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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Berny Tan and Sherylene Chew’s “Experiments in Literary Cartography” just published in Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

Berny Tan and Sherylene Chew’s “Experiments in Literary Cartography” just published in Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

Sher and Berny's diagrams for week 10 of Isle-to-Isle (click to visit the site)

_______Sher and Berny’s diagrams for week 10 of Isle-to-Isle (click to visit the site)

Back in June, I wrote a post about Isle-to-Isle, an ongoing literary data visualization project created by VCS alumna Berny Tan and designer Sher Chew. The project is now in its tenth week, and Berny and Sher have just had a paper they’ve written about its early weeks published in the Parsons Journal for…

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Hallie Kruger’s new website and shop

Hallie Kruger’s new website and shop

Hallie at work

Hallie at work. (via her Instagram)

VCS alumna Hallie Kruger has launched a new website and online store where she’ll be selling one-of-a-kind clothing and some of her artwork, along with custom-designed pieces. Here’s some information from Hallie via the site’s profile page:

I live and create in New York City’s Lower East Side, but I find my materials and inspiration from all over. Everything I…

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“Of Zebraification” by William Patterson in Temporary Art Review

“Of Zebraification” by William Patterson in Temporary Art Review

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Last week, VCS alumnus William Patterson had a new piece published on the Temporary Art Review website. Titled “Of Zebraification: A Review of Cousins Presents ‘Faceless’,” the piece discusses a recent five-person exhibition at a temporary art space in Brooklyn. Here’s a brief quote from its opening paragraphs:

The exhibition is the first for popup gallery Cousins.  It dwells in a small…

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Shellyne Rodriguez selected to create a billboard for 14x48

Shellyne Rodriguez selected to create a billboard for 14×48

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VCS alumna Shellyne Rodriguez has just been selected to create a billboard for the public art project 14×48. Here’s some information about the project from the 14×48 website:

14×48 repurposes vacant billboards as public art space in order to create more opportunities in public art for emerging artists, to challenge emerging artists to engage more with public art, and to enliven the vibrancy of…

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