ART 21: Ai Weiwei among others - PART 1

ART 21

Over the past decade, Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art.
Anybody who is anybody in the art world knows about ART 21.

learn more about ART 21 here  -  and here

In partnership with Art21, the MFA Fine Arts Department at SVA presents a sneak preview of the sixth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only primetime national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art. The series is being screened at SVA over four consecutive Fridays in advance of the April 13 premiere on PBS.


Ai Weiwei

El Anatsui

Catherine Opie

AI Weiwei.
(Some of you have seen this work at Mary Boone Gallery during our January gallery walk)  This photo is from a different location.

El Anatsui.
This work is part of the Met's permanent collection, which also has another work on display  in the modern art wing.

If any of you is also coming to the Met on April 22 and wants to see the works, ask me when at the Met and I will show them to you.


March 16, 7pm: Episode 1: Change features artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation – cultural, material and aesthetic – and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects. Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui and Catherine Opie are featured.

March 23, 7pm: Episode 2: Boundaries presents artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure. David Altmejd, assume vivid astro focus, former SVA faculty member Lynda Benglis (BFA Fine Arts Department) and Tabaimo are featured.

March 30, 7pm: In Episode 3: History, artists play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic ‘truth,’ and create narratives based on personal experiences. Marina Abramovic, Glenn Ligon and Mary Reid Kelley are featured.

April 6, 7pm: In Episode 4: Balance, artists grapple with equilibrium and disequilibrium as they create highly structured works that challenge conventional notions of perception and representation. Rackstraw Downes, former SVA faculty member Robert Mangold and SVA alumnus Sarah Sze (MFA 2007 Fine Arts) are featured.


I am green and terribly cute and SMALL.  Just look for me in Andreya's hands.

Andreya and I will meet you in front of the theater's doors, Room 502.
:  you need to check with me and get a "ME" sticker from Andreya, or she will list you as not having attended this event.

This event is free and open to the general public.
Expect a large population of SVA students to attend this event.  GET THERE WELL HEAD OF TIME.

Anybody who wants to join us for dinner, meet again at the end of the screening just outside room 502. 
Please note that dinner requires walking to 27 street and Lex. 
You are a block away from the 28th Street 6 subway station.

Dinner at:

Chennai Garden (Indian) - New York Magazine Critic's Pick.
129 E. 27th St.

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  • Dennis G.

    March 17, 2012

  • karbibi

    Great Lecture Great People!

    March 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for coming to the first of this four weeks program, and for the positive feedback many of you shared with me on your way out. The restaurant gets —2 stars from me, but the conversation over dinner was an engaging one, worth 5 stars.

    March 17, 2012

  • Quatre D T.

    great job organizing today andreya :) was fun and good conversation at dinner

    March 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great opening show!!!

    March 16, 2012

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