The Savannah College of Art and Design presents SCAD deFINE ART 2022, taking place from February 28 through March 2 with in-person events in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, as well as programs streaming online. The 13th edition of the university’s annual program of conversations, curated experiences, and exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art brings together an international roster of vital voices in art and design — from countries such as Canada, Cameroon, Germany, Iraq, South Korea, and the US — to share thought-provoking work and ideas. This year’s honoree is artist Katharina Grosse.
The new exhibitions at SCAD deFINE ART 2022 aim to encourage deeper engagement with the histories we inherit, creating spaces in the present moment to envision a future full of opportunity. These include a site-specific installation by Elaine Cameron-Weir, a solo presentation of recent works by Matthew Angelo Harrison in the museum’s Evans Center for African American Studies, exhibitions of new works by artist Norbert Bisky and designer Sang Hoon Kim, a presentation of recent paintings by Hayv Kahraman, new large-scale commissions by Doreen Lynette Garner, a survey of work by Barthélémy Toguo, SCAD alum Carter Flachbarth’s first museum exhibition, and an expansive site-related textile installation by Katharina Grosse as well as large-scale works on canvas created between 2006 and the present. Exhibition programming also includes the group photography shows Icons Only and Taking Shape.
“Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the opening of the SCAD Museum of Art, the world’s finest teaching museum, this year’s SCAD deFINE ART promises special magic,” says SCAD president and founder Paula Wallace. “From honoree Katharina Grosse’s extraordinary paintings of incendiary color to Matthew Angelo Harrison’s sculptures that explore diasporic identities, SCAD deFINE ART 2022 both interrogates the zeitgeist and begets boundless beauty.”
Many of SCAD’s top-ranked degree programs, including sculpture, painting, fibers, and furniture design, are represented in the exhibitions and programming. Students and community members can interact with the artists during this three-day signature event through gallery talks, conversations, master classes, collaborations, and public art.
An opening reception takes place in Savannah at the SCAD Museum of Art on Tuesday, March 1, at 6pm (EST).
For more information about SCAD deFINE ART 2022, visit scad.edu/defineart.