American Express – This February at SVA: Upcoming Virtual Talks and Exhibitions
February 2, 7:00 – 8:00pm | Visiting Artist Lecture: Robert Branch
Join BFA Fine Arts for a Visiting Artist Lecture with artist and faculty member Robert Branch, who will discuss his experience as an original member of the Tim Rollins and Studio K.O.S. collective and his work at the intersection of art, multimedia instruction, community and communications.
February 4, 6:00 – 7:30pm | Art, Community, Accountability & Agape Love in a Post-Trump Administration
MFA Art Practice and BFA Fine Arts faculty member Angel Abreu of Studio K.O.S. will moderate a conversation with Ken Tan, Jeannine A. Cook and fellow K.O.S. member and BFA Fine Arts faculty member Robert Branch on communities’ and artists’ roles in healing from the current social unrest.
February 5, 7:00 – 8:30pm | Christopher Bedford: Structural Change in American Art Museums
This talk by Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) Christopher Bedford will examine the importance and immediacy of this change agenda, and the Museum’s commitment to it, including successes to date, challenges encountered and plans for the future.
February 9, 7:00 – 8:30pm | Julia Stotz
Los Angeles-based food and still life photographer Julia Stotz will share her passion for food and her joy in photographing it, as part of the MPS Digital Photography i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series. Much sought after for her vivid, playful and painterly take on food, her clients include Airbnb, American Express, Apple, Bon Appetit, Coca-Cola, Food Network, Food & Wine, Refinery29 and Starbucks.
February 10, 7:00 – 8:00pm | Performance and Body Mapping Workshop
Body mapping is an intergenerational dialogue tool helping people of different generations to talk to each other. The experience builds trust and deepens people’s understanding of how their lives are all connected with each other. Join SVA Continuing Education for this body mapping workshop led by artistic director, choreographer and performer Anabella Lenzu, during which participants will use texts and drawings to share their own stories of their bodies.
February 11, 11:00am – noon | Unsilencing, Unnaming and Institutional Transformation
Director of Kunstinstituut Melly, the Rotterdam institution formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy and sociologist Rolando Vázquez Melken share insights from the renaming process and its contribution to institutional decolonization in the Netherlands and beyond in a talk presented by MA Curatorial Practice.
February 12, 6:30 – 8:30pm | Valentine’s Day Virtual Drawing Marathon with Peter Hristoff: Be Mine!
Inspired by Valentine’s Day and ideas of romance, promise, love and fidelity—and the flip side of these expectations—participants will be working from prompts to create loose, fast drawings. Based on memory, imagination, word-association and a selection of Valentine’s Day-inspired photos, participants will be encouraged to let go and approach drawing as fearlessly and as joyfully as possible. Led by faculty member Peter Hristoff (BFA 1981 Fine Arts).
February 18, 4:00 – 5:00pm | The Art of Slow Looking: An Intergenerational Workshop
When was the last time you stopped to really look at a work of art in a museum? Do you sometimes wish you could have a deeper and more engaging conversation around works of art with others? In this interactive workshop, focusing on just a few works by one contemporary artist, you will learn how to stop and look slowly and share your thoughts and observations in an intergenerational group.
February 23, 7:00 – 8:30pm | Nichole Washington
Nichole Washington (SVA MPS 2016 Digital Photography) will present an overview of recent projects and commissions as part of the MPS Digital Photography i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series. Washington uses photography and paint to create bold and expressive images that are an exploration of feminine strength, identity and spirituality. Her work centralizes superheroine characters that exist in an imagined space meant for healing and transformation.
February 25, 11:00am – noon | Frontier Imaginaries
Join roaming art platform and research initiative Frontier Imaginaries curator and founder Vivian Ziherl in conversation with Elizabeth Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University (and longtime Frontier Imaginaries contributor and co-conspirator) to discuss how colonial norms and forces “appear,” how curating is implicated and how social gatherings, exhibitions, images and forms can rebel, presented by MA Curatorial Practice.
February 26, 6:00 – 7:30pm | Community Lecture Series: Art Therapy in the Time of COVID-19
As many of us were forced to pivot therapeutic practices when the COVID-19 pandemic altered society last spring, this lecture, presented by MPS Art Therapy, explores art therapist and 2017 program alumnus Joshua Brancheau’s efforts to find a way to meet his clients’ needs in the face of this crisis.
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