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The Savannah College of Art and Design celebrates the 11th edition of SCAD deFINE ART, an annual program of exhibitions, new commissions, lectures, and performances that brings together an international group of emerging and established artists and creative visionaries.
Renowned artist Marilyn Minter is this year’s SCAD deFINE ART honoree and keynote speaker. For over five decades, Minter has worked to radically redefine the nature of feminist art. From early black-and-white photographs of her glamour-obsessed, bedridden mother to her recent seductive, photorealist paintings, Minter rebels against the male-appointed dictates of female representation in consumer culture.
Aside from Minter, this year’s extraordinary roster includes internationally acclaimed artists from nine countries across multiple continents, who are presenting solo exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah and gallery spaces in Atlanta. Featured exhibitors include Igshaan Adams (South Africa), Charlie Billingham (United Kingdom), Kenturah Davis (US), Rodrigo Hernández (Portugal), Anna Maria Maiolino (Brazil), and many more.
Savannah programming highlights include an opening night reception and block party at the SCAD Museum of Art featuring performances by Thorgy Thor and exhibiting artist Kenturah Davis, and an illustration battle by SCAD students and faculty.
Atlanta programming highlights include lectures at SCADshow by Janet Biggs and Robert Wilson, as well as a new work by Cynthia Gutiérrez that will be created in collaboration with SCAD students and culminate in a bronze pour presentation at the ACA Sculpture Studio of SCAD.
SCAD’s 11th annual fine art event will take place in Savannah and Atlanta on February 18–20, 2020. For details on programming and exhibitions, visit scad.edu/defineart.
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