Text by : Andrew Nunes
After the conclusion of the 2016 SVA MFA Fine Arts thesis show last month, the school’s MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media thesis exhibition opened at the SVA Chelsea Gallery. Different than the fine arts show, which had a specific thematic focus on American politics and power dynamics, this thesis exhibition presented works by 28 graduating artists that were open-ended and unbound by any singular topic or theme.
“Some fine arts programs become known for a ‘house style’ of sorts, but in our program, students are encouraged to develop their own ideas,” explains the exhibition's curator, Bonnie Yochelson, to The Creators Project. “As a result, the curator’s job is pretty daunting. At the very least, I tried to ‘do no harm,’ in that I try to bring works together that do not interfere with each other. At best, I am able to create ensembles in which works play off each other in subject or mood.”
Read the full article and see more of the talked work here