Summer Updates

IDSVA Summer residencies are underway- we are excited to share these highlights!

During IDSVA’s May/June residency in Europe, first-year students spent three weeks at Spannocchia Castle in Tuscany. Study included:

  • 20th-century theory with IDSVA’s new director, Simonetta Moro;
  • fieldwork in Siena and Florence;
  • and a groundbreaking lecture on Warhol from IDSVA Visiting Faculty Peggy Phelan, renowned author of Unmarked: The Politics of Performance.

Meanwhile, second-year students launched IDSVA’s first annual Berlin residency, featuring:

  • studio visit with major German artist Franz Ackerman;
  • IDSVA roundtable on the Berlin Biennale;
  • remote lecture on Nazi era painters Max Lieberman and Emil Nolde by preeminent Kant scholar and IDSVA Visiting FacultyHoward Caygill;
  • and a special trip to Documenta(13) in Kassel.

First and second year students then converged in Paris:

  •  Gerhard Richter shows at the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre;
  • fieldwork at the Musee d’Orsay;
  • a stunning lecture on Deleuze and Baudrillard by legendary French philosopher and IDSVA Visiting Faculty  Sylvère Lotringer

In a few days we head to Brown University for IDSVA’s annual summer third-year residency.

  • Paul Armstrong, former dean of Brown, will teach his newly designed critical methods seminar for entering third-year students;
  • exiting third-year students will be taking their qualifying exams;
  • and the big news is that our first batch of PhD candidates will be defending their dissertations.
  • We will also be hosting an accreditation site visit from NEASC.

In the fall IDSVA welcomes Kent Minturn to the Core Faculty. Professor Minturn recently completed his PhD with Rosalind Krauss at Columbia University. His introductory essay on and translation of Hubert Damisch’s “Part and the Whole” just appeared in the Getty sponsored journal Art in Translation. His article on linguist Jean Paulhan and painter Gaston Chaissac will appear in Kunstlicht in October 2012.

We are also pleased to announce that IDSVA Visiting Faculty Sylvère Lotringer will teach the Ethico-Aesthetics seminar in the Spring.

Please stand by for announcements on IDSVA’s inaugural commencement, to be held January 12, 2013 at the J. P. Morgan Library and Museum in New York City.

Also, be sure to check out IDSVA’s newly launched student journal, Eye and Mind!