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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Happy Friday! We hope to enliven your weekend with recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via Print

Image via Print

Abstract Pictures (Print): Netflix brings design stars to your television. (via Steven Heller)

Culture Club (New York Times): How the NEA invests in the curiosity and intelligence of American citizens. (via SVA Computer Art)

Talk Radium (Deadline Hollywood): Marie Curie comes to life through two comics legends. (via SVA News)

Brain Boost (ScienceDaily): Get connected with your creative brain. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Happy Friday! We hope to keep you warm this weekend with recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via Creative Boom

Image via Creative Boom

Dissent Duo (Creative Boom): Milton Glaser, Mirko Ilic pick prominent protest posters. (via SVA News)

New Mutants (Fast Co. Design): Iconic artist Bill Sienkiewicz on the creative risks of FX’s “Legion” (via Mark Sable)

Trash Treasures (On Art and Aesthetics): SVA alum Naomi White investigates consumerism and material culture. (via SVA News)

Epic Heroes (io9): How Ancient Legends gave us modern superheroes. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Student Artwork Update: Susana Rico

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

We are pleased to present photographs by SVACE student Susana Rico! Susana created her artwork in conjunction with numerous courses, including:

Susana Rico grew up in Setúbal, Portugal and the French part of Switzerland. She returned to Portugal and completed her Marketing and Advertising degree, in Lisbon, in 2005. In 2009, she moved to London to learn English and one year later, left to work in Zurich, Switzerland.

Photo by Susana Rico

Photo by Susana Rico

During a trip to Bali, Indonesia in 2011, she felt in love with the beauty of the images taken and started to take her camera everywhere. Being exposed to different languages and cultures ever since childhood made her become extremely aware of her surroundings and she developed a particular taste for street photography and documentary. The choice of unique characters and subcultures are also imminent in her work. Her photographic style features strong contrasts and extremely bright colors.

Photo by Susana Rico

Photo by Susana Rico

Susana believes that beauty is perception and that everything and everybody has its own beauty.  Her motto: “Always put your soul, creativity and love in everything you do.” Susana is currently based in New York.

Photo by Susana Rico

Photo by Susana Rico

See Susana’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until February 28th. Find more at her website and Instagram!

Faculty Updates

Monday, February 6th, 2017

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from course instructors Steve Brodner, Ruth Marten, Keren Moscovitch, and Tom Motley.

Steve Brodner follows the white rabbit into the shaky world of “Alternative Facts,” illustrating his own batch for The Washington Post.

Steve Brodner illustration via The Washington Post

Steve Brodner illustration via The Washington Post

Ruth Marten is featured in the New York Times for artwork exhibited in “Tattooed New York” at the New-York Historical Society.

(l) Ruth Marten, Marquesan Heads, 1977. Courtesy of the Artist. (r) Mike Bakaty, Big Panther, 1983. Photograph courtesy of Maury Englander.

(l) Ruth Marten, Marquesan Heads, 1977. Courtesy of the Artist. (r) Mike Bakaty, Big Panther, 1983. Photograph courtesy of Maury Englander.

Keren Moscovitch opens up about her new multidisciplinary project, “One More Way Files,” debuting this week at LABA, NYC! Keren writes:

“The way we tell stories and pass them between oral and written formats – is a collective erotic expression that works in concert with humankind’s intellectual and spiritual traditions.”

Keren Moscovitch image via LABA

Keren Moscovitch image via LABA

Tom Motley gets real in this drawing for The Brooklyn Rail, part of an ongoing series of drawings for that banner.

Tom Motley drawing via The Brooklyn Rail

Tom Motley drawing via The Brooklyn Rail

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Happy Friday! We hope to keep you warm this weekend with recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via Artnet

Image via Artnet

Stomp Sisters (Artnet): SVA alum Kate Gilmore gets us stomping toward a female future. (via SVA News)

Brand Leaders (Fast Co. Design): Can designers predict the future of branding? (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Your Mirror (The New Yorker): When a photographer meets her muse – on the subway. (via SVA BFA Photography)

Power Players (Forbes): How video games can save the world. (via SVA Design for Social Innovation)

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