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February 20, 2018

Ninth annual deFINE ART at university locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia and Hong Kong

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Opera for a Small Room (detail), 2005. mixed media with sound, record players, records and synchronized lighting, 102 x 118 x 177 inches. Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine Gallery.

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) presents SCAD deFINE ART 2018, an annual program of lectures, exhibitions and performances that highlights emerging and established artists and visionaries. Held in university locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Hong Kong, February 20–23, 2018, deFINE ART features a new set of exhibitions exclusively curated for this event.

This year’s honorees and keynote speakers are renowned artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. The artists are internationally known for their immersive multimedia sound installations and innovative audio/video walks. While Cardiff and Miller have established individual careers, their exhibition Two Works includes two major collaborative installations, Opera for a Small Room and Experiment in F# Minor on view at the SCAD Museum of Art. These installations are examples of the artists’ interest in creating emotive, transformational experiences for audiences through theatrically charged environments and evocative, layered soundscapes.

Cardiff and Miller join an illustrious list of deFINE ART honorees from previous years that includes Xu Bing, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar, Shirin Neshat, Carrie Mae Weems, Fred Wilson and more.

Other exhibiting artists are Tom Burr, Pia Camil, Mariana Castillo Deball, Christopher Chiappa, Yang Fudong, Shine Huang, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Paola Pivi, Melissa Spitz, Lily van der Stokker and Wendy White. The event also features two group exhibitions, Alter Ego and This Land Is Your Land, which include work by SCAD alumni, faculty and students.

There are also opportunities to take home part of deFINE ART with three sales exhibitions—Alter Ego, Loves by SCAD alumna Wendy White (BFA, fibers, 1993) and You Have Nothing to Worry About by SCAD alumna Melissa Spitz (MFA, photography, 2014)—operating through SCAD Art Sales, the university’s full-service art consultancy.

Celebrate fine art through receptions with internationally esteemed artists, performances and an array of fascinating artist talks and lectures. All events are free and open to the public. Funding for SCAD deFINE ART 2018 has been generously provided by Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.

About SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit scad.edu.

About SCAD Museum of Art
The SCAD Museum of Art features emerging and established voices in the contemporary art world through commissioned artworks and rotating exhibitions; develops rich connections between university curriculum and exhibitions, programming and the museum’s collection; engages local communities with special initiatives of an international scope and serves as a resource for SCAD students and alumni during their academic careers and beyond.

For more information, visit scadmoa.org.

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