Published: Dec 6, 2010
An annual program of fine art showcasing lectures, exhibitions and public events honoring and featuring Marina Abramović
Series of public programs featuring Gary Tinterow, Sarah Thornton, Sarah Lewis and Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid
Marina Abramović, "The Kitchen I - Homage to Saint Therese," framed Lambda
print, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.
The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the second annual deFINE ART program, the annual showcase of noted fine artists, art professionals, SCAD students and alumni and special guests in Savannah and Atlanta, taking place Feb. 22‐26, 2011. deFINE ART will feature lectures by prominent figures in the art world, special exhibitions, commissions, panel discussions, student showcases, performances and many other events, which will be previewed at venues throughout the university's locations in Savannah and Atlanta. The program will also honor performance artist Marina Abramović for her groundbreaking work and influence on contemporary art. Abramović will give public talks at SCAD locations in Savannah and Atlanta and will have a solo exhibition at the university's Pinnacle Gallery in Savannah.
As a signature feature of deFINE ART, leading art world professionals will present a series of public talks about their areas of expertise and a variety of other topics. Speakers will include Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Curator in Charge of Nineteenth‐Century, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Sarah Thornton, contributing writer for The Economist and author of the book "Seven Days in the Art World"; and Sarah Lewis, independent curator and critic.
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, the acclaimed experimental hip‐hop musician and conceptual artist, will present his latest large‐scale multimedia performance, "Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica." This special public performance - part acoustic and part multimedia portrait of the continent - will also take place in both Atlanta and Savannah.
In addition, deFINE ART 2011 will feature a series of exhibitions in the SCAD galleries. Among these are a site‐specific interactive light installation "Pulse Spiral" by Rafael Lozano‐Hemmer in Savannah; "Spirituality of Place", a group exhibition featuring works by Yoko Ono, Andy Goldsworthy, Mona Hatoum, Do Ho Suh, Kimsooja, and others in Savannah; "Momentary Suspension," a solo show featuring a new cut paper installation and drawings by Andreas Kocks in Atlanta; "The In‐Between," a solo show of commissioned sculptural installations by JuYeon Kim in Atlanta; and "New American Paintings" in Savannah and Atlanta, a group exhibition of work by SCAD students and alumni who are included in the 88th edition of "New American Paintings," the national juried exhibition‐in‐print journal.
The mission of deFINE ART is to establish an annual series which highlights the School of Fine Arts and is on par with the nationally recognized spring SCAD Style program. deFINE ART seeks to celebrate the achievements and outstanding caliber of the SCAD School of Fine Arts that is actively shaping and giving rise to new artistic expression, dialogue and innovation. Highlighted disciplines include painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Organized by Laurie Ann Farrell, executive director of exhibitions at SCAD, in collaboration with numerous departments throughout the university, deFINE ART represents one of SCAD's many initiatives to expand the learning environment beyond the boundaries of the classroom and studio.
Further information about the deFINE ART 2011, including a calendar of events and a full list of participants, will be available in January 2011.