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Past Event July 28, 2016 / 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Community Slide Show
In conjunction with the Lost Art exhibition at whitespace gallery (June 24-July 30), Vesna Pavlović is presenting the Community Slide Show event at Atlanta Contemporary. This one-night performance features an open call to members of the community to bring, project, and share their personal collections of photographic slides in a gallery setting. Each projection offers a view to a personal history, with narratives as distinct as the individuals behind the pictures. Audience members are able to share their personal histories, as well as sort through and project slides available within the installation. For older audiences, these references to medium-specific sensory perceptions evoke nostalgia, and recollections associated with earlier modes of experiencing images. For younger audiences, they provide an introduction to the antiquated slide show experience. In this way, Lost Art explores the history and cultural significance of the slide format.
Vesna Pavlović (Serbia/US) obtained her MFA degree in visual arts from Columbia University in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University where she teaches photography and digital media. She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. She has been featured with a solo presentation at the Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2011, and in group exhibitions at the City Art Gallery, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the New Art Gallery Walsall, UK, the Bucharest Biennale 5, in Romania Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Le Quartier Center for Contemporary Art in Quimper, France, NGBK in Berlin, Germany, Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Serbia, Tennis Palace Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland, Photographers’ Gallery in London, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, UK, and FRAC Center for Contemporary Art in Dunkuerqe, France. Vesna Pavlović is the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Fellowship at Vanderbilt University in 2010, City of Copenhagen Artist-in-Residence grant in 2011, and Contemporary Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grants in 2011 and 2014. She has received 2012 Art Matters Foundation grant. Her work is included in major private and public art collections, Phillips Collection and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington DC, USA, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia, among others. Selected publications include: Office Taste, co-authored with Casey Smith, Belgrade, Škart, 2005 and An Idyll on the Beach, Belgrade, Samizdat, 2001.
June 1 – July 27
Atlanta Contemporary welcomes a local bartender to become the Mixologist-in-Residence – here we invite the purveyors of Atlanta’s cocktail culture to share their story – over a finely crafted drink – with our audiences.
June 1 / 6:00pm
Speaking of Making
Adam Frelin & Breathing Lights
Presented by AIR Serenbe
Join us for Contemporary Cocktails and a conversation with Adam Frelin of Breathing Lights.
June 8 / 6:00pm
"The Fight Issue"
Issue Release and Panel Discussion
Presented by Wussy Mag
Join us and WUSSY Mag for a drink to celebrate the issue release of “The Fight Issue”, a brand-new arts/literary zine featuring work from over 30 Souther + Queer artists.