Tactics, Works, Terms, Forms, Statements

May 4 through May 13, 2018. Open hours daily, 12-8pm.
MFA Thesis Exhibition
Curated by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) with Alison Kuo, Program Coordinator, SVA MFA Fine Arts department.
371 Broadway, Manhattan
Opening reception: Saturday, May 5, 6-10pm
Closing program of performances and talks: May 12, 5-8pm
Tactics, Works, Terms, Forms, Statements presents thesis projects by the graduating students in the SVA MFA Fine Arts program, exhibited at 371 Broadway in Tribeca. The culmination of two years of work, research, and collaboration, the exhibition brings together 27 artists from 13 countries. Before everything else, art school—a place where knowledge is produced and common threads are constructed—is a commitment to time. Every day, artists share conversations, thoughts, materials, labor, space and even meals. With this in mind, the exhibition is conceptualized as the seven days in a week. Each section of the exhibition is a marker of time, organized according to mythological and cultural readings of the days of the week. The included works span a multitude of genres and concerns, and make visible the complex and nuanced circulation of ideas that have collectively informed them during the past 84 weeks of the program.
On May 12 from 5-8pm a closing program will feature a curator and artist-led exhibition walkthrough with Pedro Mesa Lievano, Josh M.G. Yates, Rina AC Dweck, Jihyun Lee, Hanna Washburn, Anh Thuy Nguyen and Sabrina Puppin, as well as performances by Franklin Cain-Borgers, Victoria Healy, Michel Karsouny and Shohei Kondo, Henry Sekimotto and Regina Viqueira.