox Piven, one of the “nine most dangerous people in the world” (Glenn Beck), returns to SVA to analyze the 2020 election Friday, November 13 // 7:00pm RSVP here or by writing art-pol@sva.edu ONLINE // Join Zoom here   Frances Fox Piven, […]

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 […]

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