SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (SCAD) CELEBRATES 11 YEARS OF deFINE ART
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.
The signature event, Feb. 18–20, will take place at SCAD Atlanta and Savannah locations, highlighting the university’s dedication to art programming, exhibitions, and community engagement.
Many of the university’s top-ranked degree programs, including fibers, film and television, painting, performing arts, and sculpture, are represented through the signature event’s exhibitions and programming. SCAD students and community members have the opportunity to interact with artists during the three-day event through gallery talks, master classes, installation collaborations, public art programming, and performances.
This year’s deFINE ART honoree is renowned artist Marilyn Minter. 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. For deFINE ART, Minter will open an exhibition titled Nasty Woman at the SCAD Museum of Art. Nasty Woman is a selective survey, highlighting the prescience of Minter’s early practice while simultaneously immersing viewers in an array of the artist’s most acclaimed work.
SCAD deFINE ART 2020 includes an extraordinary roster of internationally acclaimed artists from nine countries across multiple continents, presenting solo exhibitions throughout the award-winning SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah and gallery spaces in Atlanta. Featured exhibitions include works of Igshaan Adams, Charlie Billingham, Kenturah Davis, Rodrigo Hernández, Anna Maria Maiolino, Raúl de Nieves, Wong Ping, Xavier Robles de Medina, and an immersive installation by Shoplifter. Atlanta presentations will include an exhibition by Derrick Adams, new artwork created with SCAD sculpture students led by artist Cynthia Gutiérrez, and an thesis exhibition by Rhett Scott
“SCAD deFINE ART hosts creative leaders revolutionizing contemporary art and culture, giving SCAD students and the public intimate access to diverse practices. Exhibiting artists infuse the museum with unconventional perspectives and help cultivate the next generation of cultural innovators here at SCAD,” states Kari Herrin, executive director, SCAD museums and exhibitions.
SCAD Musuem of Art
601 Turner Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31401