Category: Visual Arts

March 28: Visiting Artist Miwa Matreyek

  Visiting Artist: Miwa Matreyek Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 pm Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Ave. Miwa Matreyek is an animator, director, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles. Coming from a background in animation by way of collage, Matreyek creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette, at the cross […]

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February 7: Visiting Artist Laurie Anderson

  Visiting Artist: Laurie Anderson Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Ave. Laurie Anderson is a visual artist, composer, musician, film director and writer at the forefront of the American avant-garde for over four decades. A fixture in the realms of contemporary art, experimental theater and music, she has consistently pushed […]

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Contemporary Perspectives Challenge Existing Narratives

Genre-defying pioneer artist/writer/activist Martha Rosler candidly engages with the SVA community as part of Contemporary Perspectives lecture series Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Emily White Camera resting at her side for an informal discussion with Visual Arts faculty and students following the previous night’s lecture, Rosler captured the attention of those around the table with […]

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Alive & Kicking

Sculpture and Movement students inhabit artwork like never before in 808 exhibition Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Daniella Weiss (COM’19) Illuminating the 808 Gallery since the start of this fall semester is a captivating exhibit created by one dynamic artist— Claire Ashley. While the exhibit, titled (((CRZ.F.F4NRS.AAK))), has been standing strong since early September, […]

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Minimalism Made Monumental

Reflection on an immersive CFA trip to Marfa. Spark Volume 3, Issue 1 | by Logen Zimmerman Hollywood is a metonym for the film industry, and the art installation/ town of Marfa, Texas could well be for minimalist art. While the reputation of the former exceeds that of the latter, both contain elements of fiction […]

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From One Dream School to Another

CFA alum Rebecca Ness discusses the foundations of painting, witnessing history as sketch artist for a high-profile Boston trial, and a future at Yale. Spark Volume 3, Issue 1 | by Mark Krone On the evening of March 10, 2017, Rebecca Ness (CFA ’15) took an anxiety nap. “When I’m anxious, I go to sleep […]

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Visiting Artist: Gabriel Kuri

Visiting Artist: Gabriel Kuri Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 pm Room 303, 3rd Floor, 808 Commonwealth Ave. In Gabriel Kuri’s work, familiar things are caught in a semantic play. Kuri’s practice engages the language of found objects and materials (natural or industrial) to create a multilingual conversation. He accepts the socioeconomic conditions of his materials while […]

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Visiting Artist: Tom Sachs

Visiting Artist: Tom Sachs Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 pm Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Tom Sachs is an interdisciplinary artist known for his intricate, hand-built reconstructions of American cultural detritus. Utilitarian objects, luxury goods, artifacts from the NASA space program are combined and reimagined using makeshift materials, laboriously assembled by hand. Simultaneously playful and critical, Sachs’ […]

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Fall 2017 Tuesday Night MFA Lecture Series

Hosted by the graduate programs in Painting and Sculpture at Boston University, the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture series brings practicing artists to campus to present their work. All lectures are free and open to the public. Fall 2017 Lectures Ryan Johnson Tuesday, September 19, 7:30 pm Room 303, 808 Commonwealth Ave. Ryan Johnson is a visual artist based in […]

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Visiting Artist: Martha Rosler

  Visiting Artist: Martha Rosler Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Martha Rosler is an artist, writer, and activist based in Brooklyn, New York. A pioneer of American conceptual photography, video art, performance, installation and feminist art practice, she has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum […]

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Schools: Visual Arts