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SCAD Celebrates 10 Years of deFINE ART

This year’s honoree and keynote speaker, Lawrence Weiner, is a trailblazing conceptual artist and acclaimed figure in the international art world. The event will take place from February 26 – 28.

Lawrence Weiner, Photo: Robin Martin

The Savannah College of Art and Design celebrates the 10th edition of SCAD deFINE ART, an annual program of new commissions, exhibitions, lectures and performances that brings together an international roster of emerging and established artists and visionaries.

This year’s honoree and keynote speaker, Lawrence Weiner, is a trailblazing conceptual artist and acclaimed figure in the international art world. Born in 1942 in South Bronx, New York, Weiner is an avid proponent of the use of language as art. He has created text-based and public artwork since the early 1970s.

Featured exhibitors include contemporary sculpture and installation artist Lee Bul (South Korea); performance installation artists Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti (U.S.); painter Monica Cook (U.S.; SCAD B.F.A., painting 1996); fashion designer Carla Fernández (Mexico); artist Azikiwe Mohammed (U.S.); architect and artist Pedro Reyes (Mexico); painter Alex Gardner (U.S.); artist Nicholas Hlobo (South Africa); artist Gonzalo Lebrija (Mexico); visual artist and photographer Trine Søndergaard (Denmark); sculptor Berta Fischer (Germany) and video artist Sean Capone (U.S.).

Other exhibitions include the group exhibition News from Nowhere featuring SCAD faculty, alumni and several artists without SCAD affiliation at Gutstein Gallery, as well as Rebel Rebel, a fashion photography exhibition comprised of work from SCAD Savannah and Atlanta students and alumni, on display at Alexander Hall Gallery. At Trois Gallery, the thesis show of SCAD M.F.A. students Cecilia A. Montalvo (SCAD M.F.A. photography) and Charles A. McCullers (SCAD M.F.A. photography; SCAD M.A., photography, 2016)  is titled Where the Light Enters.

SCAD’s 10th annual fine art event will take place February 26–28, 2019. For more information, visit scad.edu/defineart.