Critical Information

Critical Information

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Critical Information Graduate student conference, 2012. Photo: Nir Arieli. Courtesy of the MFA Art Criticsm and Writing Department at SVA.
April 28, 2014
Critical Information

Graduate student conference, hosted by the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York City: December 6, 2014

Proposals due: June 30, 2014

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Critical Information is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, which provides a platform to assess current scholarship and research at the intersection of art, media, and society. Critical Information is particularly interested in engaging both collaborative and individual papers or projects that address the following issues: Art and Social Theory, Philosophy and Media, Mediated Image Making, the Work of Art in the Information Age, Media and Memory, Identity and Representation in the Mediated Environment, Mediated Intercultural Exchange, Media Excess, and the History and Future of the Image, and more. All themes pertaining to the juncture of media, theory, society and the visual arts will be considered.

Critical Information is open to all current graduate students and those who have received a graduate degree within the last year. It is sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Department at the School of Visual Arts.

Submission requirements:
Name, school, department affiliation, academic status
Phone number, email address
Title of paper or project
Abstract including thesis statement and main argument (100–150 words).

Please submit the above information and your abstract within the body of an email to [email protected]. No attached Word documents.


Important dates:
Abstract deadline: June 30, 2014
Decision email: September 30, 2014
Paper deadline; November 1, 2014
Conference date: December 7, 2014


The MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. For students who want to improve their writing and advance their knowledge of contemporary art, theory, literature, and history, this concentrated program offers seminars by practicing critics, editors, philosophers, poets, and artists. The focus in writing is on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, through intensive writing practicums.

We are now accepting applications for the fall 2014 term. Generous departmental scholarships, as well as other forms of assistance, are available on a competitive basis. To download an application, go to, or contact us at [email protected], or T +1 212 592 2408 for further information or to set up an appointment.

To see sample programs, faculty bios, news, the Degree Critical online journal, recordings of our popular lecture series, and admissions procedures, go to


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