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Thursday December 13, 2012
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Debra Bricker Balken, December 13, 2012

December 13th , 7 pm
“Harold Rosenberg and the Twilight of the Intellectuals”
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd street, NYC


Independent writer and curator Debra Bricker Balken will discuss some of the ways in which Harold Rosenberg’s key essay, “The American Action Painters,” both galvanized and polarized mid-century American artists and critics.   Her talk will address, in particular, Rosenberg’s fallout with writers such as Clement Greenberg and Hilton Kramer, as well as a new generation of formalist thinkers who emerged in the 1960s.

Photo credit: Jeff Barnett-Winsby

This event is free and open to the public

Thursday November 15, 2012
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Luc Sante: The Genius of the System


Luc Sante
Nov 15th 7 pm
“The Genius of the System.”

Photography is unlike other arts in at least one respect: it is seldom entirely within the control of the artist, and almost always represents a collaboration with chance. This keeps the meaning of the photograph in flux; it is changed by successive generations of viewers. Photography is a broad continuum of which self-consciously artistic expression occupies only a small portion, but across which artistic realization can potentially be found at any point at any time.  Attached is my

SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street  New York, NY 10011

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday October 10th, 2012
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Art Criticism and Writing Students Interview Peter Lamborn WIlson for the October Issue of the Brooklyn Rail

Friday October 5th, 2012
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Alumni Aimee Walleston and faculty member Nancy Princenthal are in the October 2012 issue of Art In America

Aimee Walleston (class of ’09) and faculty member Nancy Princenthal both have work published in the October 2012 issue of Art In America. Princenthal reviewed Richard Avedon’s show at Gagosian and Aimee Walleston reviewed Jasa’s exhibition at On Stellar Rays as well as Nicolas Guagnini at Miguel Abreu and Balice Hertling & Lewis.

Saturday October 6, 2012
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David Levi Strauss at Cooper Union, Saturday October 6, 4-6pm

Thursday October 11, 2012
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Elaine Scarry at the SVA Theatre, October 11th at 7pm


Elaine Scarry
October 11th , 7pm
“Beauty and the Pact of Aliveness”

Elaine Scarry is the Cabot Professor of Aesthetics at Harvard University and is the author of The Body in Pain, On Beauty and Being Just, and Thinking in an Emergency. The lecture argues that beauty is a call to social justice. It draws on artists and philosophers from Plato to the present to show three different ways in which beauty presses us to repair the injuries of the world.

Thursday October 11, 2012
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Open House October 11th at 5pm

On October 11, 2012 at 5 pm, join us for an Open House and Information Session. Tour our new facilities, meet students and faculty, and join us for the Elaine Scarry lecture at the SVA Theatre at 7 pm. Call us for more information and register for this event at http://www.sva.edu/form/graduate-info-sessions.

Thursday September 27, 2012
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MARCUS BOON: September 27th at 7pm in the SVA Theatre


Marcus Boon
September 27th , 7pm
“Abject Future: Tyler, the Creator, Azealia Banks and the Politics of Vibration”

Scholar Marcus Boon discusses recent music videos by controversial Los Angeles based hip-hop crew Odd Future, including Tyler, the Creator’s (in)famous “Yonkers” and New York rap sensation Azealia Banks’ remarkable “212” as a starting point to examine the role of sound and vibration in politics and aesthetics. Through readings of Sigmund Freud, Julia Kristeva and Roberto Esposito, he explores the problem of violence and its relation to sound and propose a different way of thinking about vibrational ontology and what it would mean to think of vibration as a political problem.

photo credit: Cylla von Tiedemann

Thursday January 1, 1970
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Kurt Ralske (class of 2012) will present his work at the LISA conference held at the Guggenheim on October 21st

Thursday September 27, 2012
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Faculty members Ann Lauterbach and Alan Gilbert will give readings at Futurepoem’s 10th Anniversary celebration

192 Books
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st St., Chelsea, NY
Thursday, September 27th @ 8PM

Readings by  MFA Art Criticism and Writing Faculty members Ann Lauterbach and Alan Gilbert, and Wendy Walters

Futurepoem books is an award-winning New York City small press that
publishes innovative poetry, prose and cross-genre literature. To
celebrate its 10th anniversary, this event brings together poet Ann
Lauterbach, a member of Futurepoem’s advisory board, and two
Futurepoem authors, Alan Gilbert and Wendy Walters.

Ann Lauterbach, poet and essayist, is the author of eight books of
poetry, an essay collection, and has collaborated with visual artists
including Ann Hamilton, Joe Brainard and Lucio Pozzi. Her most recent
book of poems, Or To Begin Again (2009) was a finalist for a National
Book Award. She is Ruth and David Schwab Professor of Languages and
Literature at Bard College, where she is also co-Director of Writing
in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Among her awards are
a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Alan Gilbert’s first book of poems, Late in the Antenna Fields
(Futurepoem, 2011) was a finalist for The Believer Poetry Award. A
second book of poems, The Treatment of Monuments, is forthcoming this
fall from Split Level Texts. He is the recipient of a 2009 New York
Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative
Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature.

Wendy Walters is the author of the book of poems, Longer I wait, More
You Love Me and the forthcoming Troy, Michigan, from Futurepoem. She
is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry. Her
poetry has appeared in Drunken Boat, Los Angeles Review, Callahoo,
HOW2 and Seneca Review and her prose has been published or is
forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Bookforum, and Harper’s Magazine. She
is Assistant Professor of Poetry at The New School’s Eugene Lang
College in New York City.

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