THE BFA FINE ARTS AND ART HISTORY
DEPARTMENTS AT SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS (SVA)
PRESENT “DIGITAL DIVING: A CUT AND PASTE
UPDATE”—A PANEL DISCUSSION
Tuesday, February 27, 7pm
School of Visual Arts
209 East 23 Street
Free and open to the public
The BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments at School of Visual Arts (SVA) present “Digital Diving: A Cut and Paste Update,” a discussion of digital culture and its impact on the visual arts and information technologies. Moderated by Suzanne Anker, chair of the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA, the program will explore the uses and abuses of such technologies as they effect knowledge acquisition and its manipulation, “new media” models of the visual and altered configurations of communities. The panelists are Lauren Cornell, Joseph Nechvatal, Judith Solodkin, Bruce Wands and McKenzie Wark. The event takes place Tuesday, February 27, 7pm at School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. Admission is free.
Lauren Cornell is Executive Director of Rhizome and oversees and develops the organization's programs all of which serve to promote and contextualize contemporary art that uses new technologies.
Joseph Nechvatal is a digital artist who produces computer robotic-assisted paintings and electronic installations that focus on political issues. His work has been exhibited in one-person shows in Paris, Munich, New York and Marseille, and is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, among others. He has published numerous essays on digital art as well as the impact of media culture on modern life.
Judith Solodkin is president of Solo Impression, Inc., a fine art publisher that has printed editions for the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Tate Gallery, London, among others. She is a master printer and was the first woman to hold this title at Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She teaches Lithography in the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA.
Bruce Wands is chair of the MFA Computer Art Department at SVA. The department’s web site, www.mfaca.sva.edu, was named among the “100 Best Sites of 2002” for original web art by Yahoo Internet Life. Wands is the author of Digital Creativity: Techniques for Digital Media and the Internet (Wiley, 2001), and Art of the Digital Age (Thames & Hudson, 2006), an illustrated guide to digital art’s major genres. His digital photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Art and Science International Exhibition in Beijing.
McKenzie Wark is associate professor of media studies at Eugene Lang College and the New School for Social Research. He has written several books about new media and cyberspace, including A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard University Press, 2004), about issues involving intellectual property, and Dispositions (Salt Publishing, 2002), a diary-like “novel” set primarily in New York City.
Moderator Suzanne Anker is an artist and chair of the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA, where she also teaches in the Art History, MFA Art Criticism and Writing and MFA Photography Departments. Anker lectures frequently in the U.S. and abroad on the intersections of art and science. She is the co-author, with the late Dorothy Nelkin, of The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004) and host of The Bio-Blurb Show on WPS1 Art Radio. Her web site is www.geneculture.org.
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