David Platzker is the Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His passion for and promotion of artist publications and ephemera was the focus of Specific Object, the Manhattan bookstore/gallery he founded in 2004, regularly exhibiting printed material by Pop, Minimal and Conceptual artists. Earlier in his career, Platzker worked for Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and he served as the executive director of the nonprofit bookstore Printed Matter 1998–2004. Join us to hear him talk about his work.

Admission is free.

Contemporary Talks is sponsored by Possible Futures.

Image: David Platzker, Photo: Martin Seck


Upcoming Events

September 26 / 7:00pm
Special Event

Creative Capital

Grant Information Session

Presented by Creative Capital
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Learn how artists can apply for the Creative Capital Award valued at $100,000, all dedicated to supporting artists complete their innovative project ideas.

September 29 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Kids

Contemporary Kids

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A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.

October 3 / 7:00pm
Nexus Award

Nexus Award 2019

Honoring Annette Cone-Skelton and Kevin Cole

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Atlanta Contemporary honors Annette Cone-Skelton and Kevin Cole with the 2019 Nexus Award at a reception on Wednesday, October 3.

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