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. For details, visit the Biennale Sessions website.Read More
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.Read More
IDSVA is proud to announce our 2019 Visiting FacultyRead More
Please join us at 5:30pm on Thursday, February 14, 2019Read More
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.Read More
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—Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Leading Italian Philosopher Gianni Vattimo was awarded the IDSVA Honorary Doctorate on June 22, 2018, in Torino, Italy.Read More
We are proud to announce the 2018 David Driskell Fellow: Julius Brewster Jr.
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.
Stay tuned for more updates.Read More
Elina Staikou will join IDSVA as a special lecturer during the Athens residency in June 2018.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More