Posts Tagged ‘hip-hop’

Faculty Updates

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from course instructors Charlie Ahearn, Jon Newman, and Richard Schulman.

Charlie Ahearn launched Scratch Ecstasy, a major solo exhibition now on view at PPOW Gallery in Chelsea. As PPOW describes it, the show “reflects the culmination of 25 years of Ahearn’s work mounting shows, publishing books, and making films, offering unparalleled insight into the people who defined the movement and its current influence on contemporary society.”

Image via PPOW Gallery

Image via PPOW Gallery

Charlie Ahearn also hosted two recent screenings at Metrograph of his pioneering film, Wild Style. Read more about Charlie Ahearn in this Hyperallergic feature.

Image via Metrograph

Image via Metrograph

Jon Newman opened a two-person exhibition with Benny Leung in Hong Kong. Newman writes, “This project is a vehicle to help break the monotony of everyday working life in quiet, subtle moments scattered around the city of Hong Kong. Free-hand, tape patterns were made on discarded objects by both graphic designers. These patterns can be seen as a conversation between the two (even though they speak different languages); they communicated fluently through the graphic elements.”


Image via Jon Newman and Benny Leung

Richard Schulman has published New Architecture London with Prestel, offering a photographic tour of London’s signature architecture landmarks, such as Rafael Viñoly’s “Walkie-Talkie”, “The Gherkin” by Foster + Partners, Renzo Piano’s mixed-use skyscraper, “The Shard,” and more. Read this review in The Architect’s Newspaper.

Image via The Architect's Newspaper

Image via The Architect’s Newspaper

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories shared online by the SVACE faculty and community.


Peace for Paris (ADWEEK): Artist Jean Jullien and Steven Heller on the power of symbols. (via Robert Stribley)

Rap Tees (New York Times): A new book documents the design and ideas of hip-hop T-shirts. (via Kevin Brainard)

Gotham Genealogy (Nerdist): Watch this video evolution of Batman’s territory. (via MFA Visual Narrative)