Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shows to See, Catalogs to Read


Guggenheim: Francesca Woodman – March 16–June 13, 2012


Francesca Woodman / edited by Corey Keller – TR647 .W622 2011
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Whitney Biennial 2012
Info about SVA alumni and faculty in the show – Sam Lewitt, Matt Hoyt, Liz Deschenes, and Andrea Fraser.

Biennial exhibition / Whitney Museum of American Art – N6512 .W532
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Brooklyn Museum: “Keith Haring: 1978–1982″ March 16–July 8, 2012 >>>The SVA years!<<<

Keith Haring : 1978-1982 / curated by Raphaela Platow – N6537.H348 A4 2010
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Metropolitan Museum: The Steins Collect

The Steins collect : Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian avant-garde – N5220.S785 S74 2011
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MoMA:
Print/Out – February 19–May 14, 2012

Print/out : 20 years in print / Christophe Cherix – NE495 .C44 2012


Cindy Sherman – February 26–June 11, 2012

Cindy Sherman / Eva Respini – TR647 .S468 2012

Undone Wonderland Blows Decoration – new books


Alina Szapocznikow : sculpture undone,1955-1972 / Elena Filipovic and Joanna Mytkowska – NB955.P63 S935 2012


Chico & Rita / Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba – PN6777.M27 C45 2010


Decorate : 1,000 professional design ideas for every room in your home / Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick ; photographs by Debi Treloar. – NK2110 .B43 2011


Creative space : urban homes of artists and innovators / Francesca Gavin – NK2115.3.A78 G38 2009


Isabella Blow / Martina Rink – TT505.B55 R5 2010


In wonderland : the surrealist adventures of women artists in Mexico and the United States – N6555.5.S8 I5 2012

The Art of Brackets


Inspired by March Madness and the Final Four, MoMA pulls five works involving ‘brackets’ from the collection. Did you fill out a bracket this year?
Below are books in the Visual Arts Library’s collection by or about the featured artists/curator.


Steve Wolfe on paper / Carter E. Foster, Franklin Sirmans. – NC139.W645 A4 2009


The dancer and the dance / Merce Cunningham in conversation with Jacqueline Lesschaeve – GV1785.C85 A34 1984


Mark Lombardi : global networks / Robert Hobbs – N6537.L643 A4 2003


Sarah Morris : Capital – N6537.M653 A4 2001


Talk to me : design and the communication between people and objects / Paola Antonelli – TS171.4 .A58 2011

Hard Modern Glitz, George Paints the Miraculous – new books


British modern : graphic design between the wars / Steven Heller and Louise Fili – NC998.6.G7 H45 1998


Glitz-2-Go / Diane Noomin – PN6727.N66 G55 2011


Hard Boys + Bad Girls / Thomas McGovern – GV1198.12 .M37 2010


In search of the miraculous or one thing leads to another / Milton Glaser – NC999.4.G55 A4 2012


The Book of George: compendium of Romanian comic art – PN6790.R62 B67 2010


Princes and painters in Mughal Delhi 1707-1857 – ND1002 .P75 2012

Extended Library Hours for Finals


The library was approached this semester by the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA) with a request to extend hours during the crunch time at the end of the semester. We were glad to be able to accommodate the request. Good luck with your exams and final projects!

Library Finals Schedule, effective 4/16/12 through 4/29/12 is:

  • * Monday through Thursday 8:30am until 12 midnight
  • * Friday 8:30am until 10pm
  • * Saturday 12 noon until 8pm
  • * Sunday 12 noon until 10pm

Jazz and Poetry – Coming This Week

Please join us for an evening of Jazz music and poetry readings.

Where: SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd
When: 6pm to 8pm, Thursday, March 22
Who: Open to all – students, faculty and ANYONE who wishes to attend!

For more details, take a look at the Jazz Lives blog by Michael Steinman, who is planning to film the event for those who cannot attend (or wish to relive the revelries).

For books by Ann Rower, check here.

In the collection:

Discography / Sean Singer – PS3619.I573 D57 2002

Rolling Hats, Lost Games, Fire Underground – new books!


Alighiero Boetti : game plan / edited by Lynne Cooke, Mark Godfrey – N6923.B588 A4 2012


Fire & water : Bill Everett, the Sub-Mariner, and the birth of Marvel Comics / by Blake Bell – PN6727.E94 Z545 2010


Bande à part : New York underground 60’s 70’s 80’s / Billy Name – ML87 .B363 2009


Hats : an anthology by Stephen Jones / Oriole Cullen – TS2181.G72 L6 2009


Republic, lost : how money corrupts Congress–and a plan to stop it / Lawrence Lessig – JK1118 .L46 2011


Rolling paper graphics / José Lorente Cascales – NC1883.5 .L67 2007

Internship & Job Fair

Hey SVA people: come meet employers, shmooze and network, and make connections! From the global (ex. Google!) to the smaller scale (Titmouse or Fearless Group), take a look at the participants here. Make art, don’t starve.

What: Internship & Job Fair hosted by the Office of Career Development.
Who: For all current SVA students, and graduates from the three most recent years.
When: Thursday, March 15, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St

The Strips of Moebius Go On Forever


Jean “Moebius” Giraud, cartoonist extraordinaire, has died. While his name may not be widely known outside of comics circles, his artwork has had a wide influence on the broader culture – from his designs for Tron, The Fifth Element, The Abyss, and Alien, to his extensive comics work in such magazines as Heavy Metal (and the film of the same name), his unique blend of sci-fi futurism with a wild west motifs will live on. Here’s hoping all of his work will find its way to print and stay there.
Obits and Images: But Does It Float, TCJ: Kim Thompson, interview with Moebius & cartoonist tributes, io9, LA Times

To explore more in our electronic resources, take a look at the Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels database (user/pass = MySVA login).
To get there from the site: http://www.sva.edu/student-life/library/ > Database & Article searching > Humanities & Social Science > Underground and Independent Comics

Unfortunately relatively little of Moebius’ work in in print in the US, but his passing has spurred us to order what we can. For now, here are our holdings:

Blueberry 2 : ballad for a coffin / Jean-Michel Charlier, Jean “Moebius” Giraud – PN6747.C48 B58 1989


Moebius : the collected fantasies of Jean Giraud / Jean “Moebius” Giraud. – PN6747.G5 A2 1987 v.2 & v.4

Film work and inspiration:

Heavy Metal – V-AN R458 Hea DVD


Alien / dir. Ridley Scott – V-F S467 AliD DVD


The Fifth Element / dir. Luc Besson – V-F B482 Fif DVD


Tron / dir. Steven Lisberger – V-F L573 Tro DVD

Jazz & Poetry – Reunited in the Library

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, March 22nd the library is partnering with the Humanities & Sciences Department for the third annual Jazz & Poetry night. It will be held at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street from 6pm–8pm.
The evening’s program includes:
The Jon-Erik Kellso Quartet, with these great traditional jazz players: Jon Eric-Kellso (trumpet), Scott Robinson (saxophone), Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Pat O’Leary (bass).

In addition, award winning poet Sean Singer and “transfictionist” Ann Rower (longtime SVA faculty member) will be featured.

This event is free and open to the public, so tell everyone you know!


Armed response / by Ann Rower – PS3568.O932 A76 1995


If you’re a girl / Ann Rower – PS3568.O932 I38 1990


Lee & Elaine / Ann Rower – PS3568.O932 L38 2002