William Daniels, Cohort ’18, has had a whirlwind year. In the span of four months, he received the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Artist Grant for his new project Textile Art Exhibition, andwas awarded Male Quilt Artist of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National African American Quilt Museum, Marla Jackson Quilts and the Black Archives of Mid-America.
This summer, IDSVA will participate in Biennale Sessions at the Venice Biennale Arte 2019, with a lecture/seminar given by artist-philosopher Giovanni Tusa on the topic of New Ecologies. A lexicon for the XXI century. The lecture will take place on June 18, 2019, and will be open to the public.
In 2015, when I chose to enroll at IDSVA, I wasn’t sure whether what I had to offer the world as an artist was enough. Now, as I approach my fourth year in the program and my second year at Factory Obscura, my understanding of the role of art in contemporary society and my contribution as an artist has changed dramatically.
At IDSVA's January 12, 2019 Commencement in New York City, board member Edgar Coons announced his One Million Dollar Gift to IDSVA. The gift will fund the Edgar E. Coons, Jr., Professorship of New Philosophy.
This year’s featured Commencement Speaker will be IDSVA Board Member and NYU Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Ted Coons. Professor Coons has entitled his talk, “From RATionalize to ARTionalize.” —all double-entendres intended—
We are pleased to announce nine IDSVA students and alumni presenting at two major art conferences this October, some at both conferences: SECAC at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
We are pleased to announce five IDSVA students and one faculty member presenting at the annual meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT), Yosemite Valley, CA, October 4 - 7, 2018.
In The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy, Smith argues that Western Metaphysics has indeed come to what Heidegger describes as “an end.” That is hardly to say philosophy as such is over or soon to disappear; rather, its purpose as a medium of cultural change and as a generator of history has run its course.
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.