Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter’

Inauguration Art

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

“Of course artists are going to be very involved in planning and executing creative acts against what is going to be a very oppressive regime. We can lead the way. It’s sort of our job,” says artist Becky Howland to Hyperallergic. “There are times when it’s necessary to say ‘absolutely not,’ and this is one of them.”

So what are some ways forward for politically-minded artists, designers, filmmakers, and more? The answers seem to exist between individual motivation and collective action. Here are some examples.

The Nasty Women exhibition at Knockdown Center raised 50,000 dollars for Planned Parenthood, Callen-Lorde, and other community health initiatives, as reported in Artforum.

We the People,” a Kickstarter project, has raised more than 1.3 million dollars for printed materials, on its way to crowdfunding “The Amplifiers,” a documentary about art and activism.

Image via Kickstarter

Image via Kickstarter

For insiders, the Halt Action Group, led by well-placed artists, curators, and galleries, has organized the Dear Ivanka events and social media audience.

Image via New York Times

Image via New York Times

Museums and institutions will close for the #J20 Art Strike, initiated by e-flux, or they will offer free admission or special programming for Inauguration Day: “This call concerns more than the art field. It is made in solidarity with the nation-wide demand that on January 20 and beyond, business should not proceed as usual in any realm.”

Image via e-flux

Image via e-flux

And We Make America has hosted space and resources for artists to construct signs and props, as have numerous galleries, publicized through social media and word-of-mouth.

Image via Hyperallergic

Image via Hyperallergic

However you choose to jump in and respond to this unprecedented era, we offer several courses to help you craft your message. These include The Art of Consequence, Pow! The Art of Politics, and more. Though sometimes, all it takes is a sharpie and a passion.

Weekend Hot Links

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Happy Friday! Might we suggest recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community?

Image via Cosmopolitan

Image via Cosmopolitan

Cartooning Champion (Cosmopolitan): SVA alum Raina Telgemeier makes comics that kids can relate to. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Her Type (Fast Co. Design): How a countercultural typeface was refreshed for HRC’s campaign. (via Kevin Brainard)

Dahl’s Faces (The New Yorker): Roald Dahl, the children’s-book author of Willy Wonka, would be 100 this week. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Cat Cavern (Adweek): Cats claw back ad space in a London subway station. (via Mark Burk)

Reading Rainbows (Mother Jones): Can the industry diversify children’s books? (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Faculty Updates

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Jade Doskow, John A. Parks, Naomi Elena Ramirez, and Steve Brodner.

Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Montreal 1967 World’s Fair, “Man and His World,” Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Jade Doskow is featured at Slate and Smithsonian Magazine for her Lost Utopias project. Meanwhile, her successful Kickstarter campaign raised almost $15,000 to print a Lost Utopias monograph. Of Jade’s work, Smithsonian writes, “She has photographed the remnants of visions past, the architectural wonders and landscapes that celebrated human glory and potential.”

 

John A. Parks, "Union Square," 2014. Oil on Linen, 30 x 40

John A. Parks, “Union Square,” 2014. Oil on Linen, 30 x 40

John A. Parks was interviewed at Artists Network on the topic of painting New York City. Drawing from years of teaching wisdom, John observes that painting is “perceptual training, not the acquiring of a manual skill.” See our review of John’s recent solo show in Chelsea.

Naomi Elena Ramirez, "Detail of Choreography for Smartphone Gestures (score for solo performer)," 2016,

Naomi Elena Ramirez, “Detail of Choreography for Smartphone Gestures (score for solo performer),” 2016,

Naomi Elena Ramirez, a faculty member and alum of our Residency Programs, is a 2016-2017 A.I.R. Fellow.  The Fellowship is for underrepresented and emerging self-identified women artists and includes mentoring, professional development, and exhibition opportunities at A.I.R. Gallery. Naomi’s exhibition will open in July 2017. And more recently, her video, I Love You, was featured at Mountain Gallery in Bushwick.

 

Steve Brodner for the Boston Globe

Steve Brodner for the Boston Globe

Steve Brodner continues to chronicle the 2016 Presidential Election with his insightful illustrations. For the Boston Globe, he proposes a running mate and cabinets for Donald Trump. Are Brodner’s fictions any stranger than the truths?

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Happy Friday! Might we suggest recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community?

Photograph By ZOONAR GMBH / ALAMY

Photograph By ZOONAR GMBH / ALAMY

Way In (New Yorker): Julia Cameron’s legacy finds new, older audiences. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Take Naps (Fast Company): The Sleep of Brain Produces Capacity. (via Naomi Elena Ramirez)

War Pics (WIRED): Seymour Chwast’s mighty pen takes on the sword. (via Jess Mackta)

Trading Faces (Red Bull Music Academy): All the 80s Freestyle cards you need, but no bubble gum! (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Faculty Updates

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Grant Shaffer and Jade Doskow!

"Three Magic Balloons," illustrated by Grant Shaffer

“Three Magic Balloons,” illustrated by Grant Shaffer

Grant Shaffer illustrated Three Magic Balloons, a new children’s book now available through Penguin Random House

Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Montreal 1967 World’s Fair, “Man and His World,” Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Jade Doskow is featured at ArchDaily and LensCulture for progress toward the first hardcover, full-color monograph of her eight-year photography project on the post-utopian sites of the World’s Fairs, entitled Lost Utopias. Jade writes, “Much can be gleaned from viewing how these sites have aged, offering a prism into the hows and whys of preservation and repurposing of architecture.”

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