Opening this Friday, October 16th: Lucid Visions at Panepinto Galleries in Jersey City, with work by Kara Rooney

Opening this Friday, October 16th: Lucid Visions at Panepinto Galleries in Jersey City, with work by Kara Rooney

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Tomorrow night, Panepinto Galleries in Jersey City will host the opening reception for the group exhibition Lucid Visions, which includes work by VCS faculty member Kara Rooney. Here’s more about the exhibition from the gallery’s website, including schedule information and a description of the show:

LUCID VISIONS
October 16 – November 24, 2014

Opening Reception: October 16th, 6-9pm

Often when one…

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This Monday evening: “Galia Solomonoff: Why Art and Architecture Today”

This Monday evening (October 13th) at 6:30 pm, the Visual & Critical Studies Program will present the lecture “Why Art and Architecture Today” by Galia Solomonoff, founder and creative director of…

This Monday evening: “Galia Solomonoff: Why Art and Architecture Today”

This Monday evening (October 13th) at 6:30 pm, the Visual & Critical Studies Program will present the lecture “Why Art and Architecture Today” by Galia Solomonoff, founder and creative director of…

Opening October 10: Feels Like Telepathy by Jennifer Paige Cohen at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

Tomorrow evening (October 10) from 6 to 8 pm, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery will host the opening reception for the exhibition…

Opening October 10: Feels Like Telepathy by Jennifer Paige Cohen at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

Tomorrow evening (October 10) from 6 to 8 pm, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery will host the opening reception for the exhibition…

Announcing the VCS Chair Reading for October 2014

Announcing the VCS Chair Reading for October 2014

The New Yorker, September 15, 2014Adorno and Benjamin, debating art in the technological age, sustained one of the twentieth century’s richest intellectual conversations. Credit: Illustration by Patrick Bremer / Left: Ullstein Bild / AKG; Right: Imagno / AKG

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 article as a good introduction to the two of them by way of a consideration…

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Announcing “Heroes” by Peter Hristoff at C.A.M Gallery in Istanbul, opening October 23rd

Announcing “Heroes” by Peter Hristoff at C.A.M Gallery in Istanbul, opening October 23rd

Work by Peter Hristoff from "Heroes (courtesy Peter Hristoff and C.A.M. Gallery)

Work by Peter Hristoff from “Heroes (courtesy Peter Hristoff and C.A.M. Gallery)

Starting on October 23rd, VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff will have a set of new artworks on display in the exhibition “Heroes” at C.A.M. Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey. The following description is quoted from the gallery’s press release (you can read the rest here).

C.A.M. Gallery is pleased to present “Heroes”, an…

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Mossless magazine and Connor Calhoun at this weekend’s NY Art Book Fair

Mossless magazine and Connor Calhoun at this weekend’s NY Art Book Fair

The title page for Mossless Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013)

The title page for Mossless Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013)

This weekend, VCS alumnus Romke Hoogwaerts and his publishing partner Grace Leigh will have a table at the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter. Here’s the announcement that Romke and Grace sent out earlier this week:

If you’re in New York tonight or this weekend, head to Queens to the New York Art Book…

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This Thursday, September 25th: the opening reception for The Dark Flowers by Savanna Barrett

This Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm, VCS alumna Savanna Barrett will unveil The Dark…

This Thursday, September 25th: the opening reception for The Dark Flowers by Savanna Barrett

This Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm, VCS alumna Savanna Barrett will unveil The Dark…

This Monday evening, September 22: Pablo León de la Barra in Conversation with Carla Stellweg

This Monday evening, September 22: Pablo León de la Barra in Conversation with Carla Stellweg

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This Monday evening, the Visual & Critical Studies program will present “Pablo León de la Barra in Conversation with Carla Stellweg,” our second entry in this semester’s Art in the First Person lecture series.

Last June, after an intense traveling schedule visiting over 16 countries in Latin America, Pablo León de la Barra inaugurated Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, an…

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

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

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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…

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Lucia Hinojosa’s Brooklyn Rail review of “Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today”

The September 2014 issue of The Brooklyn Rail includes a review by VCS alumna Lucia Hinojosa of…

Lucia Hinojosa’s Brooklyn Rail review of “Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today”

The September 2014 issue of The Brooklyn Rail includes a review by VCS alumna Lucia Hinojosa of…

This semester’s Art in the First Person lecture series

This semester’s Art in the First Person lecture series

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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 description of the events still to come; all will be free and open to…

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Announcing the September 2014 VCS Chair Reading: Tom Huhn’s review of Jeff Koons at the Whitney

Here’s a brief message from VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn announcing the return of the monthly VCS Chair Readings series and presenting this month’s entry, which he also wrote:

Announcing the September 2014 VCS Chair Reading: Tom Huhn’s review of Jeff Koons at the Whitney

Here’s a brief message from VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn announcing the return of the monthly VCS Chair Readings series and presenting this month’s entry, which he also wrote:

Opening tomorrow: Irreverent Decadence at Louis B. James, featuring new paintings by Ryan Brady

VCS alumnus Ryan Brady has several new works in Irreverent Decadence, a two-person show opening tomorrow at…

Opening tomorrow: Irreverent Decadence at Louis B. James, featuring new paintings by Ryan Brady

VCS alumnus Ryan Brady has several new works in Irreverent Decadence, a two-person show opening tomorrow at…

This Monday at 6:30 pm: “Isamu Noguchi: Visionary Designer,” a lecture by Deborah A. Goldberg

This Monday, September 8th, the Visual & Critical Studies department will present “Isamu Noguchi: Visionary Designer,”

This Monday at 6:30 pm: “Isamu Noguchi: Visionary Designer,” a lecture by Deborah A. Goldberg

This Monday, September 8th, the Visual & Critical Studies department will present “Isamu Noguchi: Visionary Designer,”

Welcome back

The new academic year at SVA begins on Tuesday, and the VCS blog is returning to its regular semiweekly posting schedule.

First up later this week: an announcement of this semester’s entries in the Art in the First Person lecture series. I’ll post that in a couple days, along with information about the first VCS-sponsored lecture, which will take place this coming Monday, September 8th.

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