Distinguished journalist and cultural critic Greil Marcus will deliver the keynote address at this year's School of Visual Arts commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live via webcast at www.sva.edu/commencement.
Author of highly acclaimed books including the influential Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century (1989), Marcus began writing criticism in 1968 at Rolling Stone and remains a contributing editor there. His writing on music, film, television and literature has appeared in Artforum, Salon, Interview, The New York Times, Esquire, The London Review of Books and The Sunday Times of London.
Since 2000, Marcus has taught at Princeton, University of Minnesota, New York University, The New School and the University of California at Berkeley.
SVA President David Rhodes will confer BFA, MAT, MFA and MPS degrees on more than 1,100 degree candidates in SVA’s 2013 graduation class at the commencement exercises.