It's been a busy few days in Rome for our first-year students. The Rome portion of the residency is crucial to our topological studies program as students experience the art and architecture which testifies the city’s development as kingdom, republic and empire of the Ancient Western world, as well as its subsequent role as the center of religious power through the Vatican Museum collections.
Christopher Yates is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Art Theory at IDSVA. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Boston College and his research interests are rooted in 19th-20th century European philosophy, especially phenomenology and aesthetics.
On April 5, 2018, IDSVA student Zoma Wallace, was invited to share her ideas on the graceful nature of Theaster Gates’ mark-making at the Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium. Her paper, Saving Grace: Considering Theaster Gates' Poetic Reclamations as Acts of Grace was particularly well-received by the keynote speaker, Michael Jessie Jackson and by Theaster Gates himself.
IDSVA is pleased to announce that Shara Wasserman, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Howard Caygill, Santiago Zabala, Silvia Mazzini, Jean-Luc Nancy, Giovanni Tusa, David Driskell, and Dejan Lukic will be joining us as visiting faculty during the Summer Residencies.
In conjunction with the exhibition John Preus: The Beast (Herd Mentality), IDSVA students and alumni, Jen Hall, Mary Anne Davis, Kate Farrington, and Leonie Bradbury, have come together for a series of conversations entitled "We Are The Beast." The discussions will be held February 15, March 1, and March 22nd.
IDSVA is proud to announce that Professor Curlee Holton will be awarded an IDSVA Honorary Doctorate in Art and Philosophy at this year’s annual commencement at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City.
The New York Times covers "The Beautiful Game," Hank Willis Thomas' first solo exhibition in London. Thomas is a 2017 IDSVA Honorary Degree recipient. The exhibition opens on October 5th and runs through November 24th.