Tom Huhn’s selections for “Summer Reading Friday”

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Art education, Faculty, Other | No Comments

VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn is the first contributor to Summer Reading Friday, a newly launched series of posts on SVA Close Up featuring suggestions for late summer reading from members of the SVA community. Tom’s picks include five works spanning a wide range of interests and fields, from Adam Smith’s 1759 book The Theory […]

This Monday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm: VCS presents “Leo Treitler: Our Mimetic Heritage from Plato to Louis Vuitton”

On Monday, the Visual & Critical Studies program will present our second entry in this semester’s Art in the First Person lecture series: Monday, February 23, 6:30 pm Leo Treitler: Our Mimetic Heritage from Plato to Louis Vuitton 133-141 West 21st Street, room 101C New York, NY 10011 Free and open to the public The […]

Announcing the Spring 2015 Art in the First person lecture series

This semester, the Visual & Critical Studies Program is sponsoring four lectures as part of SVA’s ongoing Art in the First Person series. Here the full schedule for all four, including details on the speakers, dates, and topics. I will post updates here as each approaches. You can also find a listing of our lectures […]

Blurbs by Tom Huhn for two recently published books on photography and painting

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Faculty, Faculty Writings, Other | No Comments

A few weeks ago, VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn told me that a couple new academic press art books were about to be released with dust jacket blurbs quoted from advance reviews he’d written for the publishers. Last week he showed me his copies of the books, so I scanned the covers and Tom’s comments […]

Presenting the VCS Chair Reading for October 2014

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in General VCS Info | No Comments

Here’s a message from VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn about this month’s VCS Chair Reading: I’m very happy to recommend this Alex Ross New Yorker piece on Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. It’s informative and I think mostly fair. For those of you who are more or less new to these two thinkers, I recommend […]

This Friday and Saturday: “Questioning Aesthetics” at Pratt Institute, presented by the Visual & Critical Studies program

This Friday and Saturday (September 19-20), Pratt Institute will host the two-day symposium “Questioning Aesthetics” in partnership with SVA’s Art History and Visual & Critical Studies programs. The SVA events calendar contains the following information about the event: A two-day symposium exploring new transdisciplinary research in aesthetics and celebrating the launch of the six-volume Encyclopedia […]

This Saturday, May 31st: Art and Class, a panel discussion at the Left Forum

This Saturday, Bret Schneider (VCS Chair Assistant and head of the SVA chapter of The Platypus Affiliated Society) will take part in Art and Class, a panel discussion at Left Forum. Here’s more information about the panel, including links to the items in the reading list: ___ Art and Class Although the art world seemed […]

This Thursday evening: a reading by George Lee Moore and a dialogue by James Kelly, presented by diSONARE

Tomorrow evening (Thursday, March 6) at 6:30 p.m., the Soho art space Recess will host a reading and performance organized by diSONARE, the recently launched literature and arts magazine co-founded by VCS alumna Lucia Hinojosa. Here’s Lucia’s announcement for the event: _____ Please join us this Thursday, March 6th at Recess! diSONARE will be hosting […]

Announcing “Democracy & the Left,” this Tuesday February 25th at 6:30 pm

Democracy & the Left Tuesday 2/25, 6:30-9pm School of Visual Arts, 133 West 21st St, room 101C Panelists: Alan Akrivos (Socialist Alternative) Dick Howard (Stony Brook) Alan Milchman (Internationalist Perspective) Joseph Schwartz (DSA) From the financial crisis and the bank bail-outs to the question of “sovereign debt”; from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street; […]

Presenting the VCS Chair Reading for November 2013

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Art education, General VCS Info, Other | No Comments

Here is Department Chair Tom Huhn’s announcement of the VCS Chair Reading for this month: I’m happy to recommend Hal Foster’s review of Jacques Ranciere’s most recent book, “Aisthesis: Scenes for the Aesthetic Regime of Art” from the London Review of Books. Foster’s short review contains a very helpful synopsis of Ranciere’s most important books […]

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