Press Release / Jan 21

SCAD announces complete programming schedule for deFINE ART


The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the schedule for the 2014 deFINE ART program, the university’s annual contemporary art showcase, to take place Feb. 18-21 at SCAD locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia and Hong Kong. Support for deFINE ART has been generously provided by the Ford Foundation, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation and the Consul General of Israel to the Southeast.

As the deFINE ART 2014 honoree, Alfredo Jaar will deliver the keynote address Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Trustees Theater in Savannah, and Thursday, Feb. 20, at SCAD Atlanta. Jaar’s large-scale SCAD-commissioned installation Shadows, made possible with support from the Ford Foundation, will make its world premiere at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah during deFINE ART.

Other programming highlights for Savannah include the premiere of new performances by Jonah Bokaer, a performance by Tony Orrico, the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation lecture by Theaster Gates, and an artist panel featuring deFINE ART artists. There will also be receptions, a gallery hop and a SCAD School of Fine Arts student showcase.

In Atlanta, SCAD will present an artistic practices panel with deFINE ART 2014 artists Abrie Fourie, Ryan Brennan and Orly Genger, moderated by Steve Aishman, dean of academic services for SCAD Atlanta.

In Hong Kong, SCAD has planned artist talks by Lee Kit and Gonkar Gyatso as well as an artist reception for Gyatso’s Meditations on Irony exhibition and a student showcase including a book signing by Marianne Lau.

“Through exhibitions, performances, lectures and panel discussions, SCAD’s deFINE ART program gives SCAD students and our communities unparalleled access to contemporary artists who are at the forefront of what is going on in the art world and who are, in many ways, pioneering new creative platforms,” said Laurie Ann Farrell, SCAD executive director of exhibitions. “It’s an honor for the SCAD Museum of Art and our galleries to host these exhibitions and an incredible educational opportunity for SCAD students, faculty and staff to interact with such an internationally acclaimed roster of artists.”

Featured deFINE ART exhibitions by Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Dustin Yellin, Sam Nhlengethwa, Viviane Sassen, Jason Middlebrook, Matthew Brandt, Tallur L.N. and Nathan Mabry, among others, will be on view at the SCAD Museum of Art. In Atlanta, SCAD will present exhibitions by Orly Genger and Abrie Fourie. An exhibition by Gonkar Gyatso will be on view at SCAD’s Hong Kong location. SCAD artists Rebecca Nolan, Ryan Brennan and Kalin Allen also have work on view at SCAD galleries.

Savannah

The Rebel (and other myths)
World premiere performances choreographed by Jonah Bokaer

SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, Wednesday, Feb. 19,
Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21

Penwald: 8, 12 by 12 on knees (SCAD deFINE ART, Savannah, GA) 2014
Performance by Tony Orrico

SCAD Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4-8 p.m.
Simulcast at the SCAD Museum of Art

The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation lecture by Theaster Gates
SCAD Museum of Art theater, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5 p.m.

Opening receptions for deFINE ART exhibitions
SCAD Museum of Art, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Screening of The Babel Cycle by Nicola López
SCAD Museum of Art theater, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Keynote lecture by deFINE ART 2014 Honoree Alfredo Jaar
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m.

Opening reception for Manipulated exhibition
Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Artist panel
SCAD Museum of Art theater, Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.

SCAD student showcase
Alexander Hall, 668 Indian St., Friday, Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m.

deFINE ART gallery hop
Friday, Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m.

  • SCAD M.F.A. painting student Kalin Allen, Fahm Hall Gallery, 1 N. Fahm St.
  • Whitney and Micah Stansell, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Rebecca Nolan, Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

The Rebel (and other myths)
World premiere of a solo performance by Jonah Bokaer

SCAD Museum of Art theater, Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art

  • Alfredo Jaar: Shadows (Feb. 18-June 29)
  • Sam Nhlengethwa: Life, Jazz and Lots of Other Things (Feb. 18-June 22)
  • Dustin Yellin: The Triptych (Feb. 7-June 8)
  • Tallur L.N: Balancing Act (Through March 23)
  • Tim Rollins and K.O.S: RIVERS (Feb. 1-June 8)
  • Viviane Sassen: In and Out of Fashion (Feb. 18-May 4)
  • Matthew Brandt: Lakes and Reservoirs (Feb. 4-July 6)
  • Jason Middlebrook: Submerged (Feb. 18-Aug. 3)
  • Nathan Mabry: Process Art (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E) (Feb. 18-June 22)
  • Nicola López: Babel Revisited: History Repeats Itself (Feb. 18-May 4)

SCAD Atlanta

1600 Peachtree St.

Artistic practices panel with Abrie Fourie, Orly Genger and Ryan Brennan, moderated by Steve Aishman
Events space, fourth floor, building C, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

Receptions for deFINE ART exhibitions at SCAD Atlanta
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7-8 p.m.

Keynote lecture by deFINE ART 2014 Honoree Alfredo Jaar
Events space, fourth floor, building C, Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.

Exhibitions

  • Ryan Brennan: Be Back in Five, Trois Gallery (Jan. 17-March 14)
  • Abrie Fourie: Oblique, Gallery 1600 (Through March 28)
  • Orly Genger: Undertone, Gallery See (Jan. 24-March 23)

Hong Kong

292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po

Gonkar Gyatso artist talk and reception
Artist talk: Courtroom 1, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7-8 p.m.
Reception: Moot Gallery, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 8-9 p.m.

Lee Kit artist talk
Courtroom 1, Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:15 p.m.

Student showcase including a book signing by Marianne Lau
Fourth and fifth floor hallways, Thursday, Feb. 20, 8-9 p.m.

Exhibitions

  • Gonkar Gyatso: Meditations on Irony, Moot Gallery (Through March 14)
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