VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES
at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Visual and Critical Studies program is not only concerned with the study of visual media across many different disciplines, but also the development of hybrid research practices, particularly the overlap between studio and scholarly production. The program is part of an evolving paradigm that addresses the complexity of visual and critical practices in the 21st century—it is designed for students who are committed to working, writing, and creating in an environment of interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and postdisciplinary practices.
NEWS / EVENTS
> >VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES: FOR THE TRUE "INTERDISCIPLINARIAN"
Artspace recently published a list of the 10 most influential MFA programs in the world. While SAIC was included on this, the biggest selling point was actually Visual and Critical Studies. Read more here.
> >MASTER OF ARTS IN VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM, EXHIBITION, AND BOOK LAUNCH - THURSDAY, MAY 8
The graduating students in the MA in Visual and Critical Studies (VCS) program share their thesis work in a symposium, which takes place in the space of Felicia Mings's curated exhibition, What We All Long For. Please join us for lively presentations of interdisciplinary work and a dynamic conversation. The event will also include a launch of the Book of Longing, Arièle Dionne-Krosnick's curated publication midway between artist book and exhibition catalog.
This event will also include the release of Felix, the 7th volume of Canon. Canon is an annual interdisciplinary project-based journal and exhibition platform that features critical and creative investigations of arts-based research and practice completed by first-year MAVCS students during the "Research & Production" core seminar. Canon is sponsored by the Department of Visual & Critical Studies.
> >PROFESSOR JOSEPHY GRIGELY IN 2014 WHITNEY BIENNIAL
We are excited to announce that Professor Joseph Grigely has been invited to particpate in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Curated by Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner, the 2014 Whitney Biennial will also include many artists from SAIC. The Biennial will be open from March 7 - May 25. For more information, please visit the Whitney Biennial homepage.
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