A CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS
IN THE MFA ART WRITING PROGRAM AT THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015 FROM 12 – 6:30 P.M.
132 WEST 21st STREET, 6th FLOOR, NEW YORK CITY
All events are free and open to the public
Sponsored by the MFA Art Writing program at the School of Visual Arts
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents Critical Information, an interdisciplinary conference examining the contemporary dialogue between art, media, and society. Organized by second-year students in the MFA Art Writing program at SVA, the Critical Information conference provides a critical forum for discussions at the juncture of media, theory, criticism, and the visual arts.
Each year the conference focuses on a specific topic selected by the students. Under this year’s theme “Text and Image,” the conference will present the work of 10 invited participants on three panels: Altered Perceptions with Madeline Schwartzman, Clement Valla and Suzanne Anker; Book as Object with Matvei Yankelevich, Shannon Michael Cane and Andrew Roth; and Reading Images with Christian Patterson, Joel Smith, Nicholas Muellner and Marisol Limon Martinez.
A Quijote Talk by Anne Waldman entitled “NYSchool: Inside the Rhizome” will precede the conference on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30pm.
The MFA Art Writing program at SVA offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. For students who want to improve their writing and advance their knowledge of contemporary art, theory, literature, and history, this concentrated program offers seminars by practicing critics, editors, philosophers, poets, and artists. The focus in writing is on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, through intensive writing practicums. http://artwriting.sva.edu/
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose. http://www.sva.edu/
Graduate Student Organizing Committee
MFA Art Writing Chair
David Levi Strauss
MFA Art Writing Administrator
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