Ana Castillo Lopez
February 27, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Community Mural Project
The Community Mural Project aims to create a platform for the community that centralizes their narratives; holds institutions accountable for intentionally using the space they occupy; and unapologetically celebrates everyday resistance.
This mural has gathered creatives from numerous disciplines to present a multitude of perspectives of Atlanta’s future and is the commencement of the Atlanta Futurists. Atlanta futurism is an imagined community of creators that make the art that creates, celebrates, and documents lived experiences and imagined futures for a more equitable and inclusive future where everyone has the room to breathe and be.
Nisa Floyd and Magda Dumitrescu co-curated the mural after 1 month of open calls to artists in metro-Atlanta. After receiving these submissions, they chose artists whose images or works utilized patterns and the thematic concept of Atlanta Futurism. This mural is titled And So We Begin, an earnest beginning that they hope will result in continued support of the community moving forward.
Magda Dumitrescu is from Atlanta, and won’t let you forget it. They use art both as an anthropological tool for documentation and as a way to create new folklore. Their work uses storytelling traditions from the American South and Eastern Europe to create solace and celebrate interconnectivity with everyday magic. Their practice focuses on color and movement, in murals, installations, collage, drawing, painting, animation, and video. Dumitrescu is an art educator and artist partner at Atlanta Contemporary.
April 17 / 12:00pm
Deeply Rooted, Cultured, and Silenced
Jose Villalobos Performance and Talkback
Jose Villalobos virtually screens their performance Deeply Rooted, Cultured, and Silenced (2021) followed by a talk back with curator Dr. Jordan Amirkhani.
April 24 / 7:00pm
La Femme Noire
La Femme Noire: The Celebrated Womxn is an artistic celebration of African-American womxn and the contributions they have made to classical music as composers, poets, and performers.
April 25 / 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.