Visit SVACE and Tiffany Smith Studio at the Throned interactive photo booth. Featuring a wicker throne chair, custom backdrop, plants and props highlighting plant life from the Caribbean. The public will have the opportunity to have a free portrait taken by Tiffany Smith!
Presenters: Tiffany Smith
Location: Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
Number 19 on the official photoville map
The Division of Continuing Education at SVA is proud to present Throned, a solo exhibition and activation by artist Tiffany Smith at this year’s Photoville photography festival! Tiffany Smith Studio will set up a photo booth featuring a wicker throne chair, custom backdrop, plants and props highlighting plant life from the Caribbean. The public will have the opportunity to have a free portrait taken by Tiffany Smith on Community Day on Saturday, June 4th. Please join us in Brooklyn Bridge Park for a day of art and celebration!
About the Artist and Throned:
Tiffany Smith is an interdisciplinary artist from the Caribbean diaspora working in photography, video, installation, and design. Throned is an ongoing interactive photographic project by Tiffany Smith that focuses on creating empowered representations of diverse subjects through staged portraits. Smith creates site responsive photo booth installations that use plant life and props to reference interior and garden spaces, featuring a wicker throne chair / peacock chair as a central photo prop (a familiar fixture in Black, Brown, and Caribbean celebrations) and a symbol of empowerment. Participants are invited to create portraits within the set. Smith is based in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently a Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Gowanus, BK.
Tiffany Smith is an interdisciplinary artist from the Caribbean diaspora working in photography, video, installation, and design. Using plant matter, design elements, patterning, and costuming as cultural signifiers, Smith creates photographic portraits, site-responsive installations, user-engaged experiences, and assemblages focused on identity, representation, cultural ambiguity, and displacement. Smith’s practice centers on what forms and defines communities of color — and in particular — how they are identified, represented, and how they persist. Smith is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently a co-director of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
The School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. The Division of Continuing Education aims to create opportunities by increasing the knowledge of and contributions to the arts through education which is accessible, contemporary, and global.