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 […]

Art and culture from 1900-1950, a timeline by Lily Guan for Amy Wilson’s Art in Theory class

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Art education, Images, VCS Students | No Comments
Art and culture from 1900-1950, a timeline by Lily Guan for Amy Wilson’s Art in Theory class

Each year in Amy Wilson’s fall-semester Art in Theory class, the students are required to create two timelines encompassing the major artistic and historical developments of the the twentieth century. A minimum of 15 art movements and 40 historic events must be included in each of the two timelines, which cover the periods from 1900-1950 […]

This Monday, February 12th at 6:30 pm – Counter-shots from Lebanon

This Monday, February 12th at 6:30 pm – Counter-shots from Lebanon

  Counter-shots from Lebanon. On The Atlas Group’s peculiar way to subvert hegemonic claims to truth Monday, February 12 @ 6:30 PM Room 101C 133/141 W 21st Street  – BFA Visual & Critical Studies presents a talk by Stefanie Baumann (PhD University Paris 8) on Walid Raad’s artistic project The Atlas Group. Documenting facts “that could have been true,” The Atlas Group presents an […]

This Monday, February 13th – Hoarding, or Adventures in Form, a talk by Gregg Horowitz

This Monday, February 13th – Hoarding, or Adventures in Form, a talk by Gregg Horowitz

  Gregg Horowitz is Professor of Philosophy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He writes on aesthetics and the philosophy of art, psychoanalysis, and political theory. His publications include the books Sustaining Loss: Art and Mournful Life (Stanford, 2001) and The Wake of Art: Philosophy, Criticism and the Ends of Taste (Routledge, 1998, with Arthur […]

This Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm – Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette

This Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm – Art, Technology, Ecology: A Talk by Artist Frank Gillette

Frank Gillette Art in the First Person Lecture Monday, January 23, 2017 6:30 pm SVA Visual & Critical Studies 133/141 West 21st Street Room 101C New York Merging a rich visual sensibility with an almost scientific engagement with taxonomy and ecological systems, Frank Gillette is a video pioneer whose multi-channel installations and tapes focus on […]

This Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30 pm: “Naturally Hypernatural” at the Austrian Cultural Forum

This coming Wednesday, VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn and several other members of the SVA community will be participating in the panel discussion Naturally Hypernatural at the Austrian Cultural Forum: – PROJECT PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION “NATURALLY HYPERNATURAL” WEDNESDAY NOV 09, 07:30 PM – 09:00 PM Naturally Hypernatural is a collaborative research project exploring the relation between “nature” and “art”. […]

Armin Medosch presents “New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 – 1978),” this Tuesday the 18th at 6 pm

Armin Medosch presents “New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 – 1978),” this Tuesday the 18th at 6 pm

MFA Computer Art, MFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual & Critical Studies present artist and curator Armin Medosch discussing his book, New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 – 1978), which was recently published by MIT Press. Armin Medosch, Ph.D., is a Vienna-based artist, curator and scholar working in art and media […]

A new video of “Space in Medieval and Modern Painting: A dialogue between Barbara Rose and Lynn Gamwell”

A new video of “Space in Medieval and Modern Painting: A dialogue between Barbara Rose and Lynn Gamwell”

Today’s post features a recently uploaded video of the VCS-sponsored lecture Space in Medieval and Modern Painting: A dialogue between Barbara Rose and Lynn Gamwell, which took place at SVA on April 18th. Here’s our description of the event, followed by screenshots of three of the images from Barbara Rose’s slide presentation: Barbara Rose, art […]

Lynn Gamwell’s “Why the history of maths is also the history of art” featured in The Guardian’s Adventures in Numberland blog

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Faculty Writings | No Comments
Lynn Gamwell’s “Why the history of maths is also the history of art” featured in The Guardian’s Adventures in Numberland blog

Earlier this week, VCS faculty member Lynn Gamwell had an article on mathematics and art published on Alex Bellos’s maths blog in The Guardian. Titled “Why the history of maths is also the history of art,” the piece features Gamwell’s discussion of ten artworks from her new book Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History (Princeton […]

An essay by VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn in Vision Anew, from UC Press

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Faculty, Faculty Writings | No Comments

We are happy to announce that Tom Huhn, the Chair of Visual & Critical Studies, has contributed an essay on the fate of photography to the new collection of essays on the lens and screen arts. (See below for more information on the book.) The following description of Vision Anew is quoted from the University […]

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