October 2021 Virtual events and exhibitions at the School of Visual Arts




Tuesday October 5, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | “Completely other worlds of art” | In line

Working between institutions, exhibitions and studios of artists from East Asia and Europe, Alexandre lau, Director of Empty gallery in Hong Kong and Freya Chou, who has been part of the curatorial teams of the Taipei Biennale, the Shanghai Biennale, the Para Site in Hong Kong, as well as the upcoming 58th Carnegie International and Hong Kong’s participation in the Venice Biennale 2022, join MA Curatorial Practice Director of Research Brian Kuan Wood to discuss how a curator can discover and encourage unexpected and unanticipated ways of making art.

Wednesday October 6, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Round table “A silent ladder” | In line

Join this virtual roundtable presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies with artists Josephine Halvorson, Hanneline Røgeberg, member of the SVA art history faculty and curator Catherine hagarty and writer Andrew Woolbright, presented in conjunction with the exhibition “A Quiet Scale”, presented until Friday, October 15 at the SVA Flatiron Project Space.

Thursday October 7 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | “Afghanistan: 20 years of war”, with journalist Anand Gopal | In line

During the years of the war in Afghanistan, an award-winning journalist Anand Gopal undertook groundbreaking reporting, interviewing former Afghan government officials, Taliban militants, and ordinary Afghan men and women. He will explain why the effects of the war have failed to match the false promises of US political leaders and the possible implications for the future of the US military footprint on the globe. Presented by the SVA Honors Program and the BFA Visual & Critical Studies.

Tuesday October 12, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Russell Brown | In line

Join the senior creative director at Adobe and Emmy Award-winning instructor Russell brown for a conference as part of the i3 series: Images, Ideas, Inspiration from MPS Digital Photography. Brown will share the expertise of his 32 years of creative experience at Adobe, where he contributed to the evolution of Adobe Photoshop with feature enhancements, advanced scripting and development. He has helped the world’s leading photographers, publishers, art directors and artists master the software tools that have made Adobe’s applications the standard by which all others are measured.

Friday October 15, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | “Response to the Asian community during the pandemic” | In line

According to NYPD data, although Asian racism is not new to this country, there has recently been a significant increase in the number of attacks against Asians. In this virtual community conference from Tokyo-born art therapist MPS Art Therapy Makiko harada share their own experiences and review the history of hatred towards Asians. The second part of the conference will be devoted to the arts’ response to racism.

Monday October 18, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | “Should we ban fashion advertising? “| In line

In this panel discussion presented by SVA Continuing Education, we will explore this question by examining what a world without fashion advertising would look like. Could this wean people off of fast fashion and the planned obsolescence so manly in the contemporary fashion landscape? The panel includes Aja barber, Willow Defebaugh, Shazia Abji and Charlie engmen, and will be moderated by Shonagh Marshall, Faculty Member of MPS Fashion Photography and Curator, Writer and Founder of Denier, a bimonthly newsletter that explores fashion in the Anthropocene era.

Wednesday October 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | “The Year of Uncertainty at the Queens Museum” | In line

This year the Queen’s Museum embraces the “intolerable uncertainty” of our time by embarking on a process of institutional self-exploration while strengthening the bonds between the museum and its communities to create new possibilities of culture, kinship and mutual support. Join the President and CEO of the Queens Museum Sally Tallant, Head of public programs Catherine grau, director of education Kimaada The Son-in-law and artist in residence Julien louis phillips to explore how a new type of institution can embrace the unknown in this panel presented by MA Curatorial Practice.

Tuesday October 26, 6.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. | Community Design Workshop: “How We Move Forward Together” | In line

“How We Move Forward Together” is a 90-minute workshop in which community designer and MFA Design for Social Innovation faculty member Sloan Leo will discuss 10 ideas for designers who want to accelerate righteous communities. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the fifth annual SVA Continuing Education Art and Activism event on Wednesday, November 3 (details to come). This preview event and workshop is for curious designers who are engaged or want to understand how designers can accelerate justice, build community, and advance fairness.

Tuesday October 26, 7 p.m. Р8:30 p.m. | Malike Sidib̩ | In line

Take part in a free talk given by a West African photographer based in Brooklyn Malike Sidibé as part of the i3 series: Images, Ideas, Inspiration from MPS Digital Photography. Sidibe specializes in fashion, portrait and documentary photography and tends to take a dreamlike approach to image creation. Cover photography for The New York Times Magazine that his work is included in Timein the “Top 10 images of 2020”, Sidibe has developed his own unique style. Sidibe’s work reflects his creative nature, and his inspiration is drawn from the people he meets and the places he has lived. He is a creative and energetic photographer who produces innovative portraits and images full of wit and color.



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