Summer 201 Highlights: SVA MFA Art Practice presented a panel discussion moderated by Ben Davis (AP Mentor) with artists whose work in some way deals with alternative economic systems. Panelists included Arlen Austin and Jason Boughton (H.E.N.S.), Jen Abrams (Our Goods and WOW Cafe Theater) and Meredith Degyansky (hey sallie). 

“If you can locate voice, if you can locate your pattern, if you can locate the thing that really interests you, if you can locate your construction of a world that sets you up for the long run, the long haul. It really helps you to negotiate the next body of work, and the next body of work, and the next body of work…" 

MacArthur Fellow Carrie Mae Weems was a guest lecturer for the MFA Art Practice program earlier this month. 

Chrissie Iles, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, lectured at SVA this summer as part of the MFA Art Practice Tuesday afternoon “Practice” lecture series.