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Posted: January 20th, 2010
Modernism and the Global Diaspora

Museum professional and School of Visual Arts faculty member David Ross leads a discussion with Thelma Golden, Hou Hanru, Susan Hefuna and Vasif Kortun on the impact of the global art scene on modernism. Golden is executive director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Hanru is the director of exhibitions and public programs at the San Francisco Art Institute; Hefuna is an artist based in Egypt and Germany; Kortun is the director of the Platform Garanti Contemporary Arts Center in Istanbul; and Ross is editor-at-large for the online magazine FLYP, former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a faculty member in the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA.

Presented by the School of Visual Arts BFA Fine Arts Department in conjunction with the exhibition “Octet.”

Recorded on December 1 at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Running time: 92 minutes.

About Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts

With a faculty of approximately 100 active artists, critics and curators, a distinguished roster of guest lecturers and various exhibition opportunities, the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA offers direct and multifaceted engagement with the largest art community in the world. From coursework in anatomy, figure drawing and color theory, to interdisciplinary workshops in digital and photo-based media, the curriculum provides the broadest possible means of expression.


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