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

aifp

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

OZ

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

14x48

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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Berny Tan and Asymptote literary journal

Berny Tan and Asymptote literary journal

Asymptote

VCS class of 2014 alumna Berny Tan just wrote to me about her new job at the online literary journal Asymptote. Here’s what she had to say:

Since early May, I’ve been working for Asymptote, an online international journal dedicated to literary translation. We have just released our Summer issue—the first issue that I’ve seen through from start to finish as Chief Executive Assistant. In addition…

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Thesis work from the class of 2014

Thesis work from the class of 2014

Today’s post presents a selection of thesis work from this year’s graduating class. As you’ll see, the images below reflect a wide range of mediums, subjects, and approaches to artmaking.

You can find over 200 more images of works from the 2014 senior class in this photoset on the VCS Flickr page, including details of some of the works shown here.

Olivia Yeatman

Olivia Yeatman

Justine Wong 1

Justine Wong

Justine Wong 2

Justine Wong

Erin Ward

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Images from the 2014 VCS Open Studios

Images from the 2014 VCS Open Studios

VCS Open Studios Poster Final

Today’s post presents images from the 2014 VCS open studios, which took place at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year. You can also see a few more at the Visual & Critical Studies Flickr page.

This year’s event showcased a wide range of works from the graduating seniors and many of the 1st through 3rd-year students. Virtually the entire 4th floor of 133 West 21st Street was used as exhibition…

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Lucia Hinojosa and Jenna Lee in Historical Access Memory, opening this Saturday at Fowler Arts Collective

VCS alumnae Lucia Hinojosa (class of 2013) and Jenna Lee (class of 2012) will both have works in the group exhibition…

Lucia Hinojosa and Jenna Lee in Historical Access Memory, opening this Saturday at Fowler Arts Collective

VCS alumnae Lucia Hinojosa (class of 2013) and Jenna Lee (class of 2012) will both have works in the group exhibition…

Opening Wednesday: “Sargent’s Daughters,” including works by Emily Weiner and Amy Wilson

Opening Wednesday: “Sargent’s Daughters,” including works by Emily Weiner and Amy Wilson

Emily Weiner, Thingvellir (Kjarvalsdottir), detail, 2014, oil on paper, 18 x 24 inches

Emily Weiner, Thingvellir (Kjarvalsdottir), detail, 2014, oil on paper, 18 x 24 inches

This Wednesday, June 25th, Sargent’s Daughters in New York will open a new eponymous group exhibition featuring works by 40 women artists, including VCS faculty members Emily Weiner and Amy Wilson. The opening reception will take place at the gallery from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday evening.

Here is a description of…

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