October 2021 Virtual events and exhibitions at the University of Fine Arts



Tuesday, October 5th, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | “Other worlds of art” | On-line

Cooperation between East Asian and Euro-American institutions, exhibitions and artist studios, Alexander Lau, Director of the Empty Gallery in Hong Kong, and Freya Chou, who has worked on 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 the MA Curatorial Practice Director of Research Brian Kuan Wood. to discuss how a curator can discover and promote unexpected and unforeseen ways of creating art.

Wednesday, October 6th, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Panel discussion “A silent benchmark” | On-line

Take part in this virtual panel discussion presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies with artists Josephine Halvorson, Hanneline Røgeberg, Faculty member and curator of the SVA art history Catherine Haggarty and writer Andrew Woolbright, presented in conjunction with the exhibition “A Quiet Scale” which runs through Friday, October 15 at the SVA Flatiron Project Space.

Thursday, October 7th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | “Afghanistan: 20 Years of War”, with journalist Anand Gopal | On-line

Award-winning journalist during the years of the war in Afghanistan Anand Gopal has conducted groundbreaking coverage interviewing former Afghan government officials, Taliban militants, and ordinary Afghan men and women. He will discuss why the effects of the war did not live up to the false promises made by American politicians and have possible implications for the future of America’s military footprint on the world. Presented by the SVA Honors Program and BFA Visual & Critical Studies.

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

Join Adobe Senior Creative Director and Emmy Award-winning instructors Russell Brown for a talk as part of MPS Digital Photography’s i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration series. Brown will share his expertise from 32 years of creative experience at Adobe, where he contributed to the development of Adobe Photoshop with feature improvements, 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, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | “Responding to the Asian Community During the Pandemic” | On-line

While Asian racism is not new to this country, there has been a sharp rise in the number of attacks against Asian people recently, according to NYPD data. In this virtual group lecture by MPS Art Therapy, a Tokyo-born art therapist Makiko Harada will share their own experiences and review the history of hatred towards Asians. The second part of the conversation is devoted to the reaction of the arts to racism.

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

In this panel discussion of SVA Further Education, we will investigate this question by looking at what a world would look like without fashion advertising. Could this wean people off the fast fashion and planned obsolescence that is so masculine in the contemporary fashion landscape? The panel includes Aja hairdresser, Willow Debaugh, Shazia Abji and Charlie Engmen, and is moderated by Shonagh Marshall, MPS Fashion Photography Faculty Member and Curator, Author, and Founder of denier, a bimonthly newsletter that explores fashion in the Anthropocene.

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

This year, the Queens Museum is embracing the “intolerable uncertainty” of our time by initiating a process of institutional self-exploration while strengthening links between the museum and its communities to create new opportunities for culture, kinship and mutual support. Join the President and Executive Director of the Queens Museum Sally Tallant, Head of Public Programs Catherine Gray, Director of Education Kimaada Le Gendre and artist-in-residence Julian Louis Phillips To examine in this panel presented by MA Curatorial Practice how a new type of institution can embrace the unknown.

Tuesday, October 26th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Community Design Workshop: “How we can move forward together” | On-line

How We Move Forward Together is a 90-minute workshop where Community Designer and MFA Design for Social Innovation Faculty member Sloan Leo discuss 10 insights for designers who want to accelerate equitable communities. The workshop will take place in connection with the fifth annual Art & Activism event of SVA further education on Wednesday, November 3rd (details to follow). This preview event and workshop is aimed at curious designers who are engaged or interested in understanding how designers can accelerate justice, build communities, and promote justice.

Tuesday, October 26th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Malike Sidibe | On-line

Attend a free talk by Brooklyn-based West African photographer Malike Sidibe as part of MPS Digital Photography’s i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration series. Sidibe specializes in fashion, portrait, and documentary photography, and tends to take a dream-like approach to image creation. From photographing covers for The New York Times Magazine to include his work TimeSidibe’s “Top 10 Images of 2020” has developed its 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 an energetic, creative photographer who produces innovative portraits and images full of spirit and color.

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