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Past Event March 9, 2019 / 12:00pm – 1:00pm
2019 Atlanta Biennial: Women’s Panel Discussion
Join us for an afternoon of discussion with the female artists Joy Drury Cox, Jiha Moon, and Jill Frank, each featured in the 2019 Atlanta Biennial. This event will also feature a guest moderator, Dr. Jordan Amirkhani.
Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.
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Joy Drury Cox (b. 1978, Atlanta, Georgia) is an artist and educator living in Durham, North Carolina. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Emory University and earned her M.F.A. from the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2003 and is the author of three artist books: Stranger, Old Man and the Sea, and Or, Some of the Whale. Most recently she co-authored a photography book with her partner, Ben Alper titled Compound Fractures featuring photographs of caves taken in the Southeastern United States. Her works are included in various private and public collections, including the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Today she works in a variety of media including drawing, collage, textiles, and photography. Cox is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at UNC Chapel Hill.
Jiha Moon’s (b. 1973, Daegu, South Korea) Lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She is recipient of the prestigious Jean Mitchell Foundation’s Painter and Sculptor’s Award for 2011. Her mid-career survey exhibition, “Double Welcome: Most Everyone’s Mad Here” organized by Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Taubman Museum is touring more than 10 museums around the country until 2018. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Asia Society in New York, the High Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institute, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, and the Virgina Museum of Fine Arts.
Jill Frank received a BA in photography at Bard College, and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. Jill is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Georgia State University in the Welch School of Art and Design. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art Forum, Art in America, Bad at Sports and The Paris Review.
Dr. Jordan Amirkhani is an art historian, critic, curator, and educator based in Washington, DC, where she serves as a Professorial Lecturer in Global Modern and Contemporary Art History at American University. Jordan received her PhD in the History and Philosophy of Art from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in 2015, and has held academic posts at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and Canterbury Christchurch University in the UK and curatorial positions at The Royal Academy in London, England and The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Prior to her engagement as Juror for the CACNO’s Open Call exhibition, she organized exhibitions for The Moon Gallery at Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia and The Apothecary Gallery in Chattanooga, TN. Amirkhani has published scholarship on the Franco-Cuban Dada painter Francis Picabia, the British conceptual art collective Art & Language, and the Serbian feminist political action organization Grupa Spomenik, and writes criticism for a number of contemporary art publications including Artforum, Art Practical, Baltimore Arts, and Burnaway.org. Jordan’s work on contemporary art and artists working in the American Southeast garnered her a prestigious Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation “Short-Form” Writing Grant in 2017 and two nominations for The Rabkin Prize in Arts Journalism in 2017 and 2018.
December 12 / 7:00pm
SAME | SAME with Extremely Michael
A semi-curated absurdist variety show intended for the “old timer” in you to let loose and have some fun before having to be in bed at a reasonable hour.
December 14 / 12:00pm
Curator Tour: Coco Hunday
with Jason Lazarus
Tour the Contemporary On-Site exhibition with Coco Hunday director Jason Lazarus
December 15 / 12:00pm
A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.