Celebrate the openings of the new exhibition.
Since its inception in 1985 and revival in 2016, the exhibition has addressed the deep vernacular traditions at work in the art of the Southeast. The 2021 Atlanta Biennial does this while simultaneously confronting the social issues caused by COVID-19, racism, inequality, and the essential role artists play in our understanding this moment and movement.
Atlanta Contemporary publicly announced the curators, Dr. Jordan Amirkhani (Of Care and Destruction) and TK Smith (Virtual Remains) in February of 2020 one month prior to the mandated shelter-in-place announcements throughout the country. Though the intent to commission new work by artists from around our city and region remain, both curators quickly recognized their challenge in navigating the anxiety, grief, and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic and how best to elucidate these collective sentiments.
Saturday, February 20, 2021 | 11:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday, February 21, 2021 | 11:00pm - 6:00pm
We encourage those with health concerns or who wish to visit with fewer people in the galleries to register for the 11:00am-12:00pm time slot. This morning slot will allow at-risk visitors to explore the space before the crowds arrive. Other visitors, please consider registering for 12pm and onward.
Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means Street. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.
Please RSVP with the link above or click here.
Members are invited to a member preview of the show on February 19, 2021! Get exclusive access to the shows before the general public.
For your safety and ours, all guests and Members must have a timed ticket or reservation. A limited number of visitors will be admitted every hour.
Visitors will receive a confirmation email. Please arrive on time. If you arrive late you will be admitted only if capacity allows. Entry is not guaranteed to those who walk up.
All Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times.
Visitors are expected to follow health guidelines on social distancing, maintaining at least 6 feet apart at all times. Atlanta Contemporary has designated maximum capacity for the galleries and project spaces as well as indicated traffic flow.
All staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, and hand sanitation is located throughout the galleries.
See our Visitor Guidelines for more information.