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Past Event March 31, 2016 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Contemporary Cocktails presents Mixologist-in-Residence
Alfred Lopez, Bar Manager of Little Trouble
Spend your Thursday’s at Atlanta Contemporary! Experience an exhibition, attend a special event program or performance, play ping pong, or enjoy a cocktail with friends. Admission is free – cash bar – there’s always something happening every Thursday evening from 6 – 8pm.
Welcome Alfred Lopez, Bar Manager of Little Trouble as he mixes it up with signature cocktails: Twilight in the Garden, A Rose By Any Other Name, and Smoke Rings. The latest venture from Victory Brands, creators of Paper Plane and Victory Sandwich Bar, Little Trouble offers street-food-inspired Asian fare, house-made sodas, and sharable cocktails in a fun atmosphere. If Blade Runner was a bar… it would be a futuristic drinks den with a moody, industrial look serving creative cocktails & Asian street food.
September 25 – September 26
Dance Canvas Summer Artist Residency: Closing Performances
Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas are partnering on a new initiative that provides time and space to dance artists in metro Atlanta.
October 8 / 12:30pm
A Conversation Between Sister Cities
Les Abattoirs and Atlanta Contemporary
Presented by Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States
Atlanta Contemporary and Les Abattoirs partner together for a dynamic conversation between executive directors, Veronica Kessenich and Annabelle Ténèze, and how they steward their respective organizations through these unprecedented times.
October 17 / 12:00pm
Presented by Idea Capital
Join us for Discrit, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture. This installment of Discrit features Nathan Lee, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media at Emory University. Lee will share his lecture “Theory is Cancelled: Donald Trump and the trolling of critique.”
On September 4, 2020, the White House released a memorandum ordering federal agencies to identify and eliminate any spending on “critical race theory.” The professed goal of this directive was to initiate an ideological purge of any suggestion that “the United States is an inherently racist or evil country.” That critical race theory should find itself thus mischaracterized and dragged into the swamp of bareknuckle electioneering is part of the longer story of conservative hostility to academia—and the latest chapter in the peculiar entanglement of the Trump administration with critical theory.
Did postwar philosophy give rise to “fake news” and “alternative facts”? Why has it been suggested that a theoretical questioning of truth, language, reality, and power is equivalent to the rantings of a reality TV president? Is Trump the walking, tweeting embodiment of postmodernism? This talk examines the way recent commentators have posed such questions and speculates on what theory can – and cannot – tell us about the Trumpist derangement of truth.