Hyperallergic’s coverage of the Zombie Formalism panel discussion

Since my last post, a new response to our recent Zombie Formalism panel by critic Howard Hurst has been published on Hyperallergic. Hurst does an excellent job of situating the evening’s discussion within a larger conversation about painting and the market that’s been going on in the art world over the last few years. His […]

Two thoughtful responses to this Wednesday’s Zombie Formalism panel discussion

Over the last couple days, I’ve seen two really interesting responses to Wednesday’s Zombie Formalism panel discussion show up online; today’s post presents links to both, along with three images from the evening provided by panel moderator Amy Wilson. First up is a thought-provoking recap and critique on ZombieLaw, a blog that looks at the […]

Zombie Formalism, this Wednesday evening at the SVA Theatre

This Wednesday, December 10th at 7 pm, the Visual & Critical Studies Department will present the panel discussion “Zombie Formalism and Other Recent Speculations in Abstraction,” our last entry in this semester’s Art in the First Person lecture series. Here’s more information about the panel drawn from the SVA event announcement and poster: Abstraction has […]

VCS and this semester’s Art in the First Person lecture series

Today’s post presents a calendar of the remaining VCS-sponsored events in the Fall 2014 Art in the First Person lecture series at SVA. This semester, the Visual & Critical Studies program will present a total of five lectures and panel discussions as part of the series (including last Monday’s talk on Isamu Noguchi). Here’s a […]

The Stairwell Show at 133 West 21st Street

– This semester, SVA faculty members Annette Wehrhahn and Emily Weiner are teaching a course in VCS about artist-run spaces. Here’s the course description from the VCS curriculum page on the SVA website: VSD-3066 Make Your Own Art World: Independent Exhibitions, Projects and Spaces One semester: 3 studio credits How do you envision your role […]

Reminder: Freshly Minted, tonight at the SVA Theatre

Tonight at 7 p.m., the Visual & Critical Studies Program will present Freshly Minted, a panel discussion about life after art school moderated by VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff. The SVA Theatre is located at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th avenues), and the event is free and open to the public. You […]

A post by Rachel Zaretsky on last year’s Miami art fairs

Today’s entry is a guest post by VCS student Rachel Zaretsky, who has put together a report on her visit to last year’s Miami art fairs. *** This past December I flew to Miami, Florida during the time of the year Miami Beach’s convention center hosts America’s most prestigious art show. The Art Basel Miami […]

David Cohen’s lecture on the VCS Vimeo page

– A pair of videos featuring David Cohen’s recent lecture and panel discussion Artists Rights and Wrongs, with Karen Gover and Walter Robinson is now available for viewing on the VCS Vimeo page. The first covers the lecture portion of the event, and the second includes the panel discussion and the subsequent question-and-answer section. – […]

VCS presents David Cohen: Artists Rights and Wrongs, with Karen Gover and Walter Robinson

This Tuesday, October 11th at 7 p.m., the Visual & Critical Studies Department will present David Cohen: Artists Rights and Wrongs, with Karen Gover and Walter Robinson at the SVA Theatre. Here is a description of the event from SVA’s press announcement: David Cohen, publisher and editor of artcritical.com, explores the philosophical and historical implications […]

The return of the DCF

A year ago today, I wrote a post about the Degenerate Craft Fair, an alternative art fair co-created by VCS faculty member Amy Wilson and VCS student Shannon Broder. Designed partly as a response to the recession and partly as an acknowledgment of the of the growing impact of traditional craft techniques on fine art, […]

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