Sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing program
Respondent: Carina Badalamenti (Student) and Susan Bee (SVA Faculty)
The ability to connect in a media-based, networked age gives artists new reasons to blur, accentuate or erase the line between the actual and the virtual. Choosing one method over another becomes an aesthetic choice with political implications. Using art historical examples to provide context, this conversation will reconsider the often polarizing discourses routinely associated with handmade materials in an Information Age.
• Andrew Buck, The Culture of Art and the Nature of Craft (Teachers College, Columbia University, Program in Art and Art Education, Ed.D. Candidate)
• Pamela L. Campanaro, Labors of Language: Crafting the Revival of Medium in Contemporary Art (The San Francisco Art Institute, Exhibition & Museum Studies, MA)
• Michele Krugh, Pleasure in Labor: The Human and Economic Aspects of Craft (George Mason University, Cultural Studies, PhD Candidate)
• Petya I. Trapcheva-Kwan, The Symbiosis of Traditional and Digital Techniques (School of Visual Arts, Computer Art, MFA)