Sunday, March 25, 2007

$960,000+

Please join us for the opening of "$960,000+" the SVA MFA Thesis Show on Tuesday, March 27th.









$960,000+
Curated by João Ribas
Visual Arts Gallery at 601 West 26th Street
March 23 - April 7
Reception: Tuesday, March 27, 6 - 8pm

March 23 - April 7, 2007
Reception: Tuesday, March 27, 6 - 8pm


The School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “$960,000+,” the second of two thesis exhibitions featuring drawing, painting, video, animation and site-specific installations by graduating MFA Fine Arts Department students. “$960,000+” is curated by New York-based curator and critic João Ribas and includes work by brianelectro, Eun Woo Cho, Michael Egan, Nikolas Gambaroff, Miryana Gligoric, Hadassa Goldvicht, Yu-Sheng Ho, Sung Hee Jang, Crisman Liverman, Jason Losh, Lara Star Martini, Ann Oren, Lai-Chung Poon, Ryan Sullivan, Kristen Wykret and Yejin Yoo.

The exhibition’s title refers to the combined living and educational expenses of the participating artists, estimated at $60,000 per person. Intended to call attention to the economics of making and distributing art and the current climate for emerging artists, the title grew out of discussion among the artists and curator in preparation for the exhibition. Their discussion continues in a blog of the same name, http://960000.blogspot.com/.

João Ribas is curator of contemporary exhibitions at The Drawing Center. He has curated several group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad including: Aspects, Forms and Figures, Bellwether, 2007 (with Becky Smith); Dice Thrown (Will Never Annul Chance), Bellwether, 2006; and Means Without End, Guild and Greyshkul, 2005. He has been a visiting critic and lecturer at SVA, New Art Dealers Alliance, the International Art Critics Association, the National Academy Museum and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Ribas has written on art, film and literature for The New York Sun, Art Review, Time Out New York, Flash Art, PAPER, Tema Celeste, Art + Auction, Artnet.com, ARTnews and other publications.

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