Monday, August 31, 2009

Past Dreams and Future Visions: The South Bronx art scene in the 21st Century

The Bronx art scene has emerged, submerged and changed many times over the last 30 years. Each time it has been a model for coordinated community artistic efforts ripe with great art, beauty and expression and not surprisingly coupled with the infighting and rivalries associated with any family. Past dreams and future visions exemplified by select consortium of artists, alongside with what makes an art scene grow, coalesce, dissolve and survive. An effort will be made to reveal the general aesthetic trends that have come from this often forgotten Borough of New York.

Moderator: Barry Kostrinsky, Founder of Haven Arts, a Municipal Arts Society's recipient of a certificate of merit in 2006, Barry is an artist, curator, collector and supporter of the South Bronx arts scene.
Panelists: Joe Lewis (Dean of Alfred University's School of Art and Design), John Ahearm(Artist), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Artist, Curator), Tim Rollins (Professor at SVA and recently exhibited at the 53rd Venice Biennale), Holly Block (Director of Bronx Museum)

7pm - 9pm October 9th, 2009

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The School of Visual Arts (SVA), 209 East 23rd Street, NYC, in the Amphitheater
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$7 General Public
$3 Artists and students, Free for SVA students and faculty


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Monday, August 24, 2009

Artist in Conversation: Janaina Tschäpe | September 25th | School of Visual Arts

Janaina Tschäpe
Untitled (Primer plano de mujer rubia arrollada e impactada contra un poste,
en avenida Chapultepec, Ciudad de Mexico), 1979
C-print , 20 x 24"
Edition of 15


Artist in Conversation: Janaina Tschäpe

7pm - 9pm September 25th, 2009

The School of Visual Arts (SVA), 209 East 23rd Street, NYC, in the Amphitheater

Since 1997, Janaina Tschäpe has employed the female body as her muse, creating universes of polymorphous landscapes, embryonic forms and ambiguous characters. Tschäpe’s drawings, photographs, films and installations seek to give form to the trance of art making, portraying not a dream world, but the sensation of being in one.

New York based Brazilian and German artist, "Janaina Tschäpe shares her forename with a Brazilian water goddess, and, not coincidentally, her photographs and performances-to-video feature sumptuously organic, watery, distorted female figures," writes Frieze. Janaina Tschäpe deftly exploits and subverts notions of identity and reality in her work. Janaina Tschäpe will give a presentation concerning her work, followed by a conversation with Peter Duhon (Director of Programming, ATOA, and Director of Art Comments), and Q&A with audience.

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The School of Visual Arts (SVA), 209 East 23rd Street, NYC, in the Amphitheater

Directions

$7 General Public
$3 Artists and students, Free for SVA students and faculty

Discussion is organized by the New York based non-profit Artists Talk On Art.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Post-Crisis Aesthetics | Panel Discussion | September 18 | SVA




Enrique Metinides
Untitled (Primer plano de mujer rubia arrollada e impactada contra un poste,
en avenida Chapultepec, Ciudad de Mexico),
1979 C-print , 20 x 24"
Edition of 15
Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery

POST-CRISIS AESTHETICS
7pm - 9pm September 18th, 2009
The School of Visual Arts (SVA), 209 East 23rd Street, NYC, in the Amphitheater

Panelists explore how the economic crisis has affected art, its production and display. Are we experiencing a paradigm shift, and if so, what is the impact? Has the collapse emancipated or restrained the production of art?

Richard Flood (Chief Curator of the New Museum), Josh Baer (Writer and Art Adviser, Baerfax Newsletter), Anton Kern (Gallerist, Anton Kern Gallery), Alexandra Peers (Writer, New York Magazine and Wall Street Journal)
Moderator: Peter Duhon (Director of Programming, ATOA, Art Comments)

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The School of Visual Arts (SVA), 209 East 23rd Street, NYC, in the Amphitheater
Directions

$7 General Public
$3 Artists and students, Free for SVA students and faculty

Discussion is organized by the New York based non-profit Artists Talk On Art. Art Comments is a signifying, discursive practice that functions internationally as an apparatus within the realm commonly referred to as the contemporary art world.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Press Release: Artist Talks and Panels, Fall 2009 Program

Art Comments

Art Comments is pleased to announce our collaboration with the New York based not-for profit, Artist Talk on Art, an organization committed to contemporary discourse since 1975. Below you will find their official release with detailed information concerning the fall schedule:



ATOA, a New York based non-profit dedicated to discursive and aesthetic dialog, is delighted to announce our Fall program for 2009, a diverse range of contemporary art panel discussions and lectures all focused with an intentionality to intensify thought, and serve as a generator of multiplicities. This season, all of our events occur at the School of Visual Arts here in New York on various Friday evenings:

  • Post-Crisis Aesthetics
  • Artist in Conversation: Janaina Tschäpe
  • Discourse and Practice: Aporias of Perfection
  • Past Dreams and Future Visions: The South Bronx art scene in the 21st Century
  • Theory and Practice: Encaustic Painting Today
  • She: Visions of Women by Taiwanese Artists
  • Artist in Conversation: Robert Lazzarini
  • NY Portraits: Artists with Disabilities
  • Super-Craft: The New Insider Folk Art

For more information, please visit: ATOA Fall Schedule.