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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, October 7th, 2016

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

Image via Colossal

Image via Colossal

Dali’s Dinner (Colossal): Reprinted recipes offer lessons in cooking and collage from the surrealist master. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Glaser’s Ghosts (Print): Who hasn’t riffed on Milton Glaser’s legendary Dylan design? (via SVA News)

Friendly Fonts (Fast Co. Design): Tech giants agree to make faster, flexible fonts. (via Lisa Lordi)

Apple Aroma (Adweek): Take a whiff of this New Mac-scented candle. (via Mark Burk)

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, September 9th, 2016

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

Image via WIRED

Image via WIRED

Cooper’s Closets (WIRED): The Cooper Hewitt’s digitization project includes putting 200K objects online. (via Kevin Brainard)

Persian Print (Fast Co.Design): A new magazine brings Iranian graphic design to the global stage. (via Jess Mackta)

Perfect Panels (The Creators Project): What good scene blocking and panel positioning can do for a comic. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Dead-end Design (Fast Co.Design): Design jobs of the future are moving targets. (via Lisa Lordi)

Rorschach Rhetoric (Ad Age): An abstract, animated election ad puts Trump’s words to the test. (via Mark Burk)

Building Bathrooms (Fast Co.Design): Design can transform a public restroom into a equitable space. (via Lisa Lordi)

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Amidst a new election landscape and a weekend heatwave, Friday is here. For weekend relief, here are recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Photo via The New York Times

Photo via The New York Times

Walled Up (The New York Times): 3-D Printing says 10 Billion people can be housed. (via SVA Interior Design)

Trophy Toons (Cartoon Brew): This year’s Emmy Nominees bring back familiar faces. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Poking Holes (WIRED): Probing into the Trump-Pence monogram. (via Jess Mackta)

Letter Grade (Crain’s): Albany endows MTA with WiFi trains, gold seal of approval. (via Steven Heller)

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Keren Moscovitch, Emily WeinerElizabeth SaylesMatt Rota, and Valerie Smaldone.

Keren Moscovitch opens up to Sarah Cho of NY Artists Equity about art, intimacy, ideas. Keren is an artist, faculty member, and assistant director of special programs at SVA, and for years, she has intertwined her artistic output, teaching, and leadership.  One highlight from the interview: “If I didn’t teach, I would have a very different relationship to my art practice. Working with students reminds me of what it takes [to be an artist] and the advice and feedback I give them will resonate in my head…”

Keren Moscovitch, "Fingers and Waist"

Keren Moscovitch, “Fingers and Waist”

Emily Weiner is featured in a New York Times story about alternative and artist-run galleries. The feature is a feather in the cap for a faculty member whose diverse experiences as an artist and gallerist led her to the course, “Contemporary Painting Lab: Artists and Techniques of the 21st Century.” Her view on the art world? “Artists are the tastemakers now. We don’t wait for galleries to pick us up.”

Emily Weiner of SVACE in The New York Times

Emily Weiner of SVACE in The New York Times

Elizabeth Sayles illustrated Malala: A Hero for Allnow a Top 20 nonfiction children’s book of 2016 at Amazon.

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles of SVACE

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles of SVACE

Matt Rota produced a new illustration for The Washington Post, depicting a hypothetical exorcism for an article about demonic possession. And in case you missed it, Matt recently illustrated a New York Times memorial about Muhammad Ali, written by Joyce Carol Oates.

Illustration by Matt Rota

Illustration by Matt Rota

Valerie Smaldone shared her voice-over talents in a new advertising video spot for Purina. the spot is the latest commercial update to her experience as an actress, radio host, and reporter.

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