Events marked with an asterisk (*) are organized by SVA. Complete schedule and more information at www.sva.edu/events.
SVA presents the 12th Annual ENCORE! Screening - highlighting the best short films, animations and visual effects.
The ENCORE! Screening is the most significant event that showcases the very best new work in computer animation, short films, motion graphics and visual effects produced in New York.
ENCORE! Screening is a highly anticipated event within the New York community of animators and visual effects artists, and is considered THE first and foremost screening of new talent each year.
Hosted by SVA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects. Visit our website www.svacomputerart.com for more information.
The MFA Design Thesis Forum is a showcase for the 2013 Masters students to present their entrepreneurial products to peers and public.
The MFA Design: The Designer as Author + Entrepreneur opens the SVA Theatre to members of the design community and press, as well as potential clients, partners, and investors to hear and see the unique proposals for commercial and social products and campaigns. Each student will present on the main stage to introduce their market-ready ventures.
The mission of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design is to enable designers to develop their talents in a viable entrepreneurial way, through conception, design, and production of cultural, social and commercial products. During their two years of study, students are encouraged to redefine the traditional role of designer and develop content, identify audiences and produce wares of value. Join the faculty and students of MFA Design for this very special day.
For tickets and more information, visit http://design.sva.edu/hatched/.
For additional information and to RSVP online visit the Artist Lectures page on www.capworkshops.org or call the Penumbra Foundation on 917-288-0343. General admission: Free, RSVP encouraged.
Penumbra Foundation is pleased to present a conversation between poet laureate Philip Levine and photographer Andrew Moore at the SVA Theatre on October 9 at 7pm. Inspired by Detroit, the greatest American industrial city of the 20th Century, Philip Levine and Andrew Moore will discuss their personal histories and creative evolutions with the city, as well as the controversy regarding images of the ruins in the city's depiction over the last three decades. The conversation will be a unique opportunity to hear two extraordinary artists as they discuss their experiences with one of the most emblematic American cities of our times through dialogue, poetry and images.
During the course of the conversation, Andrew Moore will show images of his large-format photographs from his 2008-2009 project Detroit Disassembled.
Mr. Levine and Mr. Moore will both be available for signing books after the presentation. Penumbra Foundation will have copies of their latest books available for purchase and signing after the event.
The event is co-sponsored by the Penumbra Foundation & School of Visual Arts BFA Photography Department.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7pm
SVA Theatre • School of Visual Arts, 333 West 23rd Street, New York City
In 2011 artist Christian Patterson's monograph Redheaded Peckerwood was published by MACK to great critical acclaim, being named one of the best books of the year by Art in America, The New York Times, TIME and The Guardian and selling out the first print run. In this talk, Christian Patterson is joined by writer Luc Sante and publisher Michael Mack to discuss photography, narrative and the book. Presented by the BFA Photography Department and Dear Dave, magazine.
This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 7pm - 11pmNEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS National Tour Launch
To kick off the tour, we are proud to present MY LAST DAY WITHOUT YOU, winner of the 2012 Black Reel Awards for Outstanding Independent Film. The event includes a Q&A discussion with producer and co-writer Christoph Silber, in addition to a special post-screening reception.
Doors open at 7pm
Screening begins at 7:30pm
Q&A and reception to follow
This event is free and open to the public. Event registration is required as seats are limited. Please reserve your free ticket HERE. For any additional information about the event, please contact:
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 6pmFive Filmmakers Festival*
All are welcome to the 2012 Project Class' FIVE FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL at the SVA Theatre -- as part of the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design department at the School of Visual Arts. Food & drink will be served by Bread in Nolita at 6pm, with five short films to follow at 7pm. The evening will culminate with one short film winning "Best of Show".
The Five Filmmakers Festival features five original short films produced for Bob Giraldi's Project Class. The Project Class is an honors course for Advertising and Graphic Design undergraduate students to write, direct & produce a narrative short film as part of their training. This year's project class features Kelly Shami, Jessie Gang, Eric Whitney, Gabriel Gonzalez and Samantha Russo, who wrote and directed their first live action short films. These talented young filmmakers will premiere their work on Thursday, May 17th at the SVA Theater (333 W 23rd St).
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5pm - 7pmTalking About "In Search Of The Miraculous"
Milton Glaser and Ralph Caplan discuss Milton's book, "In Search Of The Miraculous or One Thing Leads To Another", and the designer's social responsibilities.
Milton Glaser is perhaps the most celebrated graphic designer in the world. As a young man, he read a phrase that stayed with him through his life: 'In Search of the Miraculous.' One could say that all human experience is a miracle—memory, color, taste, Vermeer, stars, watermelon, etc. For those like Glaser, the act of making things that move the mind is perhaps the deepest aspiration to the miraculous. In this volume, he has chosen work, largely created by him over the last ﬁve years, to demonstrate how one concept leads to another. Through fascinating juxtapositions, readers will gain insights into Glaser's oeuvre, journeying with him as he discovers that seemingly new designs frequently come out of provocative ideas taken from the distant past.
This event is open to the public, so seats are first-come, first-served. SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
Eventually Everything: The 2012 D-Crit Conference features graduating students of the SVA MFA in Design Criticism, and is moderated by Change Observer co-editor Julie Lasky.
This year's conference is comprised of four themed panels, each introduced by keynote speakers, including media historian Stuart Ewen; Pentagram partner Michael Bierut; 2×4 founding partner Michael Rock; cultural historian Jeffrey Schnapp; and Interboro Partners principal Daniel D'Oca. Topics to be addressed include the absence of firearms in design collections, the persistence of an anti-ornament bias in architectural discourse, Main Street USA as rhetorical trope, and the need for designers to make repairable products.
This is the third D-Crit conference organized by, and featuring, graduating D-Crit students. Join us for a richly programmed afternoon of provocation, insight, and inspiration that aims to re-chart the future of design discourse. There is no charge for admission, so sign up today to save your seat.
Registration and details here: http://dcrit.sva.edu/conference2012.