"Octet: Codes and Contexts in Recent Art," curated by BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker and faculty member Peter Hristoff, is a survey of 111 works by 66 artists from the School of Visual Arts (SVA), offering a multi-generational response to current trends in contemporary artistic practice. The selected works reflect the preponderance of available influences in a global, media-driven society, where technology allows for instantaneous transmission of culture and access to an enormous data bank of shared images and ideas. Suzanne Anker explains, "In our global world where the familiar can seem foreign and the foreign sometimes overtly familiar, borders have become exceedingly porous between cultures and communities. 'Octet' presents an amalgam of stylistic concerns as a way to present the dynamic flow of advancing patterns within the visual arts." Click here to read more.